So this is an interesting situation. I did totally intend to have this posted a couple of days ago but haven’t felt well for the last couple of days and more or less ignored it. Bad at being timely. Enjoy the review!
Paranormal investigator Savannah Levine is a powerful magic user, but after a case that tore a family apart she would give all her power to fix things. Something heard her. Now she stuck dodging witch hunters and searching for answers as a threat to the entire supernatural world rears its head.
When I requested Kelly Armstrong’s Spell Bound for review I didn’t realize that it was part of a series, much less the penultimate book of a thirteen novel series. That said, it didn’t bother me nearly as much as it usually does to jump into the middle of a series and the book stood quite well on its own. The characters were, for the most part, quite likeable and written in such a way that it didn’t feel like I was missing major parts of their development having missed several books. I did find the whole thing with Savannah losing her powers frustrating because of how utterly helpless she thought of herself as being and how much other characters insisted that she wasn’t. It was a little too real world for what I normally read, but also kind of endearing because people actually have moments like that.
All said and done, I definitely enjoyed Spell Bound, enough even to go back and read the other eleven when I get the chance. I give it a four out of five for being a totally worthwhile read with a minimum of issues.