Night School by C.J. Daugherty- Night School #1

Night School by C.J. Daugherty- Night School #1

Night School

by C.J. Daugherty (Website)
Series: Night School #1
Published by Harper Collins, Katherine Tegen Books on May 21st 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
Genres: Mystery and Suspense, Young Adult
Format: eBook
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4 Stars
Allie's world is falling apart...

She hates her school. Her brother has run away. And she's just been arrested.


Now her parents are sending her away to a boarding school where she doesn't know a soul.

But instead of hating her new school, Allie finds she's happy there. She's making friends. And then there's Sylvain, a suave French student who openly flirts with her. And Carter, the brooding loner who seems to have her back.

Soon, though, Allie discovers Cimmeria Academy is no ordinary school. Nothing there is as it seems. And her new friends are hiding dangerous secrets

This book is again one of those that catch your eye with a gorgeous and insanely beautiful cover. Together with the mysterious synopsis, I knew I needed to read it!!

Night School  by C.J. Daugherty

Boarding Schools rock!

A Boarding School setting is always something I especially love. I can’t even say why, but I love picking up  books that are set in a boarding school. Alli our main character is a trouble maker and is send to Cimmeria after her parents have no idea anymore what to do with her. She’s troubled, angry and definitely needs a new environment to get back on track. Just Allie has no idea what she is getting really into when attending this school. There is a mysterious wall around this school and everyone is so secretive that Allie is needs to figure out what is going on at Night…

Alli – Troubled Stubborn Teen

Alli was a great character and we clicked right from the beginning.It takes her some time to get accustomed to her new surroundings but she is not as stubborn as she would not try to make the best out of it. And… she realizes life is not as bad as it seems and she makes some freinds and… also experiences some romance! There are two boys seeking Allies attention and I want to primarily mention Carter as I loved him the most! He has a bad boy attitude but you could already feel very early that he has only Allies best interest at hear. The Love Triangle was nicely done and I didn’t feel completely lost as I usually feel with Love Triangles. Here, it makes sense and helps Alli to grow and develop!

Mysteries over Mysteries

I think the strongest part of the book was figuring out what exactly the Night School is! Allie desperately wants to get behind the secrets but we are kept in the dark for a very long time. This keeps us on edge and actually makes us turn pages even faster! I must say that I did expect something completely else and I was totally dumfounded when we finally found it all out. To be completely honest I expected something a little more.. epic? Still, this book definitely had a thrill factor that was very exciting and together with some unique characters made an excellent read for all fans of YA Mysteries!

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Bottom Line

Night School by C.J. Daugherty is a thrilling and mysterious tale that comes with a great cast of character. A Love Triangle mixed with the secret surrounding the school makes this book a fantastic read for all Young Adult fans who want something different!



Additional Info

Night School was already published in several countries before it now finally gets published in the US too.

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Awesome review! I’ve had my eye on this one for awhile for the same reasons as you: beautiful cover + boarding school setting. I can’t wait to read, and I know I’ll be turning the pages like crazy to figure out the mysteries behind the story.
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Mary @ BookSwarm 4/18/2013

So what is Night School? TELL ME!! Okay, fine. I’ll read the book. I want to go to boarding school and meet Allie anyway. (And I’ve prepared myself for the Dreaded Triangle…though I might fuss about it anyway.)
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I want this sooo badly, what can I say, I am a sucker for boarding school books and this sounds right up my alley. Don’t mind the love triangles much. Great review.

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Jenny 4/18/2013

The mention of a love triangle in this one gives me a nervous tick, but since you say it’s well done, I’m still going to give this book a try:) I love boarding schools too much to pass it up! I think you know this already, but I have a feeling I’m going to be on Team Carter as well ;-) Bad boys for the win!

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elena 4/18/2013

I love the boarding school setting as well! I’m glad that you clicked right away with Alli and it def sounds mysterious. Great review, Danny!
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Sounds like a fun book! I’ve always enjoyed books set at boarding schools, too (except for Catcher in the Rye, but that’s another story). And I love mysteries! I definitely need to at Night School to by TBR. :)
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I’m glad you liked it! I received this in the mail and I haven’t had a chance to get to it.

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Heidi 4/18/2013

I have this coming up for review since Maja recommended it. I like boarding school books to and I am very curious to find out the mystery behind the school. I am happy to hear that this has a good mystery so I am now looking forward to reading this soon!
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Candace 4/18/2013

I think I have an ARC of this one. Though I just went through my May stack and didn’t see it. I’ll have to check, maybe it was marked as a June release or something. Anyway, I’m glad it’s good! I’m more excited to read it now. You know, if I actually DO have an ARC of it!
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Wendy Darling 4/18/2013

For some reason, I really enjoy boarding school books, too! Maybe it’s from childhood fantasies, kids at boarding schools in books and movies are always having a good time. ;)

This sounds like such a fun book, I definitely need to pick it up soon. Thanks for the review, Danny!
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Kim @ YA Asylum 4/18/2013

This sounds like it has one of the love triangles that I might like. I haven’t heard much about this book, but the cover is lovely and I’m a huge fan of YA mystery/thrillers. I’m going to have to put this on my TBR list. Great review!
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Briana 5/10/2013

AH! I love reading books including a boarding school. It’s basically a long term sleepover.
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