Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Review: Spell Bound
Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book continues immediately after the events of the last book. Savannah has lost her powers in some weird wish situation, but has managed to save the fragile home life of the kid that she befriended along the way.
Adam finally learns to put his foot down in this book. Savannah may have been the one doing a lot of soul searching and growing up, but Adam really learned how to force Savannah to stop treating him like her flunkey. It was a little rough to watch these two fight, but I’m happy that it might finally be getting us somewhere. A lot of meaningful looks were exchanged, or avoided, but progress is progress. This book had a lot of setup for the upcoming “war,” or whatever it turns out to be. Demons are coming out of the woodwork, mythical characters are resurfacing, all of our favorite characters from previous books are making an appearance, and everything is pointing at a big event on the horizon. Witch-hunters are cast as the big bad in this story, but it is something so much more than that.
The struggle in this book was watching Savannah try to confront her biggest fear: being normal. Without her powers, she’s just a whiney girl who keeps getting kidnapped. Lucky for us, this phase doesn’t really last that long. She figures out what her issues are (thanks to Adam) and tries to address them, while trying to, you know, save her friends. It was nice to see the changes in Savannah along the way and I hope she continues to grow up in the next book (which is also from her POV). I wish we had a HEA here, too, but maybe at the end of the next one?
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