A devilish debut by a brother-sister team invites us into the world of the elite Marlowe School, where some gifted students are having a hell of a year.
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 — they start to suffer the sideeffects 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 reimagining of the Faustian bargain is a compelling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption.
Inspired by the story of Faust and packed with literary references, this page-turning young adult novel follows the evil follies of a quintet of gifted teens. Kidnapped as children at the same time, but in different cities, and reappearing years later in New York City, five teenagers take on the elite at the exclusive Marlowe School, and wreak havoc with their powers. Led by a mysterious governess, they make bargains with the devil, and soon two of the group are onto some very unpleasant discoveries. The first in a series.
- Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, School + Education, Social Issues / Adolescence, Horror + Ghost Stories, General
- August 10, 2010
- August 10, 2010
- Daniel Nayeri, Dina Nayeri