The publisher’s blurb for Consensual Hex sounds intriguing.
“A coven of queer witches at an elite women’s college employ their powers to exact revenge on the frat boy warlocks who are using magic to cover up sexual assault on campus.”
It sounds like campy fantasy fun like The Craft movie. However, this book is much darker. It seems against all non-hetero lifestyles. It’s also sexist and racist. Plus its writing style is freeform rambling.
After reading it, and intensely disliking it (I feel like I need to take a really hot shower to wash it away), I decided to read some reviews on Goodreads. I wanted to see if it’s just me and not the book. Holy crap! The book’s details are based on real women. Women who didn’t consent to their stories, including those regarding real sexual assault, being told.
I was already going to give Consensual Hex 2 stars for being poorly written and insensitive. But because it is directly based on non-consenting women’s real life experiences, I’m dropping it to 1 star. Please don’t read this book and allow the author to profit from this debacle.
Thanks to Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review. I’ve read some great books from this publisher. This is just not one of them.