Women of the Otherworld, Book #12
By Kelley Armstrong
Author’s Website: http://www.kelleyarmstrong.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
Spell Bound picks up where the previous book, Waking the Witch, left off. Savannah has just gotten back from Columbus and is trying to recover from all that has happened. She feels horrible that Kayla is all alone, her grandmother in jail. Savannah makes a wish in her mind that if she could fix the situation and give Kayla back her grandmother that she would gladly give up her powers. Then it happens. Kayla and her grandmother are reunited and Savannah loses all her powers. At a most inconvenient time at that considering that a witch hunter is hot on Savannah’s trail.
Now she and Adam must band together to keep herself safe while she’s at her most vulnerable, while trying to figure out who or what took her powers. But of course Savannah never makes things easy, putting herself in danger again and again, inciting an anger in Adam that even he can’t contain.
A supernatural war is brewing, and all the sups will need to ban together if there is any chance of survival. Savannah is powerless until she can regain her spells … or is she?
This book, like many from the series, read slow for me. I did find the concept of this one interesting, but the going ons just weren’t that exciting overall. I’m desperately hoping to see a spark light between Savannah and Adam soon as I’m imaging the romance factor is exactly what I’m missing in this book. There is a hint of it at the end of the book, and I really hope it’s fully realized in the next and final book of the series, 13.
I did enjoy Savannah’s interactions with the various other characters. Sean, Troy, and even her demon grandfather, Balaam, who is probably the most incensed about her loss of power.
I would have loved to have seen more from Savannah’s father though, I absolutely love Kristof! But that whole dead thing really impedes his ability to interact with her.
I enjoyed seeing some of the characters from past books, Clay (always), Elena, Jeremy, Karl, and Hope to name a handful. Heck I even enjoyed seeing Jasper again. You have to have that good vs evil balance afterall. I do wish we could have gotten more emotion from all of them, but there was too much going on for that! The next book promises more from all of the characters as they must band together to save their world as they know it and to assure their existence continues on!
Please please please let Adam and Savannah finally give into their feelings for one another. Please!