Monday, April 28, 2014

The V Trilogy

The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant
by Joanna Wiebe
I am so on the fence about this book.  On one hand I am quite intrigued by the mysterious and creepy aura that the author portrayed giving the setting an eerie feel.  On the other some of the characters were farfetched.   I did not love the fact that the reader or Anne was kept in the dark the entire book.  The plot was good, the follow through was good, the ending felt rushed.  The slow buildup could have been fast as it crept along and some of the characters served no purpose for me. All in all it was a good read.  I  will have to check out the next book in the series and see where this goes.
So many secrets for such a small island. From the moment Anne Merchant arrives at Cania Christy, a boarding school for the world’s wealthiest teens, the hushed truths of this strange, unfamiliar land begin calling to her—sometimes as lulling drumbeats in the night, sometimes as piercing shrieks.

One by one, unanswered questions rise. No one will tell her why a line is painted across the island or why she is forbidden to cross it. Her every move—even her performance at the school dance—is graded as part of a competition to become valedictorian, a title that brings rewards no one will talk about. And Anne discovers that the parents of her peers surrender million-dollar possessions to enroll their kids in Cania Christy, leaving her to wonder what her lowly funeral director father could have paid to get her in… and why.

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