» Blood Ties, Gabriella Poole

Posted August 31, 2010 by / 0 comments

Blood Ties, Gabriella PooleBlood Ties by Gabriella Poole
Series: Darke Academy #2
Published by Hachette UK on 2010-08-05
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 304
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. This term the secretive Darke Academy has moved to New York, and Cassie Bell is no longer the innocent new girl. Now she is strong, determined, and hiding secrets of her own. For Cassie has been introduced to the world of the Few and is struggling to come to terms with her astonishing powers, a dangerous romance and the malevolent spirit inside her, demanding to be fed. When an old enemy returns, bent on revenge, Cassie is tested to the limit. Can she rescue her friends from a horrific fate, or will she end up destroying them to save herself? Wherever the Darke Academy goes, death is never far behind ...

My Thoughts
Green swirlsI’m loving this series.  I read this in one sitting.  I just can’t put it down.  The author has such flow to her writing that you just can’t stop turning that page to the next chapter… even when it’s like 2 o’clock in the morning and you have to go to work the next day!  I love the characters and the development of the relationships between them.  The anticipation of where this is going is killing me, but I’m trying not to rush it.   I get a little disappointed when things aren’t going the way I’d personally like, but I’m hoping that as I move into the 3rd book, things will look up and if they don’t then, I’m sure there’s a good reason for it.  Fantastic series!
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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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