Hello friends! Today I have my book review of
A Dance With Darkness is the first book in the Otherworld Academy series.
Trigger Warning: Blood Mention, Fighting.
I’ve always felt like an outsider. Until my eighteenth birthday, I didn’t know how true that was. First, I started seeing strange things. Then, the tips of my ears began to shift. Now, even touching something made of iron makes me sick.
Am I losing my mind?
When four mysterious fae males corner me in the street, they bring terrifying news: I’m not human. I’m a changeling, a fae swapped at birth.
Under their powerful yet infuriating guidance, I return to Otherworld to train at their academy and determine to which of the four faerie courts I belong. But there’s something much more dangerous than the four fae vying for my attention.
And if I don’t unravel the fae’s secrets, none of the changelings will survive. Including me.
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
I did not fully read the synopsis for A Dance With Darkness
surprise surprise ha. So what surprised me the most about A Dance With Darkness, is that the story was such a fun read for me. I expected that A Dance With Darkness would be a little on the darker side. I did not find that to be the case. While there’s an underlying seriousness to the story, I actually found that A Dance With Darkness to be a quick, light read.
A Dance With Darkness is actually a reverse harem novel (and series). Which I did not know before reading this book. However in this first Otherworld Academy novel, there were no sexual scenes. Heavy make-out sessions, yes. Actual sex scenes? Not a one.
Another thing that I liked about A Dance With Darkness is that there is only one point of view. I do like reading reverse harem novels that have multiple points of view, but I am unbelievably relieved that there’s only one point of view within this novel.
We read from Norah’s point of view. And boiiiii let me tell you that she had such a bad home life. When things get serious for Norah, and she realizes that she can’t back out of what she chose to do (or rather, tricked), Norah decides to abide by the rules. Yet the farther along in the story we get, the more Norah comes into her own skin. Norah becomes confident, and yes, powerful.
A Dance With Darkness was incredibly easy to follow, especially given how most of this book takes place in another world.
I am so glad that the Bad Guy(s) in this book we’re taken down.
During my read of A Dance With Darkness, I did predict something that would happen, or rather, be revealed in this first book. But it’s been neither confirmed or denied, so my prediction remains unknown to be true. Though I do hope that that’s rectified in the story later on.
The only thing that I didn’t like about A Dance With Darkness is that our main character, Norah, is only 18. Even though she is graduated high school, and has a job.
Overall, I give A Dance With Darkness, 3.5 stars.
Have you read anything by Jenna Wolfhart? If you have, what did you read?
A Dance With Darkness was my first Wolfhart novel, and I’m so delighted that I enjoyed it as much as I did. I’m quite excited to read the next book, A Song of Shadows.
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