Firespell: The Dark Elite

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Orion, May 20, 2010 - Fiction - 300 pages
41 Reviews
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 . . .

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Give me banter, give me depth of character, charisma! - Goodreads
Everything in this plot is rushed. - Goodreads
By writing exceptionally interesting fun characters. - Goodreads
The plot in this thing was painfully predictable. - Goodreads
The premise of the Dark Elite was very intriguing. - Goodreads
The plot itself is loads of fun! - Goodreads

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ZabetReading - LibraryThing

A little slow, lots of the usual "suspecting something weird going on, discovering a new world, being thrown into the new world, fighting against being part of the new world, accepting your role in the new world, and FINALLY Big fight scene". Hoping the second book will have more action. Read full review

Review: Firespell (The Dark Elite #1)

User Review  - papalbina - Goodreads

There are parts in this book that are ok, the main character and her friend are a bit interesting and some mysteries kept me reading, but mostly this book is ridiculous. The main character arrives at ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Chloe Neill was born in the south of the USA and currently resides in the US Midwest. FIRESPELL is her debut YA novel and the first in the Dark Elite series. Visit Chloe's website at

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