Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Blythewood by Carol Goodman

Blythewood by Carol Goodman, 489 pages

The world is full of shadows, darklings and faeries, but 16 year old Avaline Hall is just learning about that world. After her mother's death and the loss of her friends in a horrible factory fire, Avaline is whisked to a mental hospital because of her rantings about a man in an inverness cape and a boy who could fly. Discovered and rescued by her very wealthy grandmother, Avaline is taken to Blythewood - an unusual boarding school for girls - that her mother and grandmother attended. The secrets wrapped up in Blythewood are so dark, it's a wonder that Avaline discovers half of them by the end of the book. There is danger lurking around every corner and madness eating away at some. An ancient story of the seven daughters of a bellmaker are wrapped into the mystery that is Blythewood. Avaline must discover her hidden talents and quickly. She must also be able to decipher what is evil and what is not because at Blythewood, rarely is anything what it seems.

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