This tense gripping thriller is The Secret History for the YA set!
When everyone is lying, who can you trust? Allie Sheridan's world is falling apart. She hates her school. Her brother has run away from home. And she's just been arrested. Again.
This time her parents have finally had enough. They cut her off from her friends and send her away to a boarding school for problem teenagers. But Cimmeria Academy is no ordinary school. It allows no computers or phones. Its students are an odd mixture of the gifted, the tough and the privileged. And then there's the secretive Night School, whose activities other students are forbidden even to watch.
When Allie is attacked one night the school begins to seem like a very dangerous place, Allie must learn who she can trust. And what's really going on at Cimmeria Academy.
C. J. Daugherty is a travel writer whose work has previously been featured in Time Out and in a number of published guides. She is based in Sussex. Night School is her first book for young adults.
Verdict: Allie's brother Christopher isn't around anymore, and ever since he left she's been acting out. When Allie gets arrested and kicked out of another school, her parents decide they've had enough and send her to Cimmeria Academy, a boarding school outside of London which, until two days ago, Allie had never heard of.
When Allie arrives she soon realises that not is all as it seems at Cimmeria. Everyone is so secretive, and what is this Night School that's written all through the rules? Even Allie's new friends have become untrustworthy; she doesn't know who she can turn to. When Allie begins to lose trust in her best friend Jo she turns to the one person she least expected to be there for her, Carter West. But can Carter save Allie from whatever is to get her? Can they figure out the truth before it's too late?
Night School tells the story of Allie's first semester at Cimmeria Academy and is the first in a new series by C.J. Daugherty. The book is thrilling and so hard to put down, with each chapter leaving you craving for more... This book ticks all the boxes for young adults with love and relationships, school and mystery. The gripping story leaves you on the edge of your seat, which is probably where I'll sit waiting for the next book to be released in 2013!
Author: C. J. Daugherty