Publishers: Random House
Published: June 10th, 2014
It's Bring it On meets The Craft in this spellbinding witchy series debut.
A stolen book. A deadly plan. A destiny discovered.
If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won't stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn't want to be her?
Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie's world, she learns that her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn't get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that's seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she's a witch too.
Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie is about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.
Thanks to Delecorte Press and Netgalley for letting me read this early in exchange for an honest review.
The cover is really cool - I love the title font.
The description of the book of Bring it On meets The Craft was pretty dead on.
Needless to say - I LOVED this book. Indigo is an awesome character. You can see that she has her shallow moments which makes her REAL. I love it when the characters are flawed in a flawless way. She's a 17ish year old girl in high school. She cares about her reputation. She cares about her appearance. She cares about her boyfriend cheating on her. Normal things. All too often I see female MC's that are perfect - way too perfect. Indie was a character that I don't mind reading about or comparing myself to, because we're both human. Ok, well, she's fictional, but you get my drift. I've read some other reviews that complained about Indigo not doing very much in the *kick ass* department. Which, I happen to like about her. If we take this story-line and pop it into real life then I'm pretty sure every single person I know would act exactly the same way that she did, especially at 17ish years old. We've gotten so used to our characters being prodigious like super heroes that we forget that characters can be real and have actual human like emotions and feelings.
I loved this book because of how original and REAL the characters were. Indie and Paige are a great duo and I'm so glad that Indie got over the whole Bianca thing.
I adore how Indie changed, grew stronger and found out that it's more about people being true than about popularity.
Now, Bishop. Oh lawd Bishop. I am sooooo Team Bishop. I think...I boo-doo-de-boop...love him. He's a great character a wonderful guy. He's different from so many male MC's that it hurts a little. I wish I didn't have to share him at all. I'm not sure what he saw in his ex Jezebel, but we all have flaws I guess.
Either way the storyline was really amazing, the characters were some of my favorites and I am frothing at the mouth to get the second book. But...it won't be here for a while.