Book Review: Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3)

Author: Rachel Hawkins

Genre: YA paranormal fantasy
Published: March 13th 2012
Publisher: Hyperion Book
Pages: 327
Source: Purchased Hardback

Goodreads Summary:

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 Rating of this Book – 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

Unlike Demonglass, this novel didn’t leave me like “OMG” or holding my breath. In fact, Spell Bound was a bit milder in thrills and chills compared to the second book. Though it had some good twists related to some of the characters’ backgrounds, the best part of the book, in my opinion, was Part II when Sophie was dragged back to Hex Hall. But the excitement and anxiety I felt for the plot didn’t last long enough. Once I reached the Part III of the novel, everything seemed either too mild or just happened so fast I hardly realized what occurred. And I really didn’t feel satisfied with the ending. I felt there could have been a little more detail in the action and a little less in the conclusion.

I am sad to see this trilogy end. I will miss my favorite characters such as Archer and Cal.  But I will be keeping my eye out for what Rachel Hawkins has in store for us next.

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