Hello! Today I have my book review of
Once Upon A Wolf is the first book in the Everafter Academy series.
Trigger Warnings: Sex, blood, murder mention, hanging mention, Scarring, pain addiction, BDSM.
Once upon a time a wolf took everything away from me.
I’m here to return the favor…
When the Big Bad Wolf and his pack of witch hunters murdered my family, I made a deal with the Devil in exchange for revenge.
Giving him my soul was the easy part.
Surviving Everafter Academy… now that deserves a medal.
I’m not the Red Riding Hood everyone thinks I am. I’m Ravyn, the witch with a deep, dark secret, and I’m only at this school to hunt down my family’s killer. If pretty boys Erik, Christopher, and Gideon think they can make my life hell just because I’m different, they’re in for a surprise.
I’m going to make these Prince Charmings regret the day they ever wronged me.
Everything I do is chaos. Everything I touch turns to darkness. They can call me a monster because that’s exactly what I am.
My heart isn’t meant to be won over or broken. It’s meant to be feared.
With a trio of jealous princesses determined to put a hex on me, a magical school full of ‘good’ fairy tale creatures that despise my kind, secrets galore, and a headmaster whose dark desires rival my own, I’m here to prove that even villains deserve their happily ever after.
Mine just involves bloodshed, blackmail, and sweet sinister revenge.
What can I say? I’m a Dark Witch. It’s in my nature.
Now sit back and let me tell you how fairytales REALLY go. It all starts with an altar…
Everafter Academy is a Dark Reverse Harem Romance. Each fairytale creature has been modernized and thrown into a world of magic, depravity, and allure, and Ravyn will never choose which path—or man—she truly wants. Why choose when she can have them all?
Themes: bully, forbidden romance, student/teacher, D/s relationship
Genres: reverse harem, academy, fantasy, fairytale
Heat Level: Scorching-hot, rough, consensual scenes that are for 18+ only.
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.
Though the synopsis for Once Upon A Wolf sounds lighthearted, believe me when I say that the contents of this story are far from “light.” There’s a lot of BDSM within the story.
Even though there are a few different points of view within this novel, I’m glad that the main character that we read from is Ravyn.
Ravyn continually was the most interesting character that there was.
However Once Upon a Wolf has left me disappointed. The reveal at the end of this first novel was something I predicted once the character was introduced to us and the story.
I do love a story about revenge. I believe that’s what finalized the fact that I’d read Once Upon A Wolf. However, with the way that this first book in Ravyn’s story played out….I’m not entirely sure if I’m going to be reading more of the Everafter Academy series.
I give Once Upon A Wolf, 1 star.
Have you read Once Upon A Wolf? What’d you think of it?
I had high hopes for Ravyn and her story… Unfortunately I think that I put my hopes for this story too high.
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