Review: Night School (Night School #1) by C.J. Daugherty

Night School (Night School #1) by C.J. Daugherty

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.

I think fans of Hex Hall series would enjoy this. There is the sarcastic but kind main heroine, there is the boarding school and the weird and upsetting things happening there. Though Night School is definitely darker, more sinister, and less YA-ish than Hex Hall, so beware! :)

The main character, Allie, is very likeable. There was only one short moment when I rolled my eyes at her action, and she was very infatuated. Otherwise everything she did was understandable and I would probably do the same. There was also really nice development of her character, all the events at Cimmeria Academy made Allie grow and sort out her priorities.
All the other characters were very believable as well. They were quite ambiguous and it was not easy to guess who they really were and what were their real intentions. Actually everyone and everything at Cimmeria Academy was suspicious and that's what made this book so thrilling!
The relationships between all different characters were built slowly and felt realistic.

If you are craving a darker YA suspense/thriller with a right dose of romance, you should definitely read Night School!



Kristin A. said...

Awesome! I'm glad to hear Night School was worth the read.

DMS said...

This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing. :) Great review!

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