Hello Gemmies! I have an entertaining audiobook review to share with you today. What The Hex by Alexis Daria is a new adult paranormal contemporary novel. What The Hex introduces readers to Isla Bruja, a secret magical enclave near Miami and home to the richest and most powerful Latinx witch families. What The Hex was such an unexpected joy read for me, i'm sad it was so short. I need more Brujas....STAT! And how adorable is this cover designed by Maria Dresden?!?!? I love all of the colors and intricate details. I wish we could get a print version of this novella.
Even though What The Hex is a novella, we get some good character development and a sense of the family/community dynamics of this Bruja society. I love the magic system Alexis Daria has created here and need more! I really hope this turns into a full blown series. Catalina and Diego were likable protagonists and you can feel the growing tension between these two with each chapter. Please note this is an adult novella and there are several steamy, sexy scenes.
What The Hex is narrated by one person, Jacqueline Grace Lopez. I can not imagine anyone other than Jacqueline narrating this story. She really brought each character to life, giving each a unique personality and sound. Her pacing is perfect and she adds just the right amount of sarcasm to successfully nail all of the humor.
When Catalina Cartagena returns home for her older sister’s wedding, she’s shocked to discover that her soon-to-be brother in law is possessed by a demon. To make matters worse, everyone else seems to be under the demon's spell—except for Diego Paz, younger brother of the groom and Cat’s childhood rival.
With only three days until the wedding, Cat must join forces with her sexy nemesis to break the spell and defeat the demon. If they fail, demonic forces will control two of the most powerful witch families on Isla Bruja.
There’s only one bed at the magical B&B, and it’s time for these witches to get wicked...in more ways than one.
If you love romance, magic, sexy brujas, mysteries, family drama, and Island adventures go read this book! Published by Audible Originals, What the Hex is available for free as part of the Audible Plus program. I give What The Hex 4 out of 5 gems. Happy Reading!