Written by: Chloe Neill
Release date: January, 2011
They say absolute power corrupts absolutely. Turns out, even a little magic can turn you to the dark side. That’s why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities, on top of avoiding the snobs who think they run her school, nursing a crush on a cute sophomore with a big, werewolf-y secret, and fighting the good fight with her best friend Scout as they take on Chicago’s nastiest nightlife—including the tainted magic users known as Reapers.
Then Lily’s invited to a private meeting with Sebastian. He’s hot, powerful, and offering to help her harness the magic flowing in her veins in a way no one else can. He’s also a Reaper. Lily can’t hide her suspicions. But she’ll soon find out that the line between good and evil isn’t always clear.
Have I already said that I absolutely love this series. The Dark Elite has everything I enjoy reading in a book, boarding school, new girl in town (Even though sometimes it’s get old) and just wicked powers. And it’s very rare that the sequel is better than the first book, but Hexbound is way better.
Why? Well, there’s more Jason. And he’s so damn cute and sweet. The dialogue between him and Lily is just hilarious and so cute. Just thinking about him puts a smile on my face. I also love that we get to see a bit more of Sebastian. I have no idea if he truly belongs to the bad boys. He feels so genuine. You got to love a mysterious bad boy. I’m a bit worried that Lily is going to like him much more than Jason. But I have to read book three to see if that is going to happen.
I liked the plot a lot. It’s suspenseful, action filled and just a thrilling ride to be on. But as usual it was over too soon. I need more action! I also got introduced to new supernatural beings who live underground and they where creepy.
Hex Bound is a must read for people who love YA paranormal stories. I definitely recommend.