Title: Cruel Magic
Series: Royals of Villain Academy
Author’s Name: Eva Chase
Publisher: Ink Spark Press
Genre: NA Bully Paranormal Romance College
Page Count: 302 Pages
Author or Book Website: http://evachase.com/
Link to Amazon purchase page: Cruel Magic
Link to Goodreads: Cruel Magic
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Library Loan
Summary of the Book:
I thought I was ordinary Rory Franco: college student, artist, and over-protected daughter. Then mages barge into my family’s home, murder my parents, and whisk me off to a university known to the rest of magical society as Villain Academy.
It turns out I’m Persephone Bloodstone, the long lost heir to one of the five royal families of dark magic. I’m destined to learn how to manipulate the world with fear—and to stand beside the four other scions: the scorching-hot, arrogant young men who rule this school.
Unfortunately, I’m having trouble locating my supposedly wicked skills. I don’t want to use a power that feeds off people’s pain, but I have to tap into my talents fast if I want to survive. I’ve got no time to grieve for my family. The students here are even more vicious than the teachers, and my fellow scions are worst of all.
The four of them crush anyone who doesn’t kowtow. No way will I bow to any villain, no matter how brutally alluring. They can turn on the charm or tear me down, but they can’t break me, even if I can barely get my magic working.
They’ve never met anyone like me before. I don’t care about ruling. I just want to avenge the people I loved.
It doesn’t matter what kind of power runs through my veins. I’m taking Villain Academy down.
My Personal Review: I have to say that I did not even read the blurb for this book before I started reading it. It is just the first book in my library recommendations and I just started reading I kind of had an idea of what going to happen just by the title, but there were still some twists and surprises I was not ready for at all. I have to say that I like Rory for she is strong and does not let a lot get to her. Now for the boys I am not so sure. I am not a fan of Malcolm, Jude or Declan, but I do have a soft spot for Connar. I always have a favorite for the boys. The dust has not settled much since I started reading this. I am ready for book two. I want to see what comes Rory’s way as she makes her way in this world.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars