Published by Alexis Calder on August 24, 2020
Series: Cursed Magic #1
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Reverse Harem
Source: ecopy from Author
When things go sideways, what a girl really needs by her side is a sexy wolf shifter, a steamy incubus, and a smoldering mage. Prove me wrong.
Everyone has heard of Bloodfire Academy. It’s an elite school that takes the best of the best in the supernatural world. The students at Bloodfire are the children of members of a secret order. Think Illuminati but for the magical world. But even more powerful.
Membership is inherited and it turns out my late mother was one of them. Who knew? Up until now, magic hasn’t really been my thing. But a girl can fake it, am I right?
There’s no faking it when I meet the sexy wolf shifter, steamy incubus, and smoldering mage. Seriously, this semester is going to be hot.
Then the attacks start. I thought I could figure out the magic part, but nobody said anything about monsters. Turns out Bloodfire Academy is more about survival than GPA.
Publisher’s Note: Cursed Magic is a full length, steamy, new adult paranormal academy romance where the heroine doesn't have to choose. This is book one of three in the Bloodfire Academy series.
Bloodfire Academy is the first book in a new adult reverse harem paranormal romance series by Alexis Calder. Bloodfire Academy got off to kind of a shaky start for me, but I really started warming up to the characters and the plot the more I read. By the end of the book, I was excited to continue on in this series. Fans of fast paced new adult romances set in an academy/magic school setting should check out the Cursed Magic series by Alexis Calder.
In Bloodfire Academy we meet our main character, Tansy as she is plucked from her normal mortal school to attend the prestigious Bloodfire Academy. Unlike most heroines that get whisked away to attend a magic school, Tansy is actually aware that magic exists and that she comes from a magical family. I liked this twist on the usual order of events. But even though Tansy knows about magic, doesn’t mean there are no secrets. In fact, Bloodfire Academy is full of secrets, including secrets of Tansy’s own family. I can’t wait to uncover more in that regard in the next book in the series, but this book was really about getting the lay of the land and meeting all of the characters.
The reason that I had a bit of a rough start with this book is that it moves the plot along at a breakneck speed. At times, things felt like they were progressing too quickly for my liking, and as a result scenes felt choppy and rushed. I also didn’t warm up to Tansy immediately. I felt for her, sure. But she comes across as a bit of a mary sue- a little too perfect with not much substance. But I was so wrong with that. I felt myself warming up to Tansy as she met each of the guys in the story. I loved that she was seeking a deeper connection with everyone. She wasn’t interested in anything surface level only. I appreciated that about her. I can’t wait to continue on with this series. I am hoping that the next book is a little longer so some of the characters and scenes can be a bit more fleshed out, but all in all I really enjoyed the story.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 New Release Challenge
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