My mother abandoned me when I was ten years old because I have a freakish mutant disease that makes me incapable of feeling pain. I bounced from one foster family to another because too many people like to test my medical condition in a game of “Try To Make Ollie Scream.” At sixteen, I kil ...more
Ollie has never been ...more
This is my first book by this author so I didn't really know what to expect. I have never read a book about aswangs. That alone made this book interesting to me from the beginning. I love paranormal fantasy, and I thought I had read about most paranormal beings. I was excited to come across one I knew nothing about. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this. Ollie is a great main character. She never annoyed me, and I enjoyed reading from her point of view. This sto ...more
Back when I was a kid, hundreds upon hundreds of scary stories about aswangs had been told and these always - and I mean always - really frightened the hell out of me. Poltergeist? Ghosts? Vampires? Werewolves? ...more
There was an abundance of adventure, suspense, humor and sadness. There was friendship and family, along with a multitude of wary characters that could friend or foe.
The suspense had me on the edge of my seat! I'll be impatiently waiting for the next book in the Fear University series to get some much needed answers. If you read this book (which you should!), yo ...more
My complete reaction after finishing:
I thought this book was great, it was different. It did remind me of the Vampire Academy series so I enjoyed it a lot as I absolutely loved that series! I wished there was more at the end of the book, but still, it was a great book.
The male lead, L ...more
My first Meg Collett book and I really liked it.
It's a unique take on paranormal books with creatures we haven't read about so far. I applaud her originality.
I adored the main heroine, Ollie. She's everything I love in my leading ladies; she's strong and independent, she's feisty and doesn't back down from a challenge. She's self sufficient and doesn't take BS from our hero.
In a way Fear University reminded me of the Vampire Academy but there are no other similarities between them ot ...more
Ollie definitely had that Jessica Jones, self-sufficient, I'm a badass vibe. Ollie can't feel pain which makes her instantly invaluable in the ...more
That being said this book blew my mind! I may have vaguely heard of Aswangs before and that alone brings a uniqueness to the story. Then to have the main character Ollie with the ability (or disease depending on how you look at it) to feel no physical pain what so ever is just exceptional. I've heard of this before but never seen it in a s ...more
Everything right with this book. A distinct difference with each character. A unique story. Plenty of action.
I think I'm in love with Meg Collett. She has written a character that would act exactly the way I would if put in that scenario.
I tried. I really did but there are so many problems with this book that I just can't stand to read it anymore.
1) The girl is a special little snowflake
I get that she has a medical thing going for her that is the main point of the book but she doesn't seem to have any normal human flaws. She isn't particularly likable and she is overly confrontational. She's a bitch and looks like she wants to start a fight all of the time. That doesn't make for a particularly good character nor one th ...more
I’ve always known I was a monster, and I don’t mean some teenage vampire shit either.
My mother abandoned me when I was ten years old because I have a freakish mutant disease that makes me incapable of feeling pain. I bounced from one foster family to another because too many people like to test my medical condition in a game of “Try To Make Ollie Scream.” At sixteen, I killed a man for taking that game too far.
Two years later, I’m still on the run in Kodiak, Alaska. Here, I’m the most dangerous ...more
If you are anything like me, you have never heard of the Philippine legend of the Aswang. It is a man husk by day and a ferocious dog by night that feeds on the fear and bodies of its victims. S ...more
It was free
The cover looked awesome
The name sounded promising
My initial skepticism of starting yet another series (because I am a serial abandoner when it comes to long, unfinished series) was swept under the rug as I came to really, and I mean really enjoy this book. I bought it on a Thursday and proceeded to read it all through lunch at work Thursday and Friday and read well into the night Saturday until my eyes burned. I would have read it every chance I got ...more
Author: Meg Collett
Reviewer: Rea Loftis
I loved Fear University!
From the first chapter, Meg had me hooked in her world of Aswangs and hunters!
It's a mixture of Underworld, Twilight and Hunger Games! It always baffles me how writers can come up with new animals/monsters and create a whole world around them! Such creativity and brilliance at play in the writer's mind!
I loved Ollie from the start! She's a badass female lead, and you couldn't ask for anything more! Ollie has bee ...more