Release Date: January 1, 2012
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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.
Night School is a mysterious and thrilling book set in a spooky and slightly strange boarding school full of secrets. Be prepared to enter Cimmeria Academy; a school like no other...
Allie has been lost since her brother ran away. She's always getting into trouble and completely given up on everything. Her parents decide to send her away to a posh boarding school that they hope will straighten her up. Allie thinks that the school is going to be a nightmare, but surprisingly, Allie is quick to make friends and find that she is quite happy with the attention from Sylvian, an adorable French boy with a habit for flirting, and Carter; the loner of the school with secrets that Allie needs to uncover. She is quick to discover that the school isn't ordinary; the students being murdered is a sign for sure. But its also holding more secrets than anyone could ever imagine.
I was hooked it from the first page. Daugherty has a very likable and easy flowing writing style that I became lost in very quickly. I couldn't put the book down because I was so engaged in the story and was eager to find out how all the mysteries and dilemmas would be solved. Nope, there was no time for toilet breaks and cups of tea when there was some serious murdering business going on at a boarding school that demanded immediate attention.
Allie is an enjoyable character with a quirky and determined personality. I had a lot of fun reading from her perspective because she has a great sense of humor. Not to mention that her multiple entertaining encounters with Sylvian, the gorgeous French boy, and Carter, the dark and handsome loner, are absolutely adorable and, occasionally, swoon worthy. Though I didn't really take an immediate liking to either of them, I did have fun getting to know the two as the book progressed. Ooo, that sounds a bit strange. I meant: I had a fun time getting to know their PERSONALITIES along the way. ;)
Ah! One thing I must pick out is the setting. I loved exploring the creepy and mysterious setting of Cimmeria Academy. The tension could be felt at all times because throughout the book you're thinking: Anyone of these people could be the murderer; and they might be popping around the corner at any moment to kill our main girl here.But I don't want you being scared or thinking that this book is a horror all the way through, there are plenty of light-hearted and entertaining moments for your reading pleasure.
Night School is a chilling read that I would recommend to all those out there who want something a bit different and daring... aka, murder in a boarding school. I'm anxious to see what Daughtery has got instore for us next in the sequel Legacy.