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by Coralee June & Raven Kennedy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Medium Burn, Stand Alone Paranormal Academy RH (Bully… not Bully)
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
No matter your stance on ‘Bully Romances’ – I encourage you to give Void a try. It’s a stand alone feature RH that really pumps the narrative, and can be classified as a ‘bully light’ – it you consider it a bully at all.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
I was born of nothing.
I’m a Void, a rare supernatural capable of absorbing powers at the brush of my skin.
Feared. Hated. Untouchable.
Thibault Academy is full of supernaturals that want me dead, and the most powerful of them, the Paragons, will stop at nothing to ensure I go back to the hell I came from. They’re cruel, heartless, and have created an unlikely alliance to take me down.
If I want to learn how to control the nothingness, I’ll have to survive them.
I was born of the void, but I’ll die from the power.
This is a reverse harem bully romance.
Thoughts on Void
Not a bully
Despite the tag line, this stand alone RH really isn’t a bully romance – at least not in the way that others have monopolized the market. It’s more a book about misunderstandings, preconceptions and trusting the word of the wrong people. There is some bullying, but not really? Harsh words, but few actions – at least not from the main 4.
Dev is hated in the Super community, because they’ve been taught to hate her because of what she can do… not for who she is. This book seems to be about learning the difference between ability and identity – and it does it fairly well. If you want to call it a bully anything (and I really don’t like bully romances, so the fact that I read AND enjoyed this says something!) then it’s a bully light.
Or an enemies-to-lovers. THAT is a far more appropriate tag.
“I had a case of too many houses not enough homes.” (Hyde – 81%)
“Sorrys are just things uncomfortable people say when they have nothing else to say, don’t you think?” (Hyde – 81%)
- Well written.
- Flows easily.
- The struggles are described well.
- You feel for Dev, but also the others.
- You can’t hate the 4, even when they dislike her, for they may be idiots, but they don’t feel cruel. Misinformed.
- Due to its standalone nature, the romance felt rushed.
- Would have liked to see more explanations and information about her power.
- Epilogue needed to be fleshed out more, a little bit more info on the “after effects”.
First Person, Single POV
NC-17 (Some group lovin’)
Character Age Range
18 – 21
A thoroughly enjoyable standalone Academy RH. It presents a different take on magic, along with the players in that complex world. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published June 8th, 2019
Please note, this is a Reverse Harem Romance, which features mature sexual scenes and themes more suited to an older audience. 18+
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