Review: Spell Bound

Title: Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld #12)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Plume
Published: June 26, 2012
Paperback, 389 pages
ISBN: 978-0-452-29799-9
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Summary:
Savannah Levine is all grown up. As a witch endowed with an array of spells, she is also a force to be reckoned with. As a paranormal investigator she is finally coming into her own. But her last case tore a family apart, and Savannah swore she'd give up her powers to fix the mess she helped create. Someone-or something-must have been listening.
Powerless and on the run from witch-hunting assassins, Savannah stumbles upon a gathering storm that threatens the very existence of the Otherworld. The danger is real, and Savannah must somehow join forces with old friends like Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, and Hope to face their world's greatest threat-and one that just might come from within.

My thoughts:
If you haven't read Waking the Witch yetthen you'll definitely need to before you read Spell Bound. In Spell Bound Savannah has lost her powers. She made a wish that wasn't really a wish, but more of a thought, that she'd give up her powers if she could change what happened at the end of WTW. Savannah feels as if the fates are messing with her. Not only has she lost her powers, she has a witch hunter after her. Savannah has more problems than she knows what to do with. 
I liked this book a lot more than I did WTW because I felt more involved with the characters and story line. Savannah losing her powers is the worst and best thing that's ever happened to her. It gives her a chance to prove herself, confront her fears, and grow up a little. I also liked Savannah's interactions with her friends. I liked the way they played off each other. I know eventually I'm going to have to go back and read books one through ten in this series, but I want to go ahead and read the next book, Thirteen. I can't believe I haven't read these books before now. I know I'm late to this party, but I'm so glad I showed up! 

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