Monday, July 6, 2020

Evermore Academy, Winter by Aubrey Grey ~ Review

Welcome to Evermore Academy where the magic is dark, the immortals are beautiful, and being human SUCKS.

After spending my entire life avoiding the creatures that murdered my parents, one stupid mistake binds me to them for four years.

My penance? Become a human shadow at the infamous Evermore Academy, finishing school for the Seelie and Unseelie Fae courts.

All I want is to keep a low profile, but day one, I make an enemy of the most powerful Fae in the academy.

The Winter Prince is arrogant, cruel, and apparently also my Fae keeper. Meaning I'm in for months of torture.

But it only gets worse. Something dark and terrible looms over the academy. Humans are dying, ancient vendettas are resurfacing, and the courts are more bloodthirsty than ever.

What can one mortal girl do in a world full of gorgeous monsters?

Fight back with everything I have--and try not to fall in love in the process.

If you love reading about fated mates, enemies-to-lovers, snarky heroines, and everything Fae, then one click today and fall into this magical new series that's being called Vampire Academy meets The Cruel Prince!

P.S. This full-length story may leave you with a book hangover.
P.P.S. This Upper YA/NA series will eventually be four books and is intended for mature audiences. It contains cursing, sexual situations, and violence.

This one was recommended to me and it was a perfect fit.  I really enjoy YA paranormal books and this one just captured my attention.  

There's a cruel prince, a wildcat that needs some training and a magical world that crashed into ours.  What's not to love?  I will admit to seeing through the Winter Prince and his icy expression.  I was pretty sure I knew what would happen when he caught Summer stealing his apples.  Didn't matter.  I just enjoyed the journey.

Summer is this wildcat that tries to feed her family by any means possible, including stealing apples from the Fae land beyond the shimmer.  Her mouth gets her in a lot of trouble but her heart saves her just as often.  Despite having everything stacked against her, she manages to make it to Evermore Academy.  I liked her.  She cares deeply and works hard.  That helps her make some critical friends and survive.  

The Winter Prince is hiding things.  Yeah, I knew that.  As the story goes on, I figured out more of what he was hiding.  I'd never really call these two enemies, though he tries very hard to be in that role.   But he cares too deeply too.  It shows and I really liked that.

The story has an almost dystopian feel to it with a side of Fae.  They "crashed" into the western side of the US and decided to stay.  Those human that survived their "magical disaster" of an arrival were barely surviving.  Those human on the eastern side of the US thought it was awesome to be friends with the snooty Fae.  Talk about issues.  This society has some.  It's a great backdrop to a story of magic and fate.  I really enjoyed it.

I devoured the first half, and then slowed my reading way down.  Not because I wasn't still enjoying it but because I was.  And book 2 comes out very soon.  I was trying to make it last.  That didn't happen and now I'm waiting just like everyone else is.  


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