Series: Ex Hex #1
Author: Erin Sterling
Released: September 28, 2021
Received: Own (BOTM)
The Ex Hex was one of my BOTM choices for October. It looked like a light and cute read – one that merged rom-com elements with fantasy, which is absolutely something that I am interested in. Written by Erin Sterling, this series catchphrase should be “Never mix vodka with witchcraft.” Oh! And did I mention that it’s actually the start of a series? Sign me up!
Vivienne Jones had her heartbroken nearly a decade ago. While sad and very drunk (thanks, vodka), she and her cousin decided to curse her ex jokingly. Yes, both girls are very much real witches – but their curse wasn’t real.
Or rather, it wasn’t meant to be. It wasn’t until Rhys Penhallow returned to Graves Glen that it became clear that the curse was very much real – and going to be an active problem for everyone in the town. So now she’s stuck working with her ex in hopes of saving the day.
“You almost ran your ex-boyfriend over with a car, and then left him lying in the literal dirt on the side of the road. It is such a big deal, you absolute queen.”
The Ex Hex was such a delightful and refreshing read! This was perfect for reading right about Halloween (followed shortly by a binge-watch of Hocus Pocus, of course). I loved how light and entertaining it was. It made for a refreshing change from all of the darker Halloween reads I’ve been reading (and admittedly enjoying).
I don’t know what it is, but I just adore the idea of a witchy rom-com. This isn’t the first of its kind that I’ve read this season (I believe it is actually the third), but I just can’t get enough of it! If you’re like me and craving something like this, then I highly recommend diving right on it!
I think the thing I loved the most about The Ex Hex (other than the truly hilarious quotes that sprung from the pages) is that this book did not take itself too seriously. It is what it is – nothing more and nothing less. It certainly was not embarrassed about that fact either, which I find endearing.
From my understanding, the sequel in this series (yay!) will follow two different characters. It sounds like they’re characters that have already been introduced – and I am SO excited to find out more! Fingers crossed, we’ll hear soon.