Fallen Academy: Year One by Leia Stone

Posted November 2, 2018 by Curly Carla in CC's Goodreads Challenge 2018, Reviews, Series I am reading / 1 Comment

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Fallen Academy: Year One by Leia StoneTitle: Fallen Academy: Year One
Author: Leia Stone
Series: Fallen Academy #1
Published by: Indie
Release Date: August 17, 2018
Pages: 350
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Reading Challenges: CC's Goodreads Reading Challenge, CC's Science Fiction vs Fantasy Bingo 2018
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My rating: three-stars


Brielle Atwater isn't sure of much, but she knows a few things:

1. Having black wings is not normal. 2. Selling her soul to the demons was a mistake. 3. Lincoln Grey is the biggest asshole she's ever met … but not falling in love with him might prove impossible.

When angels fell from the sky to war with the demons that ravaged Earth, their combined powers infected humanity. Now, the humans are assigned one of two fates, being either demon gifted or angel blessed.

After wings sprout from Brielle's back at her awakening ceremony, she's sure she's an angel blessed celestial. It's not until she sees black wings that she realizes something is terribly wrong.

Having sold her contract at a young age to save her father's life means she should be bound for Tainted Academy. That is, until a fallen angel unexpectedly fights for her to be accepted into Fallen Academy, the elite school for those that inhabit Angel City.

She's immediately matched with her impossibly handsome celestial teacher, Lincoln Grey. Laying eyes on him, her first thought is that her time at the academy might actually be fun, but this theory quickly fades when she and Lincoln clash on day one. To further prove her admission into Fallen Academy is cursed, the entire school is thrown into chaos when an Abrus demon reveals that he knows Brielle's secret. Now, above all else, Lincoln must fight to protect her. To his surprise, the only thing more difficult than trying to save her … is trying not to fall for her.

Full length 80K word novel Fallen Academy: Year One (September 1st 2018) Fallen Academy: Year Two (October 1st 2018) Fallen Academy: Year Three (December 1st 2018) Fallen Academy: Year Four (January 1st 2019)

My Review:

This book meets the Demonic space requirement for #SFvFBingo being hosted by Curiosity Killed the Bookworm.  

   Favorite Quotes:

“You’re like a Vicodin,” I mumbled in exhausted pain. He didn’t say anything, but the corner of his lips twitched. “And you’re like a third-degree burn.” I scoffed. “Oh please. I’m not that bad. Second-degree burn. Maybe.” The corners of his lips twitched higher and I decided to make it my mission to see him smile. I bet he had a good smile. The gorgeous assholes always did.

Lincoln Grey lit a fire within me. I wasn’t sure if it was a good one or a bad one, but I was engulfed in the heat nonetheless.

“No one religion has it all right. The Creator doesn’t care which path you take to find Him, and all paths lead to Him.” Hmm, that kind of made my brain turn into a pretzel.

I dug this world. It was vibrant and full of action.  The way this world was built was pretty interesting.  It’s cool how they are all judged and sent to the college based on their powers.  And the whole thing about the parents selling their soul to the dark side and how it effects the kids.  Totally blind-sided me in a good way.  I liked it better than the romance side plot.  That I could have done without honestly, it felt too forced and unbelievable.

Brielle is impetuous and stubborn to almost a fault.  A common trait in YA paranormals.  And it’s a reason I love them so much, no one wants a timid chic as their herione.  Her loyalty to her family is unquestionable and fierce.  And her questionable respect for authority is totally relatable since I was the same way at her age.

Lincoln was too much of a straight arrow for me to like them together.  I felt he was inly interested in her because of her prowess and it kinda seemed that he thought he could change her.  At least thats how it felt to me.  There was nothing concrete said.  This is a minor issue I had and something easily overlooked as I continue this series.

As I said I am not really interested in the romance of this story anyway.  I’m more interested on Brielle’s journey moving forward.

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