Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy and the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. She runs the school, and if she chose, she could blow up Maria and Lily’s whole world.
But what Delilah doesn’t know is that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything—absolutely anything—to ensure Maria wins the Kingsley Prize, securing their future together.
When feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what’s real and what is imagined, the girls must decide where they draw the line between foul and fair.
Robin Talley’s As I Descended is her third book. Talley’s previous books What We Left Behind and Lies We Tell Ourselves received great acclaim and her latest sounded fascinating. Set at a prestigious boarding school, featuring a lesbian couple, feuds, and power struggles, it seemed as if it would make for an awesome read. And it was, quite compellingly so, but it was also a book I don’t quite know what to make of in the end. Read More …