A bully romance like no other...
Caelum: an Academy built to protect people like Eve.
Who they can't protect her from?
Its own student body.
The threat of death isn't new to Eve, but when she's given the chance to escape her past, she prays her future will be brighter.
How wrong she is.
Raised in a cult, Eve has no understanding of the modern world. Targeted as a freak, a Pa
The Caelum Academy Trilogy was one good read and I devoured the three books in a couple of days.
But the blurb is crap. I do not know who decided to call it a bully romance in the first place because it's very very VERY far from that. In the whole trilogy? There is one scene of bullying, from a random character, that stops as soon as it starts.
Eve is in danger from the Student Body? Right, no. Unless the blurb is actually a very generic blurb for the whole trilogy.
The publishing ...more
Lemme make this short and sweet.
Things that this book is:
- A paranormal reverse harem academy story with some very small bits of romance and veeeeery mild bullying in very few instances. It's so mild that I was even wondering why it is mentioned in the blurb in the first place. The bullying isn't, in fact, like it is in the usual academy/high school bully stories, and thus it isn't the main focus of the story at all. So if you dislike bully romances, you can still total ...more
I’m gonna say seven guys
Usually I’d say Dre was a breath of fresh air, the only one not in insta love but he came across as an a hole. Favourite of the ...more
Eve is an innocent. Raised in an unforgiving environment that has kept her ignorant of the world and ignorant of who she is, what she is. But despite being an innocent, Eve is also a survivor and has a hidden core of steel in her. As she learns her way around this new school she's been taken to, she ...more
This book was really different than what I was thinking, and I really enjoyed it a lot. I loved Eve, and I liked how different she was as well. I'm excited to read more.
1. The premise is that our heroine Eve grows up in a religious cult that's completely cut off from the outside world. She's saved from marriage to a 70-something polygamist cult leader when she's whisked away to an academy for supernatural creatures. Of course she's Extra Special, which raises alarm bells at this academy, and in between trying to figure out whether or not the faculty are going to execute her for be ...more
As for the story—definitely well written and the relationships build as a slow burn. I love how Eve was developed but I wish that she got a bit more of a backbone earli ...more
I absolutely loved this book!!! I literally just read an Academy book right before this one where the female lead was a dark and twisted witch and then I flipped to this where the female lead is so sheltered and innocent... that wasn’t really necessary for this review but made me chuckle nonetheless. 🤷🏻♀
I loved Eve! Her ignorance of modern terminology and technology was extremely enjoyable to read and laugh out loud funny at times. Her determination is admirable. She is roll ...more
First of all, that synopsis is just misleading. Bully romance? A stereotypical harem asshole doesn't make up bully romance. The vibe is very different and I wished the synopsis matched that since the whole multiple souls thing is the ...more
Eve is nearly 18. She is terrified of reaching that age and being married off to the 78 year old leader of the cult she was born into. With no access to television, radio, the internet or even books outside a heavily redacted dictionary and the Bible, Eve has no knowledge of the outside world. However, she still plans to try and escape. Eve has a secret. She is filled with ‘moods’ that she has to keep tightly locked down or it’s likely she will be killed by her com ...more
As a fan of this author I was really looking forward to the release of this series. As soon as I got my hands on this book I devoured it, practically reading non-stop and neglecting my parental duties a bit. I did all of it with the book (well, my phone) in my hand.
What I love most about the author? Her characters and in particular the FMC's. They are strong, no nonsense type of people and somehow that is what I prefer to read.
Eve, the FMC in this book is all of the abo ...more
I have been hankering for this book to come out and I am so impressed by Serena to have dropped all three books at once. I love this because if I like a book series then I want to book binge and not be left with a hangover.
This first installment is so different to what I have been ready lately that it is a breath of fresh air. I love this idea and I am seriously amazed at Serena for having such a unique and intriguing idea for a book in this day and age. ...more
The premise of this read is interesting, but leaves me with sooooo many questions. Eve has been recruited for Caelum Academy and essentially rescued by the cult she was raised in. She learns that those like her (creatures) have 7 souls that are fighting for dominance and when she matures one will be the dominant soul. These are vampire, hell hound, sin eater, gargoyle, succubus, Lorelei, and were. This is where my confusion starts, and maybe I ...more
Eve, her predicament, circumstances, previous life before the academy, it felt more annoying than connecting. Then everyone tiptoeing around the nitty gritty important bits, it just flashes me with anger because I'm so annoyed and frustrated by it. Everyone treats her like a toddler. Letting her discover things on her own and adapt, all the while praising how intelligent, resilient, amazing she is. I can't wait until they start treating her like the adult/young adult she is. Sort o ...more
First off, I liked the concept and storyline. There is much potential and the fact that their are all of these "supes" vying for dominance in each creature (that was a dumb name by the way) was really interesting. Eve is an excellent portrayal of innocence and naivety, but some of her relaxed demeanor contradicts that persona. Yes it's this pull she feels for her mate, but she doesn't question the feeling.
The guys all seem shallow even when we have their POV. You s ...more
I was not expecting this story to go the way it has. I have been trying to figure out who in the flipping flip Eve was going to end up with and I still don’t know. From how the book ends I am assuming it’s going to be 7 guys. But I could be wrong. And then mane the mood swings in their mother trucker. I’m like oh okay there jerks one second and then I’m like okay I like you.
Moods was definitely what the souls should be called. I am little frustrated with the spoon feeding of info to Eve. ...more
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 1st in the Caelum series and ends in a cliffhanger. Eve is rescued from a cult and taken to a boarding school for people like her. Eve didn’t know there were others that had a bunch of voices and personalities in their head. This school teaches the kids how to work with each of the 7 personalities and what will happen when one personality becomes dominant. Eve is a bit backwards and is befriended by 3 boys, 1 of who ...more
This is a slow burn, reverse harem, paranormal romance. First book ends in a cliffhanger, but the entire series is out. There was a lot of confusion for me for most of the first half of this book. The world building was slow. I would rate it at 3.5 stars. Got much better toward the end. Several amusing parts due to how sheltered Eve is. The lead female is strong, but socially inept. She was disclosed in a cult, with no technology or contact with outside world. She is a paranorm ...more
I actually really loved this book including the characters. Our MC is a girl who is strong willed yet completely clueless to life in general. Was wondering if she would ever grow a backbone, and thankfully she does. Her boys were a little confusing on remembering who was who... but I got them down now. I didn’t realize this was a paranormal series but I really love that it is. Although I’m not much for so many POVs being used because it normally ruins how long the book feels it ...more
Yes, this book was a reverse harem story that occurs at a paranormal school. It's been done tons of times before, but not like this. The concept that paranormal can grow to be anything, regardless of what their parents are, is unique as far as I know. A better way of describing this is that the paranormals in this society suffer from violently severe cases of multiple personality disorder while the primary personality is conscious during the possession. The auth ...more
First..... ALL THREE BOOKS OUT AT ONCE??? That’s fantastic, startling and perfect, since this book is so great I can’t wait to dive into book 2!
Second... bully? Not so much. Cruel is a bully book, this is far from it, thankfully. I’m not too keen on them, but I couldn’t resist the fall of a completed series. Glad I listened. This is great! A fresh take on the paranormal theme with enticing world building and unique characters.
- Well written.
- Love Eve!
- Academy is very unique
- Outs ...more
For eve life was simple in her little backward community/cult. You follow the rules and do as your told, fortuneatly eves not like everyone else she doesnt like the cult life and plans to escape. When merry turns up to take her to the academy to help her learn about what and who she is eve cant wait to go. Now shes free and getting the answers she needs. Being able to make friends who are just like her empowers her, she is definately not the same girl she was. Her souls are getting ...more
Ok so I'm totally not a paranormal fan usually however this first book in the completed trilogy has been awesome. At first I thought I would struggle with it as each person has 7 souls until they reach adulthood. I've actually found this an intriguing in a paranormal book as usually they are just one creature. Whereas this is like a little road-test until one becomes dominant. I am completely enthralled and I'm hastily downloading the next one. I can see me pulling an all nighter as I'm ...more
A citizen of the world, Serena is a nomad at heart, and her novel ...more