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S.S.S: Year One
(Supernatural Spy Academy – Book 1)
by Yumoyori Wilson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Paranormal Slow/Medium Burn RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
Intense and fully fleshed new Academy RH – great read!
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
When being different leads to the best years of your life.
There are three key components required to get into the most prestigious, top spy academy in the world:
My name is Silver Spell Solange. No, I didn’t plan for my initials to be the same rank needed to enter the spy academy. But I would do anything to get into the one of a kind school. I have the magical capability of an Elemental Witch, the strength to kick anyone’s ass, and quick problem-solving skills to get my teammates out of any jam. There’s only one small problem – the other ‘S’ I’m missing.
I’m not a part of the supernatural race.
After realizing the my only shot at my dreams is at the brink of extinction, I’m unexpectedly teamed up with a werewolf, a dragon, a fallen angel, and a hellhound. The four of them carry the assets and abilities I need to gain my spot into the Supernatural Spy Academy (SSS).
With the clock ticking and not much leg room for an SS score, I accept their bet, knowing I’ll easily handle whatever they request from me.
I didn’t think their bet would lead me to date all four them.
It’s time for me to buckle up. This four-year roller coaster is about to begin, and its a bumpy one-way ticket to becoming the next “supernatural” spy.
Yumoyori Wilson never fails to amaze me with her intricate world building, in depth plots and fantastic characters. While there is a similarity to her stories (you know the same author penned them) they each stand alone in terms of breadth and narrative. This one ventures further into the academy genre, inviting lovers of paranormal to get sucked into a school for gifted spies. It’s unique, rather heartwarming and just as detailed as anything Wilson writes.
First Person, Single POV
Rated NC-17 (I looked it up, there really is no X rating….. but it would be, towards the end.)
- It’s long! Almost 600 pages. There were at least 2 solid breaks before the end, points where I could see a lesser book finding it’s HFN, but not this one. No, it’s like 3 book in 1 with the culmination happening at the end of the year.
- Love Silver, she’s strong and determined.
- Guys are sweet and individual. Character overlap (in personality) does not happen.
- Little too lengthy in parts, with almost filler pages (not too much though).
- One scene bothered me; when Silver proved catty in her revenge… it seemed beneath the character she has been portrayed to be.
“Which shirt makes me look sexy, but not whore sexy?” (4%)
“It’s fine. The future has no limits. She shouldn’t put a box around her dreams because the world wants her in one category.” (6%)
“Some of the adults said because I was a child, I took it harder than an adult would, but I don’t think age defines how you manage loss.” (61%)
This is a great start to a new Academy series – I can’t wait to read book 2! Perfect for fans of Harry Potter, RH and all things Paranormal (Not too spy related ATM).
Published April 5th, 2019
Please note, this is a Reverse Harem Romance which features adult scenes and themes more suited to an older audience.
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