Royals of Villain Academy 2: Vile Sorcery by Eva Chase

This is the second book in the Royals of Villain Academy series.

In a month, I’ve gone from magicless to one of the most powerful dark mages in the world. You’d think that would make my life easier.

But all that power is only potential until I learn how to wield it, and my enemies have a huge head start. While I’m picking up every skill I can, adversaries both within Villain Academy and beyond it are working to knock me down.

My fellow scions? I can count at least a couple of them among those enemies. The others… Let’s just say the lines between light and dark have gotten a lot more blurred.

Nothing’s safe here—not my mind, my heart, my magic, or the few people who’re proving themselves my allies. When the danger turns deadly, will I be able to save all of them and myself?

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline is great, the plot develops well and the characters are great.

Rory is a great character. She’s having everything thrown at her, but still she stays strong. It’s great to see how much she’s developing as a character as the story progresses.

Malcolm is still an arsehole.

Connar also annoyed me in this book. She needs to get over himself really and stop doing every little thing Malcolm says. Rory has every right to dislike him. Jude actually almost came across alright compared to Connar and Malcolm. Almost. His unfair views are what let him down. Declan is still the best of them. I can understand his mindset, but I also think he still needs to grow a backbone. At least he’s being half decent though.

I think Rory needs to follow her instincts more. She knows the boys are dicks, Declan aside, and needs to stop falling for their charms.

I like the concept of the magic in this series. It’s got its own unique twist with the four different types.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this series. The storyline is enjoyable, the plot is good and runs at a good pace and the characters are great.

My rating: 5/5*

Magic Chase (Hidden World Academy Book 2) by Sadie Moss

This is the second book in the Hidden World Academy series.

This thing isn’t over yet…

I spent an entire semester trying to get back to the Dull World, but now that I’m here, I realize it’s not that simple. I can’t just go back to the way things were.

For one thing, I left my heart with three gorgeous, incredible men, and I miss them so much it hurts.

For another thing, Roxie didn’t swap places with me on purpose this time.

Someone took her.

That means she’s in danger, and I might be too.

Maybe the smartest thing would be to just keep my head down, try to rebuild my life here, and forget I ever went to the Hidden World.

But, come on. We all know I’m not gonna do that, right?

I loved reading this book. The storyline is brilliant, the plot developed well and the characters are great.

Gabbi is a brilliant character. She continues to develop and I love the change in her since the beginning. The boys have brought out the best in her and vice versa.

I feel like we’re also really getting to know Roxie as the story progresses. The glimpses Gabbi gets of her during the swaps and then trying to figure out what’s happening is really building a picture of her.

I’m finding myself really hoping that Gabbi amd Roxie get to meet somehow.

The boys are all great and kind lf feeing a bit jealous of the attention Gabbi is receiving from them. Guess that’s when you know it’s a good book.

I love how all three of them are so different, but are able to work together.

I loved the ending and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Overall, I would definitely recommend this series. The concept behind it is brilliant and I love the characters. The storyline is exciting and well paced.

My rating: 5/5*

Magic Swap (Hidden World Academy Book 1) by Sadie Moss

This is the first book in the Hidden World Academy series.

Mistaken identities, a human in a magical world, and three sexy warlocks. Sounds like the start of a joke, but nope…

It’s my life.

After one too many kamikazes on my twenty-first birthday, I’ve made a few interesting discoveries.

First of all… magic is real.
Secondly… there’s a whole supernatural dimension that exists parallel to ours.
Thirdly… I’ve somehow gotten stuck in that dimension.

FML.

There are about a billion things wrong with this picture, including the fact that I don’t actually have any magic. Everyone here thinks I do though. They also think I’m a witch named Roxie, the star student at Radcliffe Magical Academy.

Ummm. Nope. Not me. Sorry.

I don’t know where the hell the real Roxie is, or how I’m supposed to get back home, but I’m determined to find out.

Unfortunately, I keep getting distracted by three hot-as-hell warlocks I can’t seem to avoid. Cross, a snarky bad boy who pushes all my buttons, Theo, an incorrigible flirt with a devastating accent, and Kasian, a teacher’s assistant who’s totally off limits.

Even though I’m drawn to all three of them, I’m not sure I should trust them.

Because if anybody finds out I don’t belong here…

I’m screwed.

I really enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was great, the concept was brilliant and I love the characters.

Gabbi was a great character. She’s literally thrown in to this world and mistaken for Roxie. As it turns out, Roxie is exactly like her, looks wise anyway – her twin from the Hidden world. It was brilliant to see her adapt to this world and try to pick up on what Roxie was really like.

The storyline was really good. We don’t know why Roxie went to the Dull world which got Gabbi swapped in to the Hidden world and we find out Roxie caused more trouble than anyond knows.

I love the three men, Theo, Kasian and Cross. It was interesting to see them be fooled in to thinking she was Roxie, or not fooled as it turns out. It was nice to see their relationships develop and the arrangement they all come too weirdly works out for them.

I thought the descriptions were brilliant on this book. I could picture the facial expressions characters were pulling and picture what was happening.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and would definitely recommend it. The storyline was brilliant, the characters were great and I loved the concept behind the plot.

My rating: 5/5*

Finch Merlin and the Locked Gateway by Bella Forrest

This is the 13th book in the Harley Merlin series and the 4th one in the Finch Merlin series.

Few have found this fabled city.

One final ingredient. With a mapped location and vials of Sanguine blood, Finch needs one last component to unlock the gateway to the lost city.

If only that didn’t mean returning to the place he despises most—Eris Island.

After learning his chances of escaping servitude are next to nil, Finch vows to find another out. And his only shot means chasing after his greatest enemy. Plus, a certain Goddess of Light won’t stop sticking her nose into his business…

Ryann realizes that Erebus sees her as collateral for coercing Finch—but, oh, how he underestimates her. She’s helped Finch before, and she’ll do everything in her human power to make sure he survives this mission. At the same time, she can’t continue keeping secrets from Adam. He’s the perfect boyfriend, but Finch… he’s the one who makes her feel most alive.

I love this series. This book was brilliant. The storyline was great, the plot developed well and the characters are great.

Finch’s journey continued to developed well. I love the interactions between him and the children of Chaos. I enjoyed reading the journey he had to go on to find the gateway and I loved his interactions with his sister, the rag team and Ryann.

Ryann having her own point of view chapters was brilliant to read. I loved the insight in to her head and seeing how she thinks of the whole magical world. I also loved seeing how she thinks about Finch and how her feelings are developing.

The ending of the book was brilliant to read. There were some unexpected twists and turns and I’m looking forward to reading the next.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this series. I absolutely love it. It’s a brilliant storyline, the plot develops well and the characters are brilliant.

Finch Merlin and the Djinn’s curse by Bella Forrest

This is the 12th book in the Harley Merlin series and the 3rd of Finch Merlin.

The lost city lies beyond a locked gateway. But the key is not what it seems…

Now a map-maker extraordinaire, Finch must find the place Erebus so desperately seeks—although the “how” and “why” remain unclear. And a certain vengeful Necromancer is bent on beating Erebus to the punch, and he’d be more than happy to make Finch collateral damage.

With his friends’ lives on the line, Finch will fall back on his old trickster ways to get his hands on the gateway’s key. In secret, he plans to uncover a loophole, a way to end his servitude for good. The answer might lie in Erebus’s past servants and their storied history with the djinn…

The djinn have lost their connection to Erebus, and Raffe doesn’t know how much longer he can cope before his alter ego goes insane. That’s the only reason he agrees to travel halfway across the world to find answers for Finch. Raffe aches to end the djinn curse that threatens his future with Santana, but he’d have to achieve the impossible: separate himself from the demon within.

I absolutely love this series. Everything about it was great and I love the characters.

I love Finch. He is such a good character and is having such a hard, unlucky time with things. I’m glad he’s slowly letting others help him.

Raffe’s point of view in this book was brilliant. Having Kadar as well is what made this book brilliant and I’m glad they got a good chunk of the book. Their storyline in this was brilliant to read and I loved getting an insight to a Djinn. It was also great to have Santana involved.

The plot developed well in this book and I like how Lux has slipped in the story. It’s interesting to see how important the mission is to Erebus, and what he’s willing to lose to get to the end.

Overall, I’d definitely recommend this series. The storyline is brilliant, the plot developed well and the characters are brilliant. It’s one of my favourites and this book was a great addition to the series.

My rating: 5/5*

Dark Fae (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac Book 1) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the first book in the Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac series.

What do a heartless Dragon Shifter, a cold-blooded Basilisk, an arrogant Lion Shifter and a brooding, tattooed Harpy have in common…?

Me.

Elise Callisto. Vampire. Angel of vengeance. And a girl on a mission to destroy one of them for murdering my brother. I just don’t know which one did it yet.

When I kicked the ass of a Werewolf who was high on a new and dangerous drug called Killblaze, his final words painted a dark reality for me. The King of Aurora Academy killed my brother. The trouble is, there’s four kings at that school and each of them have motive and cutthroat natures.

Aurora Academy isn’t a place for the faint of heart. To put it lightly, my town is the asshole of Solaria where the dodgiest Fae in the kingdom reside. The school itself is divided by the two gangs who run this town. The Lunar Brotherhood and the Oscura Clan. And guess what? Two of the kings run the gangs at the school, their hatred for each other so fierce I hear a day doesn’t go by without blood being spilled in the halls.

I might be a petite, lilac-haired girl who looks like a fragile doll, but they haven’t been introduced to my fangs yet. And they don’t know why I’m really here. Or that I’ll do whatever it takes to bring down the Fae who took my flesh and blood from me.

I don’t believe in fate, but I do know this… the King who killed my brother is a dead man walking. And I’m prepared to sacrifice my heart, body and soul to ensure I get my revenge.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It’s a spin off of the Zodiac Academy series, although it is a completely separate series.

The characters are great and the storyline is good and develops at a good pace.

Elise is a brilliant character. She’s strong, unforgiving and on a journey for vengeance. She is so unlike other min characters I’ve come across.

The 4 boys are interesting characters. I think the two gang leaders are ruthless and yet Elise’s connection towards them is interesting. I really likd Gabriel and Leon. They are both different. I think her connection towards Gabriel was on the next level though.

The storyline was great and things definitely got interesting towards the end. I’m looking forward to seeing how the plot develops in the next book. I would definitely recommend reading this series.

My rating: 5/5*

Update

November is starting and once again, I’m talking part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).

I’ll be working on my new project, Alchemy Academy. Hopefully I make 50k this year. You can follow my daily progress on twitter (J_Peters_author).

As a result of taking on this challenge, my reading time will be reduced meaning I’ll get less reviews done, so bare with me.

In the meantime, my debut release which I wrote during NaNoWriMo 2 years ago is free on Amazon kindle this week.

Check it out or share the news with your friends.

The System (The Bubo Series Book 1).

It’s available across all worldwide Amazon stores and also in paperback.