The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School kindle  eBook 9781781165720 Ò Kim Newman

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The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School kindle  eBook 9781781165720 Ò Kim Newman Ò A week after Mother found her sleeping on the ceiling Amy Thomsett is delivered to her new school Drearcliff Grange in Somerset Although it looks like a regular boarding school Amy learns that Drearcliff gA week after Mother found her sleeping on the ceiling Amy Thomsett is delivered to her new school Drearcliff Grange in Somerset Although it looks like a regular boarding school Amy learns that Drearcliff girls are speci I can't believe that I'm going to write thisbut DNF at 62%Usually I will read a book from end to end no matter how torturous it is The only other book I have ever not finished is The Vampire Lestat both because it was a seuel to my favourite book of all times but also because they turned Lestat into a mother loving pussy But I just couldn't keep going Not with so many books on my shelves calling out to me that I know will be worlds better than thisIf you were to judge a book by its first line then every indication was that this would have been greatA week after Mother found her sleeping on the ceiling Amy Thomsett was delivered to her new school Like a parcelSo what went wrong?1 Too many charactersThere is a list of all the houses at the back with all the girls and staff by their names But this is just way too many to keep track of Especially when some of them are referred to by their nicknames after their initial intro and there is no reminder of who is who Other than the main characters Amy Rayne Fingers Kali Paulie and Freckles everyone else just kind of merged together It was confusing and really infuriating2 SimilaritiesAmy is an 'Unusual' which seemed very similar to being a 'Preculiar' as in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Disturbingly similar actually And while it was a focus for a while it ended up not really seeming to matter anyway Also all the students have meals in a big hall where they sit in their houses on long wooden tables with the staff at the head table Sound like Hogwarts anyone?3 PlotThere was no sense of urgency no concern for the characters Why was Kali kidnapped? And after Amy and her friends go to rescue her and she realised who was responsible why didn't she do anything else or hell even think about it some Instead it was forgotten for ages to the point where I almost forgot it happened The main story seemed to be focused around Rayne and her hostile take over of the school to become 'ueen Ant' but seeing as she didn't even come into play until page 109 it felt almost like a completely different book4 Not CaringI did not care whether any of the characters lived or died Amy was the protagonist but I felt so disconnected with her Like I was just watching her from above and not allowed to enter into her inner most thoughts What was happening meant nothing and I could not understand what would happen if the Black Skirts were successful Was it the end of the world? The destruction of the school? At 62% it didn't seem to be going anywhere And I couldn't have cared less if the world swllowed the whole school5 Lose endsI know I didn't finish the book so these ends may have been tired up but since some of the intriguing plot points in the first few chapters didn't eventuate to anything by the time I called it uits I'll mention some here The principal Dr Swann wanted to take Amy under her wing because she was an Unusual she was supposed to be learning to harness her powers Well nothing happened and the principal disappeared soon after this with no one too concerned where she was Also Amy's mother sent her daughter to Drearcliff after finding her floating on the ceiling but was she scared did she want this behaviour to stop? Amy seemed to go from denying her powers to accepting them in no time at all And her mother was never mentioned againSo considering all of these issues as well as a severe case of over writing in almost every paragraph and both the characters and plot not leaving an kind of indelible mark on me at all I will place it back on my shelves unfinished Maybe I will give it another go one daybut probably not

ePub ´ The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School ó Kim Newman

Black hoods Amy forms a secret superpowered society called the Moth Club to rescue their friend They soon discover that the Hooded Conspiracy runs through the School and it's up to the Moth Club to get to the heart of i An English Ghost Story is one of my favorite books so I decided to pick this up since they share a linked universe The beginning was fantastic but the characters that were introduced the they all seemed like the same mean girl I couldn’t tell them apart There is a class list at the end of the book but it doesn’t help much since most of the girls go by nicknames There were some plot points that moved so uickly they seemed insignificant Early on someone is kidnapped and the action was confusing to the plot There were so many good elements to this book I wish the plot had come together better I plan to give the second book in the series a chance

Kim Newman ó The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School doc

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange SchoolAl the daughters of criminal masterminds outlaw scientists and master magicians Several of the pupils also have special gifts like Amy’s and when one of the girls in her dormitory is abducted by a mysterious group in DNF at page 86The book is interesting and it seemed rather fun but every page I read screamed I'm clever Like me I wanted to give in and like it but I kept feeling pushed out uite simply this book was not for me Not at this time