Published by Danger Bearing Press on May 1, 2020
Series: Immortals of Talonswood #1
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
Foster girl. Trash. That’s all I am to the world. And that’s fine. After surviving New Jersey’s foster system, I can survive anything. Even taking a dangerous job from a tall, gorgeous stranger so I can keep my little sister safe—a job that goes very, very wrong.
Suddenly I’m facing a brutal choice: a decade in jail or four years as a ward of Talonswood Reform Academy—a place with an all too perfect correction record. A place that makes bootcamp look like a spa.
But Talonswood and its cruel cadets are far more than they seem, and so are the four men who rule it. Ellis. Asher. Reese. Cassis. Powerful, impossibly beautiful men who ignite a wildfire inside me—and who will stop at nothing to make my life a living hell.
But it turns out I’m more than I seem, too. And I’m not going down without a fight.
LAST CHANCE ACADEMY is a full length dark reverse harem paranormal romance. This is the first of four books in Immortals of Talonswood, a new series from Amazon’s top-100 author Alex Lidell. With hot shifter-fae, delicious vampires, one lone witch, Talonswood isn't your normal reform school.
Last Chance Academy is the first book in the new adult fantasy series, called Immortals of Talonswood by Alex Lidell. I love Alex Lidell’s books. Her series, Power of Five is one of my all time favorites, and I already know that this series will soon be joining my favorite shelf as well. Alex writes addictive fantasies that I never want to put down. I finished this book in one sitting, and I know that it is going to be too long of a wait until I can get my hands on the next book because I need it right now. Last Chance Academy is one of my favorite reads of the 2020. If you are a fan of new adult fantasies, and of reverse harems (even though there is no harem action yet), this is a must read.
In Last Chance Academy we meet our main character, Sam. Sam is an orphan who does odd theft jobs to make ends meet. When her latest job gets her arrested, she is offered a spot at Talonswood Reform Academy instead of jail time. Sam accepts, and is thrust into a vicious world of cadets and military academies. Oh yea, and also Fae, Vampires and Witches. Sam learns that not only do these previously thought of as fictional creatures do exist, but she is one of the last known witches in the world. It’s a lot to take it, when you also have to factor in you are the only human at this ruthless academy. I loved Sam. I thought she was plucky and strong (even when she is physically weak) But more than I loved Sam, I loved the setup of the story. The world of Fae, Vampires and demi-fae/demi-vamps in an academy setting ticks all the boxes for me. Plus there are plenty of political power plays, secrets and lots more to discover in the upcoming books. Like what the Ruby egg was that Sam was tasked to steal. I can’t wait to learn more about that.
At the academy, we meet several other characters. We have Ellis and his brother Asher. Ellis is tasked with keeping Sam alive for some sectret reason. I am dying to learn more about Ellis and Asher’s high fae father. Asher is the lead instructor at the academy and his second in charge is Reese. We didn’t really get to see much of Reese or Asher, and I can’t wait to get to know each of them better in the next book. Last on the list is Cassis, a vampire. I like the more playful Cassis. The four guys have known each other for hundreds of years, and they have a complicated past with witches. I am sure there will be more on this to come in the future, but I am super excited to see it all play out.
The Immortals of Talonswood series is going to have plenty of secrets, action and of course lots and lots of romance. I can’t wait to get to know the characters better in the next book. I need it in my life right now.
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