Friday, March 30, 2012

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

This is the third and final book in the Hex Hall series. If you have not read any of the other books, this definitely has spoilers for those.

Sophie awakens from the Itneris near the home of her enemies, the Brannicks. First she meets Izzy Brannick, who looks no more than eleven. Izzy and her sister Finley take Sophie to their home, where she is reunited with her mother and learns the truth about her mother's past. Her mom is actually a Brannick who accidently fell in love with her demon father. The Brannicks are not as dangerous as the Casnoffs made them out to be, in fact Izzy, her mother, and her sister are the only ones left. While Sophie wonders what happened to Archer and Cal, both wizards, and Jenna her vampire roomate, and her dad, the Brannicks make plans to attack the Casnoffs. When Sophie learns everyone is ok, she is reunited with Archer, Cal, and Jenna back at Hex Hall, where they learn the Casnoffs plan to create a whole race of demon warriors using the former students. It is up to Sophie to stop the Casnoffs, something she may have to do without her powers. With her friends by her side, she is willing to face down the Casnoffs and save all Prodigium. With a bittersweet ending, Spell Bound ends the series with the same humor as the first two along with characters who have matured and grown into their powers. A must read for fans of the series and an interest take on what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.

I like Rachel Hawkins' take on the supernatural, making a demon and a vampire the heroes, while two witches plot to take over the Prodigium world. I love Sophie's humor no matter what the situation and her loyalty to her friends.

Favorite Character: Sophie and Jenna. I love their relationship and snarky humor. Even when they should be mad at each other, they just explode into laughter. They are willing to sacrifice for each other and have an unconditional friendship. Both are strong and loyal.

Favorite Quote: "People are so rarely villains in their own minds." "I tried to give her my best "I Am A Demon Princess" look, which was quite the challenge, seeing as how my hair was hanging in my face and my nose was running."

I thought this was a good ending to the series and I enjoyed watching the characters mature. The humor and friendship in the book is excellent. I give it 4.5 bars of chocolate!

No comments:

Post a Comment