Have you guys been watching the Night School web series? It's the first time a British book series has been turned into a web series and I think it's all kinds of crazy exciting. There's six episodes that they've filmed and have been uploading to the YouTube channel one episode a week every Friday since December. Each of the episodes are between 3 and 10 minutes long and each episode has really delved into a character's head or back story in these really intriguing ways.
Here's the official blurb on the whole project...
Night School the Web Series tells the story of Allie Sheridan, a school girl at Cimmeria Academy, an exclusive British private school that hides a dark secret. At the heart of Cimmeria is Night School, a Bullingdon Club style secret society whose members are both destined to run the country and mentored by the world’s most powerful people. When Night School members become involved with a series of student murders, the secret society implodes and Cimmeria Academy becomes the scene of a civil war between teachers, students and Night School members. With no-one to trust and friends getting murdered all around her, Allie finds herself caught up in a love triangle between two of Night School’s most powerful members; Sylvan and Carter.
This Friday, the 16th of January, sees the final episode being aired and to celebrate I will be providing this recap of all the webisodes in the series so far AND you will have the chance to win a giveaway of all four of the books in the Night School series by CJ Daugherty published thanks to the lovely people at Midas!
Episode 1: Flashback
This first episode flashes back to a time before Allie Sheridan was a kick-ass member of the Night School at Cimmeria Academy and has a really fun look at out-of-control Allie. The one breaks and enters and destroys property and apparently just doesn't care. Only it looks like she really does care much more than she's letting on. Especially when she reads her school record in the head teacher's office.
Episode 2: The Other One
The Other One is Carter's story. Talking about his own background, and Night School and Nathaniel but also about how Carter messed things up and how difficult it is to see Allie move on. It's quite an emotional episode. But then there is a shower scene AND an emerging-froom-the-lake-Mr-Darcy-style. So there is that.
Episode 3: Power
The third episode is all about Nathaniel and the power he has as well as craves. This is shown through a rare interview that was filmed but never broadcast. You get a great sense here of Nathaniel's sinister character and also his connection with Lucinda.
Episode 4: The Gilmore Girl
And then there's episode 4, all about the 'mean girl' of Cimmera, Katie Gilmore. My favourite thing about this episode is that it is incredibly fun. There's upbeat music and a montage of Katie having a facial and a manicure and shopping and having her make-up done as she talks about serious things happening in Cimmeria and how she decided which side to join. 'Thank God for this face' I love you, Katie.
Episode 5: All the Pretty Killers
Just to warn you, episode 5 will totally spoil things for you if you haven't at least read the second Night School book, Legacy. Be warned.
In this episode, we see Allie dreaming about talking with and spending time with her best friend, Jo, who is dead. This is quite the emotional episode and I really felt like the strength of friendship between Allie and Jo is shown really well.
Episode 6 is called Bang and will appear on the Night School web series YouTube page Friday morning. I, for one, will definitely be watching!
Now you've seen all the episodes in the Night School web series, you might want to read the books, yes? If I hadn't already read the series (which I love!) this web series would definitely whet my appetite for more. But lucky for you, if you are in that position, you now have the chance to win the first four books in the Night School series by CJ Daugherty.
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