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(Dark Angel Academy Series – Book 1)
by G. Bailey
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Slow Burn, Academy, Fantasy RH, Bully
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
This may be tagged as a ‘Bully Romance’, yet in the sudden influx in this complicated Genre, Descend would be a ‘Bully Light’ – if anything. A bit scattered, but intriguing, this Angel RH is available on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Welcome to Angel Academy. The only way to be accepted is to die.
My name is Kaitlyn Lightson, and I can see ghosts.
Despite my weird ability, that no one but my best friend knows about, my life is pretty normal. In a few months, I will be at university and far away from my small ghost town I’ve lived my whole life in.
But one deadly car accident changed everything.
Death was not the end for me, because instead, I became an angel. Guardian Angel to be exact and my only job is to protect important humans in dire need to pay back the debt of our second life.
Only if I can survive Angel Academy that is.
Turns out Angel Academy is deadlier than any school I’ve been to before…
I have to choose a side, light or dark, at the end of my first year.
Light angels are good, kind and the choice my best friend is sure to take.
Dark angels are evil, seductive and they call me to me more than I want to admit.
Seduction is a game in this world, and dark angels know how to play it better than most.
And I want to play.
17+ RH (Reverse Harem) bully Academy Romance.
Thoughts On Descend
I always pick up books by G. Bailey, because the plots sound so interesting and complex – however, I am always thrown off by the writing style. It Feels a bit scattered, jumping in time and through points, while leaving large swatches of description left unsaid.
I do enjoy them, yet I struggle – and this book was no different. Love, betrayal, prophecy and drama…. is all here, mashed together in a way that makes sense, but still leaves something out.
On a side note, this is listed as a “Bully Romance” (One of the reasons I didn’t snap this up the second it dropped, I’m not a fan of bully) – yet there is very little bullying involved. One of the main love interests is not exactly kind, but he doesn’t go out of his way to make the FMC’s life miserable, which seems to be a mainstay of this controversial sub-genre. Overall, it might be considered ‘Bully light’, and approachable for those that wish to dabble in the trend without taking the full, harsh, plunge offered by other books.
- Intersting Concept.
- I love Thallon!
- The best friend isn’t an automatic Love Interest, which is different than normal.
- Left with questions, enough to make Book 2 required reading.
- Scattered and disjointed, or jumbled, writing style.
- There are skips in time that make little sense and leave out too many details. They didn’t talk to her for 2 months? Ok, what happened in those 2 months? What did she learn? How goes the Academy? I need more detail.
- Riley. I do not need to say more. Just fucking Riley.
First Person, Single POV
Upper YA to NA, 17+
MMMF (I think?)
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Descend
A touch disjointed, yet interesting with a solid foundation for a wonderful story. Bully Light, with Angels. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published January 22nd, 2020
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What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? How about other books by G. Bailey? What do you think? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!