Night School by C.J Daugherty #readUKYA

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

Allie Sheridan’s world is falling apart. Her brother’s run away from home. Her parents ignore her. And she’s just been arrested.

Again.

This time her parents have had enough. They cut her off from her friends and send her away to boarding school, far from her London friends.

But at Cimmeria Academy, Allie is soon caught up in the strange activities of a secret group of elite students.

When she’s attacked late one night the incident sets off a chain of increasingly violent events. As the school begins to seem like a very dangerous place, she finds out that nothing at Cimmeria is what it seems to be.

And that she is not who she thought she was.

Thoughts:

I really don’t know why it’s taken me so long to read this book. It’s been on my radar for ages now. I was happy to see it on Lucy’s #readUKYA list for this month. It definitely inspired me to get reading! Night School is an intriguing read which was longer than I expected. It’s also not a paranormal read. I’ve seen it shelved as such, although there are strange goings on they’re not paranormal.

Night School centres around Allie Sheridan who is ‘troubled’ after her brother’s appearance. Allie becomes incredibly self-destructive and after an arrest, Allie’s parents decide to send her to a boarding school called Cimmeria Academy. Cimmeria Academy is no normal school. It’s really strict and entertainment like phones, iPods, computers etc. are not allowed. Cimmeria Academy also has something called Night School which is a secret society. No-one really knows what’s going on at Night School. When a student is murdered, Allie becomes suspicious of Night School and the secrets Cimmeria Academy is hiding.

Night School has a fairly standard plot line but it is worth sticking with as its execution is brilliant. There’s something about Cimmeria Academy that is particularly appealing and pulled me into the story. I am looking forward to reading the rest of this series!

Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars.

A good start to a series which I think will be action packed!

Stacking The Shelves #101

Image goes to Tynga’s blog!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book Image to get to the Goodreads page!

Bought:

Night School (Night School, #1) Vendetta (Blood for Blood, #1) Can't Look Away

I have been meaning to read Night School for a while now, so I’m pleased that Lucy from Queen of Contemporary has picked it for this month’s #readUKYA. The other book she’s picked is Vendetta by Catherine Doyle which looks brilliant! I bought a copy of Can’t Look Away after remembering how much I wanted to read it when I saw it a few months back.

What have you added to your shelves this week? Feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by! 🙂

Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week it is Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet.

Given my TBR pile and wish list I could probably make a top 50 or beyond list! But I’ve limited it to ten that will definitely be in my possession ASAP!

Click the book image to go to the Goodreads page for the book!

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Night SchoolC.J Daugherty– I have heard so many wonderful things about this series. I really need to get my hands on it!

Truly Madly DeadlyHannah Jayne– This book has been on my wish list for a long time, but for some reason I haven’t got to it yet!

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Love and Other Foreign WordsErin McCahan– I’m hoping to get this book soon! I’ve seen it positively reviewed by a lot of bloggers/vloggers that I follow!

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place- The Mysterious HowlingMaryrose Wood– This series just really appeals to me, for some reason. I think it would be fun!

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Across The UniverseBeth Revis– I’m very intrigued by this series, so I hope to eventually get around to reading it!

Evidence of Things Not SeenLindsey Lane– This is a 2014 debut that I’m very excited to get my hands on. I think it could be quite original!

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Trust Me, I’m LyingMary Elizabeth Summer- Another 2014 debut that I can’t wait to read. Love the title, love the cover, hopefully I’ll love the book!

Torn AwayJennifer Brown– I’ve read all of Jennifer Brown’s other books, so I’m looking forward to reading Torn Away!

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What I Thought Was TrueHuntley Fitzpatrick– I’ve seen mixed reviews for this book, so of course, I want to make up my own mind!

And We Stay- Jenny Hubbard– I’ve been recommended this book a few times now. It seems extremely dark, but like it’ll be an intense, interesting read as well.

So what books do you want to read that you don’t yet own? Please feel free to leave your link to your posts and I’ll stop by. I feel like this week my TBR is going to GROW!

Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week it is the Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist. By this they mean if you could make authors write about these things you would. It could be a specific type of character, an issue tackled, a time period, a certain plot, etc.

I’ve found this Top Ten list incredibly hard, so I’ve decided to highlight books that I want to read this year instead and why I’m wishing for them. I know, I know that’s cheating, but they’re on my reading wishlist… so I’m loosely following the topic! 😉

As ever, click on the book image to take you to the Goodread’s page for the book!

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The DuffKody Keplinger– I’ve heard good things about this book.  I’ve never heard of the term ‘Duff’ being used, so I’m interested to see where this book goes.

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What’s Left Of MeKat Zhang- I really like dystopian reads. I’m very intrigued by this book, having seen it highly recommended by bloggers that I adore!

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Go Ask AliceAnonymous– The fact that the author has called themselves Anonymous intrigues me.  I know through linking it to Goodreads that the author has been revealed. This sounds like a particularly powerful book.

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Night SchoolC.J Daugherty– So many people have read this book and loved it. I think I should definitely bump it up my wishlist!

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PointeBrandy Colbert– I’ve mentioned it before on my blog, but I’ll mention it again. I LOVE books that include dance. I can’t dance myself, but I love watching it and reading about it. I need this book in my life!

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Thousand WordsJennifer Brown– I’ve slowly been working my way through Jennifer Brown’s books. I love her writing. I enjoy reading books that deal with issues.

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PanicLauren Oliver– I was so disappointed by Requiem. I couldn’t finish it. I love Lauren Oliver’s writing, but my faith in her writing needs to be restored. Will this happen with Panic? I’ll have to read it to see!

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Perfect RuinLauren Destefano– I can’t wait to begin another series by Lauren Destefano. I’m completely in love with her writing!

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On The FenceKasie West– I am a bit of a fangirl of Kasie West’s books. I loved Pivot Point. I can’t wait for Split Second. I devoured The Distance Between Us so I need On The Fence!

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This Is What Happy Looks LikeJennifer E.Smith- I’ve wanted to read this book for a long time now. I’m not sure what’s been holding me back.

So there it is my version of this week’s Top Ten list. I had to put my own spin on this week’s topic. Did you manage it though? What is on your reading wishlist? Please feel free to leave your links to your posts and I’ll stop by your blogs!