barbarahowe's review

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emotional hopeful fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

A teenage girl begs her older sister, Mia, to come home to rescue their third sister, Camilla, from a hex. When Mia, the witch, arrives after ten years away, she has to confront the fallout from an old tragedy: her best male friend in high school died and the town blames her for his death. Another old friend, Georgia, is embittered and still angry with Mia.

This was an engaging story about the complexities of friendships and family ties and the necessity of both letting go and taking responsibility for one’s actions. The new romance was superfluous to the main plot; the real action was between the four women: Mia, her sisters, and Georgia.

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andicbuchanan's review

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funny hopeful lighthearted fast-paced

4.5

Hexes & Vexes is a fun, quick read with plenty of humour but a few dark themes below the surface. It's a story of magic, misunderstandings, hurt, and reconciliation. I really enjoyed reading it. There is a magpie!

(Disclaimer: I know the author but purchased this with my own money.)

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