Not only did I add reviews to Amazon, Goodreads and LibraryThing…I also began a file of all of my reviews. I learned from another blogger, Kathy…thank you, Kathy, how to tag my books so that I know who sent them… I also learned what an ARC is…I am so proud of myself…and all of this was accomplished whilst
I was still in my jammies…hee hee hee…so here is my very informal review of Firespell…my style… my way.
Chloe Neill wrote a wonderfully fascinating story about students…yes…again…with special powers. This book is different from others in this genre and quite interesting. The story begins at St. Sophia’s, an all girl boarding school in the heart of Chicago. However, most of the excitement takes place in the underground tunnels beneath the school and beneath the city of Chicago. There are people who are Reapers (these would be the bad guys) and students who are Adepts ( these would be the very good guys). It is a classic story of good against evil with some mystery, some teenage angst, a bit of sexual attraction and just enough mean girl activity thrown in to make this book a really really good one. The good girl versus mean girl segments within the story are just totally delicious. The main yummy characters are Lily Parker and Scout Greene… misfits at St. Sophia’s who become roommates and eventual BFF’s. There are other very fascinating characters who all seem to be marked with unusual powers and the author has even thrown into this mix a handsome werewolf. And after reading Shiver…most of me has a thing for werewolves. Lest we not forget New Moon and those amazing werewolves. The story is totally believable and has an ending that cries out for speed reading. I have checked everywhere and right now there is no sign of a sequel, which is maddening. My only hope is that the book title says Book 1…so I just know Chloe is furiously penning Book 2 as I write this.
She better be…( my idea of a mild reader’s fake threat ). I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying this book.