It snuck up on me, I turned around and there was a great freakin’ YA novel.
I am not afraid to admit that I am a bit bored with the current genre excitement in YA. I needed something to shake me up and Emily Evans did an awesome job with The Boarding School Experiment. I have said it before and will say it again, the best books are the ones where two rivals or mean haters fall for one another.
A poorly planned revenge ends Elena and her long time nemesis Thane to the principal's office, somewhere they have spent a good deal of time together over the last few years. Elena’s resentment combined with Thane’s competitive spirit has had the two in a war of wills. In a ploy to send Thane away permanently Elena changes the names of the questionnaire sheets for those who will be part of an upcoming experimental boarding school to re-establish standardized testing. By putting Thane’s name on the test of the smartest boy in the schools she thinks she will banish him for good. Until she finds herself banished with him.
There were more than a few times where I was surprised by reveals in the plot. Thane and Rhys are just yummy as the male portion of the team. Geneva, Elena and Kaitlin are the type of girls anyone would want on their side.
This book was all the stars but since ALL THE STARS isn’t an option it is all the ones I could select. I’ve already bought Rhys and Kait’s story and it is awaiting me on my Kindle for a date we both are excited about. Both, me and my kindle.
Elena and Thane are the best sort of love to haters and I think everyone should meet them.