Pages: 246 Pages
Release Date: January 5,2010
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…
I decided to read this book after reading all the good reviews on it and I-sadly-have to say that I was a little disappointed.
The main character Lily tended to worry about things she shouldn’t have a lot. For example: her parents work (how the headmistress said that they were doing genetics stuff when they were in another field), Jason (a hot guy she had met). I did like her curiosity, that’s basically what fueled her to follow Scout and the “brat-pack”.
Chloe Neil is a great writer, but the characters seemed a little immature for their age. Other than that, I was impressed with her story. I liked how original it was. Usually, there are stories about people who get powers forever, but for the Adepts, they get powers and keep them until they’re adults. The author is an excellent explainer. I didn’t know what was going on in some parts, but luckily, that got cleared up later.
Firespell was an OK read for me. I didn’t devour it and think of it three hours later. Instead, I finished it in about a week and thought about it when writing this review a day later. I am interested to find out what happens in the second book though. Thank God for Hexbound being out right after I finished the first book:)