Firespell by Chloe Neill
Goodreads Summary: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 Thoughts:Starting this book I wasn’t even sure what it was really about. I had signed up for Hexbound on a book tour and then realized it was the second book in a series so I downloaded Firespell on my Nook and started it when I saw Hexbound was on its way to me.
I enjoyed this book – it wasn’t the best thing I’ve read but I like the world Neill created and the concept behind the different powers and structure of the magical world that Lily becomes involved in. The book doesn’t come right off and tell you what is going on – which leaves you guessing and trying to figure out what is really going on at St. Sophia’s all girl’s boarding school.
Even though I’ve never read Gossip Girl, I watch the show and this book kinda had that atmosphere. Rich, stuck up kids and the new girl coming in and being bullied by the “brat pack.” Not that it wasn’t entertaining – it just gets annoying after awhile reading their snide remarks and bullying issues.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. I’m gonna start Hexbound tonight since I only have a few days to read it. I’m interested to see where Neill takes the story and what happens with Lily, Scout, and the boys.