Additional: Read as part of #NightSchoolReadingFest
Night School #1
Synopsis: In the last year, Allie’s survived three arrests, two breakups and one family breakdown. The only bright point has been her new life at Cimmeria Academy. It’s the one place she’s felt she belongs. And the fact that it’s brought dark-eyed Carter West into her life hasn’t hurt either. But far from being a safe haven, the cloistered walls of Cimmeria are proving more dangerous than Allie could have imagined. The students and faculty are under threat, and Allie’s family – from her mysterious grandmother to her runaway brother – are at the centre of the storm. Allie is going to have to choose between protecting her family and trusting her friends. But secrets have a way of ripping even the strongest relationships apart…
200words (or less) review: Legacy begins with an adrenaline fuelled chase through the dark streets of London. Allie’s only been home for a few days but it’s clear that Cimmeria Academy is the only safe haven. Or as least it’s the best option Allie has.
Because you know the characters already you’re so much more invested in the book from the start and much to my horror I found myself tied in knots over Allie’s relationship with Carter. Even more surprising the love-triangle in the books doesn’t irritate me, though I’m not sure if I’ll ever forgive Sylvain (despite C.J. Daugherty redeeming attempts).
Allie is tested; she’s only just found these friends and now she can’t be sure who to trust. Not to mention the secret she keeps because of Night School. I really felt for her, at times I just wanted to hug Allie – not to mention how often I just wanted to shout at the so-called “adults” because seriously?! I don’t often get to aggravated when reading.
And then there is the end… (like I’ll spoil that.)
Please come back for the before/after post of #NightSchoolReadingFest on the 17 May 2014