Spell Bound

Spell Bound

eBook - 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?
Publisher: [United States] : Disney Book Group : Made available through hoopla, 2012
ISBN: 9781423153634
1423153634
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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sarahbru17 Jul 07, 2017

Characters: 9/10
Plot: 9/10
Writing: 9/10
This was a satisfying conclusion to a fun trilogy. Like its predecessors, it was a fast and easy read with intrigue and humor. The plot was compelling and led up to a great climax. The character's death at the end was fitting for the plot and added both tension and resolution to Sophie's character. I also liked the use of Elodie to create simultaneous conflict and solutions throughout the story. I enjoyed every moment of this book.

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GLeigh
Jul 10, 2016

My favourite Hex Hall book yet! Everything about it is great!

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goddessbeth
Aug 27, 2015

Spell Bound is the final book in the Hex Hall series, and just as fluffy, fast-paced fun as the previous two. It could have been drawn-out much more, considering how much happens in this book, actually. Still, it was enjoyable and tied up the loose ends of everything.

Sophie continues to entertain, although still be realistically youthful in many ways. The friendship, the love interest, the BtVS-style world saving...it's all there. The only part of this book that felt like a cop-out, or at the very least WAY too convenient, was the Cal storyline. Other than that...yeah, this worked for me.

I recommend it for fans of the series, obviously. And I recommend the trilogy for fans of YA (especially contemporary supernatural), magic (including shapeshifters, witches, faeries, demons, etc.), female protagonists who are snarky and smart, sizzling PG romance and action. These are pretty 'popcorn' as books go, so you can absolutely get and blitz through all three books in a week.

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sprinkle
Jul 28, 2013

the ending was kinda rushed in my opinion and i was so devastated when Cal dies-got sucked into the pit

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ecifani
Jun 14, 2013

Is that, a golf club?

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Sevly
Feb 16, 2013

The nerve-wracking downer ending of the second book set high expectations for this one, but it didn't quite make it there. Between the threads it left hanging (Izzy and Torin) and the threads that were too easily resolved (demonglass collecting, Lara's control of Sophie), the finale was so okay it's average.

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beth36912
Feb 12, 2013

OMG AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

crystal_dark Aug 19, 2012

This series was a lot of fun with a lot of interesting & complex characters as well as an intriguing plot that keeps the reader engaged in the story.

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Abby0429
Aug 12, 2012

Average is a good word to describe Spell Bound. I had enjoyed the first book enough to read the second, and loved the second, but this last one...not so much. I thought it was slow and unrealistic. Through the first two books I had mixed feelings about the main character, but I really didn't like her in this last book, I found her annoying and her "witty" comments weren't even that funny, I didn't feel they were necessary either, which contributed to the annoying persona. I thought it was an awfully bland series ender for what had the potential to be a decent trilogy.

habigeaton Aug 10, 2012

what is the first one called anyway it sounds like a really good book

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crystal_dark Aug 19, 2012

“Archer turned back to me, and that familiar grin flashed over his face. “Come on, Mercer. Me, you, the cellar. What could go wrong?”
― Rachel Hawkins

crystal_dark Aug 19, 2012

“We're going to the Underworld," Izzy said. She bounced a little as she said it, her eyes bright and her tone implying that "the Underworld" was akin to "Candy Land.”
― Page 259

crystal_dark Aug 19, 2012

“Whoa, I'm your girlfriend now?"
Archer shrugged. "We've tried to kill each other, fought ghouls, and kissed a lot. I'm pretty sure we're married in some cultures.”
― Pages 188 - 189

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Myrna000
Dec 20, 2011

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?

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