by Stefan Bachmann
Seventeen-year-old Anouk has finally caught the break she’s been looking for—she's been selected out of hundreds of other candidates to fly to France and help with the excavation of a vast, underground palace buried a hundred feet below the suburbs of Paris. Built in the 1780's to hide an aristocratic family and a mad duke during the French Revolution, the palace has lain hidden and forgotten ever since. Anouk, along with several other gifted teenagers, will be the first to set foot in it in over two centuries.
Or so she thought.
But nothing is as it seems, and the teens soon find themselves embroiled in a game far more sinister, and dangerous, than they could possibly have imagined. An evil spanning centuries is waiting for them in the depths. . .
This multi-genre novel by Stefan Bachmann was recently released and is full of mystery and intrigue. I'm a big fan of Mr. Bachmann's MG novels and was happy to see his eloquent & creative style carried over to his debut YA novel. A Drop of Night is one of those books that you just can't put down due to its fast-paced plot and cliff-hanger chapter endings. I highly recommend this novel to readers aged fourteen & up.
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