Review – The Awakening (Zodiac Academy #1) by: Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

If you’re one of the Fae, elemental magic is in your blood. And apparently it’s in ours. As twins born in the month of Gemini, we’re a rare breed even in this academy of supernatural a-holes.

Changelings were outlawed hundreds of years ago but I guess our birth parents didn’t get the memo. Which means we’re totally unprepared for the ruthless world of Fae.

Air. Fire. Water. Earth.

No one has ever harnessed all four of them, until we arrived. And it hasn’t made us any friends so far.

As the rarest Elementals ever known, we’re already a threat to the four celestial heirs; the popular, vindictive bullies who happen to be some of the hottest guys we’ve ever seen. It doesn’t help that they’re the most dangerous beasts in the Academy. And probably on earth too.

Our fates are intertwined, but they want us gone. They’ve only got until the lunar eclipse to force us out and they’ll stop at nothing to succeed.

We never knew we had a birthright to live up to but now that we do, we intend to claim our throne.

We can’t expect any help from the faculty when it comes to defending ourselves. So if the dragon shifters want some target practice, the werewolves want someone to hunt or the vampires fancy a snack then we have to be ready. But we’ve been looking after each other for a long time and fighting back is in our blood.

Today’s horoscope: totally screwed.

Wtf did I just read. So many things in this book are so mean and so hurtful yet you cannot put the book down. The lore and world building is SO fantastic in this. The fact that the authors combined fae, with creatures, with zodiacs… it’s really cool and I loved discovering it with Tory and Darcy

I’m not sure if I necessarily like a twin better yet. They’re both equally strong and fantastic in their own way. It’s very interesting how the authors weave the story through both of their eyes yet each chapter happens so flawlessly that sometimes I didn’t even realize the view point was switching.

Alright, lots of men in this one. Not necessarily a romance happened yet, but I will say I’m team Orion as of right now. Sexy, jerk attitude, quarterback-built, forbidden, and helpful… yep count me in!

Our heirs (or guys who think and do rule the school), we have Darius our dragon, Max a siren, Caleb a vampire, and Seth a werewolf. I will say right now I lean towards loving Darius and Caleb. Granted, they’re all very harsh in this first book so I’m very interesting to see how each of them evolve.

– 4 out of 5 splatters –

Published by Jena Freeth

30. Boy mom. Book lover. Fitness junkie. Shopaholic.

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