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Spell Bound

(Hex Hall #3)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  59,993 ratings  ·  4,157 reviews
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
Hardcover, 327 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Hyperion Book CH
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Wendy Darling
**Please be aware that the spoilers in this review are real, so don't click on them unless you've read the book. There are mild spoilers in the visible text, but they're not anything that you haven't already guessed if you're already a fan of the series. And since three people have done this already, please DO NOT discuss spoilers in this book without spoiler-tagging your comments since you will absolutely ruin the book for people who haven't read the book yet. If you don't know how to do this, ...more
Feb 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, 2012
Review, March 15:

As much as it literally hurts rating this book four stars, I have to do it. I will admit to anyone who wants to hear that I have pretty much been obsessively waiting for this ending since I read Hex Hall on my birthday two years ago. Really. I have waited so long, and as much as I want to say it was perfect it wasn't.

Not to say it wasn't enjoyable. In fact, I absolutly love it. I love the humor, I love the twist in Part two. I adore Sophie, Archer, Jenna, and Cal, and I so wish
Jillian -always aspiring-
Jan 30, 2011 marked it as maybe-reads
Are you trying to make me insane, Ms. Hawkins? What happens if I die before this book comes out, huh? I will have been left with the cliffhanger of Demonglass as an ending. I hope you're happy with yourself.

. . .Okay, okay, I am bordering on the melodramatic, I know. I just can't believe this book's release is so far away! That ending was evil. Not demon evil, but evil enough.
Aj the Ravenous Reader
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lol, easy-read

I am Spellbound. Every time I read a book by a Rachel, it seems I am instantly captivated. Let me just recall some of these lovelies. Rachel E. Carter, Rachel Higginson and now Rachel Hawkins. Maybe it also has a lot to do with my awesome big sister being Rachel too.

Now, now, let’s go to the review.

As much as I would like to say this is the best book in the series, I could not do that because honestly, compared to the first two, this is not as great but...there’s a BIG BUT (no pun intended. s
This whole series was the best re-read of this year. And I forgot everything that happened except for the first book. Which is actually good because I enjoyed more this way.

However, I need to rate this one 3,5/5⭐ for all the reasons stated below ⬇.

“I think I might have seen pride in Dad’s eyes. Or maybe it was just a gleam of Why is my offspring so insane?”

This may be slightly spoilerish.

I still find it strange that the Casnoffs simply knew everything. I wanted/waited for someone to be a trait
Jun 20, 2011 marked it as to-read
Is someone having fun conspiring against me?
Is this some kind of joke?
Should I be laughing?
Probably I should, but no, I will kill somebody and then I'll feel better.

*Thinks about killing some certain author but what if that certain author has a fourth book? Who would write it then, right? Kills a mosquito instead*

No, I don't fell better.

I WANT Spell Bound!

*Starts creating a diabolic plan to, somehow (time machine?), drop in 2012 and come back with the book*
Apr 28, 2011 marked it as to-read
I need this book soooooo bad! After that ultimate cliffhanger I was like couldn't have been it....
I actually kept on turning the page to see if there was a secret couple of pages that I was missing.
This is just cruel. :((( I think all of my favorite authors are conspiring against me to have totally awful cliffhangers and not publish their books for extended periods of time. Sighhh

Edit: Ohhh I do like the name of the book. Spell Bound! Woot!
Cassi aka Snow White Haggard
Mar 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, read-in-2012
I want this like Sophie Mercer wants Archer Cross. (In my bed with me now! Because that's where I read books)

The above is my pre-reading review. Liked it! I always need more Archer though. Wonder what the spin-off series is going to be about. (view spoiler)

PSA Unrelated to the book but important.

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Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
Was it just me or was anyone else truly and utterly disappointed with this book? I really, really, really liked the first two, but this one just didn't do it for me - not because Sophie didn't choose the guy I was rooting for but becasue the whole book itself was pretty blah.

First of all, I LOVED Sophie in the first two books. This one, not so much. She was just downright annoying. "Hellalicious? Duck, duck, demon? Brannicks, magic and hell, ohmy?" Really?!?! I know Hawkins was writing Sophie as
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
D' Epic Battles

Harry's version...

Aragorn's version...

Sophie's version...

There are lots of reasons why I gave it two stars or what we called OK stars rather than the Liked stars.

The Hex Hall has been highlighted or well known for its being fluffy, charming and funny. And that’s why I liked this series. This third book on the other hand is too darn dark to be neither these three. sigh!

Initially I had problems with the "whole book". I never felt fully immersed with it. I felt like a ping pong ba
Mar 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-reads
Want it... Need it!!! I kept hitting next page on my kindle at the last page.... that's just plain old evil!!! >.< I should protest the next book, but I WANT IT!!! and for some reason, I'm rooting for Cal... Archer... I trust him as far as i can throw him.

4/5/12- finished the book in one sitting.... I was suspious at first with the begining all turned out beautifully besides one part....curse you Archer! Curse you! Lol (team cal always!!)
Mar 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I need this now!! "HOLY HELL WEASEL" ! Look at the purple on the cover! PRETTTTY. Want, want, want so much!


"Holy hell weasel" perfection. Spell Bound is faultless and a brilliant ending to the series. I could not have asked for more.

Spell Bound picks up where we left off in Demon Glass... Well kind of. Sophie's powers have been sealed off and she now finds herself with the Brannicks. But they have a plan and Sophie is the key. Then, suddenly, Sophie finds herself back at Hex Hall and she'll n

Am I the only one who have grown to dislike Sophie and think she's becoming increasingly annoying during the first two books?

Am I the only one to think Ms. Hawkins' supposed 'humor' and witty remarks are getting old?

Am I the only one who thinks witty remarks are nice, but if they were spoon-fed to us in almost every single page of a novel, then I will have to say 'enough is enough'?

In another words, I don't have much high hope for that third book of the series.

Short Review:

1.5 star.

Elena Salvatore
Sophie finds herself on enemy territory. She doesn't know if Cal, her father and Archer made it out safely. She doesn't know what happend to Jenna. She doesn't know why her mother is with the Brannicks and she doesn't really know where she landed.
The latter question is answered when she gets attacked by a redhead girl with green eyes.
But when she finds her mother she discovers that all her life has been a lie. Her mother is one of the Brannicks, which makes her one of them as well.
Her family
Oct 13, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
The series has been losing steam since the second book. Scenes, actions and plots in this book feel overly simplified and rushed.
(view spoiler)
Irena BookDustMagic
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure how long has it been since I've read Demonglass, but while reading this one, it felt like it has been too long.
It's like my brain lost it's ability to remember details from previous books and at some times, I was lost.
I forgot names, relationships and some pretty big events that happened before this book.
However, page by page, I remebered most of it.

This was an okay last book in the series. It was not an epic finale and I can't even call it a conclusion since it left open door for a
Apr 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book
I finished reading this book last night, and I needed to calm down before I write a review. (This contains few spoilers, so watch out!) I'm too depressed, too sad, and too frustrated. I know I should have not taken this book so personally, but I've grown to really like Cal, and it has hurt me damn much on what has happened to him. He didn't deserve it. It was too much. I hate Hawkins for doing it to him, she didn't even give him a chance to be happy. And I also hate myself because I'm so affecte ...more
 ••Camila Roy••
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this series so much! Sophie, Archer and Jenna hold a place in my heart. I’m going to miss them
RATING: 2 Out Of 5

Major. Let. Down.

How un-surprising that the last novel in the Hex Hall series would be a major let down and be utterly disappointing. Eghh its infuriating some of the events that transpired in the novel and readers you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when you read it.

The novel is un-funny – though it does try very hard to be so, but I’m afraid it falls short in the funny department. Looks like Hawkins used up all her cans of funny in the previous two books, and these bo
Rachel Maniacup
Wow! This series really is enchanting!No wonder,I was also bewitched in Rachel Hawkins' School Spirits which is clearly btw not a sequel to Hex Hall,nor Hex Hall is a sequel to School Spirits.But both have a different kind of entertaining stories where in the other series,you'll find the story of Izzy(Isolde) while the other is about Sophie.

I can't believe that the newly introduced characters here were actually the characters I was missing in School Spirits,(though they were already mentioned in
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was amazing to read I was able to easily get absorbed into this story. It was one I was able to get it read in under 48 hours while having to prepare my farm animals for winter. If this was not so easy to get into I would not have been able to do that. The personality of Sophie Mercer is just so easy for me to relate to at points of the story. I also loved Jenna's personality if she was a real life person I would have wanted her to be my best friend. If everyone was as loyal as Jenna then t ...more
Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

I have to say and with no little surprise on my part but this was actually fun!

I really enjoyed the writing. Not a lot of points for the story cause let's face it, nothing actually ever wraps up with such a neat and pretty bow. It was very sunshine and rainbows and HEAs which is cool, sometimes you need uncomplicated and simple to ease your mind.

And that's what this book did. Finishing it, I felt all light and happy. I loved Soph's parents, like a lot. Not big on her boyfriend and best friend bu
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid ending to this series. I liked how it concluded.
Neil (or bleed)
Apr 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
First thing first. I love the ending. (view spoiler)

The story has started when Sophie enter the Itineris and came up in the Brannicks homestead and in just that particular beginning, a revelation has shocked Sophie. Me too. I re
Popcorn! If I had to pick a mood-food to go with these books it would have to be a big buttery bowl of popcorn.
It just goes so nicely with the theme of entertaining and fun as hell!

I'm gonna keep this brief since really all I have to say is that I freaken love this series!!
It's fun and funny, it's exciting and completely consuming. It doesn't have one dry moment. I love the writing and the zingy dialog. The characters are incredibly easy to love, the romance is giggly swoon-worthy and the story
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rachel Hawkins knows how to make me smile !
Mimi Valentine
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars!

I don't want to write this review. Instead, I want to hide in the corner with a blanket and some tissues so I can read this book all over again because: It. Was. AMAZING!

Taking place right where Demonglass left off, Spell Bound starts off running and doesn't slow down at all. Every time you think that something is going right and the cast will finally get a break, something else goes wrong that leaves you flipping pages faster than before. Hawkins knows how to write a
Jodi Meadows
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
*flail flail flail*


Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
2.5 stars. It was okay, but not my cup of tea. First off, (and we already know this by the third book), Sophie is a dirty cheater. Sorry! You may have a different opinion on it, but if you keep the facts black and white she literally cheated on her man more than once. More. Than. Once. And her man was nothing but a cutie. He had no substance to him, and neither did Sophie. ALSO, I LOVE sarcasm. I snort sarcasm. But I don’t think there was one piece of dialogue from Sophie that WASNT sarcasm. It ...more
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I'm rather sorry that this is the last book. This has been an extremely entertaining & hilarious series! Definitely putting itself up there with my favs. I'm still mad at myself for letting it sit on my tbr like for SIX while years, which is as long as I've been on Goodreads. That's really sad lol

Anyway, this installment gets a 4.75 stars

As always, you can totally depend on Sophie to bring all the epic snark and sass, and witty lines when she's nervous. That's one of the things I love most about
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