Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

This is the THIRD (and final) book in the Hex Hall series.
Please do not spoil it for yourself by reading this review before reading:
#1: Hex Hall
#2: Demonglass

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?

I won't lie-- I was crying like a little girl by the time I finished this book.

I have absolutely loved this series, and it had such a bittersweet ending. As I was reading, I kept thinking, How could this ever end well?? and I have to say that Rachel Hawkins gave it the most fitting ending I think she could have, even as I broke down in tears.

I remember last March when I finished Demonglass I was so anxious to get my hands on this, the final book. It was THAT BIG of a cliffhanger. Really though, all the books are wonderfully written and the characters are all amazing-even more so in this book than the former ones. Sophie was sassy as ever, Cal was so sweet, Archer was still smokin' hot, Jenna was the best vampire sidekick ever, and Elodie even grew on me. I wish the series wasn't over with! :'(

Don't ask me for spoilers though-- I'm not giving any! You have to experience it for yourself. You'll thank me for it, I promise. Just know that I loved it!

For those of you who haven't read this series (and read on despite my urgings not to), you seriously HAVE to get your hands on all three of them. These books are definitely on my "Top 10 Favorite Series Ever" list, and while I'm sad they are done, I am very excited to see what Rachel Hawkins has in store for us next!

Happy Reading!


Jamie VanBeekum said...

I loved it. Did you see my review on Goodreads? Anyway, I agree wholeheartedly that it was awesome. I am so glad I bought this series so I can revisit Snarky Sophie Awesome-Sparkle Princess anytime!

Stacy said...

DITTO!! I finished it last night and although I didn't cry, I LOVED it! Would happily recommend it to anyone! I figured out why I love Sophie so much (besides the name!) She just has my sarcastic sense of humor! and one day I will be the Snarky Awesome-Sparkle Princess! (right Jamie?!)

Megan @ Reading for Refuge said...

You both are so funny. I loved this book! I'm glad you liked it too. :)