“Tension is running even higher between the Reapers and Adepts, as a power outage grips Chicago. Lily's investigative methods are causing a rift between her and Jason and the angst is running high? What's going on?”see full review » see other reviews »
“Tension is running even higher between the Reapers and Adepts, as a power outage grips Chicago. Lily's investigative methods are causing a rift between her and Jason and the angst is running high? What's going on?”Dianne wrote this review Monday, August 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This story is about a girl named lily who is trying her best to protect Chicago from the dark side. So she joins in the decorate the old haunted house for the prom.But when everything starts to happen lily doesn't have her magic to more.”JohMesha wrote this review Thursday, January 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Dark Elite series fall into my "guilty pleasure" category. Even though I really do enjoy these books, there's not a whole lot of substance. That's not a knock against the series or the author at all. My brain needs a break sometimes, and I'd much rather get that break reading something fun and interesting instead of numbing myself out with TV.
Lily is still trying to figure out the connection between her parents the boarding school she's now attending. And in the meantime, she's fighting Reapers and destroying their evil plans. This installment explores the magical worlds a little more by introducing new characters and further developing existing characters like the Reapers. The real world is already known to me, so seeing more of Neil's created world is nice.
The three novels are absolutely connected and it is highly recommended that you read them in order: Firespell, Hexbound, and Charmfall. The way this one ends requires that there be a fourth and perhaps more. I'm looking forward to it.
“Nog een beetje rommelig, dit deel. Er moeten er meer komen want er zijn nog zeer veel onbeantwoorde vragen.
Iedereen verliest op een dag zijn/haar magie. Wie heeft het gedaan? De goede of de slechte kant? Hoe krijgen ze het terug?
En ondertussen ook nog de voorbereidingen op het dansfeest. Lily is er maar druk mee.”
“confusing and not the best one but it finally started to feel like an end to the series which kinda saddens me”Candi is on Holiday OR caught up in Life!!!!!-but creativity is just as important as education (please leave a message) wrote this review Sunday, July 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I absolutely loved this book. The storyline was amazing and i still love all the characters. I enjoyed the romance in this book, especially the romantic parts including Nicu. The characters were very good, and did all the things i wanted them to do in the book. The ending of this book was very sweet and nice.”Fazzii wrote this review Wednesday, July 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Chloe Neill out did herself with this novel. Charmfall kept me reading until the early hours of the morning. I could not put the book down once I started it! Lily and the rest of the Adepts are experiencing a power outage. After she hears from Sebastian, super hot, though maybe evil (but maybe not?) Reaper, Lily learns that not only does the power outage affect the Adepts, but it also affects the Reapers. The only good part of this equation is that they're evenly matched, or are they? Someone has caused this power outage, and that means someone still has power. Lily and Scout work with Sebastian in order to determine who is behind the power outage plaguing Chicago and why.
The characters in this novel are much better developed than they were in Firespell, and they keep growing and changing with each addition to the series. Lily is growing into her powers and becoming comfortable in her own skin. She has started to trust her "gut instinct," and that pays off. However, she still can't decide whether or not Sebastian is completely good or evil. She also can't decide if she's friends with him or if they're just using each other for information. This sets the stage for an interesting 4th novel, but don't worry Jason fans, he's in the novel, too, and Lily doesn't betray him.
Speaking of Jason, his family keeps putting more pressure on him to fulfill his werewolf destiny. For those of you who read Hexbound, you know that means to marry another werewolf. He's on edge throughout the novel because of that, and so is Lily. It adds a tension to the plot that may not have been there with simply the disappearance of magic. Jason seems to really care for Lily and vice-versa. He has moments of immaturity in the book, but he always comes through for her when he's really needed, and that's what matters. However, his family "obligation" makes Lily (and me) uncomfortable. I am looking forward to seeing what Neill does with Jason's situation.
Scout is angrier than usual in this novel. I'm noticing as the series progresses, Scout's bitterness keeps growing. I am not sure if that's just because of the situations she's faced with in the books or if it's setting up something for later in the series. I'll be interested to find out. Either way, Scout is still a good friend to Lily, and they fight this battle of having lost powers together. Scout surprises me when she stands by Lily no matter what and trusts her to make the right decision. It's obvious that their friendship has evolved and become more stable. They are very loyal to each other, and it's growing into a sisterly bond instead of just a friendship. There wasn't a lot of Michael in this novel, and I would have liked to have seen more of him. I don't know where he would have fit in more, though, so I understand why he wasn't present as much as usual.
A character that I don't know what to think about is Sebastian. Part of me really wants to like and trust him (like Lily), but the other part can't help but think there's more going on with him than Neill is letting on right now. One thing is clear, though. He really seems to care about Lily's well-being, and super hot soul-sucker or not, that has to say something, right? I can't wait to see where Neill takes his character.
What Dark Elite novel would be complete without the Brat Pack? Veronica and Co are back in action in this book, but Veronica is different. She has a love interest that's shocking to everyone. I'm not sure I'm buying what's going on with that, but again, Neill may have something up her sleeve that we readers don't know about yet. So instead of just writing it off all together, I'm going to wait and see what she has in mind. One thing I've learned from reading the Chicagoland Vampire Series and the Dark Elite Series, when Chloe Neill does something that doesn't exactly set well with me, she tends to fix it with a stroke of brilliance in the next book. So I'm just going to have faith in her ability as an author and see how this plays out.
Charmfall moves more quickly than the previous two Dark Elite novels. There is more action and more suspense. Neill has created a world that you can easily lose yourself (and your sleep) in. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.
Let me just say that I'm really irritated at NAL and/or Chloe Neill for cutting this series off in the middle like this. I assume it was the publisher because most authors wouldn't end a series without an actual conclusion, and Neill is an excellent author. However, other Dark Elite fans don't seem to care that the series ended prematurely, so I guess I'll just pout alone, haha. ”
“Love the colour of the cover :) The story was okay, though it is pretty slow, and when things do happen, it all goes down with almost clock-like precision - "bad" guys wait around for "good" guys to ruin their plans, evil mastermind speech right on schedule etc - which makes for a less interesting story. ”Deyara wrote this review Thursday, May 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In the 3 rd book of the dark elite, scout and Lilly realize their magic is gone! Turns out all the adepts have lost their magic.Sebastion , a reaper, confides to Lilly that the reapers have lost their magic too. Once again it is up to the adepts of Chicago's enclave 3 to save the day. However, Jason, Lillie's boyfriend, is not comfortable with her relationship with Sebastion . Trouble in paradise. Meanwhile Nicu one of the vamps from the last book has a crush on Veronica from st Sophia's brat pack.........”Nerissa H wrote this review Monday, May 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have a love/hate relationship with this series. I am such a huge fan of Chloe Neill and her CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRE series that when FIRESPELL was released I was so excited to get my hands on it. And while I enjoyed the first book in the DARK ELITE series and never really suck with me.
CHARMFALL was just another book. It wasn't horrible but it won't stick with me either. I don't relate to any of the characters and there is nothing about the story that stuck with me after. It's not one of those books that you will continue to think after after the last word is read.
I found myself getting very annoyed with Lily. Some of the decisions she makes are so obviously bad that I wanted to tear my hair out. Her character is still very young so hopefully as she ages her decisions will improve.
While this isn't my favorite series I will continue to read it, but mostly out of loyalty to Chloe Neill. And if you haven't checked out her Urban Fantasy series, CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES, I strongly recommend it!”