And lo, it is BEAUTIFUL!! Seriously, feast your eyes upon THIS:
Once again, the amazing people at Hyperion have hit it out of the PARK, if you ask me. I cannot WAIT to see this one next to the other two, even though the thought of that makes me kind of sad because once I have the final copy, it will mean the trilogy is *sniff* OVER. Yes, there are more adventures to come in the HEX HALL universe, but Sophie's story wraps up in SPELL BOUND. That meant that this book was probably the toughest book I've ever had to write. I wanted to give my beh-behs a fitting send-off, and while y'all can decided whether or not I've done that in March, for now I CAN say that the art department at Hyperion has DEFINITELY delivered on a gorgeous going away present. :)
As for the actual stuff happening on the cover...hmmmm....is that a SWORD Sophie is holding? Whoever could THAT belong to? And there in the bottom is that...is she...why, YES, I DO believe she's wearing a rather rumpled looking Hecate Hall uniform. What is THAT all about? Here are a FEW clues in the description from Amazon:
Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.
Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.
Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?
LET THE SPECULATING BEGIN. ;-)
Also, let's give one last final farewell to the cat who, as you can see, is taking a little break this go round. I like to think he's all, "Guuuurl, I am TIRED! And in this book you go to [redacted], and you meet [redacted], and you find out that [redacted] is [redacted], and [redacted] DIES. Aw, hell no! Sitting this one OUT!"
So cat or no, I hope y'all love this one as much as I do! Now come on March!!