About the book:
I went from one of the most powerful supes in the world…
…to the bottom of my class at Supernatural Reform School.
The academy is for the rejects: shifters who can’t shift, witches who can’t spell, and psychs like me, who are powerless. All I want is to get my powers back online.
Not to make friends.
Definitely not to fall for my dragon shifter instructor.
But I’m beginning to think that losing my powers was no accident. Someone is stealing magic.
As I dig deeper into this conspiracy with my fellow reform-schoolers, we uncover a lot more than we bargained for. And the tentative human/supernatural relationships hang in the balance.
We may find out the truth, how can we do anything to stop it when we don’t have our powers?
Review by Katy Haye:
I love, love, loved this. Cade (very glad she had a shortening because I wasn’t in the least sure where to put the emphasis in the name Arcadiana) was the best heroine I’ve read in a long time. I guess the usual paranormal story is for a “normal” girl to suddenly discover she has otherworldly powers. Cade was the opposite: a powerful supe, she abruptly loses her powers and has to deal with life where she’s nothing special. She was angry, determined, scared, spiky, damaged, and just so real. I was totally rooting for her throughout the story, even when she was at her angry worst pushing everyone away.
The academy setting made for some great relationships. There were goodies and baddies, without the authors falling into the tired trope of pretty girls who don’t like the heroine = spoilt, stupid and nasty.
And Sebastian. Oh, Bash… A fabulous love interest. I’m a bit biased by reading his prequel that you get by joining Sullivan Gray’s mailing list, where you get to find out more about him, but I am rooting for him to get his powers back just as much as I am for Cade to do so.
There were some excellent twists and turns, and a big arc that will need a few more books to resolve. I can’t wait, because I cannot get enough of these characters.