Spell Bound (Hex Hall Series #3)

Spell Bound (Hex Hall Series #3)

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by Rachel Hawkins

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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 enchanted.

Just 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,

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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 enchanted.

Just 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 confident.

Sophie's bound for one hell of a ride-can she get her powers back before it's too late?

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Debbie Wenk
Sixteen-year-old Sophie Mercer has traveled by Itineris (a magic portal) from her recently burnt-to-the-ground boarding school and landed in a forest, feeling much the worse for wear. Before she gets her bearings, she is confronted by a ghost (who is tethered to her and not happy about it), a werewolf, and a very angry, young Brannick (a family of women with special powers—the family that Sophie is actually seeking). Once inside the Brannick compound, Sophie is reunited with her mother, whom she discovers is a Brannick—a family that Sophie thought were her mortal enemies. The Brannicks have been greatly reduced in number; they are down to four and a half, the half being Sophie, as her father is a demon. It turns out the Brannicks had been searching for Sophie as their only hope of salvation from the evil Casnoffs. Confused? Readers should be unless they have read previous Hex Hall books. As the cast of characters grows, it is not just names that the reader must keep straight—it is also the category of being Brannick, Prodigium, vampire, ghost, demonic fairy, and more. Sophie is a fairly plucky heroine and quite likeable. The action is pretty nonstop and the plot engaging. Although this story does not stand alone, collections that already include the previous Hex Hall titles will want to add this one. Reviewer: Debbie Wenk

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Disney Press
Publication date:
Hex Hall Series, #3
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Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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Spell Bound (A Hex Hall Novel) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 222 reviews.
doggis More than 1 year ago
Great Book. Should be made into a movie. enjoyed it immensely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I seriously just called Barnes and nobles customer service because I thought I was missing a hundred plus pages on my nook download....of Hex Hall..Demonglass....only to find out no...Rachel Hawkins left her loyal readers with the biggest cliff-hanger I have ever encountered in all my joyous readings...I can't wait for Spell bound to hit the shelves I will be front and center getting my copy! Rachel Hawkin's is an amazing author! I love her whitty characters and her writing style in general!!! Ill be awaiting my copy of Spell bound and I truly hope she continues the series past 3 books!!!!!
luckyrox More than 1 year ago
This is a must read series! I read book one and two in one sitting. They were just soooo hard to put down. I can't wait till this one comes out!!! I'm going to pre order it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the trilogy for the most part; Hex Hall and Demon Glass were really good and well written so I couldn't wait for the third book. But after reading Spellbound, I was very disappointed. It seemed as if the author rushed through the book. There was so much more I wanted to know; we learn many things in this book but are still left with many questions of why things happened and what led up to them happenning, as well as leaving me with questions about different relationships. Hopefully the author will decide to write a fourth book. She needs to..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all three books right up until the author said "Whos guidence and wisdom hopefully helped me stick the landing." Makes it seem kind of final. Like there is no chance of another one. And with the ending the way it is... What with the eye still out there and the school opening again...AND the whole new council thing... If this really is the end off all hex hall i would say the landing was quite...shakey. No way did you stick it. And now i say this..in the nicest way i can... MAKE MORE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally love Archer! He is the best guy ever, And he really loves Sophie, and it was so sweet when he protected her. When he showed up at the party, my heart stopped. My favorite Archer lines are: "She was right. I did want to spend the ball with you." And "And I'm done pretending I don't want you." I might be a little in love with Archer, which sort of stinks since he's fictional. But I've been team Archer all the way through!
DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
I really like the way Rachel Hawkins writes. Her characters all have good dialog, and some funny bits thrown in between the snark(the Star Wars references were gut busting!!) But Sophie was, and still is, my fave character. She is just what every girl thinks they would be in her position. She is strong when she has to be, deals with things by cracking jokes and acting as if shes not taking anything serous. But when things happen, she steps up and really shows her strength. There are some really touching parts of this book, and more than a few times I had to wipe away tears, but the ending is good, a little sad, a little touching, but all the main threads are all tied off. I just wonder if there is going to be any more of Sophe and the others. I kinda hope so, because I hate to say it, but i will miss Hex Hall.
Some_Reading_Required More than 1 year ago
I was very eager to get my hands on this book! I instantly became addicted when I discovered the first two books Hex Hall and Demonglass a couple months ago. Sophie Mercer, our heroine, is not only strong-willed, she is also extremely funny. She’s one of those characters who in dire situations, make the hard decision of sacrificing oneself in an attempt to save their beloved ones. However, no matter the situation, she always is the one to lighten the mood with a witty or sarcastic remark. Plot: Spell Bound picks up right where book 2, Demonglass left off or so you’d think… Sophie jumps into the Itineris (magical traveling portal) in hopes of finding her mother, however with Sophie’s powers temporarily bound, the portal has trouble digesting her presence leading to a 2-week loss of time. Landing in enemy territory, powerless and desperate, and with only Archer’s demonglass sword, Sophie’s in quite the quandary. As if her father’s demon-genetics weren’t enough to grasp, she’s now got a whole new set of problems. Not only are the Brannicks not what they appear to be, Sophie learns that she shares an interesting commonality with this fierce group of Amazonians. Also, a warlock trapped in a painting (Hex Hall’s version of mirror mirror on the wall) is proclaiming that the coming, good vs. evil war will be determined by Sophie’s stance… Thoughts: So far I’ve been pretty impressed with the Hex Hall novels. In the beginning I was very hesitant to finish book one because I felt like the general plot was a bit shallow. However, part way through the book there was a progressive-shift. Not only did a slightly sinister and darker atmosphere develop it also allowed more depth and originality to break through. PROS Lots of witty dialogue courtesy of Sophie (What’s life or death situations without a little snark?) A few new, fierce, and lovable characters (Don’t let your guard down around a small Brannick girl, she may just whip out a blade and try to shank you, repeatedly…) Sacrifices are made (Granted this particular character was a favorite… I’m happy to say their death was for the greater good or some mumbo-jumbo like that) Elodie’s story has a happy ending (Anyone seen ABC Family’s Teen Spirit? Pretty much Elodie pulls a Amber and ends up with a peaceful afterlife) CONS Although I’m not one for long and drawn-out series (Seriously House of Night!?) I think Hex Hall could have benefited from either a longer book 3 or a book 4. The story itself played out rather fast towards the end. Throughout the “big” battle I felt like someone was anxious to get to the end so they whipped out a remote to fastforward the story. The Eye of God (who’s purpose is to eradicate all supes) was played up to be this big bad, however they never really got their shining moment or basically any moment. They’ve appeared here and there a few times but then this giant battle occurs that could decide the fate of humanity and they’re what, napping? I hope you find my own snarky review of this book enjoyable, it’s all in good fun! – Sophie has inspired me . All in all this is a cute and quick trilogy, perfect for the beach or lounging on the deck.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book, hate the ending so much it hurts! Grrrrrrr...
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Blender-P More than 1 year ago
I've read the entire Hex Hall series and enjoyed it very much. Although it does have the done and done again romance triangle, it managed to pull it off without making me entirely disgusted with any of the 3 characters. This is a story full of creativity in a surprisingly unique world (considering paranormal fantasy is fairly common now) and I consistently liked, and enjoyed reading about, Sophie and her friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book more!Couldnt put it down I agree of this becoming a movie,it would be epic on screen!!!!!!! Cant wait for next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was really good. More romance than the other two books. Toward the end it was sad but it was bittersweet the last few pages. A must buy for anyone! I cant wait until the 4th installment for this series.
Reading_With_Cupcakes 12 months ago
I absolutely loved this series. It was one I just had to keep going and finish. That doesn't happen often with me. That being said, this third book was probably my least favorite. It seemed to be missing something that the other two had. It was still really good, but I guess I just wanted more from it. Also, I have no idea why they put a cat on all of the covers. There are no cats. I think in the first book it even said she was allergic or something to them. Sorry, just something that kind of irked me... You can find more of my reviews at: http://readingwithcupcakes.blogspot.com/
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I really liked this series. Sophie sounds like a great girl to be with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the hex hall series and archer is amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed all of the books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay...This book made my top 25 books. I read alot. I loved rhe first books so much. I love this one too. But there were very emotional parts in this book... ((SPOILERS)) Like Cal dying for instance. Or her dad going through the removal and surviving, when they runited. Agian, completley appropriate for ages 10 and up. Breif langue in the first book, but the second and third are good. This series was amazing, I hope you read them becasue they are misunderstood. Nobody ever reads them, but there good. They do get emotinal- us too. So, in end, it was amazing and i hope you like it!! ~Lu?@
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Am i right? *raises an eyebrow* <br> Qu Bree
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great series, except the ending of it all was lousy. The only truly good person sacrifices himself so that Sophie can hook up with her scummy boyfriend (rather than being with the decent, honest and kind person that loved her that she could have had). It would have been five stars, but the last two chapters brought it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome book