Thursday, 8 August 2013

Night School

Allie has been arrested. Again. Her school has politely asked her parents to transfer her to another school. Again. She is being packed off to Cimmeria Academy, a boarding school no one has ever heard of before. Separated from technology, Allie is cut off from her old life and begrudgingly settles into studying. There is something strange about Cimmeria, where a select group of students attend Night School, not that anyone will tell her what it is.

One of the things I really enjoyed about Night School was the fact that Allie is on the outside of the secret stuff. Usually the new girl gets drawn into whatever is going on in books and quickly becomes the centre, but here Allie is as clueless as the rest of us. It veers dangerously close to love triangle territory but a key event soon sorts that and the relationships and friendships develop at a natural pace.

I think I have said before that I love boarding school settings. There’s always a great cast of teachers and rules yet a certain independence allowed the teens due to living away from home. Usually, school is something that is left behind each day but living their forces them to readdress their attitudes of adults. It also means there’s no escaping the bitchy girls or the gossip.

There are so many unanswered questions. And you know what? That’s fine by me, just makes me want to read the rest of the series, and quickly. Although it does mean I have no idea what to categorize it as…aren’t those the best kind of books?

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4 comments:

  1. I love boarding school settings too, I'll have to keep a look out for this one.

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  2. Though I'm not really sure what it's about, it sounds interesting. Also love boarding school settings :)

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  3. I have this one to read, and seeing how much you enjoyed it makes me want to push it up a little higher on my TBR pile. I'm a huge fan of boarding school settings, so I'm hoping I'll love this one. Great review!

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  4. I really like boarding school settings when they're done right, although, all too often they come across as a little too juvenile (or maybe it's I'm too much of an adult?) for me. This, however, ups the ante with the whole mystery and intrigue. I like being kept in the dark as the plot's secrets are gradually unwound at a slower pace. I'll definitely have to check this one out!

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