Daugherty, C.J. Night School, 432 p. Katherine Tegan (Harper), 2013. $18. Langauge: R (80+ swears, 2 ‘f’); Mature Content: PG (drinking); Violence: G (some, but not graphic).
After her latest act of vandalism, Allie is shipped off to the Cimmeria Academy – a very exclusive school, where everyone has secrets they are hiding from Allie. Most of the kids, especially the interesting ones, seem to be legacies, but Allie has never heard of the place before. As she gradually makes friends, Allie notices things – like some of the kids have special classes that take place after dark. When the secrets start unraveling, Allie finds out that she has more of a history with Cimmeria and its secrets than she could have ever dreamed.
Wow – that is all pretty vague. Probably because when Cimmeria’s secrets started to be exposed, I was kind of underwhelmed. If you want a series about a boarding school where the students are being secretly raised to run the world, may I suggest Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls, Mercedes Lackey’s Shadow Grail, or Inara Scott’s Talent books instead.
HS – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS