Thursday, April 12, 2012

CBRIV: Book#3: Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong

Pinky McLadybits

I read another book! I downloaded an app to my iPad, borrowed the book from the local library electronically, and read it. I am proud of myself.

This book is the latest in Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld Series. I believe it to be book twelve of the series. I suppose this means that there will be spoilers in my review, but I'll try not to be an asshole about it. I would strongly suggest going back to the first book in the series, Bitten, and starting there if Spell Bound sounds intriguing to you.

Savannah Levine is a powerful witch. She's always relied on her natural ability to cast spells with the barest of effort. Unfortunately for her, she just woke up with her powers gone. Someone, or some thing, has taken her powers from her and now she has to figure out who it was and why they did this to her.

She is joined by her best friend, Adam. Adam is part demon and has the ability to burn things with his fingers. Or however it sounds cooler to describe it. Savannah also has a witch hunter on her heels.

But wait, there's more!

A group of fed up supernaturals has decided that it is time to reveal themselves to world and take their rightful place at the top of the food chain. Savannah has to deal with this while learning how to exist without the help of her spells. She never paid attention when she was taught normal ways to make her life easier and protect herself. Luckily, she knows werewolves, sorcerers, other witches, necromancers, vampires, and half-demons willing to lend their abilities and knowledge to the various matters at hand.

It sounds nuts, doesn't it? If you start the series from the beginning, then it is a lot less overwhelming. You meet Elena, a female werewolf, and her mate Clay. You meet their Alpha Jeremy. You meet necromancer Jaime. Werewolf Karl, half-demon Hope, vampires Cassandra and Aaron, Savannah as a child, her parents, her half-siblings...there is a lot of history and information in the first eleven books. That said, you don't need to read all previous books to enjoy this one, but you'll enjoy it a lot more if you do.

This book was great fun to read and I am happy that the last book of the series, Thirteen, will be out later this year.

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