Monday, June 24, 2013

Night School by C.J. Daugherty

Series: Night School (bk. 1)

Genera: Mystery/Romance

Subjects Boarding schools, secret societies, conspiracies, England

Age/Grade Level: Teen

Length: 424 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

List Price: $17.99

Publisher: HarperTeen: Katherine Tegen Books

Summary/ product description: “Allie Sheridan’s world is falling apart. Her brother’s run away from home. Her parents ignore her. And she’s just been arrested.
This time her parents have had enough. They cut her off from her friends and send her away to boarding school, far from her London friends.
But at Cimmeria Academy, Allie is soon caught up in the strange activities of a secret group of elite students.
When she’s attacked late one night the incident sets off a chain of increasingly violent events. As the school begins to seem like a very dangerous place, she finds out that nothing at Cimmeria is what it seems to be.
And that she is not who she thought she was.”


My Review: For some reason I was led to believe that this was another vampire boarding school book. There are no vampires in this book and there’s not really anything supernatural, which is disappointing. I’m not saying this book was bad.  I enjoyed it, I guess. The stuff I liked about this book: humorous dialogue, and interesting characters. Also, there’s definitely a mystery behind this school and what it’s about. A secret society, which is still interesting. So to all of you people out there, this is NOT A PARANORMAL ROMANCE. There is romance, of course, but it’s not paranormal. So why does it say Supernatural Fiction on the copyright page? Maybe in book 2, I will find out.

The 1st half was all the cliché boarding school book stuff. Friend and mean girls and drama. Traditions, school dances and creepy stuff. It was set in England, and not actually in London, but someplace else. And they don’t have computers or TV there. But seriously, too many clichés.

The main character, Allie, seemed to have a lot of depth in her character. She’s been arrested 3 times, but over a year ago, before her brother disappeared, she was a good girl.

He first love interest is a French guy named Sylvain. He’s a bit of a charmer, but I didn’t like him. He’s not Vincent or Jules (the guys in Die For Me). The other guy, Carter, I like a lot better. He’s less of a jerk and more trustworthy and honest and caring.

There’s really not much I have to say about this book. It was okay, but unimpressive. I recommend it if you like boarding school books and don’t mind clichés. But if you’re looking for paranormal, I don’t recommend this.

Cover Art Review: Very cool and creepy looking. I like the building and the moon, and the title type.


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