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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Book Review: Hex (Sexton Academy Book 1) by Mackenzie McGuire

Hex (Sexton Academy Book 1)
by Mackenzie McGuire
Pages: 207
I’m Reece. A month ago I died along with my two best friends in a car crash. Obviously, my death didn't last long. Since then, I hear voices and the nightmares – don’t even get me started. I just wanted to be normal. That meant leaving my lux L.A. life for the gothic, and icy, Saxton Academy in the mountains of Vermont. Away from the tabloids, I had a plan to get my life together. But that just isn't possible. Thanks to hotties Eli McKinnon and Carden McDowell I discovered my life is a lie. They want to help me reach my potential. I just want to be a regular girl. But darkness is coming, and if I want to stay alive, I may not have a choice.

I know I’m crazy. I hear voices, I black out and I see people that can’t possibly be there. Now granted I’ve been under a lot of stress. I was in a car crash where I died along with my two best friends. I came back, they didn’t. I miss them so much! My doctor and my parents decided it was time for a fresh start. So I traveled clear across the country to Vermont to Sexton Academy. I was use to a good life but this place is awesome and don’t get me started on the hot guys.

Good read for teens. Fun story filled with magic and romance. Many good twists and turns that you won’t see coming. Kept me guessing until the end. I will have to check out the next book when it is released. The two ladies that wrote this book together did a good job and should be proud.

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Denise B

About the Author:

You might have guessed that Mackenzie lives a life surrounded by celebrities and witches, and you’d be mostly correct. Except in her world the celebrities are on TV and the witches are imaginary friends. She knows a thing or two about making up a good story, since she is actually the creation of two friends: Candace Havens and Gwen Reyes. Although Mackenzie is Candace’s and Gwen’s escape from reality, she does often have a mind all her own.

Candace Havens
Bestselling author Candace Havens has written multiple novels for Berkley, Entangled and Harlequin. Her books have received nominations for the RITA’s, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation’s leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. And she is the Editorial Director for the Covet, Edge and Select lines atEntangled Publishing. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2200 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Hawkeye & Dorsey on 96.3, and is a former President of the Television Critics Association.

Gwen Reyes
Gwen Reyes has always had an insatiable thirst for a great story, and thanks to her love of books (and disgust with the corporate lifestyle) she has the opportunity to bring together authors and readers.) Her writing career began in 2009 following a three year stint in the film festival world. As a member of the Television Critics Association Gwen travels all over the country to interview your favorite actors and actresses. Gwen lives in Dallas, Texas with her direwolf boxer mutt Loki, whose favorite movie is “Lady and the Tramp.”


  1. First thought: O this sounds good, adding it to my wishlist. Second thought: O Candace Havens, I do enjoy her books! Third thought: that is a shame, the paper book is way too expensive.

    1. Do you read ebooks? Maybe the print will go on sale at some point :)