Elemental Fae Academy by Lexi C Foss
This is one HAWT adventure that hooked me in from the very start.
This is one of those books that you just can’t read quickly enough. You are desperate to read it and find out what happens next, yet you don’t want to get to the end either. I was thoroughly captivated by every single word, falling in love with the three main characters and enjoying every moment of adventure. There wasn’t a single thing I would want to change about this book. It has dimensional main characters, emotions, reactions and feelings I could relate too, a decent amount of heat and an exciting plot. Oh and great world building – I can’t not mention the fantastic setting for this story.
In this first book of a trilogy we meet half-ling Claire and two of her future mates, Exos and Titus. Exos is Fae royalty and the strongest spirit elemental in the realm, whilst Titus is a fire elemental and a bit of a loner. Until a rather disastrous 21st birthday party, Claire never even knew her mother was a Fae, never knew her mother at all. Caught up in a whole strange new world, it takes Claire just a little while to adapt. The situation isn’t helped by the interference of malevolent outside forces and 3 bitchy college girls. Her panic and despair felt so real, I could feel my heart breaking for, and with, Claire’s. She is such an easy to like character and is a big part of what makes this a great read.
Exos was quite an unfeeling ass at first, though as we got to know him he does grow on you. The authors also cleverly and subtly wove explanations for his original aloofness into the story. Titus is very different to Exos, avoiding the usual pitfall of an RH story where the males are often interchangeable. I liked that we only met two of her harem, well technically three but only two with which she became intimate. This allowed Claire to form a believable connection and bond with the pair of them. I’m just hoping that they don’t ‘disappear’ from future books as the remaining males are introduced into the mix.
If the remaining two books are only half as good as this it will still be a fabulous series. And I need those books NOW!!!!
My one piece of advice: Never kiss a stranger.
See, I kind of kissed this sexy man at the bar on a dare once, and it turns out he’s a Royal Fae destined to be my mate. Now I’ve been dragged to the Elemental Fae Academy to control the powers I unlocked that night.
So kissing? Yeah, that won’t happen again. Nope.
Except, I kind of kissed Titus, too. And well, now, I’m in a world of trouble. I keep burning things down, flooding dorms, and I’ve attracted the campus mean girl brigade.
This Fae Realm is a nightmare come to life. Truly.
But there are dreams here, too.
And they’re in the form of five Elemental Fae mentors. They’re supposed to help me control my powers, but who’s going to keep the elements from controlling me?
Note: This is a medium burn reverse harem paranormal romance, and book one of the Elemental Fae Academy trilogy.