Monday, November 30, 2015

Hexed by Kevin Hearne

Hexed by Kevin Hearne
2011, Del Rey
Series: Book 2 of Iron Druid Chronicles

Synopsis: Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty—when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II.

With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt. But aided by his magical sword, his neighbor’s rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and his vampire attorney, Atticus is ready to sweep the town and show the witchy women they picked the wrong Druid to hex.

The Good: Hexed is detailed in every aspect. Fully fleshed out secondary characters. In depth descriptions of how Atticus's magic works. The reader is kept informed, not left to wonder over minor details that detract from the more important plot. The premise in Hexed is even better than the story we got in Hounded. Atticus has multiple enemies and has to team up with other local powers to save himself. It's good witches versus bad witches with Atticus in the middle.

The Bad: I really dislike how long it takes me to get through these books. I love everything about them, except I can easily put one down and not feel compelled to pick it back up again for weeks. I'm slowly making my way through the series because they are worth the read in the end, but it's harder than it should be.

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