Hexmaker is the second book in Jordan L. Hawk's latest series, Hexworld, which deals with witches and their familiars. This time, the couple in the spotlight is Malachi, a thief and fox shifter who becomes a witness of a murder, and is Dr. Owen Yates, forensic hexman for the Metropolitan Witch Police.
Well, I loved this! I might even -- dare I say it -- at the moment loving this world better than Widdershins. I know, blasphemy!
The thing is, I found Hexworld to fit more with my taste of paranormal/fantasy/mystery books. It has police department (I'm such a sucker for cops or detectives)! It has tons of familiars (animals sightings!). Plus it features different couple in each book.
Don't get me wrong, I love Whyborne and Griffin, but sometimes all those weird fantasy creatures just went over my head. Plus I was annoyed with Whyborne in the last book.
Despite the timeline being relatively short, but I felt that Owen and Malachi truly had the chemistry and connection. Never for once I felt that this one was rushed or the love came instantly. I loved that they worked together well, despite the difference of class and occupation. I even enjoyed the touch of D/s between the two.
I also loved the villains better here compared to Widdershins' series -- why? Because
. I like that it's not simply a black and white / bad guys vs. good guys situation.
The only thing that I wasn't sure about was the fact that
Verdict: Shiny new series which falls right into my taste ^^. Can't wait to see who's next. I hope it's Isaac.