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Like most girls at Rosemound High School, seventeen-year-old Lily Crane is acutely aware of Ryder Kingscott. Hands down the cutest guy in school, Ryder is cool, mysterious, and utterly untouchable…especially for Lily. For when she touches someone, Lily instantly learns all about their lives. And while such a skill might seem nifty, in truth it is wrecking Lily’s life.

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Published February 1st 2010 by CreateSpace
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Brodie
Feb 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
I read the first chapter of Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale on Ramona's website and knew straight away I was going to love this book!

Lily is branded the freak girl in her town. People avoid her touch like the plague. Why? Because Lily is a witch. She won't make you sprout boils (although if you piss her off I'm sure she'll find a way!) or turn you into a toad with her touch, but she'll know every last one of your dirty little secrets. With the lightest of touches, Lily learns an entire p
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Vone Savan
Feb 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Hex: A Witch and Angel Tale by Ramona Wray was like eating cotton candy at an amusement park on a sunny Saturday with your best friends: light, fun, and consistently entertaining.

Seventeen-year-old Lily Crane goes to Rosemound High in Michigan with her best friend Jane Archer (J for short), and like so many girls her age, she is smitten with the elusive Ryder Kingscott (the rough-around-the-edges primary love interest). But, unlike other girls her age, Lily is a witch with the abilit
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Missy (Missy's Reads & Reviews)
Feb 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Obviously, the first thing you're going to notice about this book is the cover. You're either going to think, "Oh my God, that's the cutest cover EVER!" (like I thought), or you're going to think, "Wow... what a frilly pink cover." Either way, you can't deny that it's not an eye catcher. But if you're really expecting a frilly story to match the cover, you're going to be sorely disappointed. Why? Because Hex: A Witch and Angel Tale reaches deeper than just a fun, young adult book. But if you're ...more
Jude
Feb 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
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They always say to never judge a book by the cover… and, well, I’ll admit, I tend to ALWAYS check the cover first thing. So when I saw the cover of this books I though “Oh My Gosh! Ain’t that a cutie or what? Ain’t it make you want to poke at her cheeks ^^. So when I got a chance to get my hands on it, I said Bring it on! Expecting a cute bubbly fluffy, pink story…. I’m not gonna say “how wrong I was” ‘cause, yeah, it does have its bubbly but, Oh Boy I would have NEVER though that a Book with such c
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Jenna
Sep 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: PNR readers
Recommended to Jenna by: Em-em
I started reading this book from another city. I read it in the car...in the restaurant..in the hotel...in the airplane (with the noisiest airplane mates I’ve ever experienced, I swear it was like a market up there! anyway)..and finished it at home. It was quite a journey.
Judging from the book’s cute cover with a pink background and girlie cartoon, you wouldn’t assume it was a serious story.. BUT it was. I thought it was a light, romantic, chick lit read but get this, I was stunned to le
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Ashley
Feb 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Don’t judge a book by its cover. More importantly, don’t judge this book by its cover. The first thing that anyone says when they first look at Hex’s cover, including me, is, “OMGOBLINS THAT’S SO CUUUTE!” Admit it, you just had a little gush session over the pinkness. But this book is so much more than just a pink cover. It’s deep and superbly written, with a twisting and winding plot line that spans several centuries. Hex is a romance and a mystery all in one, with illicit love affairs, vengefu ...more
blondie ♡
Feb 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
What do you get when you combine enthralling mythology, sweeping romance, witty snark, and one very pink cover? A compulsively readable story that will have you swooning, biting your nails, and laughing all in one sitting: Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale. This book is like a Meg Cabot/Lauren Kate lovechild. Need I say more?

And look at that cover. Isn't it just the cutest thing? I thought so, too! It's unique enough to catch your eye and still remain professional and aesthetically wonde
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Alex Bennett
I wasn’t sure what I was going to find when it came to Hex. I knew that the book was going to be about witches—which I love—and angels, which are always fun to read about. Those two types of supernaturals together sounds like something awesome, right? Well it was definitely a fun read, that’s for sure.

The thing I was looking forward to most was the magic in this book. Since Lily, the main character, is a witch, I expected there to be a lot of it. There wasn’t. In fact, the real magic
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Emi
Mar 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
I never would have guessed that angels and witches could be combined without inserting a nauseating level of cheese into the writing, but Ramona Wray pulls it off, merging the two in such a way to produce an epic romance that that--literally--transcends time.

Enter Lily, your typical seventeen-year-old girl, except for one thing--she's a witch. Lily has the unusual ability to see into somebody's past with a single touch, but her visions come at a painful price. Which is why when she t
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Aanchal (Book Flame)
Review from www.bookflame.blogspot.com

Isn't the cover just adorable? But do not be fooled Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale is nowhere near the adorable, light, bubbly read that the cover may portray. This book was so much more than just a light read. Ramona Wray has created a plot that is full of intense and suspenseful moments. Not to mention a love story that spans centuries filled with twists and turns that will keep you glued to the book.

Lily is labeled the town freak. Everyone makes sure to stay clea
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Julia
Feb 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
If ever you should take the phrase “never judge a book by its cover” seriously, this is the most important rule with this book. I will admit to finding myself a little weary at reading this story with the bright pink cover and animated drawings, but was I ever glad I took the chance. This book is refreshing with its story, it seemed to be so different from the many other supernatural fantasy books I often read. I found myself completely unable to put this book down and feel almost sad that it is ...more
Em-em
May 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for a long time to read this book. Then finally finally!! I got my hands on it. And let me tell you it was worth the wait.

Lily was the resident freak girl at Rosemound high. She kept a low profile avoiding touching anyone, for a single touch would mean seeing their lives unfold right in front of her. However, her low profile life started to change when two of the hottest boys in their school; Ryder and Lucian started fighting for her affection. Only it seemed like the two of
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Laura
When Ramona contacted me to review this book, I was skeptical. I saw the cover and thought it was adorable. So I said sure, I'll review it. We went back and forth about when I was going to review and do my q&a with her. I decided on a March 22 date. So I'm a day late. I'd fallen behind in reviews. So Sunday, March 20, I finally picked up Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale.

This is a case of don't base a book on it's cover. I love the cover it's cute and quirky and whimsical, but the stor
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heather - NightlyReading
Feb 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Review posted at http://www.nightlyreading.wordpress.com

First off I would like to say that the cover to this book is awesome. It is cute and fun and very retro looking.

Ramona Wray’s writing will draw you in. I felt like I was really sitting next to the characters in the book and joining in on their conversations along with them. She has a way to describe the scenes that really bring the book to life for the reader. I must say that this was one of those books that you can’t wait to find out the ending, but at the
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Lea Ivy
Mar 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everybody
Recommended to Lea Ivy by: Ramona Wray
Okay, I liked the plot very much, but the writing was kind of slow for me in the beginning. The characters though, i simply adored especially Ryder. This book will take you in a spin, believe me you will be in a long ride. Okay so this is about a young girl that has an ability to read anybody's future just by touching their hands. She has her eye on a gorgeous-bike-riding-hottie Ryder. :) And when he walks up to Lily and asks her for a date, guess how she reacted! ooops. no! i don't want to give ...more
Amber  ~ The Reading Addict
Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Don't let this book's cover fool you- while the cute pink background and witch hint at a lighthearted piece of chick lit, underneath lies a dark story of a love that spans the centuries. Honestly, I was expecting a story stuffed with fluff and comedy. I was surprised by the rich writing and depth of Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale.

Lily was a amusing and lovable protagonist. Her witty comebacks and hilarious internal dialogue had me laughing out loud. Despite her supernatural abilities as a witch, Lily i
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Katie
Feb 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Hex is not at all what I expected. Ramona Wray has crafted a wonderful story full of romance, mystery, and best of all, witchcraft.

Lily Crane has never been normal. Sure she has wanted to be normal but not until she meets Ryder Kingscott does she really want it. For once in her life Lily wants to be able to touch someone without pain. She wants a relationship with Ryder. It seems like things might actually work when Lucian Bell shows up. Lucian and Ryder seem to know each other from
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Max Power
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
A good book not in my normal reading pile and a very enjoyable read. I wont touch on the plot for me far too many spoilers in previous reviews for this book anyway. Instead I want to comment on style and content. A well structured well written story with indeed a very promising plot. Ramona writes a wonderful story of paranormal romance with plenty of twists and turns. I often think love is at the heart of every great book and of course it is central to this teen tale about a girl who is the foc ...more
Jessica at Book Sake
Mar 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a case of “don’t judge a book by its cover”. The cover is cute, but doesn’t go with the story at all. The story is so much more than I was expecting. The storyline has some serious darkness to it and it is wonderful. Wray wrote the main character of Lily perfectly. She is someone that other girls can look up to because she embraces herself and thinks about her actions and consequences before making a move. She isn’t flighty, ditzy, or clumsy like some other lead females as of late.
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Cristina Gaddi
Apr 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young-adult fiction fan, romance, fantasy
Shelves: e-book
I find myself smiling while thinking of how will I start this review. (good sign right?!). First of, I love Lily.. she's seventeen and she sounds seventeen.. This book makes me feel young..

About the writing, well I doubt this will be with those "critically acclaimed" but it doesn't mean it's full of crap. It's delightful, witty and very fun to read. It's like listening to a friend's story. That's what it hit me. It felt real.

The plot is very interesting. I agree with some of the reviews that i
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Sylvia Durham
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book, loved the characters especially Ryder. Am so glad the ending was as I had hoped. Well worth a read,well done Ramona.
rachel
May 12, 2018 rated it liked it
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Alison (AlisonCanRead)
Apr 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrenyalit
When I first saw the title Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale, I wondered how you could do a story combining witches and angels without making it ridiculous. Fortunately, Ramona Wray pulls it off. Hex is a delightful tale of romance, adventure, friends, family, and betrayal.

Hex is like no angel or witch story you've ever read. The witchcraft element has a more Wicca, naturalistic bent to it than Harry Potter. Lily concocts potions and candles with healing powers. Lily has the ability to rea
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Lynsey
Jun 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
I read Hex: A Witch and Angel Tale by Ramona Wray a little while ago now as part of a blog tour that I never took part in. The truth is, I felt uneasy about my reaction to the book and didn’t feel that I could be part of the tour. First and foremost, I should warn you that this is a very mixed review and initially the premise sounded interesting. Here’s the synopsis:

“Like most girls at Rosemound High School, seventeen-year-old Lily Crane is acutely aware of Ryder Kingscott. Hands down the c/>“Like
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Britta
Feb 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Considering this is what 90% of you thought about when you loaded this page, lets start with the cover. Some of you (the girly-girls) see this cover and love it. Some of you see this cover and hate it. Some of you (like me) see this cover and can only think about Bewitched. Whatever your initial thoughts were (unless you loved it), forget them. I do like this cover, I think it is adorable, but not for this novel. Why? Because it gives people false interpretations of the novel. This book really w ...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
3.5 stars

Hex is more than a unique story with a fascinating mythology mixed with angels and witches. There's magic, sarcasm, romance, action and a back story with a rich history between the main characters. I was pleasantly surprised with the way in which Ramona introduces her creative spin on witchcraft and angel mythology. It was engaging and I found myself unable to put the book down, despite a few things that bothered me with the story.

I really like Lily. Her sarcasm and her voice are quit
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Effie
Mar 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
http://frosybookreviews.blogspot.com/...

First of all I must say, when I got this book I had no idea what to expect. The cover doesn't do the story justice. Don't be afraid to pick it up because of the cover. You're going to love it if you want a lot of swoon worthy romance and enough action to make you want to pull you hair. Believe me when I say that. I almost did. *scratches head*

Lily was really enjoyable as a character and loved her way of thinking. She was witty and confident even though she was treated as the
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Jessica Rodriguez
Feb 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
First off, I really have to take this time to thank Ramona Wray not only for this great book but how amazing she is to bloggers. I don't know her personally but she gives her all into this book and to the bloggers who review and Interview her. Now Onto the Review.
The cover alone caught my attention-so cute. I didn't know what to expect in the story because of the cover. I thought for sure it would be more YA than I'm use to, of course I was way off. The story line is perfect and the character
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Rebecca
The concept of the story was intriguing and kept me on my toes, but I got a bit frustrated at times, when I first dived into this book. I found that the author put too many words around what she was actually trying to say and get across to the reader. Sometimes I found myself digging to find out what she was getting at...but then I came to a certain page and things started looking up!

After hitting page 29, it turned from being an O.K read to me not wanting to put it down. The intensi
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Melannie :)
Mar 07, 2011 added it
Recommended to Melannie :) by: Jude
Shelves: read-2011
When I first read this book synopsis I thought it sound very interesting,
but after reading the first few chapters I tell you, the synopsis
falls short 'cause it was great!

I like how this book was very romantic, 'cause nowadays it's difficult to find
real, eternal romance (oh please don't tell me you think Twilight is that!)
so yep, that's a huge part of why I liked this book, that the main girl, Lily, knew who
she loved and why she did, and why she didn't want someo
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“He lowered his mouth to mine anyway, close enough that our lips almost brushed for a millisecond before his glided across my cheek, his breath laying a fiery trail from the corner of my mouth to my ear.
"I'm not going to kiss you, Lily," he whispered. "I'm patient. I'll wait until you want it bad enough."
[...]
"You'll be asking for it soon," he added. "No hesitation.”
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“Elementary, my dear Watson."
"That's a misquotation, by the way," I countered without thinking. Which might've made more of an impact if I'd stopped grinning like a cretin.
"See? Ten minutes and you already know I read Sherlock Holmes. Just imagine what you could discover if we went out on a real date.”
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