Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3)

Author: Rachel Hawkins

Release Date: March 13th, 2012 by Hyperion

Read: May 2nd, 2012

Pages: 327-Hardcover-Library


  1. Hex Hall
  2. Demon Glass
  3. Spell Bound


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?

What I thought:

This book picks up with the action right where the second one ended, no random time lapse or anything. It’s been a while since I read number 2, and I was worried that I’d be lost, but it did a great job of reminding me of certain things that happened.

There is still a group (won’t spoil it) that wants to start the war between the Prodigium and the humans and raise their own army of demons, or as they call it “protecting” themselves and others. Even though Sophie has her powers sealed at the moment, she’s still considered the greatest hope in saving the world and leading them, but she might just also be their nightmare if that group can change her to their side. I know I’m being vague, but I don’t want to ruin the third and final book of a series for someone who hasn’t started it, I dislike spoilers. And this book was really good!

Sophie’s witty and sarcastic humour is just as fun as before, she had me laughing at all the right times, but also feeling her pain or sadness. Even Archer was amusing in his own way, I still wasn’t sure if I liked his character or not yet until I read more of this book. Jenna the Vampire is still my favourite, with her thing for Pink  including the streak in her hair and her ability to just go with the flow. Cal is still quiet, but I feel sorry for the guy at times with the whole love triangle going on. The Brannicks are also pretty awesome too, warrior women who kick butt and all.

So, if you haven’t read the first two books, go pick them up and read them already! This series has lots of laughs, action, romance, danger and tons magic and secrets. Recommended for those who like paranormal, romance, fantasy-like young adult books.

And now for my favourite saying in the book:

Holy hell weasel!


2 comments on “Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

  1. I like the US cover – I think all three US covers match right? Which must be nice. Great review. I agree with you – it is a great book. And I too kinda felt sorry for Cal.

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