My pick this week stems from a series that I just recently discovered. After friends recommending and then reminding me that I need to read them, I finally broke in and pulled them out of the TBR pile. After I read the first two books I realized what all the fuss was about. These are genuinely good books. The characters are likeable and so easily related to it feels like you are a part of the story. I literally did a giggly dance the other day when the third and final book's cover was released. Sadly, this will probably wrap up the tales with Sophie Mercer and the gang. However, if this book holds up to the quality of the previous two, I can guarantee that it will be some ending!
Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
Expected Publication Date: March 13, 2012 by Hyperion Book CH
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?