Blood Ties, Paperback
3 out of 5 (3 ratings)


The Darke Academy is a school like no other. An elite establishment that moves to an exotic new city every term, its students are impossibly beautiful, sophisticated and rich. This term the secretive Darke Academy has moved to New York, and Cassie Bell is no longer the innocent new girl.

Now she is strong, determined, and hiding secrets of her own.

For Cassie has been introduced to the world of the Few and is struggling to come to terms with her astonishing powers, a dangerous romance and the malevolent spirit inside her, demanding to be fed. When an old enemy returns, bent on revenge, Cassie is tested to the limit.

Can she rescue her friends from a horrific fate, or will she end up destroying them to save herself? Wherever the Darke Academy goes, death is never far behind ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780340989258



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Cassie is now with the school in New York and trying to resist the power within. She's trying to deal with what she has to do to survive and the romance between her and Ranjit.It's an interesting story and an interesting episode in the continuing adventures in Darke Academy.

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This book took me a little while to get into but it was worth it. If you're sick of the vampire stories try this series.

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My thoughts on this book can be summed up in three words: I don't care.I don't care that Cassie is possessed by Estelle. I don't care that Jake is on some mission to find out what happened to his sister. I don't care that Cassie has extraordinary powers. I don't care about the Few, I don't care about Ranjit, I don't care about the school, all if it is pointless to me.I have a real issue with boarding schools in books nowadays because there seems to be complete lack of rules. Students ditch class, no exams or assessment, there's nothing actually school-like about it. Cassie regularly ditches class to go shopping with Isabella with no punishment. Besides that, these kids seem to have the run of the school. They conform to their own rules and being in class happens so infrequently in the novel it makes me think the author's reminded herself she's set the story in a school so probably should have a school moment or two somewhere even though they attribute nothing to the plot at hand. I originally went into this series liking Cassie, but that waned in book two as it seemed nothing she did was her fault. It's not her fault she feeds on Isabella, it's not her fault Estelle makes her almost kill people, everyone is quick to let her get away with everything and either blame themselves or a higher power for the problem. I'm done with the series. Like I said, I don't care. And rule number one when writing fiction should be creating characters a reader cares about.