My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was given an e-copy for review.
Not everything and everyone are what they seem to be at St. Griswold College for Abandoned Boys. The School it's self is surrounded by a great forest which contain creatures or things that will cause harm to those that venture into it. The teachers themselves are not friendly and appear to be sinister. Once you are sent there you are unable to leave, when you are there long enough your soul won't let you.
So why did Xavier's parents bring him? Why did they leave them there?
With the help of his friends Gabe and Ethan they hope to escape and find his parents, to find out why the place and people are the way they are. And to hopefully help those children and others who have no way of helping themselves.
The only question is, who can you trust?
I rather enjoyed this book, it was well written and entertaining. The "first strike" was a little aniti-climatic I found. I was hoping for something more, it kind of started and then it was finished. The ending left me a little irked as it's a here we go again kind of thing, you'll have to read it to understand. But with that being said, I really really want to read book 2.
While this book is aimed for those younger, it can be enjoyed by adults, as I am one. I would recommend this book to fantasy readers, especially those who like middle grade/young adult literature.
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