Title: Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3)
Release: March 13th 2012
Buy the Book at: Book Depository / Amazon
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?
It Can't Be The End!
I Want More!
Rachel Hawkins never stop of amazing me with every book she writes. Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) was no exception! It was as dynamic, highly compelling and bewitching as the two previous books of the series. But, is this really the end? I just cannot believe it because I want more! I really need more because three books in the Hex Hall series were just not enough to left me satisfied with Sophie, Archer and friends' story. I want more!
Plot: Spell Bound picks-up right after the big and torturous nail-biting cliffhanger of Demon Glass. Our beloved protagonist, Sophie, used an Itineris to has escape from the enemy that set Thorne Abbey on fire, leaving behind her father, Cal and the delicious Archer Cross. From here, the story just keeps building up and up without stop! Spell Bound left me absolutely breathless and threw at me many unexpected twist. Rachel Hawkins' Hex Hall series is the ultimate hilarious-packed story in the YA shelves. Spell Bound is a highly addictive read that since the moment I picked it up I was unable to put down (this actually happened to me with all of the Hex Hall books.) So, get ready beause this final installment of this trilogy is full of revelations, action, intensity, drama, kick-butt magic tricks, creepy-ness, a lot of swoon-worthyness and a very sad moment that will tear your heart apart.
Characters: Like always, the characters' sense of humor is hilarious and it enhance the tone of the story with very clever and memorable dialogues. Our beloved characters have remarkably grown since Hex Hall #1, and now that the story comes to an end, it is hard not to feel deeply in love with all of them. Every character on this story is extremely charismatic and by closing this final chapter in the Hex Hall trilogy, I feel extremely sad to know that Sophie, Archer, Jenna and Cal won't come back with a new adventure for me to enjoy.
Setting: This time, from the middle of nowhere (the Brannicks's place) to the Underworld, Rachel Hawkins definitely sent our characters to some of the most dangerous quests of the Hex Hall trilogy. In addition, Hawkins brilliantly builds-up Hex Hall's atmosphere in such a creepy yet always funny and captivating way that is hard not to keep wishing for another book of this series to come out. *sniff*
Shock Factor: The biggest shock factor in Spell Bound is that the fact that this is the final book in this outstanding series. Unfortunately, Sophie's story has come to an end and is time to turn the last page for the very last time. Spell Bound was a highly addictive read filled with unexpected twists and action-packed moments that put my shock-detector on alert many times (Oh yes! imagine an army of demon!) So, be ready to jump out of your seat more than twice!
It is so sad that there is no other book in the Hex Hall series coming out. However, even though Spell Bound was a memorable conclusion, I still need more. I still feel that there could be so much more to come and I can't convince myself that this is really the end. Unfortunately it is, yet for me it may never be. I Need More Hex Hall!
❤Big thank you to Hachette Book Group Canada for providing me a copy of Spell Bound❤