Spell Bound (a Hex Hall Novel) by Rachel HawkinsSpell Bound (a Hex Hall Novel) by Rachel Hawkins

Spell Bound (a Hex Hall Novel)

byRachel Hawkins

Hardcover | March 13, 2012

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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?
Rachel Hawkins(www.rachel-hawkins.com) is theNew York Timesbest-selling author ofDemonglassandHex Hall. She was a high school English teacher before becoming a full-time writer. She lives with her family in Alabama. To the best of her knowledge, Rachel is not a witch, though some of her former students may disagree.
Title:Spell Bound (a Hex Hall Novel)Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:March 13, 2012Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423121325

ISBN - 13:9781423121329

Appropriate for ages: 10


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gaaaahhhh!!!! Here is the picture as I lay it out before you. A young innocent girl at work (me) who just turned the last page (electronically) and put the book (kobo) down. Then begins a 5 minutes long look at the nearest blank wall and thinks. Yup…that’s how it played out. I couldn’t come to the conclusion if I loved this book or didn’t know what to make of it. My fellow co-worker who is also an avid book reader and lover told me something profound: “That’s what many people say makes an good book. When you don’t know if you should love it or hate it, or just don’t have a clue.” So that is why this book gets my 4 stars. This book was so emotional and many times when I was at work I gasped out loud just to have my co-worker turn to me and say “Did you break something?”. On top of it all I don’t even know if I want to write this review. Ok, well that is a flat out lie. I want to write this review but everything I want to talk about or point out, or focus on could lead to a possible spoiler, and I try to stay away from that (will occasionally failing miserably to the point were a face palm is warranted). This was not a first…I remember reading Twilight and being all “yup, that’s how she needed to end it, but sometimes I just wish it was the other way around” and of course the whole Mockingjay debackle that left my whole mouth open in awe and then fifteen minutes later I was nodding at the brilliance of how Suzanne Collins concluded everything, thinking once again, “yup, that’s how it needed to happen” and then this giddy smiles breaks out onto my face. But this one took me a little bit longer to get there. Which is maybe why its not a five but I can’t deny that this book left my heart pumping fast, my lower lip gnawed, and my mind swirling. I just did not see that ending coming. I figured it would, but not the way it did. Man I wish I could say more. But, sadly, I can’t. Other than read this series and you will see what I am saying! And you won’t be dissatisfied. Good: Sophie: the amount of whit that comes out of this girl could make the most foreign speaking person laugh and completely understand, and the Queen…now that is saying a lot. Archer: if Sophie has whit than he is the Hutch to her Starsky, the Hooch to her Turner, the Daemon to her Elaina, the Robin to her Batman, and so on and so forth….basically he adds on and makes the jokes utterly brilliant. Cal: sexy, quiet, sexy, healing, beautiful, caring, hot, jealous, smoldering, plaid wearing Cal. I can’t do anything other than shake my head at your awesomeness. Sophie’s Dad: The sarcastic funny version of Sophie with a lot of Britishness added on. Bad: I still haven’t make up my mind about this. Whether I did like the ending or not I have no clue. And I don’t want to say anything more out of fright of spoilers. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall the writing was awesome, the story was adventurous, fast paced, never boring, and full of information. As always Rachel Hawkins has made some great twists adding on to the effects of the story and drawn the reader into her alternate world filled with adventure. The funny that she brings through her characters is timed perfectly and in my opining only some of the best writers can pull it off as well as she can. Now if only we could find out what Torin was hinting at to her cousin…what lies ahead of her? So mysterious. View more of my review and others at my blog: www.mynotsovacantshelf.blogspot.com
Date published: 2012-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It cant be the end! sniff! Rachel Hawkins never stop of amazing me with every book she writes. Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) was no exception! It was as dynamic, highly compelling and bewitching as the two previous books of the series. But, is this really the end? I just cannot believe it because I want more! I really need more because three books in the Hex Hall series were just not enough to left me satisfied with Sophie, Archer and friends' story. I want more! Plot: Spell Bound picks-up right after the big and torturous nail-biting cliffhanger of Demon Glass. Our beloved protagonist, Sophie, used an Itineris to has escape from the enemy that set Thorne Abbey on fire, leaving behind her father, Cal and the delicious Archer Cross. From here, the story just keeps building up and up without stop! Spell Bound left me absolutely breathless and threw at me many unexpected twist. Rachel Hawkins' Hex Hall series is the ultimate hilarious-packed story in the YA shelves. Spell Bound is a highly addictive read that since the moment I picked it up I was unable to put down (this actually happened to me with all of the Hex Hall books.) So, get ready beause this final installment of this trilogy is full of revelations, action, intensity, drama, kick-butt magic tricks, creepy-ness, a lot of swoon-worthyness and a very sad moment that will tear your heart apart. Characters: Like always, the characters' sense of humor is hilarious and it enhance the tone of the story with very clever and memorable dialogues. Our beloved characters have remarkably grown since Hex Hall #1, and now that the story comes to an end, it is hard not to feel deeply in love with all of them. Every character on this story is extremely charismatic and by closing this final chapter in the Hex Hall trilogy, I feel extremely sad to know that Sophie, Archer, Jenna and Cal won't come back with a new adventure for me to enjoy. Setting: This time, from the middle of nowhere (the Brannicks's place) to the Underworld, Rachel Hawkins definitely sent our characters to some of the most dangerous quests of the Hex Hall trilogy. In addition, Hawkins brilliantly builds-up Hex Hall's atmosphere in such a creepy yet always funny and captivating way that is hard not to keep wishing for another book of this series to come out. *sniff* Shock Factor: The biggest shock factor in Spell Bound is that the fact that this is the final book in this outstanding series. Unfortunately, Sophie's story has come to an end and is time to turn the last page for the very last time. Spell Bound was a highly addictive read filled with unexpected twists and action-packed moments that put my shock-detector on alert many times (Oh yes! imagine an army of demon!) So, be ready to jump out of your seat more than twice! It is so sad that there is no other book in the Hex Hall series coming out. However, even though Spell Bound was a memorable conclusion, I still need more. I still feel that there could be so much more to come and I can't convince myself that this is really the end. Unfortunately it is, yet for me it may never be. I Need More Hex Hall!
Date published: 2012-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST READ YA SERIES! *copy provided by publisher for review* In Hex Hall, readers met Sophie Mercer, a teen girl believed to be a witch. After a love spell she performed went horribly wrong, Sophie was sent to Hecate Hall, a reform school for wayward Prodigium. There she met witches, faeries, weres, vampires, and of course the irresistible Archer Cross. In Demonglass, readers learned that there was so much more to Sophie than originally let on. After suffering through quite the drama in Hex Hall, and nearly being killed in the process, Sophie discovers something new about herself that changes both her and the reader's perspective entirely. In Spell Bound, the phenomenal Hex Hall series comes to a close. The childish, immature, and down-right undependable Sophie we originally met in Hex Hall is no more. In her place is now an unbelievably powerful prodigium with a kick-butt agenda. Upon the arrival of Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins, I couldn't resist putting all my required reading aside just for the chance to finally read the highly anticipated conclusion to Rachel Hawkins' incredible Hex Hall series. Over the past three years I've grown quite attached to one Sophie Mercer, a character who's gone through quite a bit of change. In the process, Sophie and the reader both meet an incredible cast of characters that I couldn't help falling head over heels for, including Archer and Cal. Spell Bound = drama at it's all-time highest. Speaking of drama, Spell Bound has it..and then some! After the conclusion of Demonglass, all readers, including myself, were more then aware that Spell Bound would be filled of twists and turns that could either leave you begging for more or wanting to toss the novel across the room. Fortunately, Spell Bound had me begging for more. Some of the events and revelations that Rachel Hawkins tossed my way were completely unexpected - kudos! Unfortunately, there isn't much I can speak of in my review for Spell Bound without spoiling the story for other readers, which is why I'm keeping it very short, but I will say this; Spell Bound was an incredibly heart wrenching, fast-paced, action packed conclusion to a series I fell head over heels in love with less than 3 years ago. Rachel Hawkins ended the series on a wonderful note, one that I could only hope will someday inspire another spin off series.
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from omg the best ever omg i waited a year for this and it finly came out today and i am telling yea it was the best she says thats the last one but i dont think it is i think she is gonna serprise us with more just the way it ened and acher and sphinie did not do it that was a little upsetting hehe but i still say there maybe more 100 thumbs up
Date published: 2012-03-14