Indie authors (and sisters) Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti have teamed up once again to create a dark and twisted but nonetheless intriguing NA Paranormal Romance series! Inspired by astrology, spun together with supernatural creatures of all kinds, and dropped in an academic setting this just might become your next binge…
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Hmm…I admit I only read the first book but I don’t think this genre of romance is quite for me. I must be old-fashioned haha I tend to swoon over a romance that’s more, well, romantic as opposed to the asshats prancing around this Academy lol. Oh I love the enemies-to-lovers trope but this takes things to a degree I just don’t vibe with.
Regardless of my romantic preferences this is still a fast-paced and addictive start to the series. The paranormal world-building, the magic system, the academic setting, etc. all came across really cool and interesting. Lots of potential for this series for sure! If you’re into dark and twisted paranormals running about with secrets and hidden motives and if you’re into a bunch of hot bullies ruling the school then this is definitely for you and you won’t find a pair of authors so talented at keeping you riveted to the page!
Similar Reads: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
You have been selected to attend Zodiac Academy, where your star sign defines your destiny.
If you’re one of the Fae, elemental magic is in your blood. And apparently it’s in ours. As twins born in the month of Gemini, we’re a rare breed even in this academy of supernatural a-holes.
Changelings were outlawed hundreds of years ago but I guess our birth parents didn’t get the memo. Which means we’re totally unprepared for the ruthless world of Fae.
Air. Fire. Water. Earth.
No one has ever harnessed all four of them, until we arrived. And it hasn’t made us any friends so far.
As the rarest Elementals ever known, we’re already a threat to the four celestial heirs; the popular, vindictive bullies who happen to be some of the hottest guys we’ve ever seen. It doesn’t help that they’re the most dangerous beasts in the Academy. And probably on earth too.
Our fates are intertwined, but they want us gone. They’ve only got until the lunar eclipse to force us out and they’ll stop at nothing to succeed.
We never knew we had a birthright to live up to but now that we do, we intend to claim our throne.
We can’t expect any help from the faculty when it comes to defending ourselves. So if the dragon shifters want some target practice, the werewolves want someone to hunt or the vampiresfancy a snack then we have to be ready. But we’ve been looking after each other for a long time and fighting back is in our blood.
Today’s horoscope: totally screwed.
They tried to break us.
They almost did.
But we’re not going anywhere.
The Celestial Heirs think the stars are on their side. But they don’t know what’s coming.
Fighting them one on one isn’t an option so we have to be stealthy. Remaining under the radar won’t be easy, but if we pull it off, they’ll never suspect our involvement when their lives start falling apart.
Besides, they’ve already taken us to the brink of hell, what more can they really do?
The week of The Reckoning has begun.
And senior students have been tasked with making the freshmen’s lives pure hell as they prepare to take their fateful assessment.
…And more books to come!
Caroline Peckham is the author of The Rise of Isaac Series and the V Games Trilogy.
Caroline lives in the south east of London with her best friend and a little rescue cat. When she’s not writing, she’s binging Netflix shows, going to the gym or at the pub pretending to be cool.
She adores her fans and loves to hear from them personally. She’d love for you to reach out to her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Susanne Valenti: I’m a dystopian / sci fi author (that’s the dream anyway) but my day job is a little less creative and a has a bit more catitude. That’s right, I made a terrible cat pun. I work with my family running a boarding cattery (that’s a hotel for cats) and we also help some lovely rescue kitties while they look for their new homes.