Show she s smart so she can get into a college in England just so she can research her mother Maybe this all seems trivial but I didn t buy this plot at all and considering it Enjoyed the suspense of the novel up to three uarters of the way through but because I m not a fan of magic the rest of the novel was lost to me For those who enjoy the magical this is a well written book with an atmospheric setting and interesting characters This is one of those terrible books that I loved anyway because it s
#About Libraries And Secret Societies #libraries and secret societies Oxford and university life and academia and *A Dark Mysterious Past Yes *dark mysterious past Yes about The Oxford Inheritance is completely ridiculous far fetched done before andor cliched but Well what I said before And to give McDonald some credit her writing isn t terrible pretty unobtrusive which isn t bad for pulp and her pacing is excellent although once again contrived I couldn t put this down and loved getting lost in the atmosphere and setting but I wouldn t recommend it i was disappointed when this novel turned out to be a cheap mystery involving dark secret societies and magic I couldn t believe it I was really thinking it was a good story except for a few too many modern phrases that seemed unnecessary This oung woman searching for answers about her mother the setting could not be better and the descriptions of college life are uite enjoyableBut i feel cheated It could have been so much better without the stupid ending Who really swallows that stuff A lot stranger than I expected it to beand a little bit muddled all around But still somewhat entertaining Simply put this is a good
old fashioned chiller and I have to say I enjoyed every single joltfashioned chiller and I have to say I enjoyed every single jolt surprise all the spine tingles every chill and thrill along the way making this my kind of spooky taleOverall this is a well written Gothic horror novel perfect for reading alone on a dark and stormy night Recommended to those who like Gothic elements horror and suspense thrillers 4 stars. A world like no other a world of ancient tradition privilege and murderBeneath the hallowed halls of this storied university there is a mysterious force at work A dark society that is shaping our world and will stop at nothing to keep its grip on power Cassie might be the only one who can stop them but at what co. N she was 14 Joanna committed suicide Cassie went into foster careEverything changed when she received a letter from Oxford addressed to Joanna long after her death Inside were a few trinkets the words You can t hide the truth forever Please come back end this for good And so began the plans that would ge I sure do love me a book about a secret society and black magic Throw in a bit of history and an atmospheric setting and I am guaranteed a good time My only complaint is I thought that it wrapped up a TAD bit too conveniently For a secret society that has lasted so long they sure were taking down pretty effortlessly Overall though it kept me turning the pages so it s ALL good DNF 18% and some scan reading to see if I was missing out on anything All her work had finally come to fruition the scheming and lies the sacrifice and risk Cassandra Blackwell is on a mission to discover the secret past about her mother after she died when Cassandra was just fourteen Great Short Stories of Detection Mystery and Horror years old Threeears ago a mysterious letter arrives from Oxford addressed to her deceased mother You can t hide the truth forever Please come back and end this for good *She uickly sets out to discover what the letter could mean but doesn t uncover *uickly sets out to discover what the letter could mean but doesn t uncover She then spends the next three Unstuck years of her life working to gain enough ground just to gain acceptance at Raleigh College at Oxford in hopes of discovering information from the inside It s her Juniorear abroad and she s finally done itHer mother was a terrible human being who was constantly exploding into fits *of rage and accusing Cassandra of being the reason she didn t become a great poet because she got pregnant with *rage and accusing Cassandra of being the reason she didn t become a great poet because she got pregnant with at twenty She rehashes all the times she had to lock herself in the bathroom to escape her wrath until she had managed to calm down She inevitably committed suicide and Cassandra ended up in foster care until she was sixteen at which point she chose to live off the grid A random letter shows up ears later and suddenly she decides she needs to. Uth about her mother’s dark past Raised in America with no idea that her mother had ever studied at the famed college a mysterious package now sends her across the ocean determined to unravel the secrets that her mother took to her grave Plunged into the glamorous secretive life of Raleigh College Cassie finds.
READ & DOWNLOAD î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ A.A. McDonaldWell that was a waste of timeThink of the most predictable episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer because trust me this book is nothing like one of the great episodes of Buffy so pick a mediocre one about secret societies that suck the energylifeblood out of the innocent in order to maintain their power and ou have this book except without any characters ou like or care about or even care enough about to hate any semblance of humor or any tinges of actual suspenseI was drawn in by the setting Oxford University and the blurb s claim that there were secrets about a series of murders on campus waiting to be uncovered I thought I was going to get a creepy mystery set at a British college What I got was a nonsensical supernatural sort of romantic thriller that could easily have been set anywhereYes it was that bad Skipoccasional language I m eternally frustrated by this type of book It s a 5 star read 80% of the way but punctuated by a 1 star ending I dearly wish the author hadn t introduced a supernatural element as part of this book s big reveal Going this direction would have been fine *Had That Possibility Been Hinted *that possibility been hinted anytime during the first 34 of the book but instead we went from something suarely rooted in reality to something entirely propelled by vague sinister magicThat said I m not going to punish this book for that nearly as much as I normally would in a review because everything else about it was so much fun If ou re a sucker for the Oxford setting like me this book is our porn Cassie is a fantastic heroine And the plot and twists excepting the out of left
#Field Magic Element Were Well #magic element were well and enjoyable 35 starsIt s taken ears of hard work planning but Cassandra Blackwell is finally attending Raleigh College at Oxford It s been uite a journeyShe never knew her father spent her childhood moving from place to place dodging her mother Joanna s periodic fits of rage It s a rage she sometimes feels inside herself is terrified she s inherited the crazy gene Whe. At prestigious Oxford University an American student searches for the truth about her mother’s death in this eerie suspenseful thriller that blends money murder and black magicYou can’t keep it from her forever She needs to know the truthCassandra Blackwell arrives in Oxford with one mission to uncover the tr.