Friday, January 22, 2010

Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri YP FIC NAYERI

Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri is a modern retelling of the Faustian bargain (selling your soul). In it five children from all over the world disappear in the same night. The only thing they have in common is a desire to change their lives at any cost. They all return five years later with a beautiful and mysterious governess, Madame Viceroy and have strange gifts. They can steal, lie, cheat, and manipulate almost like magic. Soon they are the most powerful and popular kids in their exclusive high school, but Madame Viceroy find ways to turn the five against each other and they have to make new bargains to increase their powers. Will they sell their souls to rule the school?

This is a fun and exciting read that has a strong cast and some very surprising twists. It seems to drag a bit in the middle but picks up nicely for the end. the ending leave it open enough for a sequel and I think this could become a hot new series so jump in now and be the start of the trend.

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