Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Firespell Review

Summary:As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face… When Lily’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s. Lily’s ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building. The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout’s a little weird—she keeps disappearing late at night and won’t tell Lily where she’s been. But when a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout running from a real monster. Scout’s a member of a splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who’ve sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers, magic users who’ve been corrupted by their power. And when Lily finds herself in the line of a firespell, Scout tells her the truth about her secret life, even though Lily has no powers of her own—at least none that she’s discovered yet…

My Feelings: Firespell is an enjoyable read that had a few twist and turns but at times it got a little predictable but still kept my interest. Lilly story begins when she goes to a ritzy boarding school in Chicago while her parents teach far away in Europe. When Lilly arrives she meets her roommate Scout who has a little of a rebelish side. Soon she notices that Scout is always mysteriously leaving. Little does that Scout is holding a few secrets of her own that may even involve her. When Lilly meets Jason who is a friend of Scout she can not help but become immersed in his sky blue eyes. I enjoyed Lilly character because she was not afraid to say what she wanted and didn't let people push her over. Although she did have her naïve moments. The plot was good but it did start out a little slow but it gradually got better and the supernatral elements helped move the story along . I felt the Supernatural part of this book was put more in the background and although the story did revolve around the supernatural parts there could have been a little bit more but even so this book was still very well-balanced. The ending of the book was interesting and left space for a second book .

Overall: Firespell was a short and satisfying read.

4 moon: