on April 5, 2019
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
When being different leads to the best years of your life.
There are three key components required to get into the most prestigious, top spy academy in the world:
Skills. Strength. Survival.
My name is Silver Spell Solange. No, I didn't plan for my initials to be the same rank needed to enter the spy academy. But I would do anything to get into the one of a kind school. I have the magical capability of an Elemental Witch, the strength to kick anyone's ass, and quick problem-solving skills to get my teammates out of any jam. There’s only one small problem – the other 'S' I’m missing.
I'm not a part of the supernatural race.
After realizing the my only shot at my dreams is at the brink of extinction, I'm unexpectedly teamed up with a werewolf, a dragon, a fallen angel, and a hellhound. The four of them carry the assets and abilities I need to gain my spot into the Supernatural Spy Academy (SSS).
With the clock ticking and not much leg room for an SS score, I accept their bet, knowing I’ll easily handle whatever they request from me.
I didn't think their bet would lead me to date all four them.
It's time for me to buckle up. This four-year roller coaster is about to begin, and its a bumpy one-way ticket to becoming the next "supernatural" spy.
S.S.S. Year One is the first book in the Supernatural Spy Academy series by Yumoyori Wilson. The Supernatural Spy Academy starts off with a really cool concept. With an origin of many super hero world stories, there was a change that spread throughout earth which changed people into witches and other supernatural creatures. The Supernatural Spy Academy is a prestigious school where shifters train to become spies. But witches have never graduated from the academy. This is something that our main character, Silver Spell Solange (see what the author did there with another SSS?) is hoping to change. She has always dreamed of graduating from the Academy, but getting in and staying in is no easy feat. Their entrance exam is essentially a dangerous magical quest, which you know is completely up my alley.
Silver was a decent main character, and I am starting to warm up to her group of classmates/quest teammates. But honestly, some of their storylines felt a bit forced, and were a little off putting to me. This was much more of a plot driven novel for me, than it was a character driven novel. I loved the idea of this novel and I am super excited to see what adventures and mayhem await us in the next installment, but I am not completely sold on the characters or on the romance yet. I am going to hold out my thoughts on that until after I read the next book. (Which I know is really weird for me) In S.S.S. we meet Silver and her teammates, Dimitri, Yuriel, Ryuu, and Wolfgang. I think I like them all well enough, but I am interested in getting to know them much better (hopefully) in the next book.
Overall, S.S.S has a very cool world set up and has the potential for some really exciting story lines, with four years at the academy, and I love the mix of shifters that the characters are. In our main little group we have a witch, a werewolf, a dragon, a fallen angel, and a hellhound. An interesting mix, right? I can’t wait to see their dynamic grow and change as the books go on. I do hope that the plot picks up in pace a bit and the characters slow down a bit in the next book. I know that seems a bit strange, but I felt like the character relationships felt a bit rushed while some of the plot points dragged on a bit. I would like to see a better balance between the two next time. But other than that, this was a really solid start to what seemed like it will be a cool series. I can’t wait to see where it goes next.
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