Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Review: Firespell by Chloe Neill

Firespell by Chloe Neill
Pub. Date: January 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 256pp

Lily Parker has just had her world turned upside down when she finds out she has to attend an elite boarding school in Chicago while her parents take a sabbatical in Germany for 2 years. Well, to Lily being shipped off to a new place might seem the worst of her problems until her new friend Scout starts taking mysterious late night trips while breaking curfew. Lily soon realizes things aren’t as they seem when one dangerous encounter opens her eyes to the unexpected world around her where magic exists and to top it all off she finds herself caught smack in the middle of a magical war between a group of rebel teens who protect Chicago and dark magic users who want all the power for themselves. How can Lily help her friend when she has no powers of her own or so she thinks…?

Firespell is a spellbinding read that will leave you turning the pages for more…

The characters in Firespell are exciting and well developed. Lily is witty and she’s got spunk. I loved reading about her friendship with Scout and it’s one of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much. The brat-pack (rich brats whose only objective is to rule the school and stomp on anyone who gets in their way) had their part in this story and I enjoyed what they added to the story. I love romance in novels and the chemistry that Lily and one alluring blue-eyed boy by the name Jason Shepherd did not disappoint. I can’t wait to see how their relationship develops in the next installment.

I loved the magical world that Neill has created. I was drawn into the story from page one and could not put this book down. The danger that lurked underneath St. Sophia’s Boarding School had me on the edge of my seat. I love the hierarchy and different groups of magic users that Neill created and the powers that each contained. With the different powers exhibited in Firespell, I can only imagine what Neill has in store for us next.

I can’t wait to see what mission Lily and Company has to handle next…

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

44 comments :

  1. Great Review, i love Chloe's Chicagoland Vampires and I'm sure her YA series is just as good! Can't wait to get my copy! :)

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  2. Nice review, I'm still on the fence about reading it though..

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  3. Great review! This sounds really good, I'll have to get it. :)

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  4. I definitely want to read this one!

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  5. This really does sound spellbinding!

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  6. Picking this one up tonight from the store :) So excited :) Great review, glad to hear you liked it!!

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  7. Nice review! Definitely sounds good, and I hope to get it soon! :D

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  8. I'm seeing great reviews on this book. I'll be picking this one up for sure!!!

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  9. Thanks for posting this great review. I have Firespell sitting in my review pile now waiting for me to read it, which I will be sure to do soon. :D

    ~Briana

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  10. Great review.I can't wait to read it

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  11. Great review. I plan on buying this this weekend, along with another book. But I have to go back to school on Monday so it's going to take me awhile to get around to reading it.

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  12. This looks so great. It's already been on my to-read list for a while now.

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  13. This was a must read before I came across your review, but with the way you describe the book. It has move up significantly on my TBR list. Great Review!

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  14. I love the name Scout...I read another book not long ago with a character that had that name. I can't remember it now though.

    Boarding school sure makes it easy to leave parents out of the picture in YA doesn't it? :) Doesn't make me enjoy it any less though!

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  15. I LOVE boarding school novels...love them! I cannot wait to read this one...woooo!!!

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  16. Great review! I love good romances in story with strong characters!

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  17. Great review! This book sounds really good. The romance sounds particularly interesting!

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  18. Great review!! Really made me want to read this one..

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  19. Thanks for the review. Firespell sounds like a very entertaining young adult novel. I like that it's set in Chicago (like her adult series). This one is going on my wish list.

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  20. great review! i have been dying to read this...i love the chicagoland vampires!

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  21. I love books that entrall you in another world and it sounds like this is one of those books that will do that. I can't wait to read this!

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  22. great review just reenforces my wanting to read this book.

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  23. Ok now I want to read this book even more!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Great review. I cant wait to read this one. It sounds sooo good.

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  25. I am a huge romance fan and so no matter what genre I like a romance in there... and when you mentioned chemistry btwn Lily and Jason.... and am all for it!!=)

    Mahalo for a great review!!

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  26. I've never even heard of this book, and usually, I don't go for the whole magic thing but this definitely sounds interesting.

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  27. I can't wait to read this! The magic, the romance, the danger...it all sounds so well put together.

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  28. Good Review, I'll def. read it now.

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  29. This sounds really neat! The only problem I think I'd have with this is the brat-pack so hopefully they get knocked down a couple of pegs.

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  30. Thanks for a chance to win. You rated it 4 stars which is enough for me to want to read it. I also enjoyed your blog so much that I signed up to follow.

    So +1 for my comment and
    +2 for follower

    This blog is making me add too many books to my wishlist!

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  31. This book sounds great! It is definitely on my TBR list. Great review

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  32. Nice review! I'm really looking forward to reading this one! It's on my Debut Author Challenge list. :)

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  33. What a great review. I am looking
    forward to reading this book, it
    really sounds great!
    Thank you!
    =)

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  34. Great review! This book sounds fantastic! :)

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  35. Firespell is on my 2010 Debut Author Chanllenge and I want it ASAP. With all these good reviews I can't wait to read it.

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  36. great review sounds like a great read. thanks

    ginnn7(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. now I definitely want to read the book.

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  38. Great information, thanks. I'm really looking forward to picking up this book!

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  39. Looks like a good read - thanks for the review!

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  40. Thanks for the review, I cant wait to read this!

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