Reviewed by: Douglas C. Meeks
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Well to start with a bit of overview from my perspective, this is very generally a more grown up (19-24 old) version of Harry Potter. We have some try outs, some peers in pretty much a dorm setting and throw in a bit of sexual/teenage angst and you have the basic setting.
Actually, our two heroines Rose and Helaine do make an interesting story and the sex is pretty much nonexistent other than dreams in this first volume of this series (trilogy?) but this is where I started getting bogged down a bit, even though I may be failing at describing how enjoyable this story was, the telling of it was very verbose and it seemed to need a story editor to trim it down a bit since we had a lot of “day-in-the-life” segments.
There is some serious drama on several fronts not the least of which is a plot to kill at least one or more of them (I am working hard not to have any spoilers folks).
Now that I am left wanting more of this story! To which I find shocking to myself since stories about teenage girls even though they are about 20 is NOT my forte but I loved the story.
Now for the downside, since the release date is Oct 2018 and I am writing this in May 2018, I assume I am reading an unedited ARC because it has so many editing problems from misuse of words to problems keeping up with who is speaking or even misnaming the speaker once or twice. Throw in the fact that these 2 females between them have about 5+ names they are called adds even more to the confusion. While I loved it, several times I had to stop and figure out who was talking or who was being talked about so I am going to HOPE there is an editor in the wings to fix these things.
In spite of any negatives I loved it and want more so 4 Stars it is and hope I get to see book 2 very soon.