Tuesday, January 3, 2012


By : C.J. Daugherty
Published By: Atom Books
Release Date: 2ND FEBRUARY 2012
Details : Uncorrected Proof, Paperback, 456 Pages

Thankyou to Atom for this early read!


Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Sometimes school is murder.

Allie Sheridan's world is falling apart. She hates her school. Her brother has run away from home. And she's just been arrested.

This time her parents have finally had enough. They cut her off from her friends and send her away to a boarding school for problem teenagers.
But Cimmeria Academy is no ordinary school. Its rules are strangely archaic. It allows no computers or phones. Its students are an odd mixture of the gifted, the tough and the privileged. And then there's the secretive Night School, whose activities other students are forbidden even to watch.

When Allie is attacked one night the incident sets off a chain of events leading to the violent death of a girl at the summer ball. As the school begins to seem like a very dangerous place, Allie must learn who she can trust. And what's really going on at Cimmeria Academy.


New series alert!!
( flashing red light)

“Never be afraid to be honest.”

This is the series to look out for. I received this book from Atom and I knew I was going to like it. I love a good Academy book. Cimmeria Academy ( I need me somebody to tell me how to pronounce it!) has mystery , murder and some mayhem and boys, boys, boys!!( so very important, hee..hee) and of course the bitchy girl...you have to have a bitchy girl, they can be so much fun to read.

Night School is a little slow at first , but then the rip cord has been pulled and there is this constant urge to turn pages and find out what is going on with the characters and Cimmeria Academy.

Now, the jury is still out on if this is a paranormal series and Ms. Daugherty has left me guessing for sure. You have to read this book to see what I mean. There are hints or suggestions but I am still mystified as to what we are playing with here. This is not a bad thing. Or am I reading too much into it. Don’t be fooled by the title, it may not mean what you think...or does it? I have my suspicions, but.......

We have Sylvain, the French dude who is from an uber, uber, uber rich , old, powerful family, we are talking Billions here. Now, he doesn’t mind the ladies but, he has zoomed in on our main gal Allie, Alyson Sheridan. Why?

All is not what it seems.....

Enter Carter West, moody, ( Bingo! I always love a moody guy, because eventually when that moodiness drops...*sigh*...the goods are revealed), cranky, yet poetic, he also gets a fair bit of detention. Bad boy image, but is he?

Gabe is the current squeeze of Jo ( she has a rather interesting character) , he and Carter aren’t buds but they have a common ground at the Academy.

Isabelle is the Head Mistress of Cimmeria and there are a lot of secrets within the walls of the academy. There is no 21st Century within it’s walls. No laptops, Ipods. Pen, paper and a desk ( which comes in rather handy) are all you need and rules, lots of rules to keep the secrets, secret.

Lots of great sub characters to get to know, Lucas, Jules, Ruth, Phil, Lisa, some skinny dipping peeps....ha!

Allie is a bit of a rebel, she has her reasons and she is hurting on the inside. Christopher, her brother who she was very close to has disappeared. Allie spirals out of control... 3 arrests later and her parents just happen to choose Cimmeria to send her off to.

Allie is a bit of a mystery to the other students at Cimmeria, trust is a big issue and she finds herself lifting the lid on things she should have left well alone. I love her flaws and the way she counts everything when feeling like she may be losing it or a panic attack is on the horizon. Allie’s character starts to grow, mature in this book, take charge of her life and not be so damaging. Trouble follows her in this book at every turn, but she is learning.

Sylvain is a very secretive and alluring character at first......but..... then needs a ‘stinky dead fish’ slap from me, but then.....something changes. Is it possibly genuine regret?

I just love Carter and Rachel. Carter is my Team T-shirt guy.

I am rather desperate for book 2 as there is this mystery still left open. I think this party has only just got started and I want another all access pass.

Trust is a bit of a dirty word in this book and the secrets.......just don’t be caught telling them!

An awesome start to this series.... my mind boggles where it will be going as there is mystery, mystery, mystery....


“Has anybody ever mentioned you’ve got an exaggeration problem?” he said.

“No,” Allie replied. “Anybody ever mention you’ve got a dickhead problem?”



  1. Wow this sounds really cool! I had my eye on it already too I'll def. pick it up soon! Great review!

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  2. Hi Giselle,

    This is a series where I wish I had the first 3 books to read one after the other. I had all 6 Vampire Academy books to read in one week. So it's going to be a long wait bewteen books, I am very intrigued. I think this is going to be a most awesome series of books.


  3. Hey Brandi,

    Thanks!, I want more, but I can't, not yet anyway:D


  4. i really want to get this book, but have to wait a couple more weeks till my b-day comes around so i can get it :D

  5. Hi Anonymous,

    It will be worth the wait and happy birthday!



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