Book Watch: Spell Bound

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins will be released in the U.S. on March 13, 2012 in hardcover format.

It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in hardcover format only.

Published by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Books, the print edition is 336 pages.

Spell Bound is the third book in the Hex Hall series.


I had no idea just how many amazing books are releasing on March 13th until I started creating this post. I have seven books pre-ordered and five of them I’m dying to read right now.

But the book I’m most anticipating, the book that has tormented me the most, and the book with a killer cliffhanger ending that made me scream, is Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins. So, for all those reasons and so many more, Spell Bound just had to be the book to watch this week.

I finally got the courage up to look at the description and, while it sounds like this will be a tremendously exciting book in the series, it gives absolutely nothing away about how things ended and where they’re headed. Not. One. Hint. Nothing. So, I’m still just as tortured as I was when I finished reading Demonglass last year.

At least it’s less than a month until release date. And I’m really hoping the eBook will be available to pre-order so I can read it the second it releases. I will not be able to wait before I tear into Spell Bound. I mean, that ending was massive. I must know what happened.

I love the irony the description reveals about this book. Sophie finally decides that having her powers is okay and then she loses them. And I love how major this book sounds. Sophie may be the only one who can stop a war. And while the description says the war is “epic,” I say that Sophie is if she can actually prevent one.

But, of course, what I really want to know is if there is anyone there to help her fight it. Someone like…hmmmm…Archer perhaps….

The wait has been long. The wait has been torturous. Re-reading Demonglass did not help me find clues about what might happen. Searching the internet for spoilers turned up nothing. Just a lot of chatter, speculation and wild guesses. None of which are any more likely to be accurate than mine.

So, while my other four anticipated reads this week are all ones I want on the top of the pile, Spell Bound is the only book that won’t even be sitting on the pile. It will go straight from purchased to currently reading. I just wish release date was right now, not a month from now….


Places to Stalk

The author on TWITTER

The author’s TUMBLR

The author’s BLOG

The series on FACEBOOK


About the Book

Goodreads description:

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?


Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are four other amazing and much anticipated books releasing on March 13th:

The Savage Grace: A Dark Divine Novel by Bree Despain

Infamous: The Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

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