» Secret Lives, Gabriella Poole

Posted August 30, 2010 by / 0 comments

Secret Lives, Gabriella PooleSecret Lives by Gabriella Poole
Series: Darke Academy #1
Published by Hachette UK on 2010-08-05
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
5 Stars

You'll be dying to join the chosen Few... The Darke Academy is a school like no other. An élite establishment that moves to an exotic new city every term, its students are impossibly beautiful, sophisticated and rich. And the more new scholarship girl Cassie Bell learns about the Academy, the more curious she becomes. What sinister secrets are guarded by the Few – the select group of students who keep outsiders away? Who is the dark stranger prowling the corridors at night? And what really happened a year earlier, when the last scholarship girl died in mysterious circumstances? One thing Cassie will discover is that a little knowledge may be a dangerous thing, but knowing too much can be deadly...

My Thoughts
Green swirlsWow!  What a great book!  It’s very refreshing and new and you want to fall in love with and hate the characters almost immediately.  It’s well written and has a fantastic tempo to it.  Each chapter builds your curiosity to the perfect exploding point.  It’s just a very intriguing and wonderful book!  The idea for the storyline is very familiar and yet brand spanky new at the same time.    I loved it and I can’t wait for more!!  Keep ’em comin’!
Green swirls
Freakin Phenomenal

About Gabriella Poole

Gabriella Poole is a pseudonym used by Gillian Philip.

I live in the north-east highlands of Scotland, with one husband, two children, three dogs (Cluny, Milo and Otto), two psychotic cats (the Ghost and the Darkness), a slayer hamster (Buffy), three chickens (Mapp, Lucia and Mrs Norris) and a lot of nervous fish. I have taken a solemn vow not to get any more pets. I will probably break this vow.

Writing for a living is (a) what I always wanted to do; (b) occasionally frustrating; (c) a lot of fun – I take dictation from the characters in my head, who spend their lives telling me what’s going to happen next.

But I like it that I never know just how it’s all going to end – not till the fat lady sings, the villain meets a suitably sticky end, and the boy gets the girl (or indeed the boy).

As well as full-length books, I write fiction for secondary Key Stage 3. Life Of The Party, Mind’s Eye, Sea Fever and Cyber Fever have been published by Evans Brothers, and short stories The Changeling, Rockface, Misty and The Kindest Cut appear in their sci fi, crime, ghost and comedy collections. And I ghostwrite fiction for companies including Hothouse and Working Partners.

Paw prings

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