Synopsis (From Goodreads)
eleased: 17th of January 2013
Other books in the series: Night School
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 the dreamy Carter West into her life hasn't hurt...But far from being a safe haven, the cloistered walls of Cimmeria are proving more dangerous than Allie could've imagined. The students, and faculty, are under threat and Allie's family - from her mysterious grandma 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...
What I Have to Say
I loved the first book in this series, so I was really, really excited to read this one. It didn't disappoint. It was really easy to slip back into the feel of it and I enjoyed reading every second of it. I know it's a cliché to call a book an "old friend" but honestly? I can't think of a better way to explain how picking up this book felt! It's like starting a new term at school and slipping back into the routine of things easily, which is exactly what Allie is doing in the book.
I love the humour of it. It's such a dark book, but the characters still find time to be joking and have fun. I would hate for it to get too dark and for this aspect of their friendship. It really adds something to the book and for the building of their characters.
Speaking of characters, I love Zoe! She's great. I love how she's slotted in so easily and didn't feel like she changed the dynamic too much. She's also the perfect balance of social awkward and slightly violent. The character who I didn't like was Sylvain. After what he did to Allie in the last book, I don't think I can like him again. I know that he redeemed himself, but I can't help but hate that guy.
I'm looking forward to the next book and seeing how it all develops, especially considering the events of the last few chapters.