Review| What the Hex – Jessica Clare

After reading Go Hex Yourself I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue with the series. The book was a lot of fun, but I wasn’t wowed. What the Hex sounded good, so I decided to give it a try. I’m glad I did, because this book was really good. Penny and Willem were great characters and I was sad when I finished reading this book. Keep on reading to find out more about the book and more about what I thought!

Enemies-to-lovers has never been more enchanting in this witchy romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Hex Yourself .

Penny Roundtree wants nothing more than to be a familiar to a witch. She’s been a member of the Society of Familiars ever since she was old enough to join the Fam. There’s just a small problem—no one’s hiring. Witches and warlocks are so long-lived that there are far more familiars available than witches to train them. So when an unorthodox arrangement to apprentice under the table to a forbidden warlock presents itself, she takes it.

Willem Sauer is banned from having a familiar due to past transgressions, thereby limiting his magic-casting abilities. Unfortunately for the surly, Prussian warlock, he has no choice but to work with enthusiastic Penny as a familiar. They immediately clash like dried roan horsehair and honeycomb gathered by moonlight (it’s a terrible spell combination, ask anyone).

Casting spells has delightful perks Penny never could have dreamed of, but also greater dangers. Someone is targeting Penny. Willem and Penny must work together to catch their enemy, and if their ploy requires a little kissing on the side, who is to question the rules of magic?


I enjoyed the first book in this series, but it wasn’t one that wowed me, but I was still really curious about the next book. What the Hex was such a pleasant surprise and I had so much fun reading it. Penny was a quirky character we met in Go Hex Yourself and I’m so glad she got her own story.

All Penny wants in life is to become a familiar and is sad that it’s not happening. So when she gets the chance to help a warlock in secret she can’t help but jump on the opportunity. Penny is very bubbly and excited about learning everything. This book is clearly a grumpy/sunshine romance. Willem had a difficult past and has a hard time liking people. Penny may be someone he never sees himself liking, but I loved their connection and how they slowly grew to care. The whole fake dating element I loved, because even though some may have not found it believable when they tried to fake date it was just so sweet. What the Hex also had the perfect amount of spice!

Besides the romance I loved we got to see more of the familiar side of this world and how it worked. I can only imagine how frustrating it was. I do wish that we got to dive just a little more into Penny’s relationship with her parents, because that felt a bit unresolved to me. All in all, I loved this quirky romance and I do hope the author gives us more witchy books!

If you’re looking for a fun paranormal romance I would definitely recommend this one! Have you read any witchy books lately that you loved? Let me know in the comments. I’m always looking forward to more recommendations.

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