Thursday, July 1, 2010

Review: Firespell by Neill

Firespell by Chloe Neill

Book 1 of Dark Elite

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"As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face…

When Lily’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s. Lily’s ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building.

The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout’s a little weird—she keeps disappearing late at night and won’t tell Lily where she’s been. But when a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout running from a real monster.

Scout’s a member of a splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who’ve sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers, magic users who’ve been corrupted by their power. And when Lily finds herself in the line of a firespell, Scout tells her the truth about her secret life, even though Lily has no powers of her own—at least none that she’s discovered yet…"

*My short but sweet review*

I really liked the premise of this story, and the characters of Lily and Scout were well written. I love friendships like that, and I have a soft spot for the outcasts. I recommend this book and I am eagerly awaiting the second book. I am hoping to see a little more of the romance that is started at the end as well!

Similar reads: Hex Hall, Dark Divine, Immortal (Shields), Darkest Powers by Armstrong

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1 comment:

  1. great review! slow beginnings with rushed explanations drive me insane too


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