A devilish debut by a brother-sister team invites us into the world of the elite Marlowe School, where some gifted students are having a hell of a year.One night, in cities all across Europe, five children vanish — only to appear, years later, at an exclusive New York party with a strange and... show more
A devilish debut by a brother-sister team invites us into the world of the elite Marlowe School, where some gifted students are having a hell of a year.One night, in cities all across Europe, five children vanish — only to appear, years later, at an exclusive New York party with a strange and elegant governess. Rumor and mystery follow the Faust teenagers to the city’s most prestigious high school, where they soar to suspicious heights with the help of their benefactor’s extraordinary "gifts." But as the students claw their way up — reading minds, erasing scenes, stopping time, stealing power, seducing with artificial beauty — they start to suffer the sideeffects of their own addictions. And as they make further deals with the devil, they uncover secrets more shocking than their most unforgivable sins. At once chilling and wickedly satirical, this contemporary reimagining of the Faustian bargain is a compelling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption.
Publish date: August 25th 2009
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 387
Edition language: English
Series: Another (#1)
*sigh* What to say about this book? I don't want to be negative, but it just didn't work for me for a variety of reasons I won't get into. If I had been reading this instead of listening there is no way I would have finished it. With that little bit being said I give this 2 Stars, it wasn't bad just...
Katherine Kellgren has an extraordinary talent for accents. Russian, French, Italian, British (various kinds), American, you name it she's got it down pat. So with all the different voices in Another Faust, it was necessary to have a narrator with this sort of talent. Kellgren has the type of voice ...
To e truthful about this book, I liked it. I really did. Even through all the confusion I felt while first reading it, the book wasn't a total disappointment. Not going into any major spoilers or anything, but just to give some background information so that maybe people could better understand the ...
I started reading this book but the font size was annoying the heck out of me so it got really hard to pay attention to details. If the publishers change the font I might give it another try.
There were moments when I got interested, but there were also moments when I completely lost interest. It's a modern version of Faust.