fantasy · Young adult

Hades Academy: First Semester – Abbie Lyons ★★★★

Blurb; I thought I could survive anything—until I met actual demons.



Ever since my mother disappeared, I’d been fending for myself on the streets of New York by running scams—anything to get a dollar.



So when I almost lightning-blast my latest victim (WTF), and some guy in a slick suit saves me from the cops by telling me I’m half-demon (double WTF) and I belong at a place literally called Hades Academy? I figured I was the one getting scammed.



But no.



My name is Nova Donovan, and I’m half-demon.



Next thing I know, I’m flying in a horse-drawn carriage on my way to a place I didn’t even know existed until twenty minutes before. Hades Academy is 100% real: a school for demons to learn the magic that will keep the forces of Chaos at bay.



But if I thought survival at Hades Academy was going to be any easier, I could not have been more wrong. Now I have to deal with tough new classes, a bitchy mean girl who hates my half-human guts, and the attention of several hot but dangerous dudes.



Oh, and did I mention that someone’s trying to destroy the school?



Yeah—survival’s going to take more than I thought.

Hades Academy: First Semester is a magic academy NA paranormal fantasy novel with a slow-burn romance and a kickass heroine. Although there are love triangles, this is NOT a reverse harem. Rated 18+ for strong language.

My Review; Literally finished this a day before I gave birth to baby #3. It is book one in a series which is free on Kindle Unlimited for the whole series so I thought I would give it a try. I really enjoyed it. Weirdly it’s like Harry Potter but for demons instead of witches/wizards. The story focuses on main character Nova who has to learn everything from scratch and enter this new world far from her old one. Along the way she has a few boys and a hot teacher. But then the school comes under threat and Nova finds herself involved. Will she manage to stick out her first semester? I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for Nova in this series. YA/Fantasy. Is 18+ due to language according to Amazon. But I liked it. Something different and not to long either. A well deserved four stars.

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