Wednesday, January 14, 2015

#NightSchoolWebSeries + GIVEAWAY!



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

I've heard a lot of people say that episode 5 is their favourite.  Me? I quite like episode 2.  And erm. Not because Carter is wet and half naked for most of this episode. Of course not.

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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27 comments:

  1. Awesome giveaway! I've only watched the first episode as I've only read the first book. I have no idea why I haven't gotten around to purchasing the other three books because I enjoyed the first book. Donna x

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna! Yes, best not to continue watching the web series until you've read the other books :)

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  2. I've heard such amazing things about this series! That's so cool that they've made webisodes. I love when you get to see books visualized and compare how it looks in your own head.

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    1. It is an amazing series of books and the web series has been fantastic. Really enjoyable :)

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  3. I haven't watched any yet because I haven't read the books and apparently one of the episodes has a big spoiler. But I will get around to it soon! Just need to read the books first. :)

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    1. You haven't yet read the books? Oh, you are in for a TREAT if/when you do get the chance! x

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  4. I didn't know about the web series. I've been aware of the books for a while but haven't read them yet. After watching part one of the web series (my favourite by default, I guess!), I'm intrigued and will definitely be reading these sooner than I might otherwise have done.

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    1. I'm really glad about that, Teresa! Hope you enjoy the books and the series whenever you get a chance to read them! x

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  5. Can you believe I also haven't read the books? So I haven't watched the series either although I was aware of it, but I have to ask, what would you recommend? Books or web series first? Also thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. Definitely read the books first as the series as there are spoilers. Episode 5 in particular is a massive spoiler to book 2!

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  6. They get better as they go along!!! So the latest =D

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  7. I hadn't heard of the web series even though I've been drooling over the book covers since the beginning. Would love to read them though so thank you for the giveaway, Michelle! :)

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  8. What a great giveaway - this is one of those series I've been meaning to read and never gotten around to.

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    1. Argh, comment posted before I'd finished. I was going to go on to say I've bookmarked the series to watch once I've caught up with the books :)

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    2. That's wonderful! Good luck to you, Jenni x

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  9. This is first time I've come across this, so I don't have a favourite yet :)

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  10. Oh fab giveaway!!!

    my fave episode so far is the first one

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  11. What a great giveaway! I am in the dark, have not seen these episodes.

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  12. I am quite excited about this series even though I still haven't gotten around to book 2 - the publisher asked if I wanted it, I said yes, but it never came!

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    1. Oh, whoops :) So you've got some catching up to do! x

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