Night School 5 – Endgame: C.J. Daugherty

Hey all!

Alas, a series that been with me for five years has come to a close. The Night School series is a YA thriller by British author C.J. Daugherty, and I’ve eaten up each of the five books up. I give this one, like all the others, ten stars. It’s recommended to fans of Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. If you would like to check out my review of the fourth book, Resistance, you can right here

Summary (Goodreads): The spy is gone but the cost has been high – the rebels at Cimmeria Academy have lost their leader and Carter West is missing. Nathaniel can taste victory. But Allie and the other survivors aren’t done yet. First they have to get Carter back. Then they plan to make Nathaniel pay.

One way or another – the game must end.

Non spoiler review: Night School always keeps you on your toes, and I think this book may have been the most suspenseful out of all of them. With the stakes higher than ever, Cimmeria has a few more tricks up their sleeve to save themselves from Nathaniel. Not to mention Allie has to make life changing decisions as the conflicts that followed us throughout the series finally come to a close. Night School is written with strong suspenseful elements. Furthermore, it has the perfect touch of friendship and romance that make up a good story (especially a good YA story). A must read.

Spoiler section:

All I really want to rant about right now is the romance, so lets jump right into that.

Allie and Carter: AWWWWWWWW!! I’ve been waiting for that, and I’m really happy they finally worked out. I feel really bad for Sylvain and I think Allie could have been more sensitive to his feelings, but at least she finally had the guts to let him go, even when they didn’t know if they could get Carter back (although she always believed they would). Carter and Allie had the cutest ending, and they were the perfect close to this epic series. So glad they worked. So so glad.

Nichole and Rachel: I reread part of my Resistance review, and laughed when I read about my Rachel confusion. Maybe in the fourth book it wasn’t so obvious, but the second Allie mentioned Rachel smelling like Nichole and she jumped to the same shampoo conclusion, I knew they were together. I didn’t necessarily blame Allie at that point for not spotting it, since I pay much more attention to detail in books than I do in real life, until I found out that the rest of Cimmeria had figured it out too. I find it hard to believe that Rachel’s best friend was the only one who didn’t realize, even if she did have a lot going on.

The rest of the plot: I think Allie’s final plan was smart, even though Isabelle gives that girl way too much power. A good close to the Nathaniel conflict, even though I’d have liked to know what had happened with their new organization. I guess I already miss the series, and I can’t believe it’s over. It definitely wrapped up well, though.


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