“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.

charmfall chloe neill

Charmfall by Chloe Neill
Goodreads -YA – January 2012 by Gollancz

High school can be a battlefield, but for Lily Parker, surviving at St. Sophia’s School for Girls is a matter of life and death…

Protecting Chicago from the dark side can be an exhausting job, especially when you’re a sophomore. So when the girls of St. Sophia’s start gearing up for Sneak, their fall formal, Lily decides to join in on some good, old-fashioned party prep—even if it means not giving demons, vampires and the twisted magic users known as Reapers her undivided attention.

But when a Reaper infiltrates the school, Lily doesn’t forget what she’s sworn to protect. She reaches deep into herself to draw out her magic—and finds that it’s gone. And it turns out she’s not alone. A magical blackout has slammed through paranormal Chicago, and no one knows what—or who—caused it. But Lily knows getting back her magic is worth the risk of going behind enemy lines…

Despite the ick that was Hexbound, I can’t help but be excited about Charmfall, the third book in Chloe Neill’s Dark Elite series… perhaps if Hexbound had come out sooner, I would have like it more?  Either way, I wish Charmfall weren’t coming out in January!  I am hoping for more Sebastian (who really seems like a nice guy… who works on the side of evil) and the restoration of the awesome Lily/Scout dynamic.

Kay

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