Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Firespell - A review

Firespell - Chloe Neill (own)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: January 2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback , 256pp
  • Sales Rank: 36,554
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • Series: Dark Elite Series , #1
  • ISBN-13: 9780451228864
  • ISBN: 0451228863


New Girl.
New School.
Old Evil.

From the author of the Chicagoland Vampires novels.

A new series about a boarding school filled with something worse than homework.

Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens.

They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users. It's too bad Lily doesn't have powers of her own to help. At least, none that she's discovered yet...

My Thoughts:

I think Firespell is a solid start of a new series. You've got magic, bad guys, good guys. Who could ask for more?

I will admit that while the book drew me in pretty quickly it did start a little slow. Mostly because I was getting my footing in the world Chloe was creating. By the end of the book, however, I was well settled and ready for more.

Lily is a strong female character who spent a great deal of this first book, trying to settle into a new life while having change after change tossed her way. Scout has got to be my favorite character by far. I love how spunky she is! Sebastian and Jason are great characters and I can smell a possible triangle brewing.

I will be finding myself in possession of book two as soon as I can to delve back into this world.

Author's Website: Chloe Neill


Ryan G said...

I like when the first book of a series is promising, it means you have a lot more fun to look forward to.

NotNessie @ Today's Adventure said...

"Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens."

Weren't we all?

I'm on the fence about this book. I may check it out if I have a chance.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh this is another series I would like to get to some day. :) So glad to see you enjoyed it.