Book Review | Hex, Love and Rock & Roll | By Kat Turner
Narrative and Plot
Hex, Love and Rock n Roll is what you would call an urban paranormal romance. The plot relies more on the romance side told from both the main characters’ perspective. Helen and Brian who are connected by not just fate but an accidentally generated evil Hex. The narrative is vivid and touching when it expresses emotions and connection between the main characters.
The plot however, confused me a bit here and there. What started out to be the main goal of Helen’s life suddenly took a side seat. The new threats emerged quite suddenly and some even cleared out itself all of a sudden. In the end though, the events came full circle and the characters redeemed themselves. So, all is well that ends well.
Characters and Conflicts
The main draw of the story is the characters and their growth throughout the story. Though fantasy and witchcraft is the main backdrop, the characters and their situations are real and relatable. This is where you can feel for the characters and what they are going through. Things are kept interesting enough with the adequate influx of magic now and then.
Some of the supporting characters were striking and made an impression. Others however, seemed to have potential but felt left out halfway through the book.
The conflict is something unusual, and it took me sometime to get used to it. Perhaps, it is because the setting is urban, unlike the normal dense forest or village that I am mostly used to when it comes to similar themes. A lot of the conflicts in the book resolved on itself and never got an explanation. That is my one major quip. However, the magical journey along with the music was fun nonetheless.
Overall, Hex, Love and Rock & Roll has all the elements that makes for an interesting story. It has magic, romance and music all in one package. The book is definitely never dull. I would say, give it a go if you’re interested in anyone of these themes.
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