Review: The Spellbringers series by Tricia Drammeh – Blog Tour

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Welcome to my tour stop of The “Spellbringers Series” Book Tour featuring author Tricia Drammeh.

“The Spellbringers Series” features a diverse set of characters throughout the book and series, as main and supporting characters.


**I received a digital copy of this series as a part of this book tour in exchange for an honest review.**

I really didn’t know what to expect from this series when I signed up as the blurb definitely seemed exiting. So I kept a neutral opinion and delved into it. I’m so glad I read this series. It was definitely something new and fresh, the concept, the characters were all intriguing, I loved the alternative POVs of Alisa and Rachel, it definitely gave a better perspective of everything and it was a fascinating read overall.


book1Tittle: Spellbound

Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Young-Adult

Page count and format: 231 pages, Ebook

Published: August 1st, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Buy link: Amazon

My rating: PicsArt_1431077886446

Blurb (from Goodreads):

The Demon Re’Vel stalks his prey in the forest of dreams, slowly gaining control over the mind of his victim. Rachel doesn’t realize the Demon is real. In fact, she doesn’t believe in magic, Demons, Hunters, or any of the other things the Alexanders have warned her about. She resists their protection, but can’t resist her overwhelming feelings for Jace.

Alisa has been drawn to Jace since the day she saved him from a Hunter attack. A mere human in a world of Spellbringers, Alisa has been embraced by the Alexander family as a hero, but not everyone is willing to accept her. Jace’s intimidating older brother, Bryce, keeps his emotions and his secrets hidden. When Bryce confides in Alisa, it puts her relationship with Jace and the entire Alexander family at risk.

Danger, secrets, and betrayal collide, and when the Demon makes his claim, the small, southern town of Oaktree becomes a battleground for Rachel’s life.

Formerly published under the title ‘The Claiming Words,’ Spellbound is a completely re-written, re-vamped novel featuring added scenes, additional chapters, and a new ending.

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The story is about two girls named Alisa and Rachel. Whereas Alisa is the loner type, Rachel is miss popular. They are both immediately attracted to Jace, the new boy in school who is actually a Spellbringer. Alisa and Jace becomd good friends after she saves her from an attack and when she brought to his home she learns about who they are and why they are here. Jace’s family moved here looking for the “Innocent,” meaning the one who who has no idea that he/she is a Spellbringer. Jace finds out that Rachel is the Innocent and they develop a bond quickly. But nothing can be simple when there’s a demon involved, specially when he claims he has claiming rights over Rachel.

First of all, I loved the plot. It was fresh and interesting. We are introduced to the world of the Spellbringers and their lifestyle. Rachel finds out that she is a Spellbringer herself and she is brought under the care of the Alexander family who are the Spellbringers. They all have their own unique abilities which was interesting to read about. The twist with the demon Re’Vel was another intersecting concept. Rachel had no idea that the person in her dreams was actually a real demon with whom she feels a strange connection though she fell in love with Jace. I really liked the backstory behind the connection between Rachel and the demon.

The characters were good. I loved Alisa. She was the loner type, she barely had any friends but she was pretty brave. When Jace was once in trouble, without thinking she helped him and then she was introduced to the Alexander family. She liked Jace, more than a lot but Jace’s eyes were fixed on another. I liked Rachel though I didn’t warm up to her. I know, they connected in a different way but I think it was just too fast. I didn’t like Jace either. I guess he was an okay character but he seemed a bit immature. Though I definitely loved Bryce, Jace’s older brother. He was rude and arrogant at first but I loved seeing how he and Alisa slowly developed a relationship over time. And how can I forget Jerica, Jace’s mom. She was simply awsome, the best kind of mother anybody could ever have. She was loving, caring, understanding and protective.

The writing was simple and easy to read. The pace was even throughout the book. Though at some parts I did feel a little bored but I liked the book overall.


Tittle: Fireboundbook2

Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Young-Adult

Page count and format: 265 pages, Ebook

Published: August 29th, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Buy link: Amazon

My rating: PicsArt_1431077933984

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Rachel’s thirst for knowledge about the family she never knew drives her to keep a secret from the Alexanders that shatters Jace’s trust in her. With her renewed dream-relationship with Re’Vel, she walks on a razor’s edge, putting the entire Alexander family – and Alisa – in terrible danger.

Alisa and Bryce are more in love than ever, but his jealousy and possessiveness threatens to push Alisa away. With his Claiming Words ringing in Alisa’s ears, she tries to reconcile her sense of independence with her desperate yearning for Bryce.

A dark enemy from the Alexanders’ past is out for vengeance and uses Rachel as his target to get to the family he despises. When Alisa is caught in the crossfire, Bryce is willing to sacrifice anything to save her – even his own soul…

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The story continues where it left off. Though Rachel promised she wouldn’t have any contact with the demon, she keeps in touch with him through the psychic link formed between their minds to keep her brother safe. When the truth comes out, it has terrible consequences. Whereas Alisa and Bryce are crazy in love and Bryce has spoken the Claiming words which shows the intent of his love and never to be seperate from her. But Bryce is going more towards the dark path and it is only Alisa who can save him but not without a price.

The plot gets better and better. This book was much more interesting to read than the previous one. I definitely enjoyed the action. I specially loved the last part of the book, it was totally awsome! It is because of that part I couldn’t help but give an extra butterfly in the rating. We get to learn more aspects about the Spellbringers and their enemies.

I loved Alisa as usual, she seemed to be more confident and out of her shell though she couldn’t help but feel the odd one out with the Alexanders and Rachel who were all Spellbringers. I loved Bryce more, he supported her and cared for her so much. And he was always there to remind her that she was a part of the family so there was no odd ond out. I definitely warmed upto Rachel in this book, though she didn’t become my favourite but I started liking her character. But Jace still couldn’t warm upto my heart. He seemed to be getting more jealous, childish and immature. I understood the reason behind his changed behaviour but it was too much.

The last part was so mind blowing! Alisa was so brave and good-hearted. She never once thought about herself when the demon Nevara came in search of Rachel. She almost got killed in trying to save Rachel’s life. I liked the friendship between Rachel and Alisa. And when Bryce finally killed Nevara, Alisa could see him getting lost into darkness and she knew the only way to save him was forming the bond with him. Though she was not entirely ready, she wanted more time but for him she did it. I just loved Bryce and Alisa’s relationship. It was soo good and heart warming.

The writing definitely gets better in this book. It was smooth and beautiful, I loved how the dialogues flowed out and how everything was executed. The pace was a fast throughout the book. I enjoyed and simply loved this book very much.


book3Tittle: Unbound

Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Young-Adult

Page count and format: 315 pages, Ebook

Published: December 5th, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Buy link: Amazon

My rating: PicsArt_1431077933984

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Some bonds can never be broken…

Alisa and Bryce are keeping a huge secret, but when an accident illustrates how dangerous their secret has become, she’s forced to make a choice between her family’s expectations and the man she loves more than anything.

Rachel’s past mistakes have finally caught up with her. Her continued association with Re’Vel results in unspeakable tragedy and brings to question her loyalty to the magical community. With accusations from all directions and her heart in tatters, she finds out who her real friends are and finds her true strength.

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Similarly like the 2nd book, the story picks up from where it was left off. Alisa is pregnant and she doesn’t know how to tell her parents, her baby is a Spellbringer due to which hunters are getting attracted to, Rachel has tried her best to severe her ties with demon Re’Vel but he keeps coming to her dreams. When one disastrous incident occurs Rachel’s life falls into a turmoil as she becomes a convicted by the magical community of the Spellbringers and she finally understands that she has no way of escaping the demon’s claim.

I loved the plot. Things get much more intense in this book. Alisa finds out about her pregnancy and though she was initially shocked she accepts the fact with the help of Bryce who is overjoyed by the news. Rachel is trying to move on with her life and she is finally ready to take the step when something disastrous occurs and she has to face the dire consequences. I don’t want to ruin this by giving spoilers so I won’t be telling anything more, you guys have to read it to find out. The action was definitely something I liked, it was pretty well executed amd I definitely enjoyed the face off between Rachel and the demon Re’Vel. And I really liked the decesion Rachel took at the end.

I pretty much liked every character in this book. Alisa and Bryce, both handled the news about the pregnancy in a mature way. Both of their characters are much more developed in this book which I really liked. I definitely likef Rachel in this book. She finally gave herself a chance and listened to her heart. And I really liked Mikael’s character. Though we are introduced to him in the previous book, it is this book that we actually come to know him. He was so sweet and caring and accepted Rachel with her past, he loved her for what she was without ever judging which Jace failed to do. I was really rooting for them. Jace finally understood his mistake but it was too late. Overall I liked the character development of every character in this book.

I enjoyed the writing, it was smooth and the pages flew by easily. Though the pace was little bit slow at the beginning, it picks up pace through the middle of the book. I definitely enjoyed this hell of a ride. And I can’t wait to read the next book in this series, I’m dying to find out what happens with Alisa and Rachel next.

Recommend this series?

Definitely yes if you like to read something fresh and interesting with action and romance.


Author Bio:

me-3Tricia Drammeh is a wife and mother of four children who lives in New Hampshire. Her published works include Sweet Sorrow, Better than Perfect, The Seance, The Fifth Circle, and the Spellbringers series. Tricia is currently working on her eighth novel. When she’s not writing, she can be found devouring books, interviewing up-and-coming authors, and drinking vast amounts of coffee.

You can Tweet her here, Connect with her on her Facebook Page, Hang out with her on Goodreads, or hop on over to her Official Site, where she promotes her work, and also helps authors promote too!


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