Monday, May 7, 2012

Jen's review of "Spellbound" by Rachel Hawkins

Spellbound (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins
Publication date: March 13th, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion
Number of pages: 327
Format: Hardcover
Purchase: Amazon | The Book Depository
Description: 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?
In the final installment to Hex Hall and Demonglass, comes a new and exciting story that takes us through Sophie's life one and final time.
When we left her in Demonglass, Cal had told her to go to the Brannicks, even though she has no idea why. She just wants to find her mom, but why would her mom be with the Brannicks?
We enter this story pretty much where the previous novel left off and Sophie finds herself on the floor of the Brannicks.
She soon discovers that things are worse than they anticipated, and that her whole life as a witch/demon she had been taught the the Brannicks, The Eye were the bad ones, not even realizing the ones telling them this stuff is the real culprit.

The journey that Sophie goes on in this story is one that will change her entire life forever. She finds love again, after so much time thinking it was wrong. There are tragic events that occur that shake the core of who Sophie is, and makes even more discoveries about her family that she couldn't have predicted even if it was the last option in the world.

While there was some moments I didn't like or approve of in regards to her decisions and actions, but I slowly overlooked it eventually.
I wouldn't really go as far as to say that she was torn between Archer and Cal, because it was obvious to me where her heart lies, but I think in some moments she might have confused love with  --  LOVE.
But I loved the way the book ended. It kind of felt like going full circle with the first book. And I couldn't imagine a better ending.

We also see some of the characters from Demonglass, and discover the true plan the sisters plan to do with Hex Hall. Their true intentions is something that takes you back to the first book and everything begins to make sense.

I was happy to see Archer again, as he is my favourite character after Sophie. Things did not look well for him in the previous book and had no idea what was going to happen to him.
I was pleasantly surprised by some of the events that happened, but it was the kind of things that I hoped would happen.

As we trail toward the end of the series, it gives you a sense of satisfaction, but some of the new characters has the potential to hit off a spinoff. It's all up to Rachel Hawkins.
I can't wait to see what she has planned next.

                       Rating: 5/5

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