Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (7): Night School, Christi Daugherty

What is it? 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Night School
by Christi Daugherty (author website)
Pre-Order:  Book Depository  |  Amazon (UK)
Pub Date:  January 5th 2012 from Little, Brown/Atom

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

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.

OK. So, Scout's Honour that the GORGEOUS COVER isn't the only reason I want to read Night School. Promise. But I mean, come on! Her hair! 'Envy' doesn't quite cover it. But, really, it is the reason Night School got my attention, and it is the reason it stands out (for me) amongst the other paranormal-boarding-school type books around. So, yep, I'm shallow. So what? It'll look pretty on my shelves :D

But mysterious night school? Sinister boarding school rules, mystery and danger? Oh yeah, I'm all over that, thank you very much! Roll on, January!

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  1. This book sounds AMAZING!! I will be adding it to my tbr pile :)

    Happy reading and check out my waiting on Wednesday!

  2. OMG! Sarah! I know, right? So stoked for this one, and seriously. The cover! The cover! The cover!

  3. *strokes pretty cover on screen* *then strokes pretty cover I have in person* I got a copy a few weeks ago, eeeee! I'm dying to dive into it, but my review is being posted in the first week of Jan, so I'm [trying] to hold off until just before then. Seriously, when do sinister boarding schools EVER let down? Any boarding school, actually. I thank Hogwarts for starting that particular love!

  4. LOL! Also: you are an absolute crazy lunatic. But an an absolutely awesome crazy lunatic (and potentially a vampire. Definitely a vampire. I read between the lines of your comments).

  5. @Brodie: Just because I'm nocturnal, pale, have an aversion to sunlight and predominantly liquid diet (CAFFIENE! CAFFIENE! CAFFIENE!)? Pfft, I don't know what you're talking about XD

  6. Oh. What a lovely cover! I like the sounds of the book. I like the cover too! Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

    Books For All Seasons

  7. Great choice, this sounds really good and I am adding it to my list. The cover is gorgeous, I love it!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  8. This book sounds pretty cool! I'll have to add it to my wishlist. And to your response on my post- LOL! We're so alike, I always want books with pretty covers before I even know what they're about.

  9. I've had this on my wishlist for a while now it sounds so good, here's mine

  10. LOL, I love the hair as well and boarding school are always the perfect place to set a story.

    My WOW

  11. @Samual: YES! So pretty :D

    @Traci: Yay! We can share the misery of waiting :D

    @Chey: Mwaha! yes, I know you're not meant to judge a book by it's cover, but why do they all have to go and be SO PRETTY??

    @Sarah: maybe it's a 'Sarah' thing--we all have fabulous taste in books and covers XD

    @Petra: YES! I want her hair :D

  12. Ahh!! I love the sound of this! How has it escaped my knowledge? Adding it to my must read list now!

  13. Well I'll go ahead and admit that sometimes the cover is the only reason I want to read a book. :) But I do love those creepy boarding school stories too so this can be added to my wishlist for other reasons too!

  14. This sounds so good! This is the first I'm seeing it. Thanks for stopping by my WoW:)

  15. Cover love for Night School! I really like books with beautiful covers ;)

    Awesome pick!
    See my WoW picks here

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  16. I have seen this around the blogosphere. It looks like a good read.
    My WOW at FABR: Once

  17. I'm a new follower of yours! This sounds like a really deep and intriguing read. I really love it.
    I'm a new follower.
    My WoW

  18. Sounds like an intriguing read, enjoy!

  19. I love a good sinister boarding school mystery. But you know what I love more? As an unapologetic cover slut, I adore that cover. It's so beautiful!

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

    (P.S. Is that your cat in the header? Because our cats could be long lost twins:

  20. Uh dear! great pick =P I saw this book a bit before but not that much. Im putting in in my goodreads right away! yeye!

    MY WOW!

    Happy reading!
    Dazzling Reads

  21. Oh wow I love that you would love to read the book just because of the cover. I do that too. There's a lot of redheads being featured on books now-a-days..Haven't you noticed? LOL Fury was another one that you mentioned too!

    Giselle @
    Waiting on Wednesday

  22. Okay surprisingly I haven't heard of this one but boy does it sound awesome! LOL I want to say I want this book of the gorgeous cover but I think I'll say I want it for the unique storyline considering I don't wanna be shallow ;)

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  23. I've seen this one on Goodreads a couple times now and it looks really good!! I'll definitely have to check it out!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  24. @AsherL Yes! That's cat! Though I think she may be part demon, or, you know, harpy? But I love her XD They could TOTALLY be twins!

    @Natalia: I may have actually added this one after seeing it on your blog! I know I saw it in someone's previous WoW!

    @Giselle: I know! So many redheads! I LOVE it. The cover for Fury? GORGEOUS.

    @Jaskirat: I didn't know it was so obscure until I went hunting for it on Amazon yesterday and couldn't find it! There's a release date set for Australia and UK, but not US! FAIL!

    @Anna: Yay! I'm excited. I can't wait to read it :D

  25. Ah, good to know I'm not the only one having the hair envy! *stares at pretty the cover**gets jealous on the model and her hairstylist**sigh*

    And gorgeous cover aside, this books seems to be right up my alley! Boarding schools, mystery, danger? Brink it on!:D And yay, I didn't know it's out in January! I'm so getting it on my bookshelf!

    Great pick!;)

    P.S. Go nocturnal people with a liquid (CAFFEINE) diet! *high five*

  26. Oh yeah. This has been in my radar for awhile now. Gr8 pick. I JUST finished Boot Camp. It was not supernatural but it was pretty darned good and scary. Sad thing is there are a few true to life schools like it here in the USA as we speak.
    Have a wonderful night :)

  27. YESSSS I'm like ALL over this book for the exact same reasons - love my some creepy boarding schools with mysteries :D <333

    Thanks for dropping by my Teaser Tuesday! :D

    April @ my Shelf Confessions

  28. Lol, well I definitely understand you! Covers do matter in getting your attention. And yeah, it's gorgeous and definitely sounds interesting. o:

    What am I waiting on?

  29. Thanks for stopping by. There's just something so appealing about boarding school settings. I will definitely have to check this one out. Little, Brown rarely ever lets me down, so I'm on this one! Thanks. :-)

  30. The cover IS really pretty. :o
    I wish I had hair like that. It's just so.. RED! I'm jealous. :D

  31. Wow, this book sounds great! :) So mysterious. I love books about schools like that.



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