Thursday, September 23, 2010

2010 book 235

Daniel and Dina Nayeri's Another Faust
This first book in a new supernatural YA series by a brother-sister team takes a decidedly darker twist than a lot of others--it's about a pack of teens who, with their mysterious governess, come to NYC to attend an exclusive boarding school. Only they've all made Faustian bargains of one kind or another, and their governess is an evil devil-lady. There is a bit of a twist, as two of the kids aren't really aware of what's going on, so as their adoptive siblings being to spiral out of control, they have to put the pieces together before it's too late. Apparently the second book takes place at the same school but involves the Peter Pan story. Anyway, it's an interesting enough story with some really original characters, etc etc. B+.

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