Published by LLC on October 29, 2019
Series: Sun & Moon Academy #1
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
Ten paranormal tales and one page-turning supernatural academy story in this spinoff from the award-winning Havenwood Falls universe.
The brand new Sun & Moon Academy College of Supernatural Guardians is an elite training program for a covert army that protects the supernatural community around the world. After a series of grueling trials to test their worthiness, only the top tier of applicants are admitted to the hidden college under the mountain.
We are ten of those students.
We’re a powerful mix of shifters, witches, vampires, demigods, angels, and more, making SMA no ordinary university. Throw in classes about healing potions, inter-dimensional exploration, and combat training, and college life here is a bit . . . well, unusual. But we still must juggle studying, obnoxious roommates, and killer parties. And, of course, we always make room for romance. How can we not? No other place in the world teems with such a sexy fusion of brains and badassery.
But classes haven’t even begun when our campus is terrorized, and the dangers continue throughout the semester—a hacker who threatens to publicly expose our school, a string of vampire attacks, invisible beasts with deadly bites, cursed classrooms that devour those who dare enter . . . What the hell kind of place is this, anyway?
For some reason that not even the Board of Regents has been able to figure out, it’s up to the ten of us to defeat these monsters and mayhem—before the sands in the big courtyard hourglass run out. Yep, we’re being timed, and the bodies are dropping almost as fast as the crystals. If any of us fail, this first semester of SMA just might be the last one ever.
In this unique anthology of over 750 pages, you not only get ten paranormal fantasy novellas, but one sweeping story that will have you flipping pages until the end.
Sun & Moon Academy Book One: Fall Semester Anthology is a really unique paranormal romance/fantasy anthology. Most of the time, anthologies are a collection of short stories or novellas that center around a certain theme, but are all different. The Sun & Moon Academy Book One: Fall Semester Anthology is an anthology written by 10 different authors that follows a singular story. Each of the novellas pick up where the last novella left off, so what we get is a series written by 10 different authors that is a continuous story. I love that idea! This book clocks in at over 750 pages, so it is massively long. Based on the title, I think each of the books will cover one semester at the Sun & Moon Academy.
Sun & Moon Academy is part of the The Havenwood Falls universe, but you do not need to read any of the other books set in this universe to understand the Sun & Moon academy books. This is the first book I have not ever read anything set in Havenwood falls and I was able to pick right up with Sun & Moon and enjoy the story. I never felt like I was confused or missing information that I needed to know prior to reading. I think this will be a great starting point for fans new and Old of the Havenwood Falls books.
The Sun & Moon Academy is a training ground of sorts for new recruits to be supernatural guardians. The school is by invitation only, and getting an invitation is really just the first step. Once you arrive, you have a pass a series of trials to become a student (more like a recruit/initiate) This kind of magical academy is one that I love reading about. And I liked seeing the mixture of different authors writing styles throughout the book. It is super long though, so be warned about that. At Sun & moon academy you can expect to find a large group of different supernatural creatures, which I love. The book also leans very heavy on Norse mythology as it’s core belief system. I love Norse mythology, so I enjoyed reading about that.
I did enjoy some stories more than others, but overall I had a blast in this collaborative world building effort. I love the idea of seeing a bunch of different authors playing in the same world with the same characters. Sun & Moon Academy was a lot of fun, and I look forward to reading the next book. The storyline that flows throughout all of the stories is a strong one, and I am interested in continuing the anthology series.