Firespell by Chloe Neill
Pub. Date: January 5th, 2010
Age Level: 14+
Series: Dark Elite #1
Synopsis from Goodreads
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…
Lily & Scout; pg. 60
Exactly what had been behind that door? I decided I couldn't hold in the question any longer. "Angry drug dealer?" I asked her. "Mental institution escapee? Robot overlord?"
"I'm not aware if robots have taken us over yet." Her tone was dry.
"Flesh-eating zombie monster?"
"Zombies are a myth."
"So you say," I muttered.
Lily; pg. 101
Scout and I looked at each other for a few seconds, and in the time that elapsed during that glance, something happened--I realized I'd been given an opportunity to become part of a new kind of family; an opportunity to trust someone, to take a chance on someone. My parents may have been four thousand miles away, but I'd gained a new best friend. And that was something. That was the kind of thing you held on to.
Lily & Scout; pg. 159
"And speaking of saving the world," I said, "did you have a call after we got back last night? Or did you just sleep late?"
"I sleep with earplugs," she said, half-answering the question. "The radio alarm came on, but it wasn't loud enough, so I dreamed about REO Speedwagon and Phil Collins for forty-five minutes. Suffice it to say, I can feel coming in the air tonight."
Lily & M.K.; pg. 201-202
"You can't--," she began, but I held a finger to her lips.
"I wasn't done," I informed her. "Before I was interupted, I was making a point: Don't mess with the weirdos, unless you want to lie awake at night, wondering if one of those weirdos is going to sneak a black widow into your bed. Understood?"
She made a huffy sound of disbelief, but wouldn't meet my eyes.
I'd actually scared the bully.
"And M.K.," I said, stepping away and heading for the hallway door, "sleep well."
She didn't look like she would.
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