Darkridge Hall - Michael K. Rose

Well, I can say this for the book.  The spelling and the punctuation were correct and the character's names stayed consistent through the whole thing.  That's more than I can say for some books I've read lately.

If this is what the genre "paranormal young adult" is all about then I feel quite justified in completely skipping it.  I won't recap the plot since that is readily available from review sites or booksellers  and I don't want to have to think through it again.  I marked a lot of passages as I went through that just made me shake my head but I've decided it's best to let them go.  I'll just say that the book reminded me of a high school writing assignment or a story kids make up for each other around a camp fire.  The whole thing is set in a prep school and the idea that a teacher, not to mention the chief of police of the town, would do the things they do in this book stretches one's suspension-of-disbelief to the breaking point. The dialogue is stilted and awkward and frankly, the TSTL moments come so thick and fast that it's a wonder anyone gets out alive.

I hate to write bad reviews and I rarely do but honesty always has to prevail.  

I received this book through Netgalley and I appreciated the opportunity to read and review it.