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Kelley Armstrong returns with an exciting new follow-up to her national bestselling book Waking the Witch.Savannah Levine is in terrible danger, and for once she's powerless to help herself. At the conclusion of Waking the Witch, Savannah swore that she would give up her powers if it would help a young girl. Little did she know that someone would take her up on that promisKelley Armstrong returns with an exciting new follow-up to her national bestselling book Waking the Witch.Savannah Levine is in terrible danger, and for once she's powerless to help herself. At the conclusion of Waking the Witch, Savannah swore that she would give up her powers if it would help a young girl. Little did she know that someone would take her up on that promise.And now, witch-hunting assassins, necromancers, half-demons and rogue witches all seem to be after her. The threat is not just for Savannah; every member of the Otherworld might be at risk. While most of her fellow supernaturals are circling the wagons at a gathering of the council in Miami, Savannah is caught on the road, isolated from those who can protect her and unable to use her vast spell-casting talent, the thing she counts on most. In a story that will change the shape of the Otherworld forever, Spell Bound gathers Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope and others, who soon learn that the greatest threat to supernaturals just may come from within....

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ISBN : 9780307357601
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Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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Spell Bound Reviews

  • Tatiana
    2019-03-21 05:48

    Just finished this very early ARC of Spell Bound and I truly hope it will be worked on some more. For now my thoughts are: this installment is rather messy and anticlimactic.The novel starts with Savannah and Adam investigating the loss of Savannah's spell-casting powers and learning more about witch-hunters introduced in Waking The Witch. Eventually however all the trails lead to something huge, something that puts the whole supernatural community in danger.The thing is, we never actually find out what exactly this danger is. We get to know some villains (there is plenty of them), but we never learn what specifically they are after and how they are planning to achieve this thing they are after. I guess we'll find out in the next book?What Spell Bound is about is quite a bit of sleuthing performed by Adam and Savannah when they follow numerous leads with the help of their numerous friends in numerous places. Spell Bound is one of those Women of the Otherworld books that take a hectic family reunion route. Meaning almost every character from previous books makes a cameo - Clay, Elena, Paige, Lucas, Hope, Karl, Jaime, Jeremy, Cassandra, etc. - they all show up regardless if they are actually needed or not. I normally like such cameos, but here it felt excessive and often unnecessary.If you are invested in Adam/Savannah relationship as much as I am, don't hold your breath. The development is minimal, unfortunately. The couple's interactions are hardly swoon-worthy or even realistic, I would go as far as to call them contrived, especially when it comes to fighting about IDK what or making up. After finishing this 12th book in the series I feel a tad disappointed. There is a lot of running around and gathering of information, but most of the questions remain unanswered, story threads unresolved. Basically, the novel has no solid plot, it is very fragmented and has no real climax. This series has been a favorite of mine for awhile, but it is gradually becoming something like Sookie Stackhouse series. I still enjoy reading the books, they are still entertaining, but they don't truly excite me any more. I particularly miss the hot romances...P.S. I recently found out that the 13th book will be the last in the series. More info here: http://www.kelleyarmstrong.com/forum/...

  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    2019-04-02 05:54

    3.5“Stuffing people into boxes is for those who have issues about their own box.” The weakest of the three final Savannah books, it was slapped with a 3.5 rating because of a few issues that can't be shaken. Because the story elements were focused on so heavily, the regular characters came off flat. Being in Savannah's head isn't as unique experience as I'd hoped, but she's a decent heroine. I wanted to see the kick-ass, ultra powerful witch when we finally got to her viewpoint, but instead the author chose to remove most of her powers to humble her. Would have been cool as a side story but not when she's in the lead. Now she has to depend on other people and not reveal the neat mixture I'm sure is existing in her blood of witch, sorcerer and half-demon. Instead we get the human version who is powerless. Kind of disappointing.As I've said in a few other reviews, I looked forward to finally seeing Adam as large character and love interest. He was amusing and daring in the second book of the series and has been seen little since. He was advertised as having a rare, strong power and a quirky personality. Finally on stage, he comes across rather bland and vanilla. His powers seem to wear out quickly and do one-dimensional shots. Their relationship isn't steamy or strong compared to Elaina/Clay, Paige/Lucas, nor does it have the sweet comfort feel that Jaime/Jeremy do. He bails a little easy and comes across kind of a jerk a few times in the story. The storyline was good but it fizzled a bit because it is more filler material, a bridge between books, building off of the last book but not yet at the final book where the main conflict and resolution will happen.It needs to be read if reading in the order because it shows the continued developments that will finish this series, and you do get other series characters rejoining the battle. Not the best one but definitely good.

  • Steven
    2019-04-17 11:04

    Really, Armstrong? A cliffhanger ending? BAH! Thankfully I waited until this series was completely to pick it up, so the only wait I'll have is the two other books I need to read before I can pick up the final book in this series.I'll be sad when I'm done. This series has been great!

  • Katie Michaels
    2019-04-12 08:48

    I loved this book. Loved it so much, in fact, that it may be my very favorite Otherworld book of all time. Yes, I know that's a pretty bold statement. And not everyone will agree. After all, generally the best Otherworld books are Elena books and I'm the first person to say so. But what makes this book so fantastic is that even though Savannah is the narrator, it brings everyone together. Savannah, Adam, Paige, Lucas, Hope, Karl, Elena, Clay, Jeremy, Jamie, Benicio, Troy, Griffin, Sean, Bryce, Kristof, Jaz, Rhys... The only major player missing was Eve (and she did get a mention.) Kelley Armstrong has taken threads from her previous books and woven them together into this awesome creation, like it was some giant master plan all along.The story picks up right where Waking the Witch left off. Savannah is without her powers and she believes it's because she offered to exchange them to right one of the wrongs in the last book. She and Adam investigate and, sure enough, little Kayla and her grandmother have been reunited. But now what? There are witch-hunters still after Savannah and despite her feelings in a moment of weakness, she needs her powers. She and Adam work to figure out how to restore them while sniffing out the witch-hunters and foiling their murderous plans.As if that weren't enough to deal with, there is a group of supernaturals that are pushing to out themselves to the human world. They believe now is the time, because of a prophecy that foretold key events: Savannah's birth, the werewolf twins, Jaz's powers, and the birth of Rhys' clairvoyant grandchild, among others. The group's leaders also have ties to the immortality questers we learned about in Broken. It's all very complicated and conspiracy-theorist and there is still a lot we don't know about them, even as the story ends. --That's right. This story won't reach it's conclusion until the next book... which will also be (**sniff**) the last book in the series. I'm sure that's going to turn a lot of people off, and I'm no fan of cliffhangers, myself. But I like that Armstrong is making this final story epic... to go out with a bang. I'd rather that than some lame rush job, trying to make it all fit in one book.If you're wondering about the romance we were missing in Waking the Witch, (view spoiler)[there is a little bit of progress. We all know that Adam is Savannah's HEA, but they have some serious hurdles to overcome. But... since you clicked the spoiler button, you obviously want to know... we do get one good kiss, which shows we are headed in the right direction. (hide spoiler)]I will miss this series when it's over. Armstrong has created such a rich world for these characters with the wealth of novels and short stories she has written. But I am so impressed that she is pulling them all together for a ending that is fitting and worthy of the characters and stories she has given us. I can't wait to see what happens. 5 stars.*ARC Provided by Dutton

  • Rebecca
    2019-03-26 10:17

    Really disappointed with this. I've read other books in the series and liked them. I was excited to see Savannah as the lead character here in "Spell bound" but this book was a mess. It started off being about Savannah feeling guilty about whatever happened in the previous book, then some unknown entity stripped her of her witch powers, then there was some bit with her being targeted by a family of witch hunters, followed by her getting kidnapped by a group obsessed with exposing Supernaturals ... or maybe they were all obsessed with immortality. It wasn't clear.Then there were the cameos. Armstrong brought in every single character she's created in this series for a 2 paragraph cameo, one right after the other. I lost track of who was who: who was a werewolf, who was what kind of demon. Then there were the backstories and, since we're dealing with Supernatural beings, some of the backstories go back 200 years or more. Yes, I'm sure Cassandra the vampire's fallout with her lover 60 years ago might have been interesting if I weren't already overwhelmed with details about 50 other characters.This was such a great series. It was sad to see it dissolve into a puddle of goo.

  • Bookwormgirl
    2019-04-03 07:01

    I hate Cliff Hangers.That said, I did like this book. The pacing was good and action packed. Savannah as the narrator is sometimes annoying, but that is a major character trait of hers. The dialog between characters was snappy and engaging. While the story is intense, the sarcastic humor keeps it from becoming too dark.I would have to classify this as more YA urban fantasy, unlike the other additions to Women of the Otherworld. This book and the previous book have been about Savannah coming of age. The next book should round out her journey. I can forgive this second Cliff Hanger ending (Waking the Witch ended with a Cliff Hanger too) if the third Savannah book finds a resolution or at least Savannah finding some peace with herself.Did I mention I hate Cliff Hangers?I love Women (and Men) of the Otherworld series because of the many characters that have been written about and have shaped this world. Each reader has their favorites, but mine are Elena and Clay, and Jeremy and Jamie. It was nice to see them make brief cameos in this story. Many questions are answered and more are raised concerning the over arcing story line of a confrontation between angles and demons, humans and supernaturals. But even with all the information revealed and some maturing of Savannah, this addition felt like a filler between Waking the Witch and the next book after Spell Bound. I'll wait for this next book, grumpily and impatiently, because I have been dragged over that Cliff and I have to know what happens next.

  • Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2019-04-10 05:07

    This review was posted at Under The CoversI may have a girl crush on Savannah! This is the second book with her as the narrator, and I just love her! I love her personality, her spunk. She starts to do some growing up in this book. First of all, picking up right where Waking the Witch left off, she doesn't have any powers. And this is not the best time to be left without them as she is still dealing with a witch hunter.But that is not the only threat her and Adam are facing in this book. Some of the previous storylines come back into play (immortality seekers, witch hunters, prophecies), some characters from previous books come back! Almost every character in the series makes an appearance! I don't want to give too much away, but lets just say that while Savannah is struggling to figure out how to regain her powers, she might get kidnapped, again, save a certain vampire, get drunk with a HOT demon on more than one occasion, and struggle with some major things with certain members of her family.I definitely think this book was perfect to tie in lose ends and set up the last book. Yes, Kelley Armstrong has only been contracted to write 13 books, so the next one will be the last as far as we know. *pouts and makes a sad face* But I can tell it'll be amazing!Savannah and Adam? Yes he will be her HEA, but there isn't a whole lot happening between them in this one. We do get one hot and emotional kiss, and a moment that I thought would be promising when they are both drunk and she falls asleep in his lap. Adam is adorable! He cares for Savannah so much, he really shows her he would put her above anything, protect her, take care of her and I can't wait to see them as a couple. Savannah also realizes that she may not treat him with the respect that he deserves. So she has to change her ways.Some of my favorite lines in this book though, came from Cassandra! Who would've thought? I loved her character in this book. I think is so cute that she's dating Aaron again to start with, and that has made her be a little bit more friendly. One of my favorite moments was when she texted Savannah if they really needed to talk to Eloise because she was soooo "O.M.G. I'm so excited to meet a vampire! fangirl".So the final book I think will revolve around a "prophecy" that involves Savannah, Elena's twins, Rhy's grandchild, Jaz. This group we meet in this book thinks that it's time for supernaturals to rule the world. To come out in the open and have humans submit to them. I am really excited to see what happens with this as it seems it will be the final battle.

  • Suzan
    2019-04-06 06:14

    I loved this installment! There was a lot more happening then the last book as plot progresses and events are set in motion for the big finale in the next book! Savannah does a lot more growing up in this book as well and is now making a conscious effort not to run when things get tough emotionally but to face up to the consequences of her actions and face her fears more.The result is that towards the end I think Adam is looking at her in a different light then normal cause for once she's apologizing to him for how she treats him and actually meaning it, she's refusing to take the easy way out and is insisting on talking properly and hashing through things with him.The other thing I love about this book is we see more of her interactions with Bryce and her thoughts on him. The only time we've really seen her and Bryce together is back in Industrial Magic where he basically blanked her choosing to go with the family stance of 'she's not a Nast' unlike Sean who wanted to reach out and form a relationship with his baby sister. In this book I can see the foundations being set for Bryce and Savannah mending their sibling relationship and actually potentially developing a strong sibling relationship like she has with Sean. Mostly cause Bryce is forced to reach out to Savannah when he's in some really serious trouble and to his surprise she heads straight out to help him.There's also her interactions with Clay and Cassandra which we don't see enough of in previous books! She really respects Clay and I was surprised at just how much his good opinion and respect meant to her, mostly cause she had to work really hard to earn it and she knows how rarely it's given. I love that she gets relationship advice from Clay, espeacially as his response is 'You're asking for relationship advice from the guy who panicked and bit his lover?'! Lol! Her and Cassandra made me laugh as well as Cassandra's method for bringing Savannah out of her funk was to treat her no different then normal but instead to drag her kicking and screaming out of her haze til she's once again making her own cutting remarks back to Cass! To the point Cass is responding 'Ok you can stop feeling better now'. It isn't until this book that you realise how connected to all other Otherworld characters Savannah is but she has a line to all of them, including clairvoyant mercenary Rhys.A great book that begins to bring all the characters together for the finale.

  • Sandy S
    2019-04-13 08:56

    SPELLBOUND (Women of the Otherworld #12) by Kelley ArmstrongABOUT THE BOOK: Savannah Levine is in terrible danger, and for once she's powerless to help herself. At the heartbreaking conclusion of Waking the Witch, Savannah swore that she would give up her powers if it would prevent further pain for a young orphan. Little did she know that someone would take her up on that promise. And now, witch-hunting assassins, necromancers, half-demons, and rogue witches all seem to be after her. The threat is not just for Savannah; every member of the Otherworld might be at risk. While most of her fellow supernaturals are circling the wagons at a gathering of the council in Miami, Savannah is caught on the road, isolated from those who can protect her and unable to use her vast spell-casting talent, the thing she counts on most. In a story that will change the shape of the Otherworld forever, Armstrong gathers Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jamie, Hope, and other beloved characters, who soon learn that the greatest threat to supernaturals just may come from within.REVIEW: SPELLBOUND is the second to last storyline in Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series. At the end of Waking The Witch, our heroine Savannah Levine-part witch/part sorceress-all powerful young woman has sacrificed her powers to save a young child, and now Savannah must make her way through a haunted world of demons, werewolves, clairvoyants and an end of the world prophecy foretold from her birth to the birth of werewolf twins and more. We learn more about a group of people seeking immortality and using the supernatural’s to get what they want. But immortality comes at a price and Savannah and the others will be the ultimate prize in the quest for –forever. And finally, there is a hint of a romance between Savannah and Adam-a love story that has been building since STOLEN (the second storyline in the series where Adam helped rescue a twelve year old Savannah from Ty Winsloe’s compound of collected supernatural species). Fans of Kelley Armstrong have known this love story has been ten years in the making-ten long years in story time for some-but finally will be coming to its natural conclusion in Thirteen-the final book in Kelley’s WOTO series.see all of my reviews at : thereadingcafe.com

  • Ellis
    2019-04-17 04:06

    Accurate depiction of me during every Adam/Savannah interaction: (Unoriginal, I know, but IT'S TRUE.)

  • Lisa Kessler
    2019-03-22 04:57

    Wow I loved this book!!!There is a supernatural war coming and this book just boiled it up to the edge... can't wait for the next book!!!Not to mention Savannah and Adam finally... I won't spoil it... Great read! :)

  • Margay
    2019-04-18 10:06

    "Sexy, smart, and action-packed! Kelley Armstrong is truly one of the greats in this genre." -Richelle Mead, author of the bestselling Vampire Academy series "Kelley Armstrong's bewitching ability to entertain remains as strong as ever." -www.alternativeworlds.com "Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld goes beyond standard paranormal fiction . . . moving from one set of characters to another through the books, yet intertwining their stories to provide a rich background for the readers." -San Francisco Book Review "Armstrong is quite deft at making Savannah simultaneously formidable, sympathetic, and real-or at least as real as a girl who flings hex bolts and has a necromancer on speed-dial can be." -The Miami Herald "Savannah is a gutsy, shrewd, and accomplished protagonist who will immediately capture the reader's intelligence." -Library Journal "Armstrong is a master of suspense, romance, and bad girls who know how to kick a little badder-guy tail and look good while doing it. Getting a new Armstrong book is a guarantee that you're going to be up all night reading, because you're not going to be able to stop until it's done." -The Parkersburg News and SentinelWith reviews like this, I was eager to jump into this book and immerse myself in the world the author had created, even though I hadn't read any previous books in the series. I was hoping it was one of those books that could be read as a stand-alone, and while some might consider that to be the case, I was just...lost. I felt like I had stepped into the middle of a conversation at a party where everyone knew each other except me. The book was filled with references to people and storylines from previous books, which made me wonder several times whether or not I should finish reading this book. Still, something kept me going and before I knew it, I had finished the book. One thing in its favor is that it's a fast read. If it wasn't, I probably would have given up on it because like I said, I was lost in a conversation I knew little about and felt like I was desperately trying to play catch up.Setting aside the fact that this is part of a very long series (this is book number 12), there were things to recommend it for hardcore paranormal/urban fantasy fans. A kickass heroine, a hero who's loyal to a fault, but still very alpha, a cast of supernatural characters stirring up trouble. All the stuff you'd need or want in a book of this type, right? Pretty much. I was disappointed that the romantic elements weren't played up that much. In fact, they were written like an after-thought to the point that I began to wonder how these two characters found themselves in a relationship. And when they did, it was just kind of...meh. No sparks whatsoever, nothing to sigh for or make the reader root for them to be together. But since I didn't read any previous books in the series, I don't know whether this is just the way the author writes her romances or if they are just after-thoughts for her and she's more interested in the story.As to that, the story itself is rather interesting. A witch unwittingly giving up her powers in a deal with some unknown force to protect an innocent child? Sounds good so far. So then said witch, Savannah, embarks on a crusade to get her powers back and leads her faithful hero, Adam, on a wild chase that has more twists and turns than a corkscrew. Okay, still with it. But even as I'm reading, sometimes I can't help but think, Who cares? Savannah is kind of bratty and likes to get her own way a lot. She's also something of a control freak, which is what, I think, freaks her out the most about losing her powers. She's no longer in control. For the first time in her life, she has to rely on her wits and her physical attributes to get out of certain situations, rather than depend on the quick fix of being able to cast a spell. The saving grace for Savannah (and this story) is that the loss of her powers sends Savannah on a journey of self-discovery. I won't spoil the results of that journey, but I will say that it made this book worth reading.All in all, I liked the cast of characters, the story itself was intriguing, and the writing was tight and flowed so easily off the page, sometimes you forgot you were reading a book. Those are the criteria of a good book for me. Will I pick up another in this series? Very possibly.(Note: I received this book from the publisher for review.)

  • Shelley
    2019-04-12 05:00

    *Rating* 3.0*Genre* Urban Fantasy*Review*Kelley Armstrong’s Spell Bound is the Twelfth installment in the Women of the Otherworld series. It picks up right where Waking the Witch left off with Savannah Levine somehow having lost her powers after wishing she could do something to help a little girl named Kayla. Obviously, you need to read Waking the Witch to understand what I’m referring to.In Spell Bound, there's a group of supernaturals called Immortality questers, who feel it is time for them to come out into the open and take what is rightfully theirs, namely, the world. They have tried to figure out a way to cure mortality and it appears that Savannah, as well as Elena and Clay’s kids, are part of their foretold prophecy to gain control away from the humans.Savannah goes through some growing pains without her powers she is just another human Private Investigator looking for answers. She is angry, and turns into a spoiled recalcitrant character at times when things aren’t going her way. She is once again being hunted by witch hunters, and ends up traveling across the US to get answers.Then, there are the mysteries that are never explained. Were the witch killers really after Savannah, or were they working for the Questers in order to kidnap and use her? Who took Savannah’s powers away and why? Why was she chosen to fight an upcoming battle which is never explained? Is it because of who her grandfather is, or her parents and the power she was born with?First, let me say that I love this series. I’ve read it from the first book forward, and plan to continue until the series ends with 13 in 2012. Not all books in the series have been awesome, and I’ve had a love hate relationship with several of the characters along the way. My favorite character of THIS story has to be Cassandra for her snarky commentary and dry humor when she is partnered with Savannah who is still sulking about several things I shall not spoil.Then there are my dislikes. In this instance, it starts and ends with Savannah and how she has been written by Armstrong. She is 21 years old, but still immature in her actions and commentary. She shows an utter lack of respect towards most people around her, including her so called love interest Adam Vasic. She is also reckless and dangerous to herself and those around her. At one point, I was actually rooting for Clay to smack her upside her head for being so stupid and careless.She knows that she is in love with Adam, but, continues to hesitate in saying so fearing that now that she has lost her powers, everything will change including her relationship with Paige and Lucas. Last, but not least, she’s extremely conceited which is apparent when she says to Cassandra “What, they need a wristband to confirm that I’m hot?” Yes, Savannah, the world revolves around you and that rather large ego of yours.Pretty much every character that has been introduced over the course of this series shows up in one form or the other; some too briefly. Paige, Lucas, Jamie O’Casey aka Vegas aka Vargas, Hope Adams who is 7 months pregnant with her husband Karl Marsten, Elena, Clayton, Jeremy, Cassandra, Sean, and Aaron. The only major player not “active” in the story itself was Eve Levine who is on a mission for the Fates to find out who is responsible for Savannah’s power loss.For the record, I am a huge opponent of cliffhanging endings, and this story is no exception to that rule. I don’t like having to wait until the next book to get my questions answered. In some cases, that can take up to two years before the next book is released, or not at all in other cases because of poor sales and publishers dropping the series.I will cut Armstrong a break since the next release in this series will be the last ever written unless she decides to spin off any of her characters. I’ll be bummed about it ending, of course, but I will give Ms. Armstrong strong kudos for ending this series now, instead continuing on like other writers that shall be not be named and have lost readers because of it.

  • Maria Chnoic
    2019-04-18 06:11

    I dont know why but I could not bring myself to finish this after loving all the other books in the series.

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-02 11:11

    If you've loved the Women of the Otherworld series up to this point, as I have, you will quite simply be amazed by Spell Bound. This book takes the series to unforeseen levels of danger, intrigue, action and romance. Everything that has come before culminates into something completely epic in Spell Bound, leading us to the final book in the series.I've always loved the way Kelley Armstrong has rotated main characters in the Women of the Otherworld series, allowing readers to really get to know the the ladies one on one. When I realized Spell Bound was another Savannah book, right on the heels of Waking the Witch, I was slightly dismayed. I should have knows that Armstrong had good reason for putting Savannah in the lead two books in a row. Although we didn't always realize it, the entire series has been building around Savannah and as the series comes to a close, she obviously needs to be in the forefront. While Waking the Witch was completely Savannah's book, Spell Bound is more half her, half everyone else. The gangs all here, Paige, Lucas, Elena, Clay, Jeremy, Jaime, Adam, Cassandra, Sean, etc., gearing up for the major battles coming in the future. Spell Bound is the best book in the series thus far, which is saying a lot given the magnificence of the Women of the Otherworld. It sets the tone just right to lead the reader into the conclusion of the series. Spell Bound is tense, exciting and will leave the reader desperate for more.

  • Kathy
    2019-04-09 06:56

    Spell Bound is an entertaining addition to the Women of the Otherworld series. It had an eventful plot with appearances from characters from past books- my favorite character, Clay, shows up which made me very happy and he gets to use his werewolf muscles to save Savannah who has lost her magical powers.There is a lot of Savannah and Adam- Savannah's gorgeous, half-demon, best friend, and love intrest. The romance fan in me wanted more sexual tension and well sex between Savannah and Adam but it's not in this book. There was a bit more sexual tension at the end but I've read young adult books with more heat than this. PNR fans reading this may be disappointed because one, yes one kiss is all your going to see in Spell Bound.Even without the heavy romance, this is still a great read and I am sad because I've heard there is only one more book left in this series. I love Kelley Armstrong's first person writing style and I love the world she has created. The last book should be awesome because as a demon told Savannah- "A war is coming."Thanks First Reads for giving me an ARC!

  • Petula Darling
    2019-03-21 09:57

    Wow - what a disappointment!I usually give books from this series 4-5 stars, but this one was just terrible. The story sprawled out of control - there were too many characters in it and none got a decent storyline of their own (well Savannah got plenty of paper, but I wouldn't call her storyline a decent one since it was too preachy and she was too annoying). The supernatural world has gotten so vast and required so many explanations that the story didn't flow well. The Big Bad was a bit too big for me as well - by the time threats of war and world domination are rolled out, a story has usually gone beyond what I can relate to in a fictional world.Sadly, I don't hold out much hope for the next book in the series, since it's obviously going to be a continuation of the same story.

  • Mel
    2019-04-16 09:57

    I LOVED this book. A perfect mix of action, great characterization, lots of humor and some on-the-edge-of-your-seat moments. Savannah had some lessons to learn in this book and she learned them the hard way. Death and destruction, lots of angst and a telling off by Clayton Danvers... the girl doesn't have it easy. Spell Bound has a great plot which ties the last book to the overal series' arch, has great cameos of pretty much all of the Otherworld characters who each have a significant role to play in the story, and has a lot of heart and humor. LOVED it!

  • Louisa
    2019-03-30 06:02

    Loved to reread this book, and everything that happened, from the witch hunters, to SLAM, and the dead demon expert who was told to summon Lucifer, and yeah, lots of traveling going on! *First read March 14th 2012*Great, great book, Savannah has some really tough times, and she grows through the book-being told to be mature helped, and yeah, lots of action, movement, and it was just a great book! Can't wait to read the 13th, called 13, and I think it's the last one in the series! Yep.

  • Jess
    2019-04-15 05:58

    This book gets three stars for two reasons.1) Sean. (I LOVE YOU, SEAN!!!!!)2) Aaron and Cassandra flirting.Otherwise, it's just a really exposition heavy book that I still don't entirely get the need for.

  • Shelleen Toland
    2019-03-22 05:04

    Savannah has lost her powers and she is trying to get them back. Her and Adam grow closer but she gets them into trouble to often. There is a storm gathering for the supernaturals and with help from Elana, Clay, Jeremy, Paige, Lucas, and Adam they will have a battle to fight.This was one of the better books of the series.

  • jeliy
    2019-04-13 03:59

    Stars 3.5

  • Irina Villacis
    2019-04-09 04:51

    pendiente. me ha gustado mucho

  • Sara
    2019-04-04 04:09

    Plot: 4 StarsEvery other chapter had this twist or that turn. Every time I thought I had figured something out, WHAM! a new twist had smacked me in the face. I've never read a book that made me feel like I was on a roller coaster until Spell Bound. It was non-stop action and mystery and danger and suspense around every corner. It was a wild ride, and I had a lot of fun reading it. Besides all of the shocking twists and turns, I really enjoyed how all of the characters came together. The mystery of the plot had escalated to a much larger scale, so it was great to see that Savannah wouldn't be facing everything by herself. Pace: 4 StarsArmstrong is the master of the not-quite-cliffhanger. It drove me crazy when I read The Summoning (although that was right on the edge of cliffhanger), and it drove me crazy after finishing Waking the Witch. And guess what? She's driving me crazy again with the ending of Spell Bound. It's diabolical. She wraps up the conflict at the end of the novel in a satisfying way, and then at the last second, she drops a bomb on the reader. It's not quite a cliffhanger (in my opinion) because it doesn't leave you hanging in the middle of the action. But it leaves you wanting the next book ASAP because now there's this new crumb of information that could snowball into something epic. Characters: 4 StarsAlthough I had only read Bitten and Waking the Witch before starting Spell Bound, I was not overwhelmed by all of the characters that came into play throughout the novel. I had not met all of the Women of the Otherworld, so there were bits and pieces of backstory I was missing, but I still felt like I learned a lot about each new-to-me character. It was also nice to see Elena again, because Bitten is one of the novels that originally drew me out of reading just Young Adult and got me venturing into Urban Fantasy. It was very interesting to follow Savannah as she dealt with things in a more mundane way. She's very stubborn and strong-willed, and definitely tough, which is how I like my Urban Fantasy heroines. Cover: 4.5 StarsI've seen many different styles of covers for this series, including multiples covers for some of the earlier titles. This latest trend of covers for the series has only hit the first two and latest two titles, but they are my favorite. They really capture the essence of the character, especially compared to the older covers that included faceless cover models or random objects. This cover focuses on Savannah, and the cover model chosen fits the character perfectly. I really enjoyed the reds and oranges used in this cover, because it fits some of the events that take place very well. I'm also glad they kept the cover model small. I like seeing more than just a huge face on the cover, makes the cover seem more real and less like a photoshoot to me. Overall: 4 Stars Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher.

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    2019-03-27 10:48

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasySPELL BOUND might have well been titled WOMEN OF THE OTHERWORLD: THE ALLSTARS EDITION because just about every main character from the series pops up. Elena and Clay, Paige and Lucas, Hope and Benicio, Jaime and Jeremy, and on and on…It’s a a fun flashback for fans of the series and it even inspired me to go back to some of the books I missed before.As far as the story goes, SPELL BOUND picks up right on the heels of WAKING THE WITCH and for the first half of the book falls into a less than thrilling pattern: Savannah and Adam interview someone, crash at a hotel, interview someone, then crash at a different hotel. It’s not especially exciting and there is no headway made towards the long hinted romance between these two characters. Fortunately, things do wake up a bit for the second half and several new story threads are introduced. My favorite involved a pregnant Hope visiting an incarcerated Jasper who is still obsessed with her…best scene in the whole book.Unfortunately, SPELL BOUND never completely unbound. Savannah and Adam do a lot of investigating, Savannah does a lot of emotional running, which in turn opens the door for every other character in the book to lecture her on what it means to be an adult. The romantic tension that built so nicely in the previous book between Adam and Savannah goes all of nowhere this time until the last few pages. I kept thinking it would pick back up and was frustrated when instead of finally confessing her feelings, Savannah would go off and interview another suspect. Not very satisfying.One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about the Women of the Otherworld series is that you can easily hop in and out and for the most part enjoy each book without having read all the previous installments. Not so with SPELL BOUND. It reads very much like part two of WAKING THE WITCH and a significant portion of the plot is directly related to the events from that book. In fact, SPELL BOUND feels like the middle of one big book. The ending especially, since it really is more of a breaking off point that doesn’t really wrap up any of the plotlines established in either book. This is a great series, but SPELL BOUND, while not a bad book, is my least favorite installment since it really isn’t it’s own story. Very little progress is made in terms of plot, romance, or even character growth. It is inexorably connected to WAKING THE WITCH and the next Women of the Otherworld book, number thirteen, which is titled 13. 13 will be published in 2012 and will be the final book in this series. I’ll still be sad to see this series end, but not as sad as I would have been if SPELL BOUND had been a stronger book.Sexual Content:Kissing

  • Claire
    2019-04-20 06:55

    Spellbound is the follow up to Waking the Witch, continuing the story of Savannah Levine. In the cliffhanger at the end of Waking, Savannah lost her powers by giving them up so some nice people wouldn't go to jail. This book deals with that and with some supernatural activists who may want immortality and to rule the world - so not much then.Here's the issue I had with this book. Kelley Armstrong is eminently readable even when I hate the characters or the relationships they have. Ordinarily I would ignore the 'too stupid to live' antics of the majority of her characters, I would even ignore the utter knuckle dragging 'alpha male' bollocks that many of her male characters suffer from. (Karl Marsten) I would ignore a good deal of that because the plots are engaging and I do love her books. Some of the time her main characters are majorly boring (Paige I am so looking at you) but usually the protagonists are fun, the books are readable, fun and I enjoy them. That being said... I really dislike parts of this book and it was down to the plot...What the hell was going on? Why are we set up to discover about Savannah's missing powers and her possible realisation that she relies them too much, only to be given a missing kid, some Supernatural Civil Rights army and some woeful guff about 'a war is coming'. And what the hell was up with the Witch hunters? I mean there's not a mention of them before in a book series that spans a decade or so and yet... here's a functioning batch of witch hunters. Most of the characters from earlier books turn up, but I can't really tell you what the hell happened. I still hate Adam as a potential love interest for Savannah because it comes across as extremely creepy (Like Jacob/Renesmee creepy) And Savannah herself is a woeful spoil brat. She tries to mature but she doesn't... not one jot in the entire book. She makes no effort to work without her magic and she's even more of a damsel in distress than Hope (And I love Hope) At least in Waking the Witch Savannah was proactive, despite being an insufferable brat, but in this, she's just an insufferable brat. It was still readable but it really wasn't her best work.

  • Samantha
    2019-04-16 08:58

    Spell Bound is book 12 in the Women of the Otherworld series and takes place immediately after Waking the Witch. It’s also a hard one to talk about since it serves to ramp things up for the final book of the series. After her adventure in Waking the Witch, Savannah discovers that her powers have disappeared at the worst moment. Witch hunters are after her and the Supernatural Liberation Movement, an organization bent on exposing supernaturals, is trying to recruit her. Without her magic, Savannah must learn to survive on her own as the world turns to chaos.This is the first novel in the series that wouldn’t work well as a standalone. Unlike the other books, there’s no central plot that gets wrapped-up at the end. Instead, this acts as part 1 since the book ends on a cliff-hanger. It made me very glad that I could immediately hop to Thirteen instead of having to wait for it to be released. It also heavily references past stories and characters, which if you’re not at least vaguely familiar with them you’ll lose something while reading this.As an “in-between” book, this was great. I loved the increase of tension as the Supernatural Liberation Movement starts to gain traction and the characters band together as things continue to get worse. Mostly though, I think Spell Bound excelled with Savannah’s character development. Her loss of power forces her to confront some of her greatest fears and mature a little further. I also loved getting to see some of my favorite reoccurring characters through her eyes.While I don’t think you necessarily need to have read the entire series to enjoy Spell Bound, I do think you should have read some of the previous books. At the least, you should read Waking the Witch prior to this, otherwise I think a lot of the backstory will be lost.

  • Lindsey
    2019-03-24 04:47

    I have been so out of touch with reading for the past year that it has been a struggle as of late to find a book that has captured my attention enough to read it. Kelley Armstrong has been a favorite author of mine for years and after reading Waking the Witch in August of 2010, I fell in love with the protagonist Savannah Levine. As a character I enjoy her feisty spirit and tenacity, which is balanced by a vulnerability instilled in her due to her chaotic past. I first became intrigued in her character while reading the novel Stolen, featuring Elena Michaels (the only known female werewolf) and my interest only grew while subsequently reading Dime Store Magic and Industrial Magic featuring Page Winterbourne (witch) and Lucas Cortez (sorcerer), Savannah's legal guardians.My favorite element about the Otherworld series is that though each book has a main protagonist many of the other characters are old friends from previous novels. My favorite female leads from this series include Elena Michaels and Jamie Vegas (T.V Spiritualist and Necromancer) who both play a role in Spell Bound.What I enjoyed most about Spell Bound was the suspense of reading the romantic and sexual tension between Savannah and her long time love interest Adam Vasic. Adam has characteristics that most woman look for/long for in a male protagonist including his protective, stubborn, and flirtatious nature.My only real disappointment in the novel was that I felt it ended to soon and left to much unresolved. While I assume the reason for the loss of her powers and other elements of the novel will be resolved in a future novel, I felt there was to many loose ends with the only one plot line coming full circle (which I won't write about for fear of spoiling it for you!).Props to Kelley Armstrong for writing yet another great addition to the Otherworld series. As always I look forward to the next installment where hopefully all the loose ends from Spell Bound will be resolved!

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2019-03-21 09:12

    What happens one a person relies too much on powers instead of their own strength and intelligence? They loose their confidence. Savannah's magic powers as a witch and sorcerer daughter came easily. She can even do the dark magic without much trouble. When her powers disappear without an explanation, it throws Savannah off her stride. Instead of the cocky devil may care attitude, she falls into a heap of fearful mess.It's frustrating to see Savannah in this manner and yet it definitely makes sense. Ms. Armstrong does a great job of knocking Savannah down so she can grow more maturely. This new plot with the supernaturals who want to expose themselves is a great compare and contrast for Savannah. It shows just how much she's grown since she was first introduced to readers.Bringing back beloved characters from the earlier series - Elena and Clay is a foreshadowing. This is the beginning of the end. This will be the end of this lovely series I first starting reading over ten years ago. The ride has been smooth and at times heart breaking. There are growing pains for Savannah in this story which are also heart breaking. I love it. The romance stalling between Savannah and Adam is finally out in the open. They are going to acknowledge it. This leads into more interesting times.One thing I didn't like is the way this book left me hanging. Fortunately, I immediate found the next and final book in this series. This helped to bring it to a nice closure. This series is recommended for those who enjoy well written paranormal romance with strong female leads and a little bit of every supernatural being.

  • Laura
    2019-03-24 12:14

    Spell Boundcontinues with the supernatural conflict that mostly began inWaking the Witch . Savannah, who loses her powers at the end of the previous book, becomes deeply involved in trying to figure out 1) how to get her powers back and 2) who this mysterious group is that's trying to collect supernaturals. One could argue a 3) to see if Adam, her longtime crush, likes her back.LikeWaking the Witch , this book is told from Savannah Levine's perspective.Savannah does a lot of maturing in this book. Without her powers, she believes herself near-useless. Consequently, she acts a lot like a teenager and less like the twenty-one-year-old woman she is. As the novel progresses, she begins to overcome her dependency on magic. She does most of her own investigation and must deal with both internal and external conflict.My only other comment is that none of the plot lines resolve themselves. (view spoiler)[ Savannah does not get her powers back. They do not find the stolen clarivoyant child. They do not stop the group, only make progress.(hide spoiler)]. That being said, (view spoiler)[ Savannah does get Adam in the end,(hide spoiler)] although that's a minor thread in a book series whose romance is on the sidelines and whose plots and characters dominate.Overall, the book moves well. There is a good balance of action, reflection, and magic, and I hope that the next book delivers what is promised by this one.