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

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
Published :Tantor Media, Jul 2012
Unabridged Audio
Source: Bought
Look for this series on audio at Amazon

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A little about Spell Bound 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?

This is the last book on the Hex Hall series. Spellbound offers Sophie the opportunity to learn about her origins. It is a book that offers plenty of surprising information about Sophie’s mother. For three books, her mother was been kept practically on the darkness, but in Spellbound we learn about her and finally we clearly understand why Sophie used to live everywhere. Sophie Mercer becomes a true heroine in this last installment of the series.

I rate Spellbound with 3 ½ stars. Although it has a good rhythm and creates interest in us, I prefer the previous books. Let's not forget the positive things this installment have:

  • Sophie’s sarcastic humor is always present.
  • Spellbound, in the tradition of the series ends every chapter with a cliffhanger which motivates the reader into reading continuously.
  • Events developed in a logic way, not always surprising but logic for the story.
  • Sophie is shown as a dynamic character.

Spellbound has some room for improvement.

  • I find the ending to be trite. The development of events for Cal as a character has predictability written all over it. I wonder if the author created this character with more purpose than to be “the one who sacrifices for the good of the story”.
  • The ending was lacking.

The end of the story is the part I have my reserves with. That last scene had dialog that read as boring and random. It didn't give a sense of achievement and satisfaction to the series after three books. It seems to me that the last minutes - 4 minutes I might add - of this audio could have been left into oblivion.

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  1. I've been seeing this series everywhere this week! I don't read a lot of YA, so I'm hesitant to pick this one up if you didn't adore it.

  2. Hex Hall series is really good. The narration is well done and the audios grab my interest completely. Although this wasn't my favorite one, I think you should read it because it is a good conclusion to the series.


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