Monday, October 06, 2008

Wuthering High

Wuthering High by Cara Lockwood is the first book in her Bard Academy series. When Miranda, a slightly spoiled fifteen-year-old from Chicago smashes up her father's car and goes crazy with her step-mother's credit card, she is shipped off the Bard Academy, a boarding school where she is supposed to learn to behave. Miranda knows something is different about Bard Academy from the very first night. Her crazy roommate is convinced that Dracula is prowling the campus and Miranda and her new friends feel like they are caught up in some of the classic literature they are learning in class.

To complicate matters, Ryan Kent, a basketball player from Miranda's former school, has been sent to Bard Academy too. Ryan shows interest in Miranda from the beginning, but there are forces around the school that don't want Miranda near Ryan.

Miranda and her friends must solve the mystery of Bard Academy to not only stay alive, but to save the school. Miranda seems to be the key to keeping everything going on the right track for Bard Academy.

Lockwood writes a really fast-paced YA book that keeps the reader interested from page one. I look forward to reading more books by Lockwood.


Carolyn Jean said...

Sounds like a fun YA. Why weren't these sorts of books around when I was a kid?

Liza said...

I read some ok YA books when I was a teen, but now there are so many great series. I'm so glad my 17 year old niece and I read many of the same books.