A cheerleader discovers she may actually be a witch in this enjoyable but formulaic paranormal romance.
Los Angeles high school student Indigo Blackwood has a hot (if phony) boyfriend and a secure spot in the upper echelons of the popular crowd. Though relations with her jealous, supposed best friend have been somewhat strained, she’s reasonably happy with life, helping out at her mom’s occult store and dodging the friendly overtures of her nerdy but kind neighbor, Paige. However, from the moment she observes a strange accident just outside her mom’s shop, all of this changes, and she is pitched headfirst into a centuries-old war between the Family—made up of witches and warlocks—and their sworn enemies, the Priory, who are sorcerers. Fans of the genre will be unsurprised that Bishop, a gorgeous but gruff 18-year-old warlock, is assigned to help Indigo as she navigates her entrance into this world. Plenty of witty banter between Bishop and Indigo will please readers. Their bonding over shared similar tragedies in their lives is convincing and adds a bit of depth, though it does little to mitigate the predictability of their relationship, initially antagonistic, then inevitably romantic.
For teens that can’t get enough of supernatural love stories, this one will fill the bill just fine, and the cliffhanger ending will leave them eager for more. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)