Monday, March 19, 2012

Spell Bound

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (March 13, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1423121325
  • Author: Rachel Hawkins
  • Cover art: I like it, glad they kept the theme of a reflection of Sophie in something. (Except Hex Hall that was someone else.)
  • Overall rating: ***** out of 5 stars.
  • Obtained: Personal book shelf.

 Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.

Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late? (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

Getting this book was a mixture of excitement and sadness. Excitement because it's another Rachel Hawkins, so you're in for a good time and lots of laughs. Sadness because it's the end of Sophie's story. I'm not ready to say goodbye to Sophie and her gang. 

The book was amazing. I loved every page of it. There were somethings in it I never saw coming and other things I guessed. I was sad to see one of my predictions come true. Jenna was Jenna in this one, I love her and Sophie was still the snarky smartass we all know and love.

We got to see a lot more of Sophie's mom in this one which after getting to know her Dad in Demonglass that was great. The Brannicks (an Irish family of women who hunt Sophie's kind.) were a great edition to the story. 

We got to meet a new character Izzy who I adore. She was awesome. She seemed like the sister Sophie never had to me. Spell Bound was full of answers to questions we had from the first two books, which is always great. We get to see a new part of Elodie and some cool things she can do even in her current ghostly form.

As with the previous two books this one is action packed. There are some sad moments but a lot more moments when you'll find yourself laughing so hard your stomach hurts. It really was a great end to a fantastic series.

Rachel Hawkins has said that she has another book coming out that is set in the same world as Hex Hall with some of the characters we meet in Spell Bound. And she has also said she has a new series starting in summer 2013. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next!

If you haven't read this series yet, you should it's got it all, boarding schools, magic, witches, fairies, shape shifters, 2 vampires that are so not what you're used to reading.

So say we all!

1 comment:

TG said...

This is the first review I've read for Spellbound! I love this series, too and I'm sad it has to end, but at least the quality has never dipped and it will go out with a bang.