Root Rot Academy, by Rhea Watson | Series Book Review

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

Root Rot Academy trilogy, by Rhea Watson.

Root Rot is a trilogy, with the each book being titled:
Root Rot Academy: Term One
Root Rot Academy: Term Two
Root Rot Academy: Term Three

Trigger Warnings: Murder mention, Teacher / Student Abuse (and mentions), Attempted Murder, Murder, Blood, Stalking, Attempted Rape, Assault, Fighting, Sex Scenes and BDSM.

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.

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Jumping right into things, I read the Root Rot Academy series in one sitting. My series review is more of how I felt about the trilogy as a whole, more than the individual books. Plus, it’s been too long (over a year) since I’ve read the trilogy.

What I can say about this series is that there are 4 points of view in total, and I enjoyed reading from all of them. …Which doesn’t happen all that often, despite me saying otherwise.

What I liked the most, and what made me decide to read the Root Rot Academy trilogy series is that the characters involved themselves are all old enough to be teachers. Which means! That! These characters are not the students themselves. Lately I’ve been into the older characters, i.e., not high school students, but more characters around the 20+ age mark. — Getting back to what I was saying though, 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. 

This is because I’ve found that lately I just don’t have the energy to put up with reading school/academy settings wherein the main characters are students themselves. 

Something else that I genuinely loved/enjoyed about the series is how mature our female lead is. Like, she’s there for her friends. She’s genuinely there, and she genuinely cares. When a character is down about something, Alecto (the main lead) is usually the first / 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 the delved into to the point where the story is consumed by them. There’s breathing room in the story from the details of everything, and I love that it was so effortlessly done. 

Note that there are sex scenes in this series, and just to be on the side of caution, if you don’t like reading sex scenes, maybe skip this series. Personally I found that the sex scenes were good, which is always a good thing, in my opinion.

All in all, I give each of the three books (and the trilogy as a whole) 4 stars!

Have you read the Root Rot Academy trilogy?

Thank you for stopping by.

See you soon, and happy reading.


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