Hello Avid Readers,
Last year, I decided that mini reviews were the way forward for this particular book blogger. 😉 This means that I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organisers. When I read a book that I’ve bought for myself, I share my thoughts within a paragraph or two that I publish on Amazon UK, Goodreads and here on my blog.
Today, I want to share my thoughts about a book I’ve had on my TBR pile since reading the first book in the series in the spring of 2018 …
Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles #2) by Kevin Hearne
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.
Another Gripping Adventure With This Modern Day Druid.
I am becoming a big fan of Kevin Hearne’s stories. I love his writing style: finding it intelligent, well researched but easy to read. His stories are full of threads but never leave me feeling confused and keep me hooked.There was nothing about this book that I didn’t love!!
I love the characters in this series because they are complex beings created with their own tales and histories, making them all feel so real and believable: I am looking forward to getting to know them all over the course of this series. Oberon, Atticus’ faithful Irish Wolfhound is the BEST, the scenes he’s in just light up my heart.
I think that the story unfolded at a good pace, never giving us any more information than Atticus had, which meant that we journeyed with him, never really knowing when or where the next attack would strike. I loved the action-packed pace of this book, spending most of my time on the edge of my seat. 😉
Although this is the second book in the Iron Druid Chronicles, Kevin Hearne does a good job of weaving in any pertinent information for new readers (or us rather forgetful older readers) into this story without any detrimental effects PLUS there is no cliffhanger at the end (woop!woop!) so it could be read as a standalone title, however, I have become emotionally invested and I can’t wait to see what trials and adventures Atticus O’Sullivan and Oberon have to face next!
Buy HEXED (or catch up with the whole series) in print, audio and eBook formats through the usual sources including:
Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Audible ¦ Book Depository ¦ Waterstones ¦ Foyles
(I am part of Amazon , Audible , The Book Depository, Foyles Book Shop and Waterstones affiliate programmes, which means when you use those links to buy a copy of this book, I will get a (very) small % from the sale.)
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts. I hope I’ve sparked your interest and that you add this one to your towering TBR piles. 😉
Bye for now,