Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.
Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.
Things change drastically when Indie and her next-door neighbour Paige witness a guy plummeting to his death from up above. But that’s not all… The boy was carrying a rumpled piece of paper with the address of her mom’s voodoo store, written on it. What was this stranger doing with her mom’s store address? Where did he come from? Most importantly, what happened to him? Was it suicide or homicide? Thoughts and questions run through her mind.
When a stranger in a leather jacket suggests that she should go home to check upon on her mother, Indie becomes suspicious. After many unanswered calls to her mother, Indie races home only to find her mother almost crushed under a bookshelf. Unable to stop the bookshelf from crushing her mother, the stranger lifts up the bookshelf before disappearing into the night. With her mother now safe, and the police question her about what happen. After those events, she finds her mother’s bible missing. The Witchcraft’s Bible that her mother is overly protective of. The one her mother is desperate not to allow from falling into the wrong hands. Promising that she knows exactly where it is, Indie must find the Witchcraft’s Bible and bring it back.
Her only clue is the stranger in the leather jacket. Dragging Paige, her next-door neighbor, into the foreboding night to find this mysterious boy, she recounts what happened. After hopelessly searching for the stranger, she receives a startling knock on her car window. It’s the boy who’s been following her, and he will only answer her questions in a private location. Accepting his over, she agrees to his terms.
It turns out on her 200th full moon; she has a 50% chance of becoming a witch. In a world where witches and sorceress are long-term enemies, she learns that her mother’s bible is more important than she could have ever imagined. It gives any sorcerer the power to kill witches, without them losing their powers. It unbinds the curse placed many generations ago by a witch, to prevent the two sides from killing each other.
I really loved Indie’s character development as she went from the girl who was balancing herself on the line of popularity, to being herself, as she finds out the truth about herself and her heritage. As for Bishop’s character… Watch out Patch Cipriano, ‘cause there’s a new hottie in town, and his name is Bishop. Bishop is a warlock who is there for Indie throughout the story as he teaches Indie about her inheritance and how to unleash her powers. Overall, this novel was undeniably phenomenal and addictive. It had you entertained right from the start to the finish. I would highly recommend this novel to all fans of Hush, Hush and Fallen alike. I cannot wait so get my hands on Charmed and to learn what happens next!
***I received a hardback copy of this book in return for an honest and unbiased review***