4 Feb 2013

Night school - Quickie Review

Night school by C.J. Daugherty
Night school book one
Available now

What's it about?

Allie's world is falling apart...
She hates her school. Her brother has run away. And she's just been arrested. 
Now her parents are sending her away to a boarding school where she doesn't know a soul.
But instead of hating her new school, Allie finds she's happy there. She's making friends. And then there's Sylvain, a suave French student who openly flirts with her. And Carter, the brooding loner who seems to have her back.
Soon, though, Allie discovers Cimmeria Academy is no ordinary school. Nothing there is as it seems. And her new friends are hiding dangerous secrets.
My review
Although I ended up finding Night school to be an okay read, I felt it lacked originality, it was slow to get to the point and when the secret was revealed, it was pretty anti climatic and had me asking 'is that it?'
There was some good action at the end, but it was a long wait to get to and I still can't decide if it was worth it, I like a good mystery but this one just took too long to reveal itself.
Allie isn't a bad character though, I actually liked her, we see she's obviously struggling to find her place but starts to grow as she finds one at her new school, she makes new friends that won't lead her astray like her old ones and goes through a journey.
The book is written well, with lovely descriptions, its just the story I found myself bored with.

My thoughts on the cover
This cover is nice, I like the colours and the font but there's not much else going on and I'm not sure what she's doing with her hand.

Favourite quotes
'He kissed the wounded spot, his lips as light as a wish. 'There. I think that's all the medical treatment you need.''

'Their faces were so close now it was inevitable - when he brushed his lips very lightly against hers she gave a little gasp then reached her hands behind his neck and pulled his head down.'

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