How did I get it?:
I bought it!
Allie Sheridan’s world is falling apart. Her brother’s run away from home. Her parents ignore her. And she’s just been arrested.
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.
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.