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Today I bring my book review of Supernatural Academy: Year One, by Jaymin Eve.
Supernatural Academy: Year One is the first book in the Supernatural Academy series.
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.
What drew me into reading Supernatural Academy: Year One, was the mention of Atlantis. I am a sucker for almost anything Atlantis, so I had to read SA:YO, ya hear? Had to. No choice–the brain was like “need. immediately. thank.” and I was just like “yesm’s. yes yes. at your s e r v i c e.”
I genuinely adore Atlantis, and the mystery surrounding it. Something I love MORE than Atlantis though, is seeing how people interpret and weave their own Atlantis. That, my friends, is like gold to me. And Jaymin Eve really pulled through.
Going into Supernatural Academy, I thought it’d be a Reverse Harem novel, so colour me surprised when it wasn’t. Now that I’ve read SA:YO, I’m kinda glad that Eve didn’t take the RH route.
I enjoyed the one point of view. I know that there are authors that are like “yes, all the view points” versus some authors who are all like “one point of view ONLY” and I see both sides of the story. I really do, and I appreciate both, but when I say I was happy with Maddison’s point of view I really mean it.
Not knowing anything about the “supes” (IDK if I made that term up for my shorthand review, of it the supernatural characters are referred to as “supes” but *shrug* made sense to me then) was actually fun to read. I was looking forward to reading book 2, but seeing as how I liked where Supernatural Academy: Year One, ended, I wasn’t in any rush to read book 2.
I gave Supernatural Academy: Year One, 4 of 5 stars.
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