DEpic Battles Harry s version Aragorn s version Sophie s versionThere are lots of reasons why I gave it two stars or what we called OK stars rather than the Liked stars.The Hex Hall has been highlighted or well known for its being fluffy, charming and funny And that s why I liked this series This third book on the other hand is too darn dark to be neither these three sigh Initially I had problems with the whole book I never felt fully immersed with it I felt like a ping pong ball that constantly tossed from one side to another There were twists and turns and lots of the snark that kind of didn t flow well, mainly because there are so much going on and the storylines should have had depth to them.I really don t want to spoil the story for you, but there s a slightly darker feel towards the end of the book I felt a bit cheated with Hawkins taken an easy way out to get to the ending that she came up with And the big choices, highlighted moments and the final battle were a bit not so big I m all like Oh she easily repelled the power of the mwahaha evil Good for her. or like that s all will happen when you visited the underworldYeah in other word why the heck its way too easy with her As for the characters they are still likeable, especially Cal and Jenna Both of them I think did grow from the first to this last book though I didn t like what happened to one of them For Archer, he s still charming and all but he goes from Mr Hot down to Mr Cute Maybe because he has smaller part in here and their Sophie Archer love team didn t give me sparks compare to Sophie Cal love team And now for Sophie well, Sophie s character to my opinion is quiet overdone in this book Don t get me wrong, her humor has always been one of my favorite parts of the series, but it sometimes felt very out of place in the tense situations here.I think that, as a reader, I was just expecting so much from this final book in the series since the middle book was just so good Ah Well Spell Bound was still a good book, it just wasn t a great book, at least it didn t end great. Is someone having fun conspiring against me 2012 Is this some kind of joke Should I be laughing Probably I should, but no, I will kill somebody and then I ll feel better Thinks about killing some certain author but what if that certain author has a fourth book Who would write it then, right Kills a mosquito instead No, I don t fell better.I WANT Spell Bound Starts creating a diabolic plan to, somehow time machine , drop in 2012 and come back with the book 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 EnchantedJust 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 ConfidentSophie S Bound For One Hell Of A Ride Can She Get Her Powers Back Before It S Too Late I am Spellbound Every time I read a book by a Rachel, it seems I am instantly captivated Let me just recall some of these lovelies Rachel E Carter, Rachel Higginson and now Rachel Hawkins Maybe it also has a lot to do with my awesome big sister being Rachel too.Now, now, let s go to the review.As much as I would like to say this is the best book in the series, I could not do that because honestly, compared to the first two, this is not as great butthere s a BIG BUT no pun intended seriously , I am still very happy with how everything has been concluded in this finale.What I love most in this series is how each character in the books has become really endearing From the sassy heroine, Sophie, who never failed to crack me up, charming Archer, the quiet but heroic Cal, adorable Jenna and even the bitchy ghost, Elodie, the new characters the Brannicks and even crazy Torin and Sophie s parents All of them managed to make me laugh that they feel to me like really good friends and I just want to gather them all including Rachel Hawkins and myself in one big group hug I m so going to miss them sniffs I am not overlooking the missing details in the plot such as the supposedly significant role of the Eye and the Brannicks in the story and how several events are quite downplayed a bit but the adventures the characters went through are still fascinating and engaging.I wasn t given an epic finale because that s really highly unlikely and unrealistic because these books are under the quirky, mushy, amusing type but I couldn t think of better resolutions than those presented by the author Even this character s death I was like NOOOOOOO at his death at first but eventually realized that it was acceptable and meaningful A happy ending is inevitable and I really liked it that everyone got some perks Even the dead ones got theirs Lol.I could already imagine my friend, Melissa saying This, she prefers over Angelfall while rolling her eyes and smirking, definitely smirking and maybe even shaking her head You influence me way too much, Melissa Lol. I need this book soooooo bad After that ultimate cliffhanger I was like whatwhat..woahnothat couldn t have been it.I actually kept on turning the page to see if there was a secret couple of pages that I was missing WHY ,HAWKINS, WHYYY This is just cruel I think all of my favorite authors are conspiring against me to have totally awful cliffhangers and not publish their books for extended periods of time SighhhEdit Ohhh I do like the name of the book Spell Bound Woot All I m saying is Sophie had better get her powers unlocked so she can be all badass again Edit 2 soo.the cover is freaking awesome she looks like a modern day warrior with the bloody sword At least if she doesn t get her powers back right away she can just slice and dice hahah This whole series was the best re read of this year And I forgot everything that happened except for the first book Which is actually good because I enjoyed this way However, I need to rate this one 3,5 5 for all the reasons stated belowI think I might have seen pride in Dad s eyes Or maybe it was just a gleam of Why is my offspring so insane This may be slightly spoilerish.I still find it strange that the Casnoffs simply knew everything I wanted waited for someone to be a traitor and was giving them information view spoiler I always thought that it was Cal because that would make sense and would explain a lot of things But now, he is only a goood guy that stupidly dies without any good reason hide spoiler I want this like Sophie Mercer wants Archer Cross In my bed with me now Because that s where I read books The above is my pre reading review Liked it I always need Archer though Wonder what the spin off series is going to be about view spoiler I kinda hope the little Brannick girls hide spoiler Was it just me or was anyone else truly and utterly disappointed with this book I really, really, really liked the first two, but this one just didn t do it for me not because Sophie didn t choose the guy I was rooting for but becasue the whole book itself was pretty blah.First of all, I LOVED Sophie in the first two books This one, not so much She was just downright annoying Hellalicious Duck, duck, demon Brannicks, magic and hell, ohmy Really I know Hawkins was writing Sophie as a character that was trying to make light of the situation, but she was trying WAY to hard to be funny And what s worse, it seems like Hawkins knew that and she would follow the cheesy comment ACTUALLY saying that Sophie was trying to make a joke of it or that Sophie grimmace at the sounds of that.The book itself was just okay Don t get me wrong, there were a few good scenes in there, but most of it was blah I was really bored definitely through the first part of the book until the guys showed back up and no it wasn t because of the lack of romance and pretty much up until halfway through the book And the whole change from the Brannicks to Hex Hall and then to Ireland was just so choppy that it was disorienting, and splitting it up into Part 1, 2 and 3 didn t excuse it any less.As for the love triangle, don t even get me started Do not click this until you ve read the book because it does contain MAJOR spoilers view spoiler First of all, I ve never been a big fan of Archer, even from book 1 He was arrognt, obnoxious and not very swoon worthy And I didn t like that they called each other by their last names even after they became romantically involved Believe me, I ve had my fair share of favoring the bad boy or the jerk over the nice, sweet one BUT I can t can t stand Archer Sorry, no love lost there.I did like Cal, though I knew Hawkins would never write Sophie ending up with him What I WAS disappointed in however, was the way Sophie treated him in this book As if kissing him and then kissing Archer ten minutes after wasn t bad enough, Hawkins had to find SOME way to keep him romantically in the picture So what better way to do it than use Eloise s possession to make it happen Sure, just blame it on Eloise Because Sophie didn t enjoy it Because Sophie s not woman enough to go after the kiss herself Because Hawkins can t have readers hating her Absolutely CRUEL So I was trying to figure out how Hawkins was going to write him out Maybe give him to Finn Maybe find him another love Maube have him realize that she s not the right one for him No, she had to off him Too easy Meanwhile Sophie continues her happily ever after with the asshat hide spoiler Review, March 15 As much as it literally hurts rating this book four stars, I have to do it I will admit to anyone who wants to hear that I have pretty much been obsessively waiting for this ending since I read Hex Hall on my birthday two years ago Really I have waited so long, and as much as I want to say it was perfect it wasn t.Not to say it wasn t enjoyable In fact, I absolutly love it I love the humor, I love the twist in Part two I adore Sophie, Archer, Jenna, and Cal, and I so wish that my parents were as totally cute as James and Grace are But there are simply to many factors that take away from the book that make it a four star book for me.First off, the Brannicks I have been waiting to find out what was going on with them since Demonglass, yet I feel that we hardly saw them I did like the plot twist in Part Two, but that made us leave the Brannicks so abruptly, I was disappointed I thought the book was going to be about Sophie learning how to kick butt via Brannick teachings, yet that didn t happen We get to see some background information and meet the Brannicks, but then they are gone until much later in the book I don t even feel like they were even fleshed out much Even Izzy wasn t made much of a character.Then, there was the big battle sequence at the end So, I am not going to spoil anything here, but I will say that it was a big disappointment Think Mockingjay conflicts, where Katniss passes out during the really exciting parts No, Sophie doesn t pass out until the end, but the whole battle was super short and way too easy You ll see what I mean when you read it I was looking forward to a epic battle, good vs evil, that sort of thing, and again it didn t happen.Last of all, the love triangle The following information is covered with the spoiler cover for a reason, so don t read it unless you want to see me rant on that You have been warned view spoiler When I read Mockingjay, the one and only time I read it, I found myself hoping that the loser of Katniss s heart would sacrifice himself for Katniss Well, God answered my plea, only in this book instead of that one Racheal Hawkins kills Cal Holy Hell Weasel I didn t think she would have the guts to do it It s actually probably the only thing about this book I m completly content with if I want to be honest Not that I was hoping Cal would die I wasn t chanting that or anything during the book However, it was almost romantic in a way, Cal healing Sophie and getting himself killed to save her life It made me feel really sorry and actually care for him I do think that Hawkins should have done him justice though I didn t think about Cal in the first book, and when she introduced him as a love intrest, I hated, well, disliked him I m in love Archer, and I still think the love triangle was pointless Also, one complaint, I wanted to see of Sophie s parents They are just so adorable together hide spoiler Are you trying to make me insane, Ms Hawkins What happens if I die before this book comes out, huh I will have been left with the cliffhanger of Demonglass as an ending I hope you re happy with yourself..Okay, okay, I am bordering on the melodramatic, I know I just can t believe this book s release is so far away That ending was evil Not demon evil, but evil enough.
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