Publisher: Berkley Trade
Release Date: January 4, 2011
Source: Copy for Review
Rating: 4.5 stars
After their parents’ shocking revelation about their fae heritage and an attack on their lives, the McDonald twins are forced to hide out deep in the Swiss Alps at Riverdale Academy, a secret vampire slayer training facility. And with no way to contact their vampire boyfriends for rescue, they’re going to have to play nice with the locals.
But when Sunny starts acting strange, Rayne realizes that there’s more to fear at Riverdale than getting staked by the student body-leading to a showdown in Fairyland that may cost the twins their lives.
I think this was my favorite book in the series yet! This was another Rayne narrated book, and differing from my prior dislike to her character, I thought Rayne really branched out in this book. It was a book full of many twists and turns, I could never guess where Mancusi was taking readers.
The characters in Night School were a mix. I felt some of the characters were undeveloped while others really grew and developed more. Headmistress Roberta felt very unreal to me, and I didn’t get much grasp of her as a person. Rayne on the other hand, grew a lot and some of her immaturity issues I had problems with in the past disappeared. The addition of new characters adds a lot to this great series.
The plot in Night School constantly had me guessing! I wasn’t able to guess as all where it was going. Mancusi threw in so many twists, I was constantly surprised, and I absolutely love the direction the story went off in. I really like how this series isn’t strictly vampires but throughout the books have incorporated other paranormals. It’s a lot of fun to read.
I can’t wait for the next book, Blood Ties. After the epic ending of Night School, Blood Ties is sure going to be good! I love how this series constantly gets better and better.