Friday, March 23, 2012

Jaime's Review of Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins

Rachel Hawkins
Hardcover: 336 pages
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
ISBN: 1423121325
Source: Bought
Rating: Loved

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 another series that came to an end that I wish it hadn’t. I love Rachel Hawkins writing and I could have lived in Sophie’s world indefinitely! After the cliffhanger that ended Demonglass, with all of our mouths hanging wide open and us saying “WTH?” I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Spellbound no, I mean seriously I kinda stalked my mail box that day waiting for it to magically appear. Then when it did I sat down and started reading. I forgot about eating, I forgot about housework, I just had to read to see what happened to Sophie and Archer and all of her friends and family. Boy was it an amazing book!

I love that Rachel has written a series about witches, demons, vampires, and their hunters but has done it so that there is humor involved and trust me Spellbound like its predecessors Hex Hall and Demonglass has tons of laughs. It also has tons of swoon worthy moments between Sophie and Archer and some really sweet ones between her and Cal. Basically this story has everything romance, danger, mystery, friendship, and humor. It’s the perfect kind of story. The perfect ending!!!! I don’t want to say anything that spoils it so I’m not going to go into story details I just wanted you all to know how beautiful this was and to go get it now if you don’t have it already.

I did want to share a passage between Sophie and Archer.

“Stop it,” I said, jerking our joined hands. “Cal’s my friend. That’s it. You’re the guy I ----“
Love, I wanted to say. Buy the word froze on my tongue, and I ended up saying, “Want. Choose. Whatever.”

He held my gaze, and his dark eyes were as serious as I’d ever seen them. “Maybe I shouldn’t be.”

Shocked, I leaned away from him. “What does that mean?”

“It’s just… If you were with him, you’d be happier. Better off.”

Okay, now I was getting angry. “That’s really not for you to decide. And if you feel that way, maybe you should just go ahead and give me the ‘It’s Not You, It’s Me’ speech right now”

To my surprise, Archer smiled. “That’s the thing, though.” He said. “I can’t. I could stand it if you left me, but I don’t think there’s any way I could leave you.”

I blinked at him. “You are so screwed up.”

“That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you.”

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  1. Great review! I've been a big fan of this series and it's sad to see it come to an end. The only disappointment with this book was the ending . . . but other than that, I loved it!

    1. Haha I loved the ending but it ended the way I wanted it to ;)

  2. I didn't realize the series was ending with this book! That seems to keep happening with books I like, the third is the last one (and I don't know it!). I think people with good series need to start taking a page (no pun intended) from Rachel Caine's and Richelle Mead's book and write at least six!

  3. I agree and I'm sure they would if they could but sometimes the publisher only contracts for three books. So honestly they could write more but that doesn't mean it'd be published.


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