Spell Bound, Review

18 Jun

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall, #3)

Plot: 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 is without her powers at the start of this book; they are buried inside of her, locked away by the spell she underwent before her removal was to take place.  She steps out of the Itineris to find herself in the forest with the Brannicks, who she thinks are the enemy of all Prodigium, but Cal has sent her there to find her mother so she trusts him and goes. Someone high up in Prodigium society has been spreading rumors that are far from true about humans and those hunting Prodigium.  Just as someone has been raising demons on Graymalkin Island, right by Hecate Hall, not all the fires and destruction blamed on the Branicks and The Eye have been done by those groups.
Just as they are developing a plan of action, Sophie, Archer and Cal find themselves being magically transported back to a very different Graymalkin Island and Hecate Hall.  A spell has brought all the students back to create a force to take over the human world.  During the planning and battles that take place, a few things happened that made me pretty sad.  Archer learns the truth about his past and Cal sees what will be his future.  Sometimes knowledge is a good thing, but that doesn’t always lessen the pain it can cause.
This series was really well done. I was glad to see on her blog that she is supposed to have a new series starting this summer as I really did enjoy her writing style and her way with characters.
Would you recommend this book? Yes.
5 stars
-Jill
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