Saturday, 7 July 2012
Book Review: Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins
I have a confession to make: I'm the worst at remembering books I've read. Unless the book was shocking or for some reason really, really, memorable I'm likely to have forgotten it a few months later. Luckily Rachel Hawkins has created a series that sticks, and although at the outset of picking up Spell Bound, the last installment in the Hex Hall series, some of the details were a bit hazy around the edges I was able to be transported right back into the world of Witches, Warlocks, Demons, Sophie Mercer and Archer Cross, of course. Who could forget about him?
Another book, another awful cover. Ok, I kid. But really. These babies need a makeover stat. Spell Bound was every bit as action-packed and addictive as the two previous Hex Hall novels. Once again Sophie Mercer's special brand of humor, or should I say snarky sarcasm, strikes again. And although Spell Bound is overall more tragic and dark than previous Hex Hall novels it is still filled to the brim with Sophie-isms. The plot is fast moving and we are introduced to some kickass new characters (can anyone say Brannick kids spinoff?). I loved that we get to return to Hex Hall, back were it all began; though a somewhat rushed conclusion to this series may be disappointing for some fans.
As for the love side of things. Well it was...satisfying. I have been team Archer all the way, so the dreaded love triangle stuff annoyed me a little bit, but I came around to Cal in the end as he proves to be a good friend to Sophie. Spell Bound was a spell-binding ending to a captivating series that sees our beloved characters each getting their happy ending (kinda), despite there being some...sacrifices.