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Another Faust Hardcover – August 25, 2009

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Book 1 of 3 in the Another Series

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Grade 8–10—When five siblings enroll at Marlowe, an elite prep school in Manhattan, a secret advantage allows them to edge out the competition in sports, class offices, and the hearts of the most popular students. They have all—knowingly or unknowingly—exchanged their souls for supernatural gifts: mind-reading, athletic ability, great writing, control over time, and extreme beauty. However, their evil governess, Madame Vileroy, is not content with what she has already taken from her children. She gets great pleasure in pitting them against one another, regularly offering them more power or accolades in exchange for more of their essential selves. But how far does her power reach? And when is it too late to turn away from evil? With several well-timed twists and numerous allusions to Faustian bargains throughout history, this juicy story will appeal to teens who enjoy the power grabs and backstabbing of Cecily von Ziegesar's "Gossip Girls" (Little, Brown), as well as to fans of dark contemporary fantasy.—Hayden Bass, Seattle Public Library, WA END

About the Author

Daniel Nayeri has held many book-related jobs, including editor, literary agent, and children’s librarian. He is also a professional pastry chef and award-winning stuntman.

His sister, Dina Nayeri Viergutz, is a former teaching fellow in economics who holds both an MBA and a master’s of education from Harvard University. Both were born in Iran and now live in New York City and Amsterdam, respectively.
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Product Details

  • Series: Another
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; First Edition edition (August 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763637076
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763637071
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.4 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,971,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
In locations around the world, five children vanish without a trace. Five years later, they appear at an elite New York party on Christmas Eve, accompanied by their governess, Madame Vileroy. As strikingly beautiful as she is devious, Vileroy has endowed each of the teens with a mysterious gift. The gifts are special, fitting for each child's personality, and allow for some fun and mischief, such as Valentin's ability to stop time leads to replay a scene over and over helps a nerdy classmate win over the popular cheerleader. The gifts also enable them to advance beyond their peers. But as it's a Faustian Bargain, the gifts may have devastating consequences.

The characters varied in personality and villainy, and the use of different viewpoints gives the reader a thorough view of their complexities.I was so both horrified and intrigued by Victoria, the power-hungry teen who would stop at nothing - and I mean nothing - to win even above her brothers and sisters. Save Victoria, I wanted all of the teens to gain redemption even as they used their gifts to "cheat" over other students: Christian, the skilled athlete. Bice, who only wanted to hide away. Belle, as beautiful as she was odorous. Valentin, the liar with the soul of a poet. As they struggle with the unexpected consequences of their gifts and deceit, you'll be asking: to what lengths will someone go to win? And what happens when they reach that point?

This book grabbed me instantly. The first chapter, illustrating each of the children's lives before they were taken was so engrossing as it spanned countries and social classes, it got my attention and didn't let go until the last page. I read this on vacation, and I spent more time by the pool reading, than actually swimming. The ending was nothing like what I expected and if this title is indication, the second in the Another series will be just as suspenseful.
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ne 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 - the side-effects of their own addictions. And as they make further deals with the devil, they uncover secrets more shocking than their most
unforgivable sins.

All though many people are familiar with the age old story of the man who traded his soul to the devil for a certain wish or talent, not everyone knows it as the "Faustian Bargain" or the Legend of the Faust. So, in case you are wondering about the title of the book...that is what it is based on. I wanted to point that out because quite a few teens that I polled had no idea what the word "Faust" was related to.

As you may have guessed by now this story is centered around five mysterious teens who are seemingly perfect, but weirdly...icky. Each of them have a perfect gift that any teen could relate to wanting, yet at the same time an awful quality that they must overcome. They live with their creepy governess Madame Villeroy who is no Mary Poppins (I'll just leave it at that).

Overall this is a very dark book with very few light-hearted moments and it will be obvious to any reader that each teen pays a heavy price for the gifts they so desire.
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I picked this book up because my teenage daughter brought it along on a fishing trip and I left my Kindle at home. Needless to say, my expectations were not high. I rolled my eyes at myself for the first 75 pages or so, embarrassed that I was reading this crappy teen novel. It really does read like a crappy teen novel on the surface. It's mostly not bad at a sentence-by-sentence level (no grammatical problems or overly simplistic prose or anything like that), but the action isn't always the clearest and the dialogue can be weird at times -- like, really, would anyone actually say that? But what was worse, I found myself thinking, "these writers really need a good editor. They are trying really hard to do something... I don't know what because they aren't managing to do it." It really felt like lots of things were happening, but it made no sense. It didn't even feel mysterious, like I'd understand later; it just seemed random and inept. I kept reading because, you know, fishing is boring, but eventually it started to become coherent and I decided I really liked it. Despite the authors' less-than-deft job of weaving the story together, after the first 250 pages or so, a pattern started to coalesce nevertheless. Once I reached that point, I did find it to be very engaging -- I sat down to read and ended up finishing the book in the wee hours of that night. By the end, I was quite satisfied. I gave it 4 stars because of the rough start but if the whole book was as good as the last 1/3 of it, I'd give it 5 stars. Super entertaining -- though maybe not as thoughtful/insightful about human nature as it perhaps thinks it is.
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