Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Hexbound (Dark Elite, Book 2)Hexbound (Dark Elite Book 2) by Chloe Neill 
Signet, 2011
256 pages
4 out of 5

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 from Amazon)

Hexbound is the second book in the Dark Elite series and, hopefully, not the last.  It picks up basically right where Firespell left off.  It threw me off a bit because the span of time in these two books is relatively short, which I'm not used to.

The tone of the series remains fun and conversational. Even so, there were times when it felt like it was trying to sound like a teen novel. This doesn't hinder the novel or make it less interesting.  It just made me pause a few times.  The pop culture references were an instance of this.  Would Scout really listen to Lady Gaga?  Also, as fads and the popularity of stars fades, a book becomes outdated much more quickly.  But that could just be a pet peeve of mine.

Overall, it's completely enjoyable and I'm happily looking forward to another installment.  I recommend this series frequently and will continue to do so.


I purchased this title for review and my own personal enjoyment.

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