Welcome to the January 10, 2011 stop on the Hexbound Blog Tour 2010 (2011)!!!
Thank you so much for visiting, I Read to Relax. First, I have a Hexbound review for you and then if you check back in a few days, I'm actually going to have an interview with Lily's new BFF, Scout, posted. I hope you'll check it out!!
by Chloe Neill
The Dark Elite, book two
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... (description taken from Amazon.com)
I love the fact that the books in this series are, well, fun reads! They are quick, easy, adventurous, and well...all around...fun! Lily and her friends are all easily relatable characters and the plot consistently draws me in quickly.
I found it so intriguing to delve deeper into Chicago's underworld and get to meet some monsters, both human and not, that inhabit the dank tunnels. (It's really funny when you compare the vampires in this book to the vampires in Chloe Neill's other series, The Chicagoland Vampires!! They are so radically opposite in temprament and circumstance! :P) The "rat creatures" were just gross enough without being so repulsive I didn't want to read about them...and the humans that Lily, Scout, Jason, and Michael must battle were definitely just the right type of evil.
Speaking of...I really loved how Neill delved into good, evil, and the shades between in this book. So many questions were brought up about what Lily's parents might be hiding, if Jason might be considered a monster, and if well, the Reapers might not be...in the long run. It definitely gave Lily some things to think about!
I can tell you - without spoilers - that I cannot wait for book three. I need to see what's really going on with the Reapers...and of course, Lily's love life, too!!
An excellent (really fun) book. I recommend you read Firespell first of course, and then check out Chloe's other series, The Chicagoland Vampires, which I also adore, but you MUST read this book.
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