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Of Wolves & Witches

(Arcane Arts Academy #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  1,297 ratings  ·  175 reviews
I messed up. I broke two of the Arcane Council's laws in one day. I swear it was an accident—but try telling that to the Arcane authorities.

Before I could catch my breath, my simple gypsy life of peddling potions with my guardians is wrenched away. I'm forcibly enrolled into the prestigious and supremely snotty Arcane Arts Academy, given shackles under the guise of mercy
Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published February 23rd 2019
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Giselle Bradley
Oct 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF'd 31 pages in. I can't deal with this woe is me attitude, judging everyone she comes across, and potential romance with her teacher. (She's 17 BTW. Gag me.) ...more
Jessica Robbins
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-kindle
I so fell in love with this book!! We meet Harper a witch who gets sent to the Academy for witches where she is assigned not one but two familiars. These are unique ones as well since they are shifters an absolute first for the witching world. What follows is an amazingly built world full of fantasy, magic, and intrigue that will really keep you hooked from the very first page all the way until the cliff hanger ending. Really is a must read for fans of the genre. I totally loved it so I give it ...more
Eros Lovess
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We follow "Harper... just Harper" a clumsy but powerful witch as she enters the Academy unwillingly, makes friends and tries to uncover her past. Also, she has familiars of a special kind and she falls hard for a man only to discover that she cannot have him... or can she? Dive in and find out.
I really liked the story and I didn't want it to end. And speaking of endings... this installment's ending will make you want all the series was out already!

Last but not least, if you are desperately looki
4 Stars

Overall Rating ★★★★
Plot ★★★★
Humor ★★★
Characters & Character Development ★★★★
Narration ★★★★

Characters: Harper, Elias, Adrian, Cal

Story: This story was good. I don't care for young adult too much anymore but I liked it nonetheless. Nothing really stood out for me though. In the beginning, I felt like she was a huge brat and kind of a bitch too towards her roommate as well as super antisocial. She pretty much continued to be like that throughout the story. I may continue with the series.

Mar 23, 2019 rated it liked it
didn't love any of the characters that much, I found Elias to just be in the way he seems to want the MC to himself. and MC wouldnt stop lying even when she said she would or just keeping secrets. I only really liked the interaction between her and her new familiars but there wasnt enough of that for me I want more of that, its what kept me reading I hope the next one theres more with them. ...more
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not bad. I'll probably read the rest of the series later. ...more
Shannon Bittner
May 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I'm just writing this as a warning to others like me who see the high score for the book and assume that it will be good with a kickass heroine. And hey, maybe later on in the series the MC grows and really does become kickass not because she naturally has super strong powers but because she actually grows a spine and stops apologizing for everything. Seriously, I understand wanting to stay under the radar but not fucking agreeing to find a solution to a problem or else they get to kill her with ...more
Jennifer Zamboni
This was a quick fantasy read with a well thought out world. I'd hesistate to call it urban fantasy because while it is set in the modern world, there is very little interaction with humans. It is also set up to be a RB, but it's just touched upon in this book (hello, slow burn!) it currently feels like a love triangle. The major potential interest is also a teacher (A turn off for me, but doesn't affect my rating, since that's personal preference and not a fault of the writing).

I found the worl
Heather Gilbert
Decent academy series

I bought this book on preorder based on the blurb alone. Fortunately, the narrative lived up to the promise, weaving a new world with familiar characters and fresh mythos.

- harper’s growth is apparent from beginning to end.
- great world building.
- well edited

- Cliffhanger
Natalie panda eyes
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fast paced, fun and forbidden.

A slowburn with forbidden love, impossible familiars and dangerous magic. I pity the guy who breaks her heart. Plenty going on, revelations and secrets waiting in the wings. This series is either going to be really good or really awkward, I’m not sure how the crushing on your familiars thing works. Not much in the romance department at the moment. Finishes on a mild cliffhanger. Looking forward to the next one.
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One clicked book 2

Before I even reviewed this, I pre-ordered book 2. Wow. WOW! Great and interesting story. Awesome characters, world building and mystery. No to slow burn, but it didn’t even matter; the story was that good. Setting the stage for more, with unusual familiars, a hint at a possible love interest, an unlikely friend, and murder and mystery. What’s not to love?
Katie Hoffman
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Storyline for this story was really good. Really enjoyed it. But that ending... Really. That was so not called for. Right when I was going to find out her bloodline. Definitely a must read. Especially is you like magic. More on the YA side but I still enjoyed it. Really need to read the next book.
Debbie Eyre
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a fantastic start to this series! Hooked from the start I just could not put this incredible story down. Witches, hot shifters, magic, mean girls, drama, adventure, slow burn reverse harem romance, this academy read has it all and I am at right off to read book 2!
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I wasn’t sure what to expect, and am very happy that I became completely immersed in the story and found it to be very interesting. The stage has been set, the plot is developing, and I’m very much looking forward to reading Of Magic and Moonlight.
Bella Suarez-Ramirez
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
So interesting!!!

The storyline is great. Mystery of finding more about her parents and her powers. Enjoyed the read and can’t wait for the next one. :)
Aug 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: rh, read-in-2019
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Barbara Patzke
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
YES !!!

This story and the characters within feel like family. I will follow all of them to the end. The read flows and keeps you there to laugh or cry with them.
SD Jericho
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I barely know where to start! I don’t know how to start!

This book was spectacular; as a story in and of itself and in addition to being an introduction to the series to come.

The MC – our heroine, Harper, is likable, smart, compassionate, strong, by no means perfect and perfectly aware of it so she also has this seam of insecurity and this questioning of herself that makes her satisfyingly normal and relatable. You know, for a chick with more power in her little finger than I will ever hope to c
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: elena-lawson
Vary good
Chloe 'hichlochu'
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Of Wolves & Witches by Elena Lawson

Let me start this by saying I was not a fan of the genre, only because I had refused to give it enough time. But I knew I was going to have to and decided to take a leap faith when I started this book, and do you know what? It had me hooked from page one.
I have always meant to try reverse harlem, but devulging into unknown territory is an acquired taste. When I came across this gem of a book, the blurb was a enough to hook me. It sounded like Harry Potter mets
Tiera McMillian
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
I picked this up in a set of books 1-3. I mean the blurb sounds interesting. As we dive into the story, its very obvious there isn't much as far as world building goes. The author does brief explanations as things occur but for the most part, as the reader, I was just lost. I can't say this enough.. if you don't set clear parameters in your world build about the history, the races, the possibilities etc.. then there is no way to distinguish whether someone is extraordinary, or any way to actuall ...more
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I definitely enjoyed this story. I finished it in one setting. Harper is a witch with an unknown origins She was sent to the academy after an incident in New Orleans. Here, she meets many people but most especially learning something about her father which put her in danger.

I'm so totally fangirling with Elias, Adrian and Cal. Those three are quite mysterious and I would love to find out more about them. There's Bianca who is Harper's friend and I hope she stays that way even with happened near
Phoenix Book Reviews
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have ever read by Elena Lawson. After reading this book, I plan to remedy that!

Just.... wow! Harper is living a gypsy life with her two guardians when she makes a mistake and is sent away to a very prestigious academy. There she meets the super sexy Elias who just so happens to be her teacher. She also bonds with two hot wolf shifters -Adrian and Cal. Elias is definitely my favorite thus far but I can't wait to learn more about the shifters. This book really only 's
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story will grab you and not let you . Love how Elena Lawson drops you into a word filled with mystery , murder, fated mates and there are so many levels . Heroine is Harper, Hero is Ellis plus her 2 wolf mates Adrian and Cal . Harper doesn’t know how powerful a witch she is. She gets a glimpse of her power during a fair in New Orleans when she causes a rift on the road chasing a thief . She’s sent to court for Witches and from there to Arcane Art Academy the prestigious school for witches. ...more
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Is like Harry Potter but better!
Pure magic!! I freaking loved this story. Our main heroine is an orphan girl named Harper shes a witch so after a disastrous normal day she gets sent to the academy for witches. Is not an easy transition and to make things worse she finally gets to have a “familiar” is when you find and bond with an animal for life. They are like your guardians. Harper gets not one but two wolves. Not just regular wolves...shifter wolves. Which has never happened in witch history.
RiRi Day
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow wow wow. Harper is a curiosity of her own. Not sure where she's from, who her ancestors are, how strong she truly is. Abandoned as a child all she new was her father was a witch and had died and her mother was human and abandoned her to the two people she called guardians now. After getting into some trouble she was sent to a prestigious witch school, where she finds some answers about her family and her own powers. Every witch bonds with a familiar (animal, normally) and to throw a bigger t ...more
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Will Be Re-Reading

There's stories that suck you in immediately and this one does just that. The characters are intriguing and well developed for a first book in a series. I am looking forward to seeing how they develop throughout the series. There's humor, mystery, drama and more. Being an academy setting we of course get to see some teenage drama, disliking someone for no really good reason. This is a slow burn so don't expect any hanky-panky in this book. Multiple love interests that have yet
Tyler Joseph
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was ah-ma-zing!!! The storyline was really unique and sucks you straight in to this magical world, I read this book in one sitting because I didn’t want to put it down I was that hooked! The characters are all described brilliantly so that you can visualise them perfectly in your head, they had such wonderfully described personalities which makes you relate and puts you right there in the story with them! This book has such a good story that isn’t rushed and is going to be epic. That c ...more
Paula Renee Klepac
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book once I started reading I could not put it down. I read the entire thing in one setting. The MC is a young lady who is prone to getting herself into trouble and one day she shows her unbridled witchy powers to the wrong people. This lands her in deep trouble and ultimately she get sent off to the Academy to teach her how to use her power instead of witch jail. Along the way she finds out more about herself, makes new friends, has a huge crush on a super hot professor and ended up bondin ...more
Ashley Russell
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I loved this book! Harper has had her life completely turned upside down and is just trying to figure out what this world she lives in is like, and who and/or what she is. A large part of this book is worldbuilding, but it’s done in a way that stays exciting and doesn’t make you feel like you’re just waiting to get to the good part. It’s ALL the good part.

This is a slow burn, so while I *think* we’ve met all of the major players, there is no sexytimes. Yet.

This is the first of a series. It
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Elena lives in a small town in Canada with her family. She writes reverse harem fantasy romance stories full of feisty heroines, unforgettable heroes and spellbinding romance. When she comes out of her writing cave, she can be found obsessively rearranging her bookshelves, drinking wine somewhere sunny, or cooking overly fancy meals for her family and friends.


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