What would you sell your soul for?
Sixteen-year-old Sarah Trevelyan would give anything to regain the power and wealth her family has lost, so she makes a bargain with Azrael, Lord of Darkwater Hall. He gives her one hundred years and the means to accomplish her objective--in exchange for her soul. Fast-forward a hundred years to Tom, a fifteen-year-old boy who dreams of attending Darkwater Hall School but doesn't believe he has the talent. Until he meets a professor named Azrael, who offers him a bargain. Will Sarah be able to stop Tom from making the same mistake she did a century ago?
This is smart fantasy mixed with elements of horror from master storyteller Catherine Fisher. She says, "Darkwater Hall is an image of the power and knowledge we all desire. But what will we pay for them, and are they worth the price?"
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - simple_kind - LibraryThing
Overall I enjoyed reading this book. It kept me wondering what was next. My issues with it were with the fact that there were so many unanswered questions. You never really find out who I the bad guy and who is the good guy. I prefer books that have a more concrete ending. Read full review
DARKWATERUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A slim, elegant retelling of the classic Faustian fable, with an inspirational twist.Victorian adolescent Sarah may be a menial drudge, but she never forgets that she is also the last of the arrogant ... Read full review