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Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four

(Phoebe Pope #1)

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The students of Green Lane Academy roam their halls unaware that below their manicured campus exists a prestigious school of an entirely different kind . . .

Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Pope has enrolled at the Campus Below: a spy academy for shape-shifters hidden deep beneath the grounds of a boarding school whose humans unknowingly pr
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Paperback, 335 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Dreamwell Publishing (first published October 28th 2012)
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Michelle
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The Year of Four is the first book in the Phoebe Pope series by Nya Jade. The Phoebe Pope series is a young adult paranormal romance featuring a magical boarding school for shifters. You all know I am a sucker for a magical school setting, and this one was particularly cool for two reasons. One, it sits below a normal boarding school, and the students attend classes both "above" and "below". I loved the mixing of the
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Lauren
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My initial thoughts after finishing The Year of Four?

1. THIS BOOK IS SO BLEEPING GOOD!
2. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK. COME ON KINDLE LOAD FASTER!
3. NYA JADE, WHERE HAVE YOUR AMAZING BOOKS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?

Basically, I ADORED this book! It's been a long time since I've found a YA fantasy to be as unputdownable as The Year of Four was, and in some ways, it managed to fill the hole in my heart that formed when Richelle Mead's Vamprie Academy series ended (and trust me when I say that's a hard thing to
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shre ♡
Feb 08, 2013 rated it liked it
*A copy was provided for review purposes*

I really enjoyed reading Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four because it was something new for me as I haven’t read books about shapeshifters who are really spies in..well...EVER. Also, another part of the book I really enjoyed was the “leading a double life” aspect. While Phoebe attends normal school in the human world, she attends another school for shapeshifters who are spies underground. In the real world, she has to face the death of her father, real hom
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Tonja Drecker
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although shape-shifters aren't usually my thing, this story swept me away.

Phoebe is a sixteen-year-old girl, who after the loss of her father, decides to enroll in a special school known as the school 'below'. Hidden beneath a normal school, the one 'above', the school below is for Shifters. But there's a war raging. A group wants to kidnap Phoebe and three other students thanks to a prophecy that claims one of the four harbors secret powers. Despite protection, the kidnappers get their fingers
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books are love
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great beginning to the series. Phoebe makes a good bumbling heroine main character. there are so many questions that arise as you get one answered another one comes. Lots of twists and turns as well. You never know what way things will go.

Phoebe is a shaper who is on the verge of her conversion. She has lost her dad and her mom was never around. this has you feel for her and want to see her overcome it all to succeed. She gets lost in her photography to cope with life. She is trying to take afte
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Sue Wallace
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The year of four by Nya Jade.
Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Pope has enrolled at the Campus Below: a spy academy for shape-shifters hidden deep beneath the grounds of a boarding school whose humans unknowingly protect it. There, thanks to a carefully planned schedule, she leads a double life: spy trainee Below and normal teenager Above.
As if two course loads, concealing a secret power she alone wields, and coping with her father’s recent death weren’t enough, Phoebe finds herself developing major feel
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Brenda .
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book I feel is a mix of Harry Potter and Ally Carter. I thought really well written and very intriguing story. I hope she has plans on writing more in this series. Right now I see any 2 books in the series. :( I was very engrossed in this book. I can't wait to read the second one!
Baillie Winters
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me start of by saying wow. After reading the blurb I wasn’t too sure what to make of it. I thought Nya was trying to go overboard by throwing in the magic scene as well as a movie star, and I felt like it would all be a little too much. But boy was I wrong. The idea of it definitely caught my attention, and i wanted to see just how it played out. I read the sample first, as i do with essentially every book i read, and before we talk spoilers (which will be highlighted down below) I’m going t ...more
Esther Haddie's Haven
Not what I expected

I must say this is beyond what I expected. I do love a good paranormal, but sometimes its hard for me to get into them. Not the case with this book. From the start, Phoebe's characters caught my attention. This first book follows Phoebe as she develops her abilities, undergoes training as one of the Four in a prophecy, and has boy troubles, all while trying to keep up appearances when mingling with students from Above. Yikes.
The characters are developed and the story written
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Danielle's
The year of 4 is a good start to an action-packed fantasy shapeshifter series. It has a bit of everything romance, mystery, laughable moments and creativity. Plus the title makes sense which is always a bonus to me. I enjoyed reading this book.

Phoebe Pope is starting her studying at Green Lane Academy. The campus is split into two with the mundane being the place everybody sees but underneath is a whole different story. A place for shapeshifter's to train as spies. Phoebe has classes in both and
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Evie
Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four is a fun, entertaining and very well-written YA fantasy/paranormal novel that will keep you glued to its pages all the way through. A book full of secrets, magic, dangerous creatures, hidden doorways and interesting characters that you'll quickly connect with. This fantastically imagined and original story is sure to satisfy fans of fantasy, paranormal and adventure novels!

Phoebe Pope is a shaper and her "job" is to kill Vigos, shape-shifting blood-thirsty beas
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Katie
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW, this is such an awesome read. I loved it and couldn’t put it down. Being a debut novel for Nya Jade, this book was fantastic and a great introduction to the series. The writing style was fantastic and this book has such a fast pace you don’t realise the pages are turning so quickly. The characters are unique and with each page they evolve and create a world that is like no other.

Phoebe Pope is the protagonist and has been unique her whole life. Her mother skipped out on her when she was a c
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Cheryl Landmark
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an excellent debut novel by this author. It was well written with a simple, smooth flowing style and great dialogue. The premise was enticing, too--a boarding school with normal human activities above ground and dangerous, magical spy classes below for Shapers like Phoebe. The story was chock full of secrets, lies, betrayals and twists.

Phoebe's character was complex and likeable. At times, she was a normal teenager with all the usual angst, worries and trauma that plague young girls, es
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PamG
This book was full of fantasy, action, romance, deception and suspense. It is geared to the young adult audience, but is an enjoyable read for older readers that need a change in genre. It has a decent storyline and likeable main characters. It is a relatively light, fun read that keeps you interested throughout the novel. I was drawn into the book quickly and it kept me going with the twists and turns.
Amy
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
This one was ok. I thought it would be so much better, but sadly that was not the case. There were HUGE infodumps disguised as class info, too much slang that I barely understood, and it just was not that interesting. Plus some awfully predictable plot twists. XD Ok there was one twist I was shocked at but that is it. Shame too.
Elizabeth Mathis
The students of Green Lane Academy roam their halls unaware that below their manicured campus exists a prestigious school of an entirely different kind . . .

Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Pope has enrolled at the Campus Below: a spy academy for shape-shifters hidden deep beneath the grounds of a boarding school whose humans unknowingly protect it. There, thanks to a carefully planned schedule, she leads a double life: spy trainee Below and normal teenager Above.

As if two course loads, concealing a sec
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Rae Sontheyon
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shapers vs. Vigos! . . .

It's been a while that a book had engrossed me and this plot has obviously been well crafted. The introduction into a new world of shapeshifter hidden but living among humans while maintaining their hierarchy, social networks, history and secrets is fascinating fiction. The female lead is strangely relatable and had found herself in this shaper world, but not really part of it, until awful things happened and action was required.

Deciding to enroll in the prestigious Gree
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Tony Parsons
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cadet Phoebe Pope (shaper, Dedham) had met Cadet Hayley (shaper).
The Great Hall doors swung open revealing a domed room with lots of different colored ornamental glass.
There was a Campus Above & a Campus Below.
Professor Yori (Headmaster) welcomed all the students back.

79 AD, Mount Vesuvius was once the homeland of the Shapers.
Cadet Phoebe Elisabeth Pope (16) was in the Green Lane dorm. Cadet Cynthia “Cyn” was her roommate.
It seems all the girls had the hots for Cadet Colten Chase (1/2-Vigo/huma
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Larissa
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

This is one of the most memorable Young Adult books I've read in a while! It's definitely my favorite book I've taken on for review all year! There was so much good going on in this book that I almost want to stay up even later than it is as I write this review (2am) to see what happens next! I love Phoebe and her ability to be both kick butt and vulnerable. The author also does a really great job introducing the reader to the world of the story: I felt like I had a clear picture of t
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
After losing her father in a tragic accident Phoebe Pope decides that she would like to attend a boarding school Green Lane Academy. Green Lane Academy is a school where both shape-shifters and humans attend. Above is just a normal campus where Phoebe attends classes with humans. Below is where the shape-shifters attend classes and are in training to be a spy.

When Phoebe meets Hollywood heartthrob Colten Chase things start heating up pretty quick between the two. Colten only attends classes Abov
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Kristyn
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The description of this series says, Fans of Harry Potter and Vampire Diaries will love it. I decided to give it a try. It did start off very much like Harry Potter. There’s a secret school underneath a normal school, they have their own equivalent to the sorting hat, even a professor I couldn’t help but keep pictures as Dumbledore, prophesies and magical classes, but that’s where the similarities end. The school isn’t teaching them to be witches and wizards but more like spy academy. The histor ...more
Heidi
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Year of Four: A Phoebe Pope Novel (Book 1) by Nya Jade is a well written fantasy that fans of other popular series would find an interesting read, it may be a young adult read but any age would enjoy!

The reader meets Phoebe Pope who enrolled at a spy Academy situated below a normal boarding school for humans whose occupants don't realise they are protecting the supernatural residents below. Phoebe finds herself leading a double life as a normal teen attending the school above while training
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Stefanie
The Year of Four is the first in a new series by Nya Jade. Sometimes on Instagram or Facebook I see ads for books and check them out. Once in a while you can download one for free or just $0.99. I think this one was free. It had caught my eye because it was a recommendation for Harry Potter fans. I was intrigued by the school premise.
Phoebe Pope enrolls into Campus Below, an underground school for spies for those born as shape shifters. Students have to lead a double life – go to the human schoo
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Gordon Jack
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phoebe Pope is a Hypha, part human, part shape shifter. She’s enrolled at Green Lane Academy, which houses a traditional boarding school (Above), and a spy academy (Below). At the spy academy, Phoebe learns how to harness her power to kill the Vigo, a group of deadly shape shifters who murdered her father. At school, Phoebe balances her life between her training and her crush on Colton Chase, a boy who attends the Campus Above. These two worlds start to collide when the Vigo infiltrate Green Lan ...more
Julius Blitzy
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I want to share my impressions about "The year of four" by Nya Jade. A wonderful book, it is clear that the author wrote his story with love and great talent. An interesting idea that I liked from the first pages. I love the presence of magic and some extraordinary things. I can not fail to note the interesting, deep and believable characters of Phoebe and Vigo and how the author professionally reveals them in the course of the story.
Romantic story, many actions and events, as well as secrets th
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Esther Haddie's Haven
Not what I expected

I must say this is beyond what I expected. I do love a good paranormal, but sometimes its hard for me to get into them. Not the case with this book. From the start, Phoebe's characters caught my attention. This first book follows Phoebe as she develops her abilities, undergoes training as one of the Four in a prophecy, and has boy troubles, all while trying to keep up appearances when mingling with students from Above. Yikes.
I was beginning to like Colten up until I began mak
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Ashley Aponte
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phoebe Pope is a Hypha, half human and half shape shifter. Following her fathers death she enrolls in a school to become a shifter spy, and learns about the prophecy of the Four. While she is learning about and living in this incredible world of shape shifting humans and their enemies, the Vigo, she also goes to school with regular humans who have no knowledge of her world.

Nya Jade brought this world to life. The unique take on shape shifting and the politics in this hidden world was refreshing
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Rachel Kester
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This novel by Nya Jade is the first in the Phoebe Pope Series. You’ll be taken to Green Lane Academy, a school that has a secret: Campus Below. Campus Below is a spy school that trains students in the art of espionage. One student, Phoebe Pope, must work together with her fellow students as she tries to find her way. However, Pope soon finds that the school isn’t everything that it seems to be and she needs to be on a constant lookout.
If you enjoy action-packed novels, this is a book you’ll defi
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Sandra
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, own-it
A fun fantastical adventure set in a boarding school for Shaper(bird or big cat shifter) kids learning to be enforcement/protectors and kill the 'bad' tiger shifters call Vigos who hunt shapers amd kill humans. The school is camouflaged in an actual boarding school with shapers attending both the Above with unsuspecting humans and the Below with shapers. The Below had an almost Hogwarts feel that I enjoyed and the story itself had plenty of action, mystery and teen angst as Phoebe deals with bei ...more
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