Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the Germa...more
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You see, this series is terribly sexist - yet it's all so subversive that it was hard to pin at first.
There are many, many female characters. Normally, I'd consider this a good thing.
However we can effectively separate them into categories.
Harmless, likable and a sex...more
Positives: The narration is decent. I liked the inclusion of Coyote. I think he is a great character. I enjoy his presence in other books by other authors, this one was not an exception. Atticus and Oberon are mildly entertaining. The scene where Oberon talks to Atticus about life and death and Atticus tells the readers that he has been artificially prolonging Oberon’s life was very moving. Th...more
I love Atticus, he's just a guy, and it's nice reading a male character written by a man. Fills a little bit of the void waiting for the next Harry Dresden. And I love how his power is earth based--his appreciation and respect for the earth warms me. Such a beautiful, natural power.
And Oberon, the wolfhound, is still a funny kick in the ass--Jim the demon dog d...more
After Atticus finally defeats his long time nemesis Aenghus Og, he thought he get a nice break, of course that’s so not the case for our last druid! Not only does he almost get killed by a long distance magic attack by a new cove...more
Usually, after a hero slays the bad guy in his first book, he gets a break. But not Atticus O’Sullivan. He knew this would happen, too, which is part of the reason he would have preferred to leave Aenghus Óg alone, if he could have. But now he’s done it and, sure enough, there are consequences — everyone knows where he is and everyone wants a piece of him. Suddenly, Tempe Arizona is full of paranormals, most notably a coven of East European witches who fou...more
Overall Rating 4.25
Audio Rating 4.50
Story Rating 4.00
Humor Rating 4.25
Sorry Melissa but this is a SNORT Club Member Book!
NOTE: Hexed is the 2nd book in the Iron Druid Chronicles. I am going out on a limb to say this is probably one of the funniest series I have ever read. I highly recommend the audio version as Luke Daniels does a great job with the narration.
What I Loved: Lief---seriously the last few chapters when the vampire tried to become hip had me in stitches....more
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Okay, I'm pretty sure I cracked a rib laughing through this one, since I can feel the pain in my right side. This book went to epic levels of hilarity, and I could not—NOT put it down. That, for me, is saying a lot, because I usually have no trouble putting a book down and doing other stuff. But, not with Hexed. Atticus put a binding spell on my copy, so when I started to read it, I could on...more
On the other hand (and the more I think about this the more amazing it is), I cannot find a single thing to seriously complain about in this book. I could pick nits, certain...more
Okay, I had to. Actually, through most of the first half of this installment I was nervous because I just wasn't enjoying it quite as much as the first one. Except somewhere just after halfway through I started busting out laughing. Sure there were great Oberon moments, but the cool part was there were alot of funny moments with others too. And in the end this one had a much better plot then the first, in my humble opinion. Perhaps it's because I like reading about witche...more
Acorralado es la segunda parte de la saga Crónicas del Druida de Hierro que comenzó con Acosado y que me encantó. Pensé que no había tenido demasiado éxito porque no lo había visto demasiado por la blogosfera, así que pensé que no se publicaría la continuación. ¡Cuál fue mi sorpresa (y alegría) al descubrir por casualidad que sí!
Atticus acaba de derrotar al enemigo del que ha estado huyendo durante siglos pero la paz no se instalará en...more
But I don't think "Hexed" impressed me quite as much as my initial read of "Hounded". Atticus battles foes in an episode like fashion, almost like this is begging to be adapted into a tv show. Sometimes I lost track of what the eminent threat/overarching point of the story was because there is always some new thing going down. Lots of distracting tangents along the way. I guess what I n...more
I loved the first one but find that I merely like this one… Wait, make that like moments of this one. Why? After an eye opening conversation on the first, I find myself agreeing with how some think that the author’s view of women might be a tad skewed. Yes, these books be women-filled, BUT none of them seem to be strong ones, as in thinking, non sex-driven or independent ones.
There be goddesses, there be witches and even druids in-the-making. But it seems the lot of them needed to be taugh...more
It isn't often that I find a book that I truly believe deserves a five star rating, a book with well-rounded and intriguing characters, a page-turning plot and no obvious little quirks to irritate me as I read. Hexed is one such book. While I recommend reading Hounded before reading Hexed, it's not completely necessary and the second book in the Iron Druid series blows the first one away.
In this story Atticus, the 2100 year old druid in a 21 year old's...more
Just because it took me so long to read the book, doesn't mean that it wasn't good.
Reading a book after another has been a painful process for me this year.
You see, I've only read 8 books including this one and not one of them is a 'novel'!
I'm pretty embarrassed with myself actually, but there's nothing I can do but to just go with the flow.
Have I not been in such bad mood lately, I would've given this book 4 stars.
But the witty and snide comments from Atticus and hilarious assaults from his...more
The quote above is a good summary of what is good about this book. When the action begins it is fun, relentless and over the top. However, the main problem with this second entry in the series is that the first half is somewhat dull. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying it was boring, but after the blast I had with Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book One, this one w...more
The writing is exquisite. Whether correcting a 1000 year old vampire on modern day vernacular, describing an extremely beautiful and wanton goddess, teasing a polish witch with immature innuendo, or viscerally describing an epic demon filled battle filled with explosion and swords the prose are flawless and just right for each individual scene. I'm not sure it could be done any better than this.
Its not Shakespeare (though he i...more
Again, cutesy prose and the breaking of the fourth wall by the author to scream at us "notice my cleverness OMG I am so funny"
I just found out this is a series of six books. I am one of those people who believes "life is too short to read crap," yet I near...more
I'll skip much discussion on the main characters, as they should be familiar to anybody at this point. Atticus is still a charming character who is trying to do right by everyone while preserving his own hide. Oberon is still the lovable hound, adding a lot of comic reli...more
The story is the second in the Iron Druid Chronicles (I didn't read the first one ) and while a few pieces were missing, it didn't hinder the story in any way. The character explains when something occurs that pertains to the first book. Howev...more
Atticus and friends are back in another action packed, sword yielding, enemy killing, installment of the Iron Druid Chronicles.
Atticus's life never slows down, especially now that he's killed Aenghus Og. He's got friends calling in favors, fallen Angels to kill and a new coven of witches trying to kill him. To me Atticus seemed a bit younger in this book than in Hounded. In Hounded, Atticus really thought carefully about every situation and showed the wisdom and restraint of...more
With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly...more
One of the many things about this series that I really like is the dialogue. Super funny and sarcastic. I give the author great credit for breaking down and thinkin...more
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I stuffed my hands in my pockets and grinned winningly at him. "Why, I'm the Antichrist, of course.”