Everyone at Singer, a boarding school for underprivileged kids, knows the urban legend of the Society of Seven. Nearly two decades ago, the original members of this exclusive guild murdered the school’s founder and then perished in the fire they’d lit to hide the evidence. Or so the story goes. Talan Michaels doesn’t care about Singer’s past, however. He’s too focused on his future and the fact that he’ll be homeless after he graduates in May. To take his mind off things, he accepts a mysterious invitation to join a group calling itself “the Sevens.” He expects pranks, parties, and perks. Instead, he finds himself neck-deep in a conspiracy involving secret passages and cryptic riddles about the school’s history. Even worse, he’s now tangled in a web of lies, and in a plot that someone will kill to keep hidden.
|Publisher:||North Star Editions|
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Lynn Lindquist (Chicago, IL) lives with two overly social sons who provide fodder for her young adult novels and growing anxiety disorder. Thankfully, her favorite things in life are her sons, words, and kids, so she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Talan Michaels is a student at Singer Academy, a boarding school created for underprivileged kids. Everyone believes that the founder of Singer Academy was murdered by seven trusted students who then died in a fire. When the new director of Singer Enterprises chooses the least capable students for an advanced program, Talan is asked to remake the Sevens with his house sister. Together they have to find out the truth of what happened all those years ago and save the school. I loved this book, it's fast paced, well written and quirky. The main character is brilliantly written, he feels like a genuine person with fears and hopes. His backstory is sufficiently tragic, but it's not dwelled upon and feels more like part of his history rather than an excuse to whine. The main female character is brilliantly done and the relationship between the two drives this book forward. The plot is well written and exciting, there is no point during this book that I rolled my eyes or skimmed a page. I was gripped from the start to the finish. If you love reading stories about secret passages, conspiracies and murder then you'll love this book.
I loved, loved, loved this story. The characters are so likable and the voice is spot-on. I don't even know how LIndquist came up with the clues, but they are so clever and original. Can't wait to read more from this author!
**I Received a copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review** Talan is one of the popular guys. He is on the football teams, has no problems getting nearly any girl he wants, but also has a trouble maker streak. His life as a kid made him hard and tough and he has carried that with him to Singer School. Lane is the smart one. She is the sweet, caring, motherly one that gets teased relentlessly by Talan. She has been there for Talan since he arrived and continues to be there for him. What happens when they both get invited to a secret society that involves solving riddles and missions? Can they work together? Will something develop between them? I loved, loved, loved this book!! It was a book I could not and did not put down. The story line flowed incredibly well and was an attention grabber from the beginning of the book. It has you guessing, re-evaluating your guesses, and guessing more. It keeps you on the edge of your seat in anticipation for what’s to come. This writer writes this story with great detail. It’s easy to picture the scenes as you are reading the story and switching from scene to scene. I can’t say enough good things about this book. I’d definitely recommend to pick up your copy today and get to reading. You won’t be disappointed!