Thursday, July 9, 2015

Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3) by Rachel Hawkins

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
So this is the third and possibly last book about 15 year old Sophie although there is at least one book that is a spin off from the series. I am a bit disappointed in the direction the author took this. It started out fun and Harry Potterish with a girl main character in a school that is sort of a reform school for paranormal teens. There was fun and friendship and humor and a bit of romance in the first book. The second book brought in a love triangle - I so dislike those - so unoriginal and overdone. This third book brings in another plot twist - not only is Sophie's dad a demon, but now we find out that her mother comes from a family that is not exactly the normal human family. We learn who the evil ones are who are raising demons and trying to take over - something - and only Sophie can stop them. Together with her friends, she goes to hell and back in order to do so. There is more action, romance, plot twists and magic but there I just was not thrilled with some of the elements in this last book. To me, it lost some of the fun and lightheartedness that the first book began with.

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