Aug 11, 2011

Review--Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong

Savannah Levine has grown up to become a paranormal-investigating knockout. As a witch endowed  with an array of spells, she is a force to be reckoned with. But, in her last case, innocent lives were lost and a family was torn apart. To put right the mess she helped create, she swears she would give anything...even her powers. Little does she know that someone or something has taken her up on that.

Defenseless and on the run from the witch-hunting assassins who are following her every move, Savannah soon stumbles upon a gathering storm that may tear her entire world apart. The danger is real. The whole Otherworld will have to come together to fight the dark force that threatens its very existence.

Savannah has no idea how to restore her powers just when she needs them the most, facing a host of deadly enemies bent on destroying not only her, but the very fabric of the supernatural world. As dark forces gather, Savannah isn't just fighting for her life, but for everything and everyone she loves...

OMG. Kelley Armstrong writes yet another amazing book to add to the Otherworld series! Finding myself not use to this new route with her on the last three with the same protagonist following the same events that just keep expanding, which isn't a bad thing, just saying from her past books, it's sort of different. Yet I still LOVE it! Spell Bound is winding up the series in an awesome way!

First off, just about everyone is back! And I mean everyone! If they were a narrator for one book, they are here. Eve though, not so much. Kristoff is there, but we don't get to see or hear him really. He's speaking through Jamie. But ooh, I just loved it that everyone was there! I missed Elena and Clay and they finally return! Paige and Lucas are there obviously and so are Jamie and Jeremy, as well as my gal pal Cassandra with her beau, Aaron! And Hope and Karl return as well. It was like a reunion!

What I found to be really interesting was that some small, loose plot threads that got hung off in previous books were brought up again. Nothing was overtly resolved since we still have 1 more book left in the series. One thing I'm mostly referring to was in Hope's book, the psycho Jaz. He comes back. Much to Karl's disappointment. I've been looking forward to this just because he was a sickeningly interesting villain. Creepy, and I really hope Karl gets 5 minutes alone with him soon!

The cusp of this book is that Savannah has lost her powers when she gave them up, unknowingly, to fix the problems she caused when putting an old woman in jail. Problem resolved, yet now Savannah has her own problem. We get a glimpse of how she lost them in the beginning, but the answers aren't clear. There was more reason behind Savannah losing her powers and she will do whatever it takes to get them back.

She and Adam's relationship grows more as well, but it's not without its problems. They have a lot of learning and growing to do themselves.

It all comes down to a really action packed ending, just when things start to look dark and bleak...the end. Okay, not quite literally, there is still a lot left unresolved and the major problems are still active. We're going to have to wait for 13 for the final conclusion with the final showdown before saying goodbye to this fabulous series!

Overall rating 5/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Can't read your review yet since I haven't gotten this one yet! I must admit that I am somewhat hesitant to read it, "Waking the Witch" was actually one of my least favourite books of the series. I don't know why I can't connect to Eve and Savannah as much as the other characters. *Shrugs shoulders*


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