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Zodiac Academy: The Awakening: An Academy Bully Romance

(Supernatural Beasts and Bullies #1)

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You have been selected to attend Zodiac Academy, where your star sign defines your destiny.

If you're one of the Fae, elemental magic is in your blood. And apparently it's in ours. As twins born in the month of Gemini, we're a rare breed even in this academy of supernatural a-holes.

Changelings were outlawed hundreds of years ago but I guess our birth parents didn't get the memo. Whi
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Kindle Edition, 498 pages
Published August 2nd 2019
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sandeep
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5/5 Stars

"Everything in Solaria is about power, Miss Vega. Don't forget that. Everyone takes what they want. It's our way."

Orphans Darcy and Tory have been thrown into different foster homes all their lives but when they finally find a place to themselves they are exposed to the truth of their birth parents, the last King and Queen of Solaria, the world of faes. Competing for a throne for a kingdom they never knew existed isn't what the twins planned but their inheritance money is something they
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Angie
"Everything in Solaria is about power, Miss Vega. Don't forget that. Everyone takes what they want. It's our way. And if you don't start taking it yourself, you're going to fail at this Academy before you've even attempted to pass The Reckoning."

And it's this mantra that is repeated to both Darcy and Tory countless times after arriving at Zodiac Academy and learning the life they have believed to be theirs was a lie. And it's also this mantra that haunts their every steps once at the Academy as everyone
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AnnaG
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I thoroughly loved this book. It is Harry Potter meets the Hunger Games with a dash of Marissa Meyer's Cinder . Tory and Darcy are kick-ass heroines and I like that the story takes a lot of twists and turns. Looking forward to the next instalment.

Update: I have been obsessing about this book in the same way as when I first read Twilight - highly recommended to anyone who enjoyed that series.
Natalia
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
OMG! I need to breath...

So lets get to the review...

The Story of the Twins Darcy and Tory that were raised in foster care... They had a horrible upbringing bouncing to foster family to another.
Days after their 18th birthday a crazy guy drops the bomb that they are the lost Heirs of the Fae world!

The story is told by the sisters POV! They are strong, scrappy, both have their define personality!

The world of the Fae is amazing!
The Fae have the zodiac
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Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
3.5 stars, rounded up for very good writing with only one major typo ('ascent' where they mean 'assent.')

Quick Summary

Darcy and Tory Vega are 18-year-old twins who get informed by the hot Professor Orion that they're really the heirs to the Fae throne, and they need to graduate from Zodiac Academy before they can take it. One problem: they don't actually want to be queens. But obviously, nobody believes them, least of all the Celestial Heirs: four young men who have been groomed for power ever sin/>
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Ayesha Ghaffar
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Anyone who was captured by the Harry Potter series as a child and have since grown up will be similarly entranced with this series. This is the slightly risque, dark, and mysterious compliment that we have been waiting on to continue our dive into the world of fantasy and magic. The added twist of including the astrological aspects like star signs makes it more interesting and gives a refreshing change from other academy focused novels. Everything is there that we expect from vampires, werewolv ...more
Brianna Belbin
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing start to a new series! Orphans Darcy and Tory Vega have been in and out of foster homes their whole life, but upon turning eighteen they were kicked out of their last one without being able to pack. Weeks later and running out of money, both girls are trying to get money just to scrape by. A mysterious man encounters both of them and he finally gets them alone. As it turns out, they were switched at birth from a world of fae and are the lost heirs to Solaria. Even though they ...more
Anastasia シ
Full Review on my blog!

This is by far my favourite start to a series.  This book is absolutely fantastic and I enjoyed reading it, I literally devoured it in a day.

Zodiac Academy: The Awakening is a whole new take on the zodiac and mythological creatures. I loved all the different aspects of the book. It was brilliant, the characters have so much depth, the pace is great, the world is absolutely beautiful and so unique and fresh.. I wish I lived in this world.. I mean, who woul
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Caroline Peckham
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
You have been selected to attend Zodiac Academy, where your star sign defines your destiny...

Don't miss out on the special preorder price of just 0.99!
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meghann
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Oooh this was so good. Zodiac Academy is not for the faint of heart, and Darcy and Tory are finding that out the hard way. It's challenging enough finding out you are actually fae and were abandoned in the human world by your birth parents. Throw in that you are actually royalty and your return has disrupted the system put in place by the most powerful fae families, and you've got all the targets on your back. But Darcy and Tory are resourceful and stubborn, and they keep fighting through it all ...more
BokaniSak*BookWhore
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
love this shit stars*****

finally, some ladies in a bullly romance that aren't door mats.. could they be stronger, YES! but this is a definite upgrade from the bitches in all other bully romances i've come accross. thank God its not a RH cause some of the guys are real douche bags... and a near death experience is unforgivable as far as i'm concerned. so we will see how it plays out
Georgia
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy for an honest review. For some reason, I had it in my head that this was going to be different. I am both delighted and dismayed that I was wrong. As soon as I started to hope for something, the plot slapped me in the face. I just don't know what to root for in this book other than Tory and Darcy becoming the Fae they were destined to be. The fact that nothing happens the way you want it to just makes it that much more of an obsessive read. I'm left with so many questions ...more
Jamie Lee Zonneveld
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Zodiac Academy: The Awakening is the first book in a new series by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti. I really like there writing style and although I never read a bully romance, and didn't totally think it was for me, I do love forbidden teacher romance. So I decided to give it a chance. And it totally paid up. I love the story. I just had to finish the book. I can't wait for the next book!
Leena Harduth
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book .
The introduction to the characters and the Zodiac Academy is amazing .
Everything you think you know or feel could be so deceiving who knows who is with or against the twins ........ just when you think Darcy or Tory are getting a break something happens .
PROFESSOR ORION OMG I am so girl fanning over him...........

All I will say is this book is just the tip of the Iceberg of what is yet to come.
Shirley Cuypers
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, ebooks, arc-beta
Original review

This book was provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti!

Zodiac Academy: The Awakening
is the first book in the Supernatural Beasts and Bullies series and tells the story of the twins Tory and Darcy.

When I read the prequel, Zodiac Academy: Origins of an Academy Bully, I was really intrigued by the world Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti have created. I really liked the concept of a school with different creatures and/>This
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Katt
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: Zodiac Academy: The Awakening
Author: Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2019
Rating: 5/5

Description (from goodreads):

“You have been selected to attend Zodiac Academy, where your star sign defines your destiny. 

If you're one of the Fae, elemental magic is in your blood. And apparently it's in ours. As twins born in the month of Gemini, we're a rare breed even in this academy of supernatural a-holes.
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☽ Kαƚιҽ
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was provided a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.

Tory and Darcy were never your average girls. Twins who grew up in foster care thrown out as soon as they turned 18. They have both known their fair share of troubles and have led interesting lives doing what they can to get by, like stealing limited edition motorcycles. However, one day their world as they know it is turned upside down by a “professor” and life will never be the same. I really enjoyed this book. I
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Juli
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
We all know I'm a fangirl for all things dark, twisted and just a little fucked up 🙈 WELL. Imagine The Cruel Prince (by Holly Black) meets Akarnae (by Lynette Noni) 😆

For those who might not know those series or not read them yet, this book is based around fae who are not exactly friendly (OK they are VERY unfriendly and VERY sadistic) and a power struggle between current ruling heirs of the fae and the old Royal families missing twin queens who were raised mortal coming back to the f
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Cheri Tipler
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Stephanie
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was really amazing, I love the Twins each having her own personality and their own personal stories. I love the world that they were thrown into amazing world building and I honestly can’t wait to find out more about it. Now the Four Heirs are bad so so so bad but damn are they hot, maybe I just have a thing for bad guys. But Darius and Caleb are the ones I like the best even though yes they are bullies and bad guys. I love the School as well even though it is a creature eat creature s ...more
Kelly Stepp
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If Voldemort and Umbridge had children, they would be the Heirs! At times the story and their actions were downright brutal but I couldn't stop turning the pages. The need for their redemption and my desire to unravel the mystery of the Vegas heritage and mystery attacks overroad the more difficult parts of the story. It drew me in from page one and I loved how complex and layered the characters and storyline were, definitely kept my attention. This is DARK fantasy and has a unique spin on Zodia ...more
Debbie Ballard
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved reading the phenomenally, extraordinary paranormal story. After Professor Orion tells Darcy and Tory their origins, Royal Vega Twins from the Fae World, Darcy and Tory are brought to Zodiac Academy. The four celestial heirs, Darius, Caleb, Max, and Seth, do not want someone taking their places in the kingdom. Meanwhile, dark forces are working against the Fae and the Vega Twins. Read the highly recommended, wonderfully written, and riveting paranormal story from the first page until the la ...more
Vicky Lyon
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book, I stayed up all night just to finish it. There is a lot of mystery surrounding the twins. You don't know who is good or who is evil. Darcy and Tori have a long hard journey ahead of them. I can't wait for the next book to see where the journey leads them. Congratulations to Caroline and Susanne for another great book..
Debbie Eyre
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So in the beginning I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this or not but once I settled down to read it I found that I just could not put it down! I was totally drawn into this world that these two authors have built and it’s fae academy and found that human or supernatural you still have the bullies, the mean girls, the nice quiet group and teachers that abuse their position and powers! I love Darcy and Tori, hate the heirs and that ending OMG, I really must read the next book ASAP!
ari
Sep 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
......absolutely terrible
Jennifer English
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So, this is quite literally, my 1st ever bully romance. I know Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti can do some amazing world building with their story lines so I figured I would go with some of the best for my 1st. And Lord knows, the reason I kept away so long, the bullying, that I knew I wouldnt like, was so strong in this book. I had to keep reminding myself, they're Fae, not human, they're Fae not human but even then, I kept hoping that someone, anyone, would show some kind of compassion, a ...more
Betina Clark
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this first book. You were introduced to wonderful characters and some not so wonderful characters. I love the girls you can relate to both of them and they feel real like someone you know. There is so much mystery and evil lurking everywhere. I can’t wait for the next book!
I received an ARC copy of this book and this is an honest review.
Angela James
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tory and Darcy

What the heck! This book was insane and intense and scary and awesome. Tory and Darcy are thrust into a whole new world and they can't trust anyone. Para and bully deliciousness with a crazy fear factor and a chemistry between these characters that won't quit... I don't know who will end up with who or if any of them end up together lol But this book has me in its grip hook, line, and sinker.
Kimmarie
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: supernatural
I was so lucky to get an ARC of Zodiac Academy from the authors - in exchange for an honest review of course.

I am not sure that I can do justice to this book with my review, but I will try.
I absolutely love the character depth and just how each and everyone is completely fleshed out. I can't help but adore Darcy.

Tory and Darcy are Royal Changelings - Fae that were left in the human world. Things happen and they are shuffled from foster home to foster home, until they finally can escape one. Living lif
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Caroline Peckham is the bestselling author of The Vampire Games Series, The Age of Vampires Saga, The Rise of Isaac Series and the Forbidden Fairytales Series.

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Caroline Peckham is the bestselling author of The Vampire Games Series, The Age of Vampires Saga, The Rise of Isaac Series and the Forbidden Fairytales Series.

She'd love for you to come join her reader group on Facebook where you can get your hands on advanced copies of the books plus chat with readers and enter giveaways.
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Caroline lives in the south east England in a tiny cottage. When she's not writing, she's binging Netflix shows, going to the gym or at the pub pretending to be cool.

She adores her fans and loves to hear from them personally. She'd love for you to reach out to her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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Other books in the series

Supernatural Beasts and Bullies (5 books)
  • Zodiac Academy: Origins of an Academy Bully (Supernatural Bullies and Beasts, #0)
  • Zodiac Academy: Ruthless Fae: An Academy Bully Romance (Supernatural Bullies and Beasts, #2)
  • Zodiac Academy 3: The Reckoning: An Academy Bully Romance (Supernatural Bullies and Beasts, #3)
  • Zodiac Academy: Shadow Princess