Friday, July 29, 2011

104:65 Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong

The 12th book in the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong.  At the end of the last book, Savannah Levine had just come off of her first case by herself and thought to herself that she would give up all her powers if it would mean that a little girl's grandmother and entire world wouldn't go to jail.  Apparently something took her up on that because now Savannah, daughter of a powerful witch and sorcerer, can't even cast a light spell.  As someone used to using her magic for everything, suddenly being powerless is taking quite a bit of getting used to.
Unfortunately, no powers doesn't mean that there aren't several groups vying for her attention or at least her presence.  A war looks to be coming to the supernatural world and Savannah appears to have a big role to play, with or without her powers.

I liked this one but it's not my favorite of the series.  Savannah just doesn't grip me as much as a character and there is very little of any of the other characters as anything more than plot devices again.  With the lack of her powers and other supernaturals in the book and all her pining for Adam, it really felt more like a YA teen angst drama than a proper Otherworld book.  I know things are leading up to the grand finale of the series with the next book and that these final three are supposed to be all about Savannah but she just doesn't do it for me and I really hope that we see a bit more of the other characters in the last book.

Page count: 325p/19,617p ytd

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