Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Book 2 – Demonglass
Book 3 – Spell Bound
Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins was one of the titles that I was most looking forward to reading this year. After the ending of Demonglass I was in agony of not knowing what happened next. So the moment that Spell Bound was released I dove right into it (well once I managed to get through the grinding work day). I found that Spell Bound picks up almost immediately after the events in Demonglass and kicks off with a bang. Things are revealed that I’d begun to suspect and I was happy when my theories were correct. And for 3/4 of this book I was in love. There were twists and turns and lots of the snark that I’ve come to love from a Rachel Hawkins novel.
I think that, as a reader, I was just expecting so much more from this final book in the series since the middle book was just so good. Middle books are usually a bit blah and just filled with set up and transition and that wasn’t the case with Demonglass. So because of that the bar was set pretty high for Spell Bound and so my expectations were high. Spell Bound was a good book, it just wasn’t a great book, at least it didn’t end great. I still loved Rachel Hawkins’s writing style and I love her snarky heroine, Sophie. Her little quips in the face of danger made for some light hearted moments. I like the book and the bulk of the story and I think that its worth reading. I just wanted something….more. I really want to talk about what my biggest issue was with the whole book but I can’t do that without spoiling…and as this book only just came out on Tuesday its a bit too early to rant and give out spoilers. But if you have read the book and want to know then send me an email and we can discuss. =)