Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Posted January 18, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 2 Comments

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
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Also by this author: Hex Hall Book One, Demonglass: A Hex Hall Novel

Published: March 13, 2012

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Source: Own

Blurb: 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?

I had this book rated as a 5, but the more I thought about it, 4 stars made more sense to me.  It wasn’t a bad book, so don’t let my switch deter you.

I love the characters Hawkins creates.  Archer is by far my favorite.  He has been throughout the trilogy.  I’m not sure if it’s the whole bad boy image, or the fact that he doesn’t really know who he is.  Sophie gets a big reality check.  Nobody has been completely up front with her about anything.  She doesn’t know what or who to believe. 

We finally get a few answers to the same things that have plagued Sophie’s thoughts.  We find out how her parents met, and who exactly Archer is.  Elodie makes an appearance quite a few times.  Most of those times I wanted to slap the mess out of her.  I try to like, and appreciate, the help she gives Sophie, but then she’ll do something completely bitchy. 

Overall I did enjoy the story line.  Those of you who have read this series, and this last book might understand why I gave it a 4.  I was expecting a little more action.  However, when you read this you must have some tissue nearby.  You will definitely need them!

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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