Book Title: Supernatural Academy: Year One
Author: Jaymin Eve
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Target Audience: New Adult
Publication date: May 13th 2019
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Atlantis will rise, and if you’re not there to free your people, Sonaris will destroy them all
Why I chose this?
with this one I was intrigued by the synopsis that I read on a Facebook advert. I’d read and enjoyed books by this author before so here we are.
What it’s about
Maddison James is about to discover some truths about the world.
Firstly … supernaturals exist.
Secondly … she is one, even though no one seems to know exactly what kind.
Thirdly … she’s about to go back to school.
Well, things just got a little more interesting.
The Supernatural Academy is where shifters, vampires, magic users, and fey are educated. Where they are taught about their abilities, and how to function in the human world. Maddison already has the human part down, but this supernatural thing is an entirely new dangerous game.
Example one: mean girls who can actually turn you into a frog.
Example two: Asher Lock, a god at the Academy. Not literally … well, who knows for sure. He certainly acts the part, as do all of his minions who worship him.
Asher drives her crazy, because apparently snarly, gorgeous, and arrogant is her thing, and despite their mutual dislike, sparks fly between them. The more they’re thrown together, the more Asher is determined to figure out what’s been blocking her abilities.
Until the moment the truth is revealed, and they find out nothing in this supernatural world is what they thought.
First off if I’d have worn a uniform like that in school I’d have either been sent home or put in isolation. However, these books usually have the school aged girls as 17/18 so at the time yeah I wouldn’t have thought twice about it on nights out. I love the colour scheme and the fact that she starts off the new year with changing her hair colour. I might even consider that. In fact the hair reminds me of Tonks.
What I Thought
At the beginning of the book it wasn’t quite what I was expecting. A Normal girl dying her hair on her birthday to see what look the new colour brings. After the initial shock of finding out her past wears off Maddi’s story gets interesting. Especially after we get introduced to the swoon worthy Atlantian five. You know the type, drop dead gorgeous, tall, brooding. Typical leading men figures.
The first part was quite slow and reminded me a little of one the authors other book series (only in the other series they were Aliens). The main character didn’t speak to the main leading man much until roughly halfway through where they then appeard to fall hard and fast.
I love the world building and some of the characters stand out in relation to the main character. These characters I’m referring to happen to be the main characters best friends.
Once we’ve passed the middle things start to get interesting and we get bit more of a back story to our Maddi. Where she has come from? and why a “normal girl” has ended up at a school for supernaturals.
I did enjoy the ending to a point where I actually looked forward to the next book in the series however, the first part did slower my rating for this particular book.
Also as a little extra I thought that this was going to turn into a reverse harem book. Luckily it did not.
Have you read the Supernatural Academy year one? Let me know in the comments