"Another must read, must buy to add to the ever growing list"
After her parents drop the bombshell about moving to Munich
for a two year sabbatical, Lily Parker's head is filled with
a nice list of negative and positive things that could come
from their working trip. Then Lily realises her positive and
negative list is totally null and void. Her parents came up
with, what they think, is the best solution. Boarding school.
So Lily is sent off to the fancy St. Sophie boarding school
in Chicago. Filled with rich kids she is relieved when she
meets Scout. Scout is weird but wonderful. Mysterious and
mad. However she turns out to be a great friend and that is
exactly what Lily needs as her first week in the school
Real life monsters with magic are also living in Chicago and
Lily finds herself on their radar. It is too bad that she
doesn't have any powers of her own so she can help the the
good guys. Then again maybe she does have some and she
doesn't know it yet?
This new series from the author of the Chicagoland Vampires
novels is yet another series about a teenage girl in a
school who finds herself suddenly in the world of the
paranormal. There are enough of these books out there lately
and while they all have their own unique twist which makes
them special and extremely likable, I have to say I wondered
if I had already seen it all. I haven't seen it all.
Firespell is the first, in what I hope, will be a long
series. If this first book is anything to go by then Chloe
Neill has another winning series on her hands. The
characters are lovely and the story was fascinating. A fresh
idea and nothing that felt remotely like any other series I
have read before. I enjoyed every minute.
The only thing that I didn't like was when the book was
over. I expected and wanted more but the end came too
quickly. There are questions still unanswered and I need to
find out what happens next. Unfortunately there was no note
in the back of the book about when the next in the series is
coming. I only hope it is soon.
If you like any of the other Young Adult series out there
like House of the Night or the Vampire Academy then you will
love this. If you enjoyed Chloe's other series then you
don't want to miss this. Another must read, must buy to add
to the ever growing list. The Young Adult Paranormal Genre
is blooming nicely and I am a huge fan so far!
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted March 24, 2010