Author: Chloe Neill
Copy Obtained: Bought
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.
They say absolute power corrupts absolutely. Turns out, even a little magic can turn you to the dark side. That’s why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities, on top of avoiding the snobs who think they run her school, nursing a crush on a cute sophomore with a big, werewolf-y secret, and 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.
Then Lily’s invited to a private meeting with Sebastian. He’s hot, powerful, and offering to help her harness the magic flowing in her veins in a way no one else can. He’s also a Reaper. Lily can’t hide her suspicions. But she’ll soon find out that the line between good and evil isn’t always clear....
Ok, so I read this book a while ago, and I'm just writing the review now so this is going to be short.
I enjoyed this book. I picked up right where Firespell left off. Lily is now helping patrol the tunnels below the school/city and keep people safe. Right off the book jumps into the action/mystery as we find out weird things are happening that nobody as seen before. I definitely liked that it wasn't a slow start, instead pulling me right back into the story.
Lily begins to understand and learn some things about her past, her parents and the world she now finds herself in. But throughout the whole book it seemed like just as she'd figure one thing out, 12 more questions would arise! Frustrating for me the reader, but way more for Lily! Plus she still doesn't know who she can and cannot trust. Sebastian is a huge question! I liked the way their relationship played out in this installment. It was tense and uncertain and to a degree frustrating. Definitely kept me reading. Trying to figure out what was happening in the tunnels was the other part that kept me reading. I wanted to know what was going on and why.
In the end it was an enjoyable read. I'll continue with the series for sure. I just hope the next book has many more answers! I can't remember if this is only a trilogy or not
If you haven't seen the cover for the next book in the series, Charmspell, here it is. It's due out: January 2012