Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins

Book Summery (Via Goodreads): 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?

Book Review:
Ok, I admit it. I have completely fallen in love with this series. Hex Hall had me at hello. Demonglass was even better! So I had high hopes for Spell Bound. Sadly, while I enjoyed it, this book did not live up to my expectations. I certainly had a difficult time setting down the book once I started reading. I still love all the characters, but the flare that I enjoyed so much in the first 2 books just wasn't there for me this time. The character development wasn't as rich. I also would have enjoyed a different ending. Oh. well. Sophie's one-liners had me cracking up. I love her sense of humor. I also enjoyed learning more about her "family." ;) I'd love to have another 3 books added to the series. This book left me wanting to learn more about Sophie's story. She has quite the journey ahead of her. Please don't let my review deter you. This really is a great series. I even enjoyed this book. However, my favorite book in the series will always be Demonglass. I know that Hawkins plans to write a few spin-off series, which I am quite geeked about! :)

Favorite Quote:
"Look, we are dealing with the possibility of an army of demons. I don't know about you guys, but those words are right up there with 'root canal' and 'school on Sundays' in terms of things that terrify me." p. 111

Cover Art Commentary:
I am a sucker for beautiful covers, and this is no exception. The colors are gorgeous...of course, I'm sucker for purple. :P I love how the reflection show's Sophie's duality, which is prominent in the story.



  1. Aww, too bad you felt that way! Although I think that tends to happen at the last book of a series. Still, I cannot wait to see what happens!

    Thanks for the review. =)

  2. True. Sometimes though, the author wraps up the series nicely. I just didn't feel satisfied. Still a fun book though!