Zodiac Academy: The Big A.S.S Party by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is a Novella set in the Zodiac Academy series, which falls between books 5 and 6.

Once upon a moon, the wild wind whispered in my ear that the true queens were returning to Solaria and I made it my mission to open up their path to the throne so that they could slip right in like an oily oyster.

Now, on this most special and wonderous of days, the very day of their birth – I will prove myself to be the most loyal and dependable of their followers. Though of course, Venus is in my chart and Lady Petunia has caught sight of the bothersome barracuda once more.

Max Rigel is my most sinful of temptations, the shark in the dark who wishes to lure me to his sea cave and I don’t know if I’m Fae enough to resist him for long.

But one thing is for sure, I will make certain the Vegas get the big A.S.S. they deserve for their birthday or I’ll die trying. Succulent squids be damned!

This was a brilliant story. The plot was great and it was a great filler to go between the main books.

Geraldine is the best, and it was fantastic to get inside her head, and I absolutely love the relationship she has with Max.

Seeing Tory and Darcy from her point of view great, but it brought back all of the heartbreak from book 5.

The humour in this book was wonderful, but that was just Geraldine herself. She’s hilarious and I kind of wish that I had a Geraldine in my life.

Even in a Novella, our Celestial Authors had to add a twist at the end. I really hope that Max wins her over in the end.

Overall, this was a brilliant Novella which fills the gaps from book 5 brilliantly. I would definitely recommend reading it, but only if you’ve already read Zodiac Academy: Cursed Fates.

My rating: 5/5*

Academy of the Forgotten (Cursed Studies Book 1) by Eva Chase

This is the first book in the Cursed Studies series

Three haunted young men. A terrible curse. One girl who could break it… if this place doesn’t break her first.

From the first time my parents decided that getting their next hit mattered more than keeping me fed, I learned I couldn’t trust anyone—until Cade. My foster brother took me under his wing and sheltered me from the worst of the crap thrown at us.

So when he heads off on an exclusive scholarship and everyone around me starts denying he ever existed, Roseborne College has some explaining to do. I’m not leaving until I get answers.

The school I barge into isn’t what I pictured. The staff claim Cade’s never been here. The students glare like just looking at me offends them. The classes involve more torment than teaching, while sobs and howls fill the night. And three very different, unnervingly appealing guys—one of them a teacher—act way too invested in my arrival.

Some unnatural power holds this place in its grip. The more I dig, the more horrors I uncover. Finding Cade might not be my biggest problem after all. It’s looking like none of us, me included, will escape this place alive.

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was good, the characters were great and the plot developed well.

Trix was a good character. She was strong and stubborn. She’s also thinking about others more than herself although she is also very much a damaged soul.

I liked the three boys. Each of them are different. I feel like Ryo stood out more than the others although Jenson was also an interesting character. I feel like that there’s more to them than we know yet. Elias was my favourite. He’s protective although he’s keeping things back and I feel like there’s some tension between them that needs an outlet.

I’m looking forward to seeing how her relationship with each of them develops.

The storyline was definitely different. There’s many mysteries in this place which were only just seeing the surface off. I’m interested to know more about what’s happened to her brother.

My only criticism is that it took a little while for the pace to pick up. It was only the second half of the book where the action started to happen.

Overall, I’d definitely recommend this book. The storyline was good and the characters are great. I’m intrigued to see what happens in the next book.

My rating: 4/5*

Royals of Villain Academy 4: Horrid Charms by Eva Chase

This is the 4th book in the Royals of Villain Academy series

Every time I turn around, new opponents are looking to knock me down. No part of the magical community is safe. And now my enemies have left me with a horrible accusation hanging over my head, using so many tricks I can barely defend myself.

If I want to clear my name and keep my freedom, I have to turn to the guys who once made my life hell. They’ve changed their tune and made amends, but how far can I really count on them? Especially if they discover that my greatest foes are within their families.

I’m going to have to find out. The truth can’t stay hidden forever. But no matter what the villains in the university and beyond it throw at me, I won’t give in. I’m the last of the Bloodstones… and hanging onto that role may be the only way I can save everything that matters to me.

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

The storyline led on well from the last book. It was good to see how Rory dealt with everything that has happened. She’s a brilliant, strong character. She’s always trying to do good even though she’s been thrown into this new life where fear is everything. I love how she’s growing as a character.

I love how the 4 guys have developed. They all started out as complete arseholes, but now I actually like them all. Declan is my favourite and I was so happy to see him actively supporting Rory in this book. I also love Jude. He genuinely loves Rory and has opened himself up to her. Connar is also great. Malcolm has taken the longest to grow on me, but he did in this book. He’s finally trying to be decent towards her and I loved the fact he apologised.

I’m looking forward to seeing how the plot develops in the next book. The Barons are plotting against Rory, and I’m looking forward to seeing how that develops.

I love the types of magic in this series. It’s different to other books I have read.

Overall, I’d definitely recommend this series. It’s got great characters and a great storyline.

My rating: 5/5*

Alchemy Academy: Shadow Cove (Book 2)

Alchemy Academy: Shadow Cove (Book 2) is up for pre-order and is scheduled to be released on the 15th June 2020.

My Chaos is free, but that fretful night had come at a cost.
Erebus knew, and he wanted me.
My only chance was to gain my freedom from him, but I needed that Ruby.

Unfortunately, life had to go on and if I stood any chance of fitting in, I needed to turn up to lessons.
The only certainty I had in my life was Levi.
With my bond with him strengthening, and my mind struggling to focus, problems were bound to get in my way because nothing was ever that simple.

I planned on getting that Ruby though, one way or another.

Why not check out Alchemy Academy (Book 1) before book 2 is released.

It’s also free on Kindle Unlimited.

Welcome to Alchemy Academy.
We’ll give you the building blocks to harness your natural power and control your magic. You’ll learn to let the waters flow and let the fire burn strong, to let the earth shake and the winds blow. The only limit is yourself.

I was never meant to be on this island, but my own curiosity got the better of me. The Shadowmaster let me stay for whatever reason. Everyone seems to be able to do magic, except me.
Yes, magic is indeed real.
I don’t belong here.
But I’m Roxy. I make the best of any situation and this one will be no different.

Zodiac Academy 5: Cursed Fates by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the 5th book in the Zodiac Academy series.

After the devastating events at Zodiac Academy, we have to deal with this darker world we’re faced with.
Lionel seeks to hurt us, the Nymphs seek to hurt the entire Fae race, and between all of it, we just have to try and survive each day as it comes.
I’m afraid of everything falling apart, but it looks like it already has.

I normally try and make my reviews spoiler free, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to for this one, so just a little warning.

This book was brilliant. It brought me on an emotional roller-coaster of a ride. It’s ripped my heart out at moments. It’s made me laugh. It’s made me frustrated. I don’t think I’ve ever shouted at a book as much as I did with this one.

I’ve said it in my reviews of the last books and I’ll say it again.

Darcy and Lance Orion’s relationship is everything. And what have you done? You’ve taken away the only bit of good happening in this series. I absolutely love Lance. He’s brilliant and totally my book boyfriend. But the self sacrificeing, righteous idiot needs his head smashed against a wall and some sense shoved into him.

I swear, if this situation doesn’t get itself fixed, I’m going to have an absolute fit.

Tory and Darius are fantastic together. Tory was an absolute idiot to turn him down, and it was brilliant to see her finally come to terms with what she has done. I do understand where she was coming from, but it was still the wrong choice. I loved the way their relationship grew in this book, even though the stars are forcing them apart. The moments they were able to have together were brilliant.

By the stars, there better be a way to reverse this. They both finally want each other and they both deserve to find happiness together.

I love the relationship between the twins and all the other heirs. They’re all getting on and starting to work together. Caleb is the world’s best friend after everything he has done for Darius and Tory and everything he does for Seth. Max and Geraldine and absolutely fantastic together. I never thought that I would grow to like all of the Heirs, particularly Seth.

I loved Xavier in this book. I loved what Tory done for him. His photoshoot was brilliant.

The ending was a shocker. Diago. Who would have guessed that about hat boy?

I look forward to the day when I can read Lionel Acrux die. It better happen. It needs to happen. Daddy Acrux is an absolute monster of a man and I hope he suffers for everything he has done. And Clara. Jesus wept, what is wrong with her. The Shadows have taken away her humanity and left a psycho behind and her relationship with Lionel is just wrong.

Tory. Why can’t something just go right for her? Once again, daddy dragon needs to suffer for what he has done. Just when you thought he couldn’t do much worse, he does. He took things that one step further. I really hope Tory is strong enough to fight this.

I absolutely love Gabriel. I suspected about his relationship with the twins and I’m so glad that it’s the case. At least something good happened in this book. I hope he finds some answers and is able to help things in the next book.

Lance Orion. Why why why? I’m so mad about what happened. Kylie deserves everything she gets and I seriously hope that we get to see more happen to her. I am literally in despair over what has happened to him, and he made it so much worse for himself.

Our Celestial Authors have outdone themselves with this book. The crossovers with other characters in the spin-off series are fantastic. But by all the stars in the sky, I don’t think I can cope if Lance doesn’t get out of there and that situation not get fixed.

I cannot recommend this series enough. It’s a roller-coaster of a ride. That’s the wonder of brilliant writing. You shout at the book, the feel your heart being ripped out for the characters and you immerse yourself into this world.

My rating: 5/5*

Finch Merlin and the Everlasting Vow by Bella Forrest

This is the 15th book in the Harley Merlin series and the 6th one in the Finch Merlin series.

No more Mr. Nice Guy…

Finch is tired of people jerking him around—and now, it’s time for payback against the powerful forces who have made him a pawn in their games. Returning to the surface world is his endgame, but while that seems nearly impossible, especially when a certain Necromancer and demigod have teamed up to take Finch out of the running, Finch plans to use all the tricks up his sleeve on his enemies. And before he’s force-fed the love potion that will ensure he loves Princess Kaya forever.

Good thing Shapeshifters are known for their trickery.

I love this series and enjoyed reading this book. The characters are brilliant and the storyline is great. The plot developed at a good pace, although this one was a little slower than the past books.

Finch is a brilliant character and has been the whole way through the series. He’s having so much bad luck happen to him, and it only gets worse in this book. I’m feeling sorry for him.

Erebus surprised me in this book. He’s been this big bossy, evil Child of Chaos the whole way through, but in this book, we saw a little humanity to him.

Kaya has been a very surprising character. She’s come across all nice until nearer the end. It was interesting to get in her head in this book, and trying to see her point of view on things, but she really isn’t listening to anyone else.

The storyline has been great, although in this book, it developed a little slower. It was interesting to see more of Atlantis and their way of life. The last few chapters made up for the slow development though. I’m looking forward to seeing what will happen next and how Finch could possiblly fix the situation.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this series. The characters and storyline are great.

My rating: 5/5*

Darkmore Penitentiary (Supernatural Prison for Dark Fae Book 1) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

This is the first book in the Supernatural Prison for Dark Fae series set in the Zodiac Academy world of Solaria.

“We’re going to own you.”
“We’re going to break you.”
“When we’re through with you, you won’t remember life before you were ours.”
That’s what they whisper as I pass their cells.

Ha. Guess what bastardos? I’m Rosalie Oscura, champion underground cage-fighter and freaking Alpha Werewolf from the infamous Oscura Clan. My family wrote the book on criminal organisations and I’ll be ruling this place by the time the next moon rises.

Papà always said my hot head would land me in here one day. The supernatural prison they call Darkmore Penitentiary. Where they send the cruellest, most dangerous Fae in Solaria. Like me apparently.

I’ve always had a thing for Alpha males, but the ones in here don’t have a thing for me. Especially after what I did to them…

I accidentally insulted a ruthless Lion Shifter and riled up his army of cutthroat followers.

I may have enraged the sinful Incubus who’s been condemned to isolation for committing an unspeakable crime.

Despite my better judgement, I taunted the sinister Vampire guard who has a dark vendetta against me.

And I kinda deceived the black-hearted Werewolf who rules over my sworn enemies. Though I blame fate for that one – bitch never was on my side.

I don’t know why I’m surprised, I always did have a knack for getting into trouble.

Just look at my criminal record:

Driving Under the Influence of the Moon (I’m a Werewolf, I’m always under the influence of the moon, duh)

One count of MIPS – Minor in Possession of Stardust (I’m just glad they never figured out why I was using it)

Bedazzlement (I can’t help it if I dazzle people into giving me their money)

Alpha Wolf Status Abuse (It’s calling being a leader, idiotas)

Hijacking a Pegasus and riding him through a rainbow on private property (Totally his idea)

Coercing two members of law enforcement to dance naked on the top of their vehicle for seven hours (What’s not hilarious about that?)

Bank Robbery (All that gold was getting lonely stuck in that vault)

Murdering a security guard (Alright I regret that one, but it was a total accident)

So maybe I deserve to be in prison, but do you want to know a secret?

I planned to get sent to Darkmore Penitentiary.

I’ve come to break out the most notorious criminal in Solaria.

The trouble is, I need the help of the four Alpha males to get out of here. And they happen to hate each other almost as much as they hate me.

But I always did love a challenge.

How hard could it be to make them accept me as their leader?

This book was brilliant. I loved the storyline, I love the characters and I loved seeing another side to Solaria.

Rosalie is absolutely brilliant. We saw a younger her in the Dark Fae series, but seeing how she’s grown was brilliant. She’s strong, clever, and a true Alpha.

I loved the guys as well. They are all so different. It was great to see Roary. He is coming across so different to how he was with Leon in Dark Fae. Ethan was also a great character and I enjoyed seeing Rosalie and his relationship developed, especially seeing how they’re from different gangs. Sin was also an interesting character. It’s the first we get to see of an Incubus and I’m looking forward to seeing more of his personality.

Cain was by far my favourite. His relationship with Rosalie was brilliant to read, although frustrating at times. I really want to see him relax a little and just give in to his feelings, but also given his position, I can see why he doesn’t. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of him and seeing how his relationship with Rosalie develops.

The storyline was brilliant and the plot developed at a good pace. The ending was frustrating. I’m looking forward to reading the next book and seeing how the story develops.

I would definitely recommend this book, and indeed, all the books based in Solaria.

My rating: 5/5*

Spark (Academy of Unpredictable Magic Book 1) by Sadie Moss

This is the first book in the Academy of Unpredictable Magic series.

Magic exists. I know—it’s in my blood.

Unfortunately, not all people from magical bloodlines have powers, and at 22, I’m several years past the age they usually appear. So I’ve resigned myself to a boring, magic-less life.

Then something strange happens…

I get stuck in the middle of a bar fight, and instead of just punching the guy back, I blow a hole in the wall.

So… I guess I do have powers. But they’re unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. This shit is definitely not normal.

And it seems the magical authorities agree, because they give me a choice: either I go to school to learn to control my crazy new magic, or they’ll take it away. Permanently.

Now if I can just survive the bitchy mean girls determined to take me down a peg, the mysterious attacks on students, the three hot-as-hell guys who don’t seem turned off by my prickly exterior, and the professor who makes me long for detention, maybe I’ll get out of here in one piece.

Wouldn’t bet on it though.

Welcome to the Academy of Unpredictable Magic.

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were good and the storyline was good.

Elliot was a good main character. She was stubborn but strong and brave. I love the guys. Dmitri, Cam and Asher are brilliant. They each have their own personalities. Roman was brilliant. Everything about him was great. I’m looking forward to seeing how her relationship with each of them develops.

The storyline was great and I enjoyed how the plot developed. I feel there was something missing though in the way it was written. There seemed to be a lot of telling and not showing. Nevertheless, I liked the storyline.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. I’m looking forward to reading the next one. The characters were great, the storyline was great and I’m intrigued to see how it’s going to develop.

My rating: 4/5*

Royals of Villain Academy 3: Sinister Wizardry by Eva Chase

This is the 3rd book in the Royals of Villain Academy series.

Do I want to spend my summer with my vicious classmates at Bloodstone University—better known as Villain Academy? No, thank you. But I’ve got to find a way to tackle my enemies before they try to destroy me again, and the trail to potential answers starts there.

I’ve had it with taking the high road, though. Come at me, and you’d better believe I’ll hit you back just as hard. Maybe that’ll mean I have to tap into my dark magic instincts more than I’d ever have planned to, but I’m not letting one more person I care about get hurt.

That also means I’ve got to steer clear of the one guy I completely trust, or I might ruin his life too. With two of the other scions vying for my attention and the last shifting his campaign against me in an unexpected way, I’ve got my hands full as it is.

I can’t say whether I’ll survive everything this summer has in store. All I know for sure is it’s going to be a hot one.

I enjoyed reading this book. It led on from the last well, the characters are good and the storyline is good.

Rory is a great main character. She’s strong willed and nothing is bringing her down. She doesn’t really fit in with the others, but she’s using her position as best she can to try and make good of everything.

The boys were definitely better in this book. I like Declan although I think that he’s still being over caucious. Jude and Connar were better in this book too and Malcolm was less of an arsehole. I’m enjoying seeing the relationship between them and Rory gradually grow.

The storyline was good. I like the little mysteries that are being uncovered, like the Professor’s mystery key and her odd grandparents. The ending was also a shocking one and I’m looking forward to seeing the plot develop in the next book.

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

My rating: 5/5*

Alchemy Academy release

‘I released another scream as a sharp pain pulsated through my head. I even felt Miles recoil a little next to me.
“We need to do something,” I could hear the desperation in his voice. 
“Let me try something.”
I saw the blurred figure of what I assumed was Levi leaning over me. He began mumbling some sort of Latin, or so I thought it was. 
Pain pierced my skull like a sledgehammer had slammed into it and I screamed again, louder and harder. 
Then it stopped.’

Welcome to Alchemy Academy.
We’ll give you the building blocks to harness your natural power and control your magic. You’ll learn to let the waters flow and let the fire burn strong, to let the earth shake and the winds blow. The only limit is yourself.

I was never meant to be on this island, but my own curiosity got the better of me. The Shadowmaster let me stay for whatever reason. Everyone seems to be able to do magic, except me.
Yes, magic is indeed real.
I don’t belong here.
But I’m Roxy. I make the best of any situation and this one will be no different.

Alchemy Academy is out now!
It would be amazing if you could check it out, or at least share this post!