Hello fellow book nerds!
As you know I’ve been trying to branch out my reading genres for a bit now. I’ve been doing a little bit more of romance works while still trying to stay within my other genres.
Academy novels are very big in this genre and with the magic I figured I’d give it a shot.
Do you like academy novels?
3 out of 5 stars
Taken from Goodreads
Magic exists. I know—it’s in my blood.
Unfortunately, not all people from magical bloodlines have powers, and at 22, I’m several years past the age they usually appear. So I’ve resigned myself to a boring, magic-less life.
Then something strange happens…
I get stuck in the middle of a bar fight, and instead of just punching the guy back, I blow a hole in the wall.
So… I guess I do have powers. But they’re unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. This shit is definitely not normal.
And it seems the magical authorities agree, because they give me a choice: either I go to school to learn to control my crazy new magic, or they’ll take it away. Permanently.
Now if I can just survive the bitchy mean girls determined to take me down a peg, the mysterious attacks on students, the three hot-as-hell guys who don’t seem turned off by my prickly exterior, and the professor who makes me long for detention, maybe I’ll get out of here in one piece.
Wouldn’t bet on it though.
Thank goodness this was a strong story. At first I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this book as it went on. It started off slow and a little too high school for me but the magic politics were interesting. Then as the story developed and the plot thickened I found myself caring more. The ending truly brought my opinion around. I really liked the twist in the end on who was behind the magic attacks and how it was set up. This particular ending left open enough for a sequel or to end the story as is. I might pick up the second in the future but I am making no rush for it.
My biggest issue with this book was the main character. I wanted to like Elliot and during certain times, I did like her but she was so inconsistent that I just honestly couldn’t handle it. Are you shy? Are you closed off? You can beat people up but you didn’t understand the physical defense? Elliot was so contradictory to what she claimed her personality was that I was getting annoyed.
But if you can get over a character who thinks she’s one thing but another I would recommend this book. It was just a little too much for me to completely enjoy the whole book.
Note: The narration does not effect my rating of the book
If you’ve ever listened to a Sarah Puckett narration before than you will understand why I loved this book in audio format. Sarah is fantastic at bringing the story to life and really putting personality into it. I would definitely recommend this audio