All the usual suspects are at the top of the Teen & Young Adult Paranormal & Urban Fantasy chart this week. In fact, there has been very little movement on this chart in the last seven days so I decided to do a little more digging.
This week, we’ve got #24 on the charts purely because it looked cool and we need some new books to look at. Yes, it’s a magical academy novel but it has a bit more of a nostalgic feel to it and better yet, a really diverse selection of supernatural creatures. Academy books are great, but they’re so much more interesting when there’s more than one species.
Here’s what we got:
“Some secrets are better kept.
To Raegan Keyes, she’s the only one of her kind but has no idea what she is. Until one night, when she finds out her unexplainable abilities aren’t the only thing she needs to worry about. Suddenly, her world becomes much bigger than she ever could have dreamed.
When a mysterious man named Enzo arrives, too striking to be human, Raegan learns she’s not as alone as she believed. As more secrets are revealed, she’s swept off to an academy for others like her thousands of miles away from home by a complete stranger whom she’d rather stab than travel with.
As tension builds between Raegan and Enzo, she begins to find her purpose as she settles into her new existence alongside elves, witches, vampires, and shifters. With a group of new friends, she’s finally feeling alive again. That is until something sinister comes along, once more throwing her life into mayhem.”
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So, here’s where this gets nostalgic for me. When I was growing up, the coming-of-age magic books I read were all about normal people discovering they had amazing powers and finding their place in their new, magical world. These days, kids know all about their powers and how to use them!
It’s great to see that this book harks back to those kinds of plots to give us a bit of a blast from the past.
I’m running out of book budget for this month so I might have to wait until next month to buy this one. If you want to check out Delayed Admission here’s the link to the Amazon page. Here’s hoping it’s an awesome read.
Thanks for reading!