Friday, March 25, 2016

Spell Bound By Rachel Hawkins|Review

Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3)
Published by Hyperion on March 13th, 2012
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 327
Format: Hardcover

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?

My Thoughts

After being sentenced to the Removal and narrowly escaping The Eyes and the Casnoffs, Sophie stumbles upon the Prodigium hunting family, the Brannicks. Secrets are revealed, rendering Sophie speechless to what she truly is. As every Sophie lost in the fire slowly reappear, the time had come for war. Magic-less but not powerless, Sophie, her dysfunctional family, and loyal friends conceive a plan of attack. But when Sophie, Jenna, Archer, and Cal are all mysteriously swept away to a dilapidated Hex Hall, things just got a bit more complicated. Held against their will, the group uncover the horrible reason behind their arrival. In this thrilling conclusion to the Hex Hall series, Sophie battles her greatest foes with unrelenting courage and bravery. I think this is the fastest I have ever finished a series. Three books in three days. The worst thing about finishing a series is how heartbroken you are when it is all over. I'm really going to miss Sophie's clever and sassy quips. Reading her point of view was very entertaining and easy to find that you've already passed the halfway mark. I thought it was very interesting that this book was split into parts. When I first saw that, I cringed. Mainly because I thought it could possibly be another character's point of view. I was pleasantly pleased that it did not turn out to be true.
I was a little let down in the end. I was hoping for this epic magic battle, but the battle lasted only a couple of pages. Cal! No! I didn't want it to be true when he mentioned something ominous while the group was in hell. However, I did feel slightly better when he made an appearance in the final chapter.
Plus, I noticed a cat on each of the covers. What is that about?

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