Winter by Audrey Grey – A Book Review

Posted March 24, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in Fantasy, Reviews, YA / 1 Comment

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(Evermore Academy – Book 1)

by Audrey Grey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fantasy, Academy
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

Well written and well thought out, this is a great, new Fantasy adventure with an in-depth plot. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Welcome to Evermore Academy where the magic is dark, the immortals are beautiful, and being human SUCKS.

After spending my entire life avoiding the creatures that murdered my parents, one stupid mistake binds me to them for four years.

My penance? Become a human shadow at the infamous Evermore Academy, finishing school for the Seelie and Unseelie Fae courts.

All I want is to keep a low profile, but day one, I make an enemy of the most powerful Fae in the academy.

The Winter Prince is arrogant, cruel, and apparently also my Fae keeper. Meaning I’m in for months of torture.

But it only gets worse. Something dark and terrible looms over the academy. Humans are dying, ancient vendettas are resurfacing, and the courts are more bloodthirsty than ever.

What can one mortal girl do in a world full of gorgeous monsters?

Fight back with everything I have—and try not to fall in love in the process.


If you love reading about fated mates, enemies-to-lovers, snarky heroines, and everything Fae, then one click today and fall into this magical new series that’s being called Vampire Academy meets The Cruel Prince!

P.S. This full-length story may leave you with a book hangover.
P.P.S. This Upper YA/NA series will eventually be four books and is intended for mature audiences. It contains cursing, sexual situations, and violence.

Thoughts on Winter

Very enjoyable

A great addition to this authors extensive portfolio – fantasy, a touch dystopian and fully paranormal. It twists and weaves, producing a story that seems to stretch back years, though it’s only now coming to light for the FMC.

I wanted to give this a full 5 stars or at least a 4.5, but the truth of her situation hit my stomach hard and hurt… maybe it’s just me, but it feels like a ‘second choice’, instead of a ‘second chance’ and that struck me off. Take that with a grain of salt though, as the book really is quite good.

Favorite Line

Then, like any good Southern woman who discovered a girl in tears on her porch, she fixed me grits and tea so sweet it made my teeth ache. (93%)


  • Well written.
  • The plot ebbs and flows.
  • I really enjoyed the relationship progression (or lack there of) between Summer and the Prince.


  • I feared the truth of her past, and was rewarded with confirmation. Ouch.
  • Some points were glaringly obvious and not plot worthy.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type



Upper YA

Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on Winter

An intricate plot weaves around a fated love with a dystopian feel…. and magic. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published October 11th, 2019
422 Pages

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Your Turn

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