Sunday, 14 August 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Other World 12: Spell Bound - Kelley Armstrong

Release Date: 04/08/11


Savannah Levine is in danger. That’s not usually a problem. But, caught in the grip of a disturbing and violent murder case, Savannah swore to give up her unique gifts if it would save an innocent young girl. Little did she know that someone - or something - was listening… Now she has no idea how to restore her powers, just when she needs them the most.

In this compelling, fast-paced new thriller, Savannah has to face a host of deadly enemies bent on destroying not only her, but the very fabric of the supernatural world. As dark forces gather, Savannah isn’t just fighting for her life, but for everything and everyone she loves…


It’s probably not a secret that I’m a huge fan of Kelley’s writing and with the cliff-hanger of an ending from the last title (Waking the Witch) I’ve been itching to get my hands on this release.

As usual, what you get from Kelley is a novel that is well written with clearly defined characters that the reader can associate with as well as love, carefully constructed dialogue and of course a plot that keeps you guessing from start to finish. Each novel is usually self-contained so that those unfamiliar can pick up wherever they wish and link to other titles in the series through the myriad of supernatural main characters who aid each other dependent upon the mission.

It’s a cracking series, it has lots going for it but to be honest I was a little disappointed with this book for one particular reason, that it feels like Kelley is setting up for a separate Savannah Miniseries that has to be not only read in order but could potentially stretch on for quite some time. It is something that is going to have to be handled carefully and I hope that she hasn’t bitten off more than she can chew especially when you add a Winchester Supernatural theme within.

All in I did enjoy this book but with a major pit fall possibly looming I hope it’s one that the author is going to be careful with and some readers may wish to hold off until the other books are available in order to get the full story back to back.

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