Spell Bound by Kelley ArmstrongSpell Bound by Kelley Armstrong

Spell Bound

byKelley Armstrong

Hardcover | October 17, 2016

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Kelley Armstrong returns with an exciting new follow-up to her national bestselling book Waking the Witch.

Savannah Levine is in terrible danger, and for once she's powerless to help herself. At the conclusion of Waking the Witch, Savannah swore that she would give up her powers if it would help a young girl. Little did she know that someone would take her up on that promise.

And now, witch-hunting assassins, necromancers, half-demons and rogue witches all seem to be after her. The threat is not just for Savannah; every member of the Otherworld might be at risk. While most of her fellow supernaturals are circling the wagons at a gathering of the council in Miami, Savannah is caught on the road, isolated from those who can protect her and unable to use her vast spell-casting talent, the thing she counts on most. In a story that will change the shape of the Otherworld forever, Spell Bound gathers Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope and others, who soon learn that the greatest threat to supernaturals just may come from within.
KELLEY ARMSTRONG has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely l...
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Title:Spell BoundFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:352 pages, 9.27 × 6.3 × 1.19 inShipping dimensions:9.27 × 6.3 × 1.19 inPublished:October 17, 2016Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307357600

ISBN - 13:9780307357601

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Savannah She is a fantastic character, and love how the series shifted from Paige to follow her story, while still keeping much-loved favourites in the picture. I adore this series so much.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Love this series. Love this book. Great story. Fast paced exciting read, great for anyone who likes fantasy. You get sucked into the story, and you don't want to put the book down. I read almost everything Kelley Armstrong writes. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Witchy Wonders! I really enjoy reading any book that involves Savannah. As a character she has grown so much, this book is an excellent addition to the Women of the Otherworld series. It ties in so many different characters from the past books and is truly an exciting read.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Kelley Armstrong SO glad I have the next book already because YOU CAN'T FUCKING END IT LIKE THAT.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Much improved from the last one! So I have to say, after reading the last book, with how dull Savannah was, I was a little concerned going in that this was another Savannah book. Luckily, that concern was for nothing. Savannah is back with the attitude and snark that I expected of her before, so it made for a much better read. I didn't remember much from the last book (probably because I didn't like it that much), which made me confused for some points, but overall, the story was quite interesting. What I love most about this one is the appearance of tonnes of characters from throughout the series. So, PROS: Get to see many characters (Elena, Clay, Hope, Karl, Jeremy, etc); interesting story -definitely leading up to something huge that will happen; enough sexual tension between Adam and Savannah to keep me interested; and Savannah back to how I expect her to be. CONS: A little confusing if you don't remember the last book, cliffhanger ending. On a personal note, it looks like the ending of the series will be more Savannah based, and I would much have preferred it to go back to the beginning and be Clay and Elena based :( OVERALL: Well worth the read! Has made me full of anticipation for the last book of the series!
Date published: 2011-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't Leave Me Hanging I think I was the only person that wasn’t THAT impressed with Spell Bound. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, but… I was really interested in the storyline. After being disappointed by Waking the Witch, I was excited to read something (just my opinion, don’t shoot me) up to Kelley Armstrong’s usual standards. I could not put the book down, until it was over and I thought, “wait, what?” I feel like Spell Bound was a transition novel. If you think about it, what was really accomplished by this book? It was used to set up everything for Savannah Levine’s next adventures. Nothing was concluded in this book. I was left with this “okay, but…?” feeling. I think that if Kelley Armstrong trimmed the fat (I hate that expression, but here it is), the end of Spell Bound could have been the middle of her next book.
Date published: 2011-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So "Spellbinding"! Pun Intended I have just finnished reading "Spellbound" by Kelley Armstrong wich was so kick a**! i loved it - i love this author and all of her books but i would deffinatly read all of the series befor jumping into this book as you will be vary lost hahah but so worth it as Kelley is vary good at weaving a great story built with awesome and intricate and complex charecters that you simply cannot get enough of!
Date published: 2011-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gifted Storyteller The Good Stuff I am constantly amazed on how fabulous a storyteller Armstrong is. I have only read the short stories in this series and still enjoyed this book. She gives you the perfect synopsis of what has happened in previous books for newbies to the series without irritating hard core fans who have read everything in the series - that is a gift that so few authors do well Strong female characters (tho Savannah was not up to her usual kick ass self in this) Fabulous humor Storyline is exciting and keeps you guessing Love Cassandra (since I am new to series I'm hoping she is in other stories) intriguing storyline - must take my copy of Bitten with me camping Lots of paranormal creatures - even some werewolves which are usually not my fav, but I am intrigued into finding out more about them Love all of the different complicated family dynamics - very true to life Love the honesty of Savannah's friends telling her honestly and lovingly about her less than stellar behavior Kelley just has an extraordinary gift of sucking you into a story and making you feel like you are part of that world Fabulous ending, very much looking forward to 13 now The Not so Good Stuff Wanted to smack Savannah upside the head because of some of the choices she made A wee bit confusing if you haven't read the entire series (But this totally made me want to) How long do I have to wait for 13 to come out (damn I hate waiting LOL!) Favorite Quotes/Passages "You know, alcohol brings out different things in everyone," I said. "For you, it releases your inner librarian." "Sexy, isn't it" "Totally." "When questioned, the soldier admitted that he hadn't been in the barn all night. See, the farmer had this daughter and, well, we all know how that goes." "Well, that was humiliating," I said. "Tell you what, I'll buy that new top for your Jeep if you promise never to tell anyone you rescued me from a drunk asking for spare change." Who should/shouldn't read Obviously fans of the rest of the series will enjoy Good for both adult and YA - nothing too racy or violent Now I must pass this on to Kiera - because she is going to go postal if I don't let her read it soon (Don't worry publishers she will ALSO buy her own copy and have both signed by Kelley) 4.5 Dewey's (Only took .5 off because of MY enjoyment - only because I have only read the short stories in the series and was a little confused at times - for those who have read the series I imagine this would be definitely a 5) I received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review
Date published: 2011-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic!!!! I was so excited to find out it was released a week early!! I was done it in one night which really sucks because I dont even know when the next one is coming out. It was awesome but leaves you wanting so much more. Its obvious the next one will be the last :( Deffinatley worth the buy :)
Date published: 2011-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excited!! I cannot wait for this book to come out. Especially since this is the second last book in the series if I'm not mistaken. It is going to be epic!! (The rating is based on thoughts and excitement towards the book).
Date published: 2011-07-25

Read from the Book

Sitting g cross-legged on my motel bed in the dark, I cast my light-ball spell for the twentieth time. As I recited the incantation, I waited for the mental click that told me it had worked. When that didn’t come, I opened my eyes, still expecting to see the glowing ball floating over my fingers. It didn’t matter that I hadn’t seen it the first nineteen times. It was a damned light-ball spell, so simple I usually didn’t even need to finish the incantation before it worked. The room stayed dark. On a chair by the bed, Adam mumbled and shifted in his sleep. Adam Vasic, Exustio half-demon, the guy I’d been in love with since I was twelve, now my best friend. He’d followed me when I took off in a tantrum of guilt and grief, snuck into my motel room, and quietly fell asleep. He was close to waking now, and even my whispered incantations had him fussing. He needed sleep, not more of my angst, so I slid from the room. I stepped outside. It was a wet spring night, the earlier storm gone, whipping winds and a bone-chilling cold left behind. I walked over to Adam’s Jeep, parked beside my vintage Triumph motorcycle. I peered through the back of his vehicle, in case I’d left a sweater there. All I could see was his duffel bag, and I didn’t want to break in and go through his stuff, which was proof that I really wasn’t myself tonight. A soda machine glowed across the motel lot. I wasn’t thirsty, but I had change in my pocket and it gave me a destination. After sloshing through one puddle in the dark, I didn’t bother trying to avoid the rest, just trudged along, icy water soaking my sneakers. When gravel crackled to my left, I spun and spotted a shape darting behind the motel. Which reminded me . . . Besides losing my powers, I was also the target of a witch-hunter. Apparently she’d found me again. I glanced toward my room. I should get Adam. Without my spells, I was— Powerless? Hardly. I was six feet tall and in great shape. The witch-hunter was a scrawny mouse of a girl, barely an adult, barely five-foot-five, with no apparent supernatural powers. I took another step, careful now, and instinctively started whispering a sensing spell under my breath. Then I stopped. Do it the old-fashioned way. Look and listen. I did, but couldn’t hear anything. Peering around the corner didn’t help. Then gravel crunched overhead. On the roof. A trick she’d pulled before. I should have been prepared. I looked around. There had to be a fire escape or trash bins I could climb— A loud noise sent me spinning, back to the wall, hands lifted for a spell. Tires squealed as a car roared past the motel. I looked down at my fingers, still outstretched, ready to cast. I inhaled sharply and clenched my fists. What if she did have a gun? Sure, I knew some martial arts, but I was no black belt. I’d learned grudgingly, knowing my spells were better than any roundhouse kick. I’d love to bring this kid down on my own, but the important thing was to stop her before she targeted another witch. Time to get backup. I was two doors from my room when a hand clamped on my shoulder. I spun, fingers flying up in a useless knockback spell. It was a man, a huge guy, at least three hundred pounds and a few inches taller than me. Beard stubble covered his fleshy face. He smelled like he’d showered in Jack Daniel’s. “You got a dollar?” he said. “I’m hungry.” He pointed at the vending machine. “I don’t got a dollar.” “Neither do I,” I said. He grabbed my arm and yanked me, his other arm going around my waist as he pulled me against him. I froze. Just froze, my brain stuttering through all the spells I couldn’t cast, refusing to offer any alternatives. “Let her go,” said a familiar voice. Adam walked over, hands at his sides, fingers glowing faintly, gaze fixed on the man. I snapped to my senses and elbow-jabbed the guy, who fell back, whining, “I just wanted a dollar.” Adam is my height and well built, but he’s no muscle-bound bruiser. Still the guy shrunk, then slithered off to his room. “Well, that was humiliating,” I said. “Tell you what, I’ll buy that new top for your Jeep if you promise never to tell anyone you rescued me from a drunk asking for spare change.” He didn’t smile. Just studied me, then said, “Let’s get inside.” “Can’t. My little witch-hunter has returned. She’s up on the roof. I was just coming in to get you for backup.” That gave him pause, but he only nodded, then peered up at the dark rooftop. “I’ll go around the rear and climb up. You cover the front.” I should have warned him that I was spell-free. I really should have. I didn’t. A few minutes later, gravel crunched on the roof again and I tensed, but it was only Adam. He walked to the front, hunkered down, and motioned me over. “No sign of her,” he whispered. “But I can’t see shit. Can you toss up a light ball?” “Is there a flashlight in the Jeep?” I asked. “That’d be easier.” “Sure.” He dropped the keys into my hand. “Glove box.”

Editorial Reviews

“Armstrong keeps the focus on hip, impulsive and likable Savannah, building suspense with plenty of plot reversals and betrayals. Fans of the series won’t want to miss what is clearly the first battle in an Otherworld war.” —Publishers Weekly "Powerfully written... Moves along at a sprightly clip, and Armstrong's senses of humour and suspense are spot on. She knows when to break the tension and when to ramp it up, as evidenced by the climax and dénouement. The reader who gets through that without feeling a bit ragged might want to be checked for a pulse." —The Globe and MailPraise for Waking the Witch: "Armstrong is quite deft at making Savannah simultaneously formidable, sympathetic and real.... A quick and fun read." —The Miami Herald"Waking the Witch is a satisfying read that stands well on its own....Waking the Witch is a solid blend of fantasy and detective novel that both male and female readers will enjoy." —The Great Geek Manual