Book Review: Hexbound by: Chloe Neill

Hexbound (Dark Elite, Book 2)
Publisher: Signet
Publish Date: 4 January 2011
Origins: Publisher for Review
Format: Paperback
Series: Dark Elite Series: Firespell (1), Hexbound (2)

Lily Parker is new to St. Sophia's School for Girls, but she's already learned that magic can be your best friend-or your worst enemy. That's why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities while 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...

I really like this series. I love the friendship and dynamic between Scout and Lily, they are so cute and funny together. I love all of the characters in this series, they are all very vibrant for YA fiction and they stick with you for a long time after you close the cover. I also enjoy the dynamic between Scout and Lily in conjunction with the brat pack and with the boys, Chloe Neill has a wonderful talent for writing excellent relationships.

The plot, or rather the climax of this book was a tad bit off for me. I had a hard time pinpointing where it was. I was just reading, there was drama, stuff happened, and then the book was done. I didn't get the "oh no, stuff is about to hit the fan" feeling, nor did I get the satisfaction of a nice well rounded ending because of the climactic moment. I am not saying the plot is bad, or that I didn't enjoy it, just something I noticed and I hadn't realized how much book structure meant to me.

As I said, I enjoyed the characters in this book, and I enjoy the world that Chloe Neill has created and superimposed on our own. I can't wait to see where she takes this series, there are so many things she can do, and so much growing for a lot of the characters. This book also showed us another side of the Dark Elite and I even believe caused Lily to do some doubting of the Adepts. I love the layer of conflict Ms. Neill is setting up for Lily, can't wait to see where she takes that as well.

Overall this is a short entertaining read and I will definitely keep reading Chloe Neill, she has a lot of stuff to still bring to the table.

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1 comment:

  1. Right Hand Magic is one of the most enjoyable books that I have read all year. As a fan of Urban Fantasy, I’d been growing more and more disillusioned with the subgenre as it became almost overrun with more stories about attractive vampires and lecherous werewolves than you could shake a sharpened stick at.


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