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Horrid Charms

(Royals of Villain Academy #4)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  371 ratings  ·  47 reviews
With her enemies multiplying and a terrible accusation hanging over her head, Rory’s position in the magical world is more precarious than ever. Clearing her name and keeping her freedom may require trusting the people she’d never have wanted to turn to. Can she count on the other scions when they find out just how close to home the true villains are?
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Published August 28th 2019 by Ink Spark Press
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Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rory has been framed for murder and must figure out a way to prove her innocence. It is clear the current barony is behind the murder and charges, but Rory has a hard time figuring out who else might be in league with them. With the help of the other Scions, she prepares her case.

I'm still enjoying this series. I could do without the cheesy cliffhangers but I've started not paying much attention to them. I like how it seems that Rory has finally figured out that there are good and bad people in
Aug 29, 2019 rated it liked it
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This book felt a little boring. I don't know if it's because I have read 4 books in this series back to back but this one one felt slow and anticlimactic. And that's crazy because she was accused of murder. That's kind of a big deal and they were all acting like it wasn't. It was just a weird situation and I don't think the characters reacted like they should have.

The last book doesn't come out until October... The thing is, I read so, so many books that I sometimes forget about smaller series l
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Royals of Villain Academy 4: Horrid Charms
by Eva Chase 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

******** May Contain Some Spoilers ********

I will try my absolute best to keep spoilers to a minimum or completely out of my review. Sometimes it can be hard to do so.

I love this series! Eva has done a phenomenal job with this storyline and has kept it intriguing. Honestly I'm not sure how I feel about this book. Eva did her job amazingly with this book as she has with the others. This book is all about clearing Rory of murder c
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy moly!!!! Talk about an insane amount of exciting twists and turns. Rory thankfully gets closer to her fellow scions throughout all the craziness. This particular book picks right up from the last one with the black suits picking her up for alleged murder. Desperate to prove her innocence she and the guys try everything they can to get to the truth. But exactly what does get revealed from it? Twists and turns every which way, and one brave, strong, kind hearted girl in the middle. Brace your ...more
Michele Moore
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am obsessed.

This series is one of my favorites right now. I love the characters, that they are flawed but still fabulous. That they overcome. Halfway through the planned books in the series I have no idea what is coming next. But I cannot wait to find out.
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Note: I received this book from the author and I voluntarily give this review, it is my honest opinion.

*Spoilers from previous books*

Dude, I can't even! I am a huge fan of Eva Chase but I am still trying to like bully romance, while I found that the previous books in the Royals of Villain Academy were good, Horrid Charms was especially enjoyable. I was on the edge of my seat wonder what will happen to Rory, how far those plotting against her were willing to go and if her guys would stick by her
Michelle Fritz PA
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My goodness!! What an incredibly intriguing and entertaining edition!!! I have to say how freaking much I adore Eva Chase!!! She draws out these intense plots and then she hits you with the very scene that you've been so eagerly anticipating!! And what a beautiful present she has gifted us readers with!! Rory faces her biggest challenge yet, clearing herself of murder. Her fellow scions are along side her and offering assistance with anything she requires, be it gathering information, brainstorm ...more
The Mysterious Reader
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I adore Eva Chase, and it’s series like her Royals of Villain Academy books that shows why. Superbly written and totally fun. What more could one ask for? Oh yes, great plots, a neat overarching story line, fantastic world-building and wonderfully crafted characters. I suppose having all of those too definitely helps. So now we are up to book 4: Horrid Charms. Rory is back and continues as the perfect example of the sort of kick-a** gal I love the most. We’ve got steam as our slow-burn enemies-t ...more
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great book in this series. When we last saw Rory she was being drug off by the blacksuits, blamed for Imogen's horrible death. Fortunately for her, Declan, Connar, and Jude are on the job. Declan soon finds the legal information he needs to get her released until her trial and the others are on the search for anything to help her prove her innocence, but it isn't going to be easy. To Rory's surprise, Malcolm seems to have changed his tune and is trying to redeem himself in her eyes. She ...more
Mandy Parmenter
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rory's enemies are multiplying which is just what she does NOT need considering the accusation handing over her head right now. Clearing her name (plus keeping her freedom), as well as her position in the magic world, is going to take trusting people she never would have foreseen nor wanted to turn to. Can she at least count on the other scions when they find out just how close to home the true villains are?

OMG poor Rory - her life is just a procession of bad events after bad events (with some b
Leslie Sanchez
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series is one of the reasons Eva Chase is one of my favorite authors. Her books always contain characters that are complex and flawed but given the right circumstances can be redeemed. Rory is one of the best examples of this. She is strong, courageous (although afraid), thoughtful and caring. She has grown in her powers and understanding of how to accomplish her goals. I love that the guys have become her strength and they are not afraid to show it. Malcom is still a work in progress but I ...more
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rory really cannot seem to get a break. Everyone in power seems to after her again. Her fellow scions from school are more on her side and helping her beat the murder charge from the last book. This one has more nail biting then full on action compared to the others as they all try to figure out how to save Rory. Liked all the interactions as Rory gets closer to "her" guys. It was just a fun read that kept me reading in one siting to see how it would end and what would end up going wrong as some ...more
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Horrid Charms is Book 4 in the Royals of Villain Academy series. As we have come to expect from Eva Chase, Horrid Charms is exceptionally well written with characters that are extremely well developed and interesting. We find Rory and her guys trying to prove her innocent of the murder charges she has been falsely accused. As well, they are also trying to discover who is behind this accusation because Rory is not going to give up. She is bound and determined to prove her innocence and handle any ...more
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing! Ms. Chase did it again! Another nail-biting cliffhanger!
“Horrid Charms” is the fourth book in this series and each book just keeps getting better and better.
Rory’s arrested for murdering her friend and has to go on trial for it. It was interesting to see which of the four scions supported her and how far some of them went to do so. While she is preparing for her trial, she learns more about the conflicts between the joymancers and fearmancers and gets to spend some quality t
Linda Levine
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The end of the last book showed just how tough it was going to be for Rory. She is being blamed for a death she had no part in and knows it is a conspiracy. She has to rely on the people she used to avoid but has grown to care about for help.

I love how the relationships keep changing. You really understand them all better now and can see how much they have grown to care for one another. They are some really hot scenes in this one.

I am looking forward to seeing where it goes next as there are som
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! page turner! loved the chemistry between the scions and how much Jude, Connor, Malcolm, Declan, and Rory has grown. I especially loved how much Malcolm has matured. All of them have and Rory has opened their eyes to their true personalities. I really adored their solidarity as the future pentacle of barons particularly during the testimony. There's so many questions I hope can be answered in the next upcoming book. It's absolutely a compelling and intriguing read. What a cliffhanger!! I ca ...more
Sarah Murphy
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Fantastic!

I adore this series! Rory is so strong, and such a nice person, and I love that about her. I love the way she’s inspiring her guys to be better people, and protecting the naries, all while trying to prove her innocence and fight the evil Scions. Oh boy, was that a doozy of a cliffhanger though! I’m super excited for the next book!
The end of October is so far away....
Galina Sulaiman
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Villain Academy 4

Rory is back, but she's been imprisoned for a crime she didn't commit. This book was great, the only part that I am wondering about is why the victims family weren't involved at all, even in the courtroom. The anxiety of the elder scions hatred and continued attacks has me rooting for Rory even more. Malcolm is redeeming himself, his father I'd love to see his son kick his rear both magically and physically .
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I want more!

Rory & the scions have come so far and I feel like this book was truly the turning point for all of them in some way or another. There is a mystery to solve and I feel like they can finally all work together toward their goals. Things have never been more dangerous or tense but I have zero doubts this group can handle it all while navigating some very tricky feelings lol I can’t wait for book 5!
Gwendolyn Thaggard
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This was a great addition to the series.
At the close of the last book, Rory had been accused of murder.
In this book, she's fighting for her freedom.
Trying to prove her innocence and remain true to herself.
Luckily 3 of her fellow scions are on her side.
Everything is stacked against Rory at this point, but she doesn't back down easily.
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Suspense continues...

Falsely accused of murder, Rory is in trouble but now all other scions come together to help her. With all the plot twists and turns, the romance continues on with quite a bit of heat...and something unexpected is revealed at the end. Cliffhanger warning but also a page turner.
Raveen Vann
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The fourth book in this absolutely amazing series that I have come to love so much. This one Rory and the guys are all trying to figure out who set her up and how to prove shes innocent. I just love that she doesnt take crap from anyone and will give it right back. Really could not get enough and now I am waiting for the next one to see whats coming their way next.
Laura Cozicar
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! How much suspense can one person take? This is Book 4 in this series and the hits keep coming! Rory has been through so much and it isn’t over yet! Can the boys help her prove her innocence? Will we finally learn who is trying to control her future? This book kept me coming back until I tried to turn the last page and it wouldn’t turn. NOOOO!!! It can’t be over yet, I want more!
Deb Le
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series is pure gold. With each new book, I find myself having a new favourite. The suspense in this one is crippling. I couldn't put the book down, I HAD to know what happens next. I'm struggling not to give any spoilers, but the other scions really come into their own in this one, especially Malcolm. Yet another cliffhanger at the end - my nails can't take much more!
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loving this story

Rory adventures are getting intense with all her enemies closing, but now she is starting to understand who she can actually trust. An just when I think I was starting to get on top of the story, Author throws in bomb. I can’t wait for ‘Corrupt Alchemy’ book 5 on October 23rd 2019.
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rory is awaiting her trial for supposedly killing Imogene, one of her dorm mates. At least they have let her return to the Academy to wait, thanks to Declan and his legal knowledge. How can Rory prove her innocence? Hope comes from two unexpected sources. Well written with a great plot and strong characters, a must read RH fantasy
Cherylynn Tilley
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Must read!

I love this series!! I really like Rory and her standing up for what she believes is the right thing to do and the way she is having the guys see things from her stand point is really amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing how everything plays out.
Cathi Lipham
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Suspense grows

Wow, the suspense just keeps growing! Be ready to be glued to your seat as you follow Rory's exploits in this roaring but wonderful book! You won't want to put it down until the end!!
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm such a sucker for this series. It's getting better and better.

Plot: ♡♡♡♡♡
Heroes: ♡♡♡♡♡
Heroine: ♡♡♡ (she's a bit more self righteous in this book)
Steam: ♡♡♡
Cover: ♡♡♡♡♡
Writing: ♡♡♡♡♡
HEA: (view spoiler)
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this series

I really can’t wait till book 5 comes out
The things this scion has gone through and is still going through are crazy and the story grips you into needed more. This is a must read
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Other books in the series

Royals of Villain Academy (5 books)
  • Cruel Magic (Royals of Villain Academy, #1)
  • Vile Sorcery (Royals of Villain Academy, #2)
  • Sinister Wizardry (Royals of Villain Academy #3)
  • Corrupt Alchemy (Royals of Villain Academy #5)