Book Review #44: Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins

I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 14/01/14
My 3rd book this year.)

Sophie finds herself in enemy territories at the Brannick’s witch home. All she knows is that her mother is in this location and she has no idea why. She has no other choice but to be here considering the Prodigium Council want her as a weapon of destruction and she has no one else to turn to.

All the people who matter in her life have no idea she is alive, nor does Sophie know what has become of her father, her love interest Archer, her fiancé Cal or her best friend Jenny the vampire.

Sophie has the most complicated life, she not only has to find a way to survive enemy attacks, but she has to save the innocent Prodigiums from total destruction. Fighting demons, witches and teaming up with many people she thought would rather see her dead, she fights the biggest battle in centuries.

I absolutely wanted to love this book more than the others. But like many series, the ending was another let down. I still enjoyed the book. But it was mediocre. It felt rushed and skipped around between places and events too quickly. It definitely felt like a book that tried to sum everything up in between the biggest battle of all time. But then the battle was disappointing.

I did shed a tear or two. I didn’t know if I should root for Archer or wish he would step away. I very much loved Cal, such an understanding, loving and caring man. I just wish there was more depth to the book. Maybe it needed to be spread out more so that the 3rd book was preparing for battle, then the 4th could have been an epic battle.

I would definitely recommend this series because it is still worth reading for Sophie’s sarcasm and motor mouth. The drama between this demon girl and Archer and Cal are worthwhile. I love that she has so many family problems just like any other real family. Most of all I love all the different types of supernaturals and how they can put up with each other.

Written by Ling Lee (15/01/14).

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