This Week I am Reading:

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins


Depicting a sub community of the supernatural with their own schooling and council, it follows Sophie Mercer, who, originally believing she was a witch discovers she is actually an all-powerful demon, though currently a powerless all-powerful demon trying to save the world, one sarcastic comment at a time.

Spell Bound is the Third and final installment of the Hex Hall trilogy. I read the first two a couple of years ago now and then never picked up the third book when it was published. I guess I just forgot about it. I did however rediscover my Hex Hall novels and just had to see how it ended. So I went to one of my go to online book stores, The Book Depository[i] and finally picked it up.

At this point in my book reading life I feel as if I’m at that awkward stage between the ‘young adult’ section and the ‘adult’ section, not knowing quite where to head to first, or which section I think I should head to first.

I still love it though. It’s an easy read and while there may be a few too many ‘witty one liners’, I think, for the overall tone of the novels it works. It’s engaging and full of the good vs. evil feuding and misunderstandings we love with transporting portals and trips to the underworld.

I’m not the greatest fan of the books jacket however that’s neither here nor there. The only thing about this novel that I didn’t like, okay that I despised, was the love triangle. It presents itself in the second book and I take a disliking to it instantly. I hate love triangles on principal but especially when you adore one pairing and like the other one. I mean you can’t even dislike the ‘other’ guy. It was surprisingly easy to move past though, which for me is rare.

You can take a look at Spell Bound[ii] over at The Book Depository.

[i] The Book Depository Affiliate Link

[ii] The Book Depository Affiliate Link


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