New Reading Material: Firespell
I couldn’t help it, and got another Chloe Neill‘s book “Firespell”. It’s a novel from her ‘The Dark Elite” series. Here’s a scoop:
When Lily Parker’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, Lily was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s.
As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily is surrounded by an ultra-rich bratpack. She’s pretty sure her spoiled, petty, fashion-obsessed classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face, and surviving them and their cruel practical jokes is proving even tougher than the homework…
But on top of being the punchline to every joke, Lily’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building. All building have their creaks and groans – but Lily could swear that she’s being watched.
The only thing keeping her sane, so far, is her roommate Scout. But something strange is going on there too – Scout keeps disappearing late at night, reappearing bruised and tired, and she won’t tell Lily where’s she’s been… until, that is, a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school. Lost in the dark Lily hears footsteps heading towards her – it’s Scout and she’s running from a real monster.
Scout is part of a group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers: magic users who’ve been corrupted by their power. Much as Lily would love to help, it’s too dangerous without powers of her own – especially if she’d have to go up against the firespell herself…
I’ve finished it in like three days – with my busy schedule it actually took too long, because it’s only 246 pages long and very easy to read! Just from page one you can tell that this short novel will go smoothly:
“Lily,” Mom said, “we need to talk.”
I don’t think I’m ruining the surprise by pointing out that nothing good happens when someone starts a speech like that.
🙂 Don’t you just love how Chloe’s writing style is! Plus it takes place in Chicago, like ‘The Chicagoland Vampires’, and there’s a romance in this one too, between Jason and Lily.