Thursday, June 14, 2012

Review: Spell Bound

Spell Bound
By Rachel Hawkins
Publication date: March 13, 2012

My review:

This third book in the Hex Hall series has many surprises in store for Sophie Mercer including a big secret about her heritage. The book opens shortly after the end of Demonglass. With the cliffhanger from the last book I was a little let down by how this book starts but the story quickly grabbed my interest as it headed towards the conclusion.

Spell Bound introduces the Brannick family to the story and they are not what I was expecting. Sophie and the Brannicks have a truce of sorts so they can work together to stop the villains and thwart a war. We also find out more about Sophie's family and of course the fate of Jenna and the rest.  I enjoyed seeing Sophie's growth in this book and her relationship with Archer. It was also nice to see the interaction between Sophie's parents and the Brannicks.  I also liked seeing Sophie back at Hex Hall and how much the Hall had changed. That wasn't exactly fun to read about but it made the story more interesting and drove home the point of how what was happening outside the walls affected the school. 

While reading, I felt that there was something lacking in terms of the excitement and suspense I was expecting as the book drew to a close. The final battle is almost anticlimactic until the very end. Then Rachel Hawkins took me by surprise and it more than made up for my disappointment. Overall, I thought this was a fun book like the rest of the series even if it let me down a little. Spell Bound had the humor and romance I enjoyed as well as the drama. I like the character of Sophie Mercer and hope we haven't seen the last of her. 


  1. I love this series SO much! I totally agree that the book was lacking a bit in the action department. I'm just glad we got some closure at the end. :)

    Great review!

  2. Yeah, almost everything seemed a little too easy for Sophie but I still liked this and thought it was a good conclusion for her story. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if that spinoff series comes out.

  3. When I began your last paragraph I thought that I have come across a blog review for this book that was not all that favorable, but then I continued on and see that it is not so. So many people just love this book. Thank you for your great review and for the reminder to start this series.


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