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Fallen Academy: Year One

(Fallen Academy #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  19,926 ratings  ·  1,291 reviews
Brielle Atwater isn't sure of much, but she knows a few things:

1. Having black wings is not normal.
2. Selling her soul to the demons was a mistake.
3. Lincoln Grey is the biggest *** she's ever met … but not falling in love with him might prove impossible.

When angels fell from the sky to war with the demons that ravaged Earth, their combined powers infected humanity. N
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published August 17th 2018
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E Varady
Aug 17, 2018 rated it did not like it

The one word that comes to mind for this book is inconsistent. I liked the first 35%-40%, and then it went downhill. It felt like the author was engaged in the story early in and didn't really care anymore as the book progressed.


So Bri is actually fun and kinda cool at the beginning of the book. She finds out about her unique powers, finds a cute guy but doesn't let her lust control her, and actually kicks butt. After this, however, she becomes a whiney tween obsessing ov
Kelly Clare
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was up until 1am devouring Leia Stone's new paranormal urban fantasy, Fallen Academy: Year One!
It. Is. The. Tits.
There are books that you really enjoy, and then there are books you rave about. This was a 'rave about' story.
Year One is for you if you like an enemies to lovers romance, a sassy woman with heart (and a switchblade), a tight friendship, donuts, and a high-stakes world that includes warring angels and demons, and humans who accidentally inherited angelic/demonic powers.

Fav quote:

Fuck no....
I rather be hanged than to be reading this bullshit.
It is just all garbage, good old stinking pile of garbage put on a piece of paper. I could not force myself to be reading this shit. I do not want to describe it nor talk about it.

I wish I did not have to worry about it Will...
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Sassy, sexy, YA/NA paranormal romance.

This book didn't really stand out for me, so I don't think I'll read on in the series, but is was still a fast entertaining read.
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing

A truly wonderful book, excellently written with a lot of details and unexpected events. It moves along very quickly, keeping me completely engrossed in the story. I would definitely recommend it to others. I’m off to start book two.
I enjoyed this one very much. But I have to admit I would like it better if I have not been reading another paranormal series which is so much appealing to me so comparing the two....this one is clearly less in many things...

I might read more books in the series in the future...

3,5 stars
Shani Lila
Jan 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
Be consistent, please.
I read this book in the hope of having a nice time, not expecting the book to become my new all time favorite novel but what I read was......
Let me try to explain:
1. The book was inconsistent, one time Bri is falling for Lincoln then suddenly he's a prick and then he's back to being the greatest thing on earth. She just can't make up her mind and once she has you don't really get where the feelings are coming from.

2. Things happen way too fast; they're h
Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

I liked it. I mean the YA romance, boy hates girl, girl thinks boy is a hot asshole, girl likes boy, boy figures girl's too hot and "different" not to like, has gotten old.

Honestly, it just makes me nauseous now but overall it was fun to read.
It required no brain power and annoying-stupid-kids who think they're invincible is just what the doctor ordered.
My first new book of the year and I really enjoyed it. I would write more, but I have to start book 2 now....no time to waste.
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a fantastic and well written Angel vs Demon YA story. The characters are wonderful and you’ll quickly love all of them (excluding one at least). You can’t help but love and cheer for Brielle on her Year One journey at the Fallen Academy, and hope that she makes the target to get through the Gauntlet. I did loved the twist as to what the Gauntlet actually involved.
Can’t wait for what adventures are planned in Year Two...

If you haven’t take it, go take Leia Stone’s Fallen Academy quiz so yo
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We all know that everything Leia writes is amazing, but this completely blew it outta the water! I thought it would be a typical YA PNR. There would be a hot love interest, some angst, and a spunky best friend. It has all of those things, but it’s so much more. Leia makes it totally unique and completely her own. I don’t know how she comes up with all of these kickass books, but keep em coming!
Sep 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
You would think a novel, with a large amount of people rating it five stars, wouldn't be so god-awfully bad, but it is. It's so bad that calling it mediocre is such an overstatement, so much so that it's suspicious how many readers supposedly like this book enough to give it a soaring rating. While I didn't mind the premise including the special, you're-the-one-from-the-prohpecy protagonist, I did mind the corny writing, the horrible pacing, and the lack of character depth (don't get me started ...more
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This one was really different from other angel books I've read.
The concept was really cool and I just fell in love with the story and its characters.
Angels and Demons two of my favorite reading topics.
Now on to the next book!
Alyssa Nicole
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Kaitlyn Davis
Loved the world building and the idea behind this series, such a unique and inventive concept! Snappy dialogue and plenty of action made this a quick, entertaining read :) Curious to see where it goes!
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Good idea and set up but the story gets pretty lame after a while, I doubt I will follow the series any further. The love story was pretty nice and had some spark but the overall story was quite slow and dragging in my eyes.
Mar 18, 2022 rated it really liked it
"Those of us with greater inner light attract the most darkness." ...more
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.0 -4.5!? I can't decide! It's good!

This is the first time I'm reading a book that is solely Leia Stone (rather than a collaboration) and it did not disappoint. Essentially, mutant humans caught up in a war between angels and demons in a post-fallen world? Oh yeah, I'm going to read that every time.

The novel had all the classical hooks of the o.g. paranormal books:
Super special heroine with badass powers and spitfire side kick? check!
Super elite school to train and fight the baddies? double ch
Tracy D.
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good times at Fallen Academy

I admire witty, humorous, bad-ass female leads who also have a strong love of coffee. This has a slow-burn romance with a hint of enemies-to-lovers trope. Some good action sequences, and good use of magic.

Enjoying the story so far, and will definitely pick up the next in series.
3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Stars! Bully, College Romance. The writing was pretty stellar, but the love scenes needed work, it felt almost like fade to black, which I don’t like, if your writing romance write everything! Damnit! Overall not bad, I may give this series I try.
Dec 15, 2018 rated it liked it
This was interesting. I didn’t fall in love with the story or characters, but I definitely enjoyed reading it.
Feb 01, 2019 marked it as dnf
Shelves: 2019, kindle-unlimited, ya
Angels in fiction just aren’t my thing.
Nov 08, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon today (11/8/2019)! 🎁
Krystal Ayers
Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-angel-hv-hl
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ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS NOVEL!!!!!! It’s a refreshing take on why I fell in love with YA novels in the first place!!!! Truly a great storyline & fleshed our characters! A novel I needed to remember my childhood with its carefree days!!!!! An easy read, finished less than a week! I listened to the audiobook, but ordered the paperback on Amazon for an Xmas present to myself as this is a real gem in my opinion!!! I am looking forward to reading more in this series!!!!! I hope others enjoy this novel ...more
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What a great start to an awesome series!

When I found out that this was going to be angels versus demons, I thought it was going to be predictable. I was so wrong in sooooo many levels! It's so cool! It's different from books that I have already read! I love the premise, the action scenes and the light banters between characters! It's such a joy!

I look forward to Earth shattering reveals in the next books! :)
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really good.. loved all characters love her strength , loyalty.. her kindness her badassness and then there’s Lincoln 💕
Jessie The Librarian
This book was simply “ok.” It featured every stereotype in the book, & often times felt akin to most early 2010 YA novels w/ “chosen one,” “falling for the bad boy,” & “somehow there’s a rave.” All tossed in.
Emma James
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this YA book.
A very easy read with likable characters and the token mean girl thrown in.
I'm looking forward to the next.
The covers for the series are stunning!
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Leia Stone is the USA Today bestselling author of multiple bestselling series including Matefinder and Wolf Girl. She's sold over two million books and her Fallen Academy series has been optioned for film. Her novels have been translated into five languages and she even dabbles in script writing. Leia writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance with sassy kick-butt heroines and irresistible love i ...more

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