Originally Posted on my blog here
This was a great read! Don't let the cover fool you (this coming from a self-proclaimed Cover-Judger), it's not what it appears to be. It appears to be a (possibly) historical-type romance. In actuality, it's a gripping science-fiction adventure.
This was thrilling and I loved it.
The characters come from completely different worlds--Aerin, an on-the-run ex-slave, and Dane, an unloved second son to a very wealthy and powerful man.
Against all odds, both Aerin and Dane end up at Academy 7, a school revered above all others in the universe, where leaders are created. Neither feels like they belong...but someone at the Academy wants to keep a close eye on them, and they are thrown together. And they both begin to unravel the secrets of their pasts.
I adored this book. It was exciting and fast-paced and I'm a closet sci-fi addict, so I loved that aspect of it.
I also loved the idea of two outsiders coming together, and creating something for themselves.