Friday, April 6, 2012

Review: "Spell Bound" by Rachel Hawkins

From Goodreads:  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
My Thoughts:  This book was a littly sassy!  The dialogue was sarcastic and fun and there were some great lines.  I definitely found myelf giggling a little at the sarcasm. 

This book picks up pretty much where Demonglass left off and all kinds of surprises are revealed in the first few chapters.  There is a lot of background provided on Sophie's mom and dad which explained a lot of things from the previous books.  For the most part the story was fun and it was pretty quick read.  I liked that we got to see more of Ghost Elodie and I actually started to like her in this book.  She had one or two seriously bitchy moments but otherwise she kind of grew on me. The one thing I didn't love was the Cal/Archer/Sophie love triangle, it took Sophie the whole book to figure out who she wanted and she makeout with both of them to figure it all out.  It just got old really quickly and I kept wanting to yell at her to make a decision.

The ending made sure to tie up all of the loose ends but jeez, it was so sad.  I kind of wished she hadn't ended things the way she did (I'm thinking of one specific BIG aspect of the end).  It made everything work out just a little too easily and it bothered me because it seemed so unrealistic.  I know this is fiction, paranormal, etc. but life doesn't really work the way things did in this book.  Overall, this was a decent book and it was good to see how everything turned out for Sophie.  3 stars.

1 comment:

  1. I still need to read Demonglass, but at least now when I do, I don't have to wait to read this one.

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