Root Rot Academy series, by Rhea Watson | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.
Today on the blog I have my book review of:

the Root Rot Academy series by Rhea Watson.

Trigger Warnings: Murder mention, Teacher/Student Abuse (and mentions), Attempted Murder, Murder, Blood, Stalking, Attempted Rape, Assault, Fighting, Sex Scenes, and BDSM.
Note that it’s entirely possible that I missed possible triggers while reading the series.

Root Rot Academy: The Complete Trilogy includes all three full-length books from the Root Rot Trilogy + a short follow-up for those who love reconnecting with the main characters after The End. The trilogy is a supernatural academy Why-Choose romance centered around the professors and staff. It contains mature subject matter that might not be suitable for all readers.

The warlock who murdered my parents is teaching at Root Rot Academy—and now, so am I.

Once upon a time, a monster killed my parents and left me to burn in my bed.

Twenty-six years later, I finally found him.

We might have both become professors, but we are nothing alike. Benedict Hammond is a liar, a murderer, a psychopath.

And I’m the witch here to punish him.

I renamed myself after the fury Alecto years ago, and now it’s time to taste her madness—to exact my righteous revenge.

You know…

Once I figure out what that is, exactly.

But it’s coming, and nothing is going to distract me.

Not my gorgeous vampire roommate, the complete package and totally off-limits.

Not the mysterious head librarian, a fae as intriguing as he is infuriating.

Oh, and definitely not my powerful warlock headmaster who makes me feel so deliciously small.

I’m here to collect a life debt—that’s all that matters.



And I’m not terrified.

Nope. Not at all.

From GoodReads [x]:


Since I read the entire trilogy within 2 days, and read them back to back one after the other, the entirety of the Root Rot Academy series has been muddled into one long book. Or maybe its a blob in my mind — you know, when you binge-read a series in one go and then when you’re done reading everything that you just read has been massed into one big blur/blob… Needless to say that I can no longer remember which book left off and where the next book began. :’)

What I can say about the series is that there are 4 points of view in totalk, and I enjoyed reading from all of them! Another thing that these view points brought were different povs of sex scenes, which were enjoyable to read.

And what I liked most about this series is that the characters themselves are all old enough to be teachers. Which means! That! These characters are not students themselves. Lately I’ve been into the older characters — the main example of this would be characters that are over the age of 21+ years. :’) Anyway! Getting back to what I was saying… was that I love that this story takes place in a school setting, but none of the main characters OR love interests were students of the school themselves (at the time wherein the story takes place).

Something that I genuinely enjoyed and loved about the series is how mature our female lead is. Like, she’s there for her friends. She’s genuienly there, in the moment, and she genuinely cares. When a character is emotionally bummed about something, Alecto is usually the first and sometimes the only person who does something about it. I love that Alecto takes action and stands up for what she believes in.

The writing is another thing that I enjoyed as well. I like that there were details in the story, but those details weren’t delved into, to the point where the story is consumed by them. There’s breathing room in the story from the details, and I love that the effect of this was so effortlessly done. Or at least it seems so!

All in all, I give each of the three books in the trilogy, 4, maybe even 5 stars.

Have you read the Root Rot Academy series?

Thank you for stopping by.

See you soon, and happy reading.


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