Eight Souls by Serena Akeroyd – A Book Review

Posted July 31, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Eight Souls

(The Caelum Academy – Book 2)

by Serena Akeroyd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Slow Burn Academy Bully PNR
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

The second in this remarkable trilogy is just as action packed and enticing as the first. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Read my review of Book 1 here!

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

An Academy like no other for a girl with a destiny that no one could handle…

Home to ‘freaks’ the world over.
Haven to children declared insane by humans, but whose beautiful minds contain the souls of seven creatures.

In the human world, they’re sick. Ill. Labeled schizophrenics at best, deviants at worst.
At Caelum?
They’re normal.
More than that, they’re future warriors in a war no human knows is happening.

Into this mix tumbles Eve. An oddball even among oddballs.
Raised in a cult, she can’t handle a TV remote never mind news that she isn’t insane, is old enough to join the war effort, and oh, is mated to several males.

Caelum is more of a home than she’s ever known but, just like in the New Order Cult that reared her, anyone out of the ordinary is a dead man walking.

And Eve?

She doesn’t have seven souls like everyone else.
She has eight.

Dead woman walking?

Find out in book TWO of the complete Caelum Academy trilogy.

Thoughts on Eight Souls


This is a fantastic series so far! The world building sweeping through the narrative, the hesitant and tenuous relationships forming, the mystery that is Eve…. it’s a blended paranormal that feels divine.

Only question? (Ok, I have lots of questions, because that is the point of the plot, but this?) it’s listed as a bully….. it’s not. At all. Thankfully. It IS an Academy, but no bully. Not quite sure where that comes from. Maybe because 2 guys struggle with even liking her? Enemies to lovers perhaps.

Either way, the second installment is just as good, if not better, than the the first. I highly recommend this to any one who enjoys the RH genre!

Favorite Line

“People say they want peace, but they don’t realize you have to go to war to experience it.” (57%)


  • All books dropped AT ONCE!
  • Eve…. I am head over heels in love with that curvy FMC.
  • Dre. He’s a jerk. And he’s growing on me.
  • Multiple POV done right.


  • Sometimes The Transitions are jarring, heading in an unexpected direction. Not really a con, just unusual.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type



R to NC-17

Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range

17 – 20 (she turns 18 in the series)


5 out of 5 Stars

Wonderful addition to a startling trilogy. Perfect for fans of the PNR or RH genre. Free on KU!

Published June 27th, 2019

268 Pages

Please note, Eight Souls is part of a Reverse Harem trilogy which features alternative sexual themes and scenes more suited to an adult audience. 

If you enjoyed this review of Eight Souls, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.


Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this trilogy yet? How about other books by Serena Akeroyd? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!


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