Review: Night School

May •  21 •  2013
Review: Night SchoolNight School by C.J. Daugherty
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on May 21st 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher

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.

I picked this book cause the cover and synopsis caught my eye. I had high hopes for this book and unfortunately, it let me down.

1. Writing. First off, writing is good. Everything flowed well from chapter to chapter. Not once did I feel lost or confused. It was able  to step inside the characters shoes easily and quickly.

2. Love triangle. UGH! Not only was is depressing watching this character go back and forth but it got annoying. One minute she was hanging out one with one guy and the next, the other guy. This did not make me happy.

3. Predictable. The reason I could not get into the book as I wanted, was cause it felt like I had already been there before. I knew how the whole plot would go down not even half-way through. And that folks, killed it for me. The only reason why I finished it was to find out exactly what Night school was. And yes, I was right about that too.

4. Growth. I’m a bit miffed of how this character grew up. While, I’m glad that she ask questions and broke rules, she became to predictable in all of her moves. I kept wanting her to surprise me or do something different. Instead it was like watching a horror movie and yelling at the girl,” DON’T DO IT! DON”T GO IN THERE!”

5. End. The ending got better and got me into the book. I felt like once the secret was out, lots of things made sense. It weaved well with the beginning of the story with her parents and brother. I like to read the next book to see what will happen next.

Overall, Night School is a good book. It did take a  while for me to get into it and once I did, I enjoyed it.  Taking boarding school to a whole new level, Night School holds secrets. A good deal of fun, Night School is good.

I give it 3 BITES!


Happy Reading!




  1. I LOVE that cover! I can see why it drew you to the book. I bet it looks even better in person. I hadn’t heard of it before but the premise does sound intriguing. Sorry to hear it let you down, though. Love triangles are driving me insane at this point! I do like how once the big secret has been revealed, the whole book makes more sense. I may have to give this one a try if I find some time. Thanks for the review!

    • Savannah
      May 21, 2013

      Christine, thanks for stopping by. Love triangles are definitely getting to me. I can handle them as long as they are done well.

  2. Candace
    May 21, 2013

    This one is on my pile and I’m actually thinking I may move it down a bit since there’s so many things you mentioned that I hate. I may give it a try, but I’ll probably just skip it for now.

    • Savannah
      May 21, 2013

      Candace, I know what you mean. I have several books in my pile but because of others review I save it for a later moment when I can handle whatever I’m going to read.

  3. I’m sorry that this one let you down. At least you got into it in the end. This one doesn’t sound like it would be for me. Brilly review!

  4. Giselle
    May 22, 2013

    Ah boo I hate predictable books and it seems too common lately! Too bad this one sounded really good