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Blurb (from Goodreads):
In this genre-bending YA thriller, will Sarah Merson's shiny new prep school change her life forever or bring it to a dark and sinister end?
When Sarah Merson receives the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the most elite prep school in the country-Sanctuary Bay Academy-it seems almost too good to be true. But, after years of bouncing from foster home to foster home, escaping to its tranquil setting, nestled deep in Swans Island, couldn't sound more appealing. Swiftly thrown into a world of privilege and secrets, Sarah quickly realizes finding herself noticed by class charmer, Nate, as well as her roommate's dangerously attentive boyfriend, Ethan, are the least of her worries. When her roommate suddenly goes missing, she finds herself in a race against time, not only to find her, but to save herself and discover the dark truth behind Sanctuary Bay's glossy reputation.
In this genre-bending YA thriller, Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz, Sarah's new school may seem like an idyllic temple of learning, but as she unearths years of terrifying history and manipulation, she discovers this "school" is something much more sinister.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book was weird, and confusing.
So this girl Sarah gets a scholarship to a fancy school on an island – Sanctuary Bay, even though she never applied. So off she goes, and when she gets there, strange things start happening. Her roommates run off in the middle of the night to do who knows what, and Sarah has no idea what is going on.
Meanwhile we learn that Sarah has a photographic memory, and that her parents were murdered in front of her when she was really young. Then things got really weird, and really confusing, and even when what was going on was revealed, I didn’t really feel any the wiser for it.
6 out of 10