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Hexbound and Charmfall review

So, I recently finished reading Hexbound and Charmfall by Chloe Neill. However, since there wasn’t enough material in Hexbound, in my opinion, to justify doing a separate review, I’m going to combine the two. Well, first off, I liked the books. However, I thought that there were a lot of loose ends that the author didn’t tie up within the three books with the Dark Elite series. Now, at first, I thought that the author would be continuing the series, based on the loose ends. However, I looked at the author’s FAQs on her website, it said that she currently had no plans to write a fourth book. Anyway, I have book-specific questions as well as overarching questions. I’m going to include them below. But just as a precaution, if you haven’t read the books, don’t continue reading.

Hexbound

  • Why was there no retaliation from the Dark Elite on the Adepts for destroying the laboratory that was creating the vampire hybrids? I thought that there would have been some sort of retaliation from the Dark Elite for destroying the laboratory as well as the vampire hybrids.

Charmfall

  • Did Fayden’s actions create a truce between the Dark Elite and the Adepts? Or is there still a feud between the two groups?
  • Does Michael and Scout ever officially become an item?
  • What happened between Veronica and Nic, post-Sneak? Do they eventually hook up? If they do, would Nic reveal everything to Veronica and turn her into a vampire?

General Questions

  • What’s the truth about Lily’s parents?  What is the Sterling Research Foundation?  What’s Lily’s parents’ involvement with the Sterling Research Foundation?
  • How much does Foley, the headmistress of St. Sophia’s, really know about the Sterling Research Foundation and Lily’s parents’ involvement with the foundation?
  • What about Jason and his werewolf family?  Would his werewolf family, once they find out about Jason’s relationship with Lily, break them up in favor of having Jason hook up with a female werewolf?
  • What happened to Nic’s vampire creator and rival?

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Firespell Review

I just finished reading Firespell by Chloe Neill. Overall, I liked the book. I would recommend it. However, there were two things that I would have to critique. So, if you haven’t read the book, don’t go any further. The first thing is that there was too much explanations and not enough action. What I mean by that is I felt like the author spent a little bit too much time revealing a lot of information about the Enclave and the underground world that Scout was a part of. I mean, i get that the author has to reveal quite a bit of information in the first book in a series in order to draw a reader in, especially in a relatively short book, but I think it was a bit excessive in this book. Also, because there was too much information revealed, the action, in my opinion, was a bit lacking. Anyway, the second thing was that the bad people/dilemma didn’t really seem like a threat to me. To me, it felt like the author thought of the bad people/dilemma as an afterthought. I think that the author should have made the bad people/dilemma appear more frequently in the book than they actually did, mainly in the form of the two lackeys stalking the main character.
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Musicals

I was Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street the other day and that made me think. I noticed that quite a bit of the movie musicals from nowadays are usually seen in the past. Take Sweeney Todd for example. It was set during the 1800s. Hairspray is the same way. It was set during the early 1960s. There’s also Chicago, Moulin Rouge!, The Phantom of the Opera, etc. I think that’s part of the reason as to why they’re appealing. I don’t know why, but that’s just what I think.

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