Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Another Faust

Another Faust by Daniel Nayeri and Dina Nayeri

Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews

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 - the side-effects 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 re-imaging of the Faustian bargain is a compelling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption (Synopsis provided by goodreads.com)

This is a debut novel, however Daniel Nayeri has another book that is out (Another Pan).Which I would love to read Another Pan later this year.

I have always enjoyed books written by a team of authors, I think it adds something to the story. This is a brother sister team. I really enjoyed this book. I has so much fun while I was reading, it is however a very dark book. The teens in this book will do anything to get ahead and to be the best. Along with being a dark book, this is also a suspenseful edge-of-your-seat read.

All of the teens in this book are struggling with the repercussions you could say of their wish. Vileroy, (The governess that grants the wishes) does all she can to make the teens want more and more. Throughout the book we see what the power does to them, some want more and more and will do whatever it takes to get more, others however begin to rethink things.

There are some parts of this book that I wish had been expanded on, however the character development and the dialogue are spot on. This is a very entertaining read.

Over all rating
**** 4 out of 5 stars

Cover art:
I like the cover art, it has a dark vibe.

Thank you to Heather from Candlewick press for the copy for review.

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