Between by Katie May – A Book Review

Posted December 16, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Fantasy, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 2 Comments

Between (Tory's School for the Troubled - Book 1) by Katie May - A Book Review #BookReview #SlowBurn #RH #Academy #Cliffhanger #Mystery #WhyChoose #4Stars

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(Tory’s School For the Troubled – Book 1)

by Katie May
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fantasy, Slow Burn RH, Academy
Available on Kindle and in Paperback

Down & Dirty

From the far reaches of Katie May’s expressive imagination comes a new tale that wraps around the psyche, crafted with darkness, mystery and just a touch of light. Fair warning… it’s a doozy of a cliffhanger! Would recommend.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

They say I’m troubled.

They tell me I’m damaged.

They ridicule me, point fingers at me, and send me away.

Tory’s School for the Troubled is supposed to be my redemption.

Instead, it’s my new hell.

In this school, I’m surrounded by the broken and the hurt. The liars and the psychopaths.

Everybody at the school is hiding behind a mask, including the professors.

They say monsters roam the halls of this academy at night, and I think…

I think they might be right.

Thoughts on Between

I love Katie May, but this book took me far too long to really get into. It just felt all over the place and confusing, both action and emotion wise. However, that starts to clear when you start figuring out what is REALLY going on – and you will, long before Biananca hears the truth. The revelation starts slow, weaving through the disjointed narrative, then suddenly, you just know – and everything else makes sense. It is supposed to be confusing. I won’t spoil it, but trust me, it’s worth it.

But… mind the cliff.

Favorite Line

B really only had two moods. Stabby and murdery. (30%)


  • Twist makes everything ELSE much clearer.
  • Beau… Love him, despite himself.
  • Intriguing concept.


  • So Disjointed at first.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type



R (Trigger warning for mentions of rape… allusions to only) Upper YA.

Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on Between

Refreshingly original with an edge of darkness, this is an Academy Reverse Harem unlike any you’ve read before. It’s baffling, funny and intriguing, and sure to keep you reading long past your bedtime.

Published November 29th, 2019
211 Pages

Please note, this is a Reverse Harem Romance which may feature alternative romantic dynamics and sexual scenes ore suited to an older audience. #WhyChoose

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Your Turn

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