5.10.2012

Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Spell Bound
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Pages: 327
Format: Hardcover
Publish Date: March 13, '12



Goodreads Summary:


(If you haven't read the first two books in the series, I wouldn't recommend reading this!)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?

Review




You know, when I started Spell Bound, I didn't expect that to be crying at the end. When you have to wait over a year for the next book in a series, you start caring less and less about it so you don't spend thirteen months going OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD THE NEXT BOOK DOESN'T COME OUT FOR THIRTEEN MONTHS WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH MY LIFE. Basically, like this:



So, what I've learned to do is to detach myself from a series and forget about its existence so my whole life isn't dominated by the long wait. For me, this works well, because there are so many series I follow that it's impossible to remember them all.

When I started, everything came back, full fledged. I began to remember what the L'Occhio di Dio (OR HOWEVER YOU SPELL IT) was and who the Brannicks were and so on and so forth. When I finished the book, I realized how much I truly loved the characters and the concept of the series that I just couldn't take it anymore.

I've really developed a connection with our funny and witty heroine, Sophie Mercer, over the years that I've read this series. I loved how Hawkins managed the love-triangle-ish thing, even though it wasn't really a love triangle. I might've just been bawling because of (Goodreads spoiler: to view review with spoilers, click here).

I really enjoyed how Spell Bound was more coherent than the other two. In Demonglass particularly, a lot of crap just happened to happen. It didn't really seem like the book fit an outline; it was kind of jumpy and stuff. I wasn't really feeling that with Spell Bound. It didn't feel rushed at all; it didn't feel forced. It felt natural. I really enjoyed it.

This book is in the key of D Major, because it's popular and pretty at the same time.


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