Monday, 14 November 2011

Darke Academy Secret Lives - Gabriella Poole

Darke Academy Secret Lives - Gabriella Poole 

About the book:
The Darke Academy is a school like no other. An elite establishment that moves to an exotic new city every term, its students are impossibly beautiful, sophisticated and rich. And the more new scholarship girl Cassie Bell learns about the Academy, the more curious she becomes. What sinister secrets are guarded by the Few -- the select group of students who keep outsiders away? Who is the dark stranger prowling the corridors at night? And what really happened a year earlier, when the last scholarship girl died in mysterious circumstances? One thing Cassie will discover is that a little knowledge may be a dangerous thing, but knowing too much can be deadly...


This is the first in a series of books about the Darke Academy, in this book we meet Cassie as she leaves her old life living in an orphanage. Cassie has managed to pass a test as well as an interview and secure herself a place at the prestigious Darke Academy. Everything changes when she arrives at the Darke Academy, with having to make new friends as well as getting everything she could out of her experience going through this new school. Along with her room mate Cassie discovers that there are many things that she doesn't know about the academy and this makes her curious, so she ends up sneaking around at night only to find that there is more than just her out at night and now she wants to know what is really going on at the Darke Academy and what this ha to do with an elite group know as the Few. What will Cassie find out when she goes in search of answers.
I enjoyed reading this book, and as it is the second time i have read it that does bode well or this series. I found the book well written and the locations well researched. You follow along with Cassie and everything that happens along the way, the author sucks you in making you want to continue reading to find out what Else Cassie is going to get up to and what trouble she is going to end up in at the end of everything. I really enjoyed the story line and the whole take on it, i found that it is a very different book than a lot of books that are around bringing a whole new sort of supernatural creature. I will definitely be looking at the next book in the series again.

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