Sunday, 12 February 2012

A Review for Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins

Posted by Donna
Expected Published Date: March 13th, 2012
Finished Date: February 12th, 2012
Publishers: Simon & Schuster UK
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 327
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The Blurb from Goodreads:  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?
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The Review: Wow, let me tell you – this series just keeps getting better and better and Spell Bound is by far the BEST book in the Hex Hall Series.
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Following the shocking cliff-hanger in Raising Demons, we see Sophie trying to reach her mother by going to the Brannicks’ family.  She has to ask herself, why would her mother be with them when they’re a family who hunt down the Prodigium? While there, Sophie’s world comes tumbling down when she finds out even more secrets about heritage but mainly, the Brannick’s believe Sophie is the only person powerful enough to put an end to the war but that means risking her life - again. And without her magic…….can she really be the hero that she is expected to be?

Rachel Hawkins has done it again! She’s created another fantastic book that I believe – is her best work yet and I have to admit, I’m a little sad that this is the finale book in the series. I believe Rachel’s writing improves with each book and I can only imagine what she could produce if she ever decided to continue writing more books to this series. And I can tell you - that I know they would be even more amazing!

The characters this time around are even stronger than ever. Sophie really goes through the worst, especially as she tries to get her powers back, but she remains her snarky-fun-loving-self through-out and we seriously need more heroines like her. Archer, Cal and Jenna all have key roles in this book too, and are fantastic secondary characters. I see them all as heroines too because they are all just as strong as Sophie and not only that, I love them all just as much.

Ummm….now Archer and Cal - these boys make me melt and I love both of them because they are both completely different from one another and I believe Sophie picked the right guy in the end!

Now the inevitable ending. I’m really happy with how things were concluded but at the same time I’m sad, because there is one major event that I didn’t even see coming until it happened, and it shocked me too my core! BUT, Rachel Hawkins ends the book so great and really left me satisfied that I couldn’t help love the overall book. When you read this book for yourself, you will see why I’m so torn and I’m sure you will all have plenty to say….so until you do read it; I won’t spoil it for you.

All in all, Spell Bound was a great end to a fun series. One filled with dangerous and exciting scenes, one filled with laughs and one filled with romance and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Thank you Simon and Schuster UK for sending me an advanced copy of this book. 

3 comments:

Sam said...

Just read your review, Donna! Awesome as always. :) I also think Sophie ended up with the right boy in the end. As shocking as the twist was, I'm pretty glad with the way things turned out. :D So happy you enjoyed it, too!

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Kelly said...

Oh, I shouldn't have read this review, now I am salivating to read it!