Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Title: Magic Academy
Author: Jillian Keep
Genre: New Adult Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Self Published
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Release Date: Dec 13 2013
Editions/Formats it will be Available In: eBook
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Blurb/Synopsis: Out of a young woman’s ambition comes a love triangle that could destroy more than her heart. Firia has always wanted to be a witch, but even though she’s a natural in magic, there’s a problem: She’s human. Considered by the elven elite to be inferior, Firia needs an edge to be accepted into the Magic Academy. Out of sheer desperation, she summons the demon Varuj, a terrifyingly gorgeous spirit who helps her win the entrance competition. But at what price?
As the commanding demon does everything he can to penetrate every aspect of her innocent life, Firia still finds herself drawn to her study partner, Mae’lin. Not only is the sweet elf completely different from the powerful Varuj, but their relationship is forbidden.
How is she supposed to choose between the demon she owes her life to and the innocent elf who makes her a better person?
My Rant: Wow, I did not see this coming. When I glanced at the cover I though the book would be more middle-school YA but it wasn’t. This story is dark, twisted and wicked, the magic is taken up a notch and you all know how I love a good magic story. Firia, I like her but I felt a bit distant to her character. She has all the qualities of a good heroine but there was some disconnect for me, probably because she was so unsure of herself and because I was spending too much time invested in Varuj. Varuj completely demanded all of my attention in this story and besides he was hot. But he also had a lot of good qualities but there is a little bad in there too, come on what do you expect he is a demon. Mae'lin was sweet and kind, I did like him a lot but all that goodness was too much for me. I love the bad boys what can I say. These author’s keep you engorged in the story. I could not put this book down because I always wanted to know what was going to happen next. There is a heavy duty love triangle in this story and just when you think our heroine should be with one guy she is with the next. But hands down I want her to be with Varuj. The sex scenes in this book blew my top; I am completely fanning myself as I write this. LOL. The plot was riveting and the storyline kept twisting and turning I felt like I couldn’t keep up. Overall I really enjoyed this story but I need more, I feel like there were things that were left unsaid or untold and I would love for the authors to bring them to light.
I rated this book 4 out of 5 Purple Rant Hearts and i would recommend this book to anyone that loves a Dark Fantasy Novel.
Jillian Keep is the softer and more romantic side of J.E. & M. Keep. They love to combine fantasy, scifi, horror, romance and mystery into exciting and titillating novels.
They are long term, loving partners in a very happy relationship and because of this; they love to torture their characters. Dark romance touches all of their stories in one way or another; from elicit trysts to forbidden love.
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