Written by: Chloe Neill
Release date: January, 2010
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...
Combine a new girl at a boarding school with some wicked powers and I’m one happy girl. Firespell is one of those books that just puts a smile on my face. It’s good.
Lily is a character I like. Yes, she did one stupid thing in the book, but that didn’t make me rid her off. She’s trustworthy, thoughtful and caring. I like that she says what she thinks and isn’t afraid of the in crowd. You go girl.
Scout and Jason are two other characters I really like. Scout is creative and I love that she adores reading. Jason is just cute and I hope he gets a bigger role in the sequel.
The plot is great. The powers that each of the members have is really good, but I would have loved to read more about it. I thought that the climax was a bit short. There could have been a bit more action in it, but I did love the little surprise that came with it.
The story is also fast moving. There wasn’t one slow part in this book and I have to applaud the author for this. It got me hooked till the very end.
All in all Firespell is a great book to get the series started. I already have the copy of the sequel, so I’m looking forward reading it.