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Author: Anita Oh
Print Length: 128 pages
Release Date: December 8th, 2015
This is a relatively short story about mysterious happenings at the very special boarding school, Amaris High. With a truth spell making it impossible to tell lies, werewolves and someone endangering everyone’s safety it is a fast paced start to a new series!
Lucy O’Connor’s first experiences at a very special boarding school which she’s won a scholarship to attend really don’t go well -even getting to the school isn’t straightforward!. Fortunately her room mate Hannah Morgan, comes to meet her, take her to their room and generally introduce Lucy to life in the school. Unfortunately, very soon after arriving Lucy manages to aggravate one of the most influential students, thinks she’s seen her childhood best friend and neighbour (who died several years ago) Sam Spencer and, within a day of arriving, she’s being ostracised by most of her fellow students!
Told in the first person, this is a story of contrasts. Students are segregated into three groups – red for the poorest, including scholarship students, green for the wealthy and entitled ones and golden for the elite few. One thing that doesn’t discriminate by wealth is the truth and when the whole school is hit by a truth spell it will have many unexpected consequences as Lucy tries to discover if she’s seeing things or Sam is really still alive. When someone uses witchcraft on everyone, the danger is potentially lethal for the majority of them – unless someone can intervene and counteract the spell’s potent effect.
I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys boarding school dramas with lycanthropes, witchcraft, peer pressure, secrets to be revealed and lives to be saved.
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