Sunday, 18 March 2012

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins (Review)

Genre: Paranormal
Number of Pages: 327
For ages 13+

"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?" -Goodreads

I have been super excited for this book ever since I finished that last sentence of DEMONGLASS. So, when I found out when the release of it was I told my mother I HAD to get it the day it came out. I had texted my mom that morning at literally 6 am telling her, "DON'T FORGET TO BUY SPELL BOUND TODAY!!!" ...That was pretty much an accurate example of what it looked like. I was happy to see when I checked my phone at lunch, my Mom had sent me a picture of the book. Success! I read the whole thing that day.

I read the two other books about a week before so my mind was fresh with the events of what had happened in DEMONGLASS. I highly recommend you do so before reading SPELL BOUND. It helps... A LOT. 

You have no idea how much I missed Sophie. She is by far my favorite YA character of life. Her sarcasm is literally the best thing ever. I love how she usually has a snarky comment for almost everything. She didn't have AS MUCH sarcasm in this book as the others, but she still did have some so no need to worry! Plus, she was focusing on more pressing matters. 

May I also say, that Archer is one of my favorite YA guy characters. He and Sophie seem to have the same characteristics that I adore in characters. In DEMONGLASS I was somewhat on "Team Cal" (I know.. what was I thinking?) But then I read it again, and realized I'm definitely "Team Archer" Don't get me wrong Cal is absolutely fantabulously amazing, but Archer is still better for Sophie. He and Sophie's chemistry is phenomenal and I always enjoy the scenes when they are together. Unfortunately, for me I think it would have been a little bit better if there were more heartfelt moments between them two. Just because, I love those sweet moments between them. I guess it could have been because they were too busy with more important things other than being all mushy.. but IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE. 

Do you know how many twists were in this book? WHY, RACHEL?! WHY?! For those out there reading this that HAVE read the book, you'll know what I am talking about. I'm not gonna lie.. I cried. I had to go up to my room because I was a mopey mess. But seriously. The twists in this book were insane.     

Something I liked about this book in particular was.. *SPOILER ALERT* it didn't take very long for Sophie to find everyone. I was worried that we were going to be spending half the book looking for everyone. *END OF SPOLER*

I love Jenna and Sophie's friendship. I really think that everyone wishes they had a friendship as awesome as theirs. Well.. aside from the fact that one of them is a vampire and the other is  an extremely powerful demon.

The ending, for me, was bittersweet. It was a fantastic ending, but I wish it could go on longer. I'm thinking there should be another book just about Sophie and Archer. Because that would be perfection. I'm really going to miss all of the characters. And once again, I cried. I was just so sad that the series was over. D:

I had posted this little gem on my Facebook wall because it explained what I was feeling EXACTLY:

That's what I did. For about an hour. But, then I felt pathetic and decided I should probably do my homework....

I give this book 5 out of 5 diva crowns. Because, even though I didn't like some details, I couldn't have asked for a better book to end such an amazing series. 

1 comment:

Heather said...

I love a book with great twists and even better friendships. I've read the first in the series but haven't had time to read the others yet. Looks like I'll have to!