Academy of Assassins
By Stacey Brutger
My Rating: 5 Stars
Publication Date: October 29, 2017
Paperback, 310 Pages
Summary From Goodreads:
Abandoned as a child and unable to remember her past, Morgan was raised as a hunter, one of an elite group of fighters sworn to protect humans from the dangerous paranormal creatures who invade our world…creatures such as herself. Her life changes the day she’s summoned to the Academy of Assassins, a school that trains witches and hunters to eradicate paranormals who prey on humans. Her first assignment—find and eliminate the killer who is using the Academy as their own personal hunting ground.
As Morgan delves deeper into the investigation, she will need to dodge assassination attempts, avoid the distraction of romantic entanglements with the devilishly handsome security expert, Kincade, and his maddeningly overprotective teammates, while keeping the volatile magic in her blood concealed from those who would use it for their own purposes. When the danger increases and the school is threatened, Morgan must unearth her missing memories before someone finishes the job they started so long ago—killing her and unleashing a plague that will consume the world.
SO. I have been rather into Reverse Harem books lately. Uh uh... Stop right there, and get your mind out of the gutter (I know what you're thinking) Tut tut, shame on you.
As one reviewer so eloquently put it ( I don't remember who, I just remember reading it in a review somewhere) Harems are not all about the sex *insert slightly altered version of "All About That Base here* but more to do with the main character's relationship with her boys. For instance, some of my all time favorite Reverse Harem books are so PG (some of them venture into the PG-13 Category, but oh well. For instance, I love Ouran High School Host Club, and Pretear, Classi 9... Yes, I know they're all Manga, but still. Reverse Harem. Cute. Not smutty. Also, you have the Academy by C.L. Stone,
But I'm getting off topic.
I read Academy of Assassins, and oh my holy hot caaaaakes, it was magnificent. MAG. NI. FI. CIENT. I literally read it in one sitting, it was that good. And apparently I did not pay enough attention to the release date when I purchased the Kindle book, because I thought that there was more than one book already out. But no. Nope. Of course not. SO NOW I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SOMETIME NEXT YEAR BEFORE THE SECOND BOOK COMES OUT.
I am not okay.
Well, I mean, yes I am. But I am also very emotionally distraught as well. it was so good, and I haven't had a book that I've been so obsessed with in a while. I loved it so much that not only do I own the Kindle version, but I also went and ordered the actual paper back, because I like to underline my favorite parts in pencil, and leave little sticky notes inside, so when my friend inevitably reads the book, she'll get to see it all.
The cover is abso-freaking-lutely gorgeous. It really matched with how I pictured Morgan in my head.
I loved Morgan, and how she was so independent and kick a$$. She wasn't a damsel in distress, and she did not need saving, thankyouverymuch.
I loved that she could hold her own with the boys, and didn't let anyone push her around. She also stood up for people when she saw that they were being treated poorly. She sometimes was a bit too independent and that caused her more trouble than it was worth, (if she would have just communicated better to people... but she'd been through a lot, and some people didn't want to be very communicative, so I understand)
I loved her relationship with the boys, yes even Kincade, even though he was pretty much a douche bag the whole way through.
I'm not sure who my favorite guy is.. I really like Ascher, and Draven, and Ryder, and I'm still on the fence about how I feel about Kincade and Atlas.
I totally called the Hellhound being an actual person, I just had no idea how important he'd actually end up being to Morgan.
There was so much going on so many twists and turns, and I love the fact that Morgan could take care of herself (which I have mentioned before) She was kicking a$$ and taking names, and she was also very tough emotionally as well. She went through so much growing up, but she didn't let it break her, instead she used that pain to make herself stronger.
So here I sit.
I need the next one now.