This is one of those rare books that grabs me from the very first sentence and refuses to let go. In fact, I read it all in one day and was very upset when it was over. Then went out and bought book 2 in this 5 book series.
From the back of the book:
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…
This book starts out right in the heart of the story. It makes you jump in with both feet. Even with this kind of start (which is my favorite start to a book), it does a great job developing the characters and giving background information when you need it. Allie (the main character) develops from a huge pain in the butt, to a young woman that you care about. She is not nearly as bad as she sounds at the beginning of the story, while she is not a perfect daughter, all of her actions are explained throughout the book.
With the book being close to 500 pages, it is certainly not something that you can read in an hour. But even at the length, it is a fast read that has you turning the pages as fast as you can. With the list price at only $3.99 (and book 1 being the most expensive), there is no reason not to give this a try.
Also, it has a great YouTube series that goes with it. Be sure to check that out here
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Have you read this series? What are your thoughts? What kinds of books do you enjoy reading?