Night School: Genesis
Night School #1, #2, #3 & #4
Author: C.J Daugherty
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Mystery | Romance
Released: December 12th 2014
Review Source: Bookouture | Netgalley
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 send Allie to Cimmeria Academy - far away from her London friends. The school is beautiful, and filled with gorgeous, ultra-wealthy teens who travel by private jet, and were raised by nannies.
Allie has never felt more of an outsider.
Instead of hating boarding school though, Allie begins to feel happy. She's slowly making friends. And there's Carter, a brooding loner with whom she feels an instant connection.
But when Allie is attacked late one night, the school suddenly begins to feel like a very dangerous place. Allie finds out that nothing at Cimmeria is what it seems.
And that she is not who she thought she was…
Note: on Goodreads this series has been listed as “paranormal.” This series does NOT hold paranormal aspects what-so-ever.
Having devoured Night School, Legacy, Fracture and Resistance in under 48 hours, I thought I'd write a serial review for all four!
Night School was just as brilliant as the first time I read it. The suspense, the secrecy, all of the unanswered questions...it all added up to make such a delightful novel. But it didn't end there...Legacy, Fracture and Resistance continued in a bundle of love, confusion and a whole lot of drama a girl Allie's age shouldn't have ti deal with.
Grief makes a person change. Allie learned that after her brother left. She rebelled...three arrests in one year and a criminal record gained. The third and final arrest was the last straw for her parents, they couldn't cope with with her out-of-control and was sent away to boarding school. I really felt for Allie’s character during this part. I know people who’ve been in similar situations with similar outcomes and the realism of how Allie dealt with it was spot on.
It doesn’t take Allie long to recognise that there’s something not quite right with Cimmeria Academy. The school, the teachers, the students, the connections and high power everybody seems to have when she’s just simply Allie from London sent to a boarding school as punishment. It doesn't take her long to find out the truth, and it's definitely not what she expected to hear.
Despite having already read the first three novel previously, I felt excitement as the anticipation built in places and I was very eager to start book 2 after finishing the first. It was an exciting book. Judging from the summary I did think it was paranormally invested, however the actual book the opposite of what I was expecting. It was a pleasant surprise.
Seriously, this series is awesome. There are so many ups and downs and changes that the mystery of "what's next?" had me engrossed in the whole series. I literally think my eyes were glued to my kindle the whole time I was reading with only the acceptation to eat and sleep. This is the quickest I've polished off four books before, and I can't tell you how excited I am for book 5.
There is a love triangle, and I wasn't a fan of the indecisive back-and-forth, however I still enjoyed it. Carter and Sylvain are awesome (and totally kick-ass) characters and though they're both different and equally awesome. Resistance did end on a cliffhanger (stupid things) and I died a little when I realised Endgame wasn't released until June 2015.