Publish Date: January 5, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
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Synopsis: When Lily's parents decide to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she is not happy. Lily's classmates are the ultrarich brat-pack type - and if that isn't enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophia's creepy campus.
The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout's a little weird - she keeps disappearing late at night. When a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout, who's running from a real-life monster. Scout is part of a splinter group of rebel teens who protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and the gone-to-the-dark-side magic users called Reapers. She lets Lily in on her secret, even though Lily has no powers of her own...or at least non she's discovered yet.
Review: This is the first book in the Dark Elite series and I thoroughly enjoyed it! A quick read and while a little fluffy, I liked the interaction between the characters; however, I would love to get some more in depth background on some of the characters. I think that the moral of the story are very clear, but definitely a black and white world that the Adepts have chosen to espouse. I especially liked Scout and Lily's friendship and Lily's easy acceptance of what is really going on at St. Sophia's. The only question is...will Lily come through the ordeals she must face as she was...or will it change her life forever? Pick up Firespell and find out!!
Dark Elite Series: Firespell (1), Hexbound (2), Charmfall (3)