Review: Midnight Fae Acadamy
Title: Midnight Fae Academy Book One
Author: Lexi C. Foss
Series: Midnight Fae Academy
Date Published: February 22nd, 2020
Publisher: Ninja Newt Publishing, LLC
Genre: Reverse Harem Romance - Fantasy
A forbidden bite led to my capture and recruitment.
There are no flowers here.
I'm an Earth Fae who doesn't belong here.
They can play their little mind games all they want, but I'm going to find a way back to my elemental world. Even if it kills me.
Except Headmaster Zephyrus is one step ahead of my every move.
Prince Kolstov won't stop cornering me.
And Shadow--the reason I'm in this damn mess to begin with--haunts my dreams.
My affinity for the earth is dying and being replaced by something more sinister. Something powerful. Something deadly.
The Midnight Fae believe this is my fate.
They claim that I was "recruited" for a purpose.
To battle a rising presence.
Or to die trying.
I don't owe them a damn thing. But if I have to pass their trials to find my way home, then so be it. I survived a plague and far worse in the Elemental Fae realm. An ominous energy? Please. What a joke.
Give it your best shot.
And don't you dare bite me.
Or I'll make you regret it.
This book is a reverse harem (RH) book about an elemental fae who finds herself stuck in the world of the midnight fae, a place of which she has no knowledge or understanding. She must learn to survive this new world by adapting to life as a midnight fae, learning to control her new unexpected powers whilst also navigating three dominating and controlling males. This was not what she had planned for the year but now she has no choice other than to follow the rules set out for her. The action started right from the beginning, with us being immediately thrown into the realm of the Midnight Fae, after an unexpected interaction human world. I loved the concept and the world it was set in, and the world-building was done very well. The main bulk of the story was set in the Midnight Fae academy, which acted as the perfect setting for the plot. This was my first book in this world; however, this is a separate series that predates this one. The author managed to inform us of details that presumably were told in the previous series, without any info dumps – a definite plus. However, at certain points, it was clear that I was missing something. This didn’t interrupt the story, nor did I feel I was missing anything vital, but it was noticeable.
The world itself was captivating, with an interesting history and lore of magic which felt like a refreshing new take of fae. There were definitely some surpasses about the different magic elements they possessed, and I thought the different types of the mating bond was a fun aspect. The descriptions and writing of the world were beautifully done and had me fully involved and visualizing all the different aspects, even though they were very foreign.
Aflora was an interesting MC and her reactions to the situation she was in felt realistic but not overdone and watching her powers grow throughout the book was very intriguing so I can’t wait to see where it’s taken in the next one (because I will definitely be reading book 2). The three men involved each had chapters from their POVs which was interesting, and it played well to see what they were feeling and how they were viewing the situation. Each one was very unique and sexy with their own personalities. Sometimes the views of Kols and Zeph were very similar and they occasionally blurred together, and you could forget whose POV it was. This is likely because they were already great friends and grew up together so had a similar thought process and understandings. Overall, they mostly had distinct personalities, and each brought something different to the book.
The steam level was good but could have had more, although this felt more like an introduction to the reverse harem relationships as they were all developed well and weren’t rushed. There were some M/M scenes which I loved, and it was done very well and whilst I am new to this genre (RH and M/M) I will definitely be reading more of this!
Overall, there was a great amount of mystery involved that kept me intrigued and wanting to know more. The characters were interesting and fun, and I loved watching their relationships develop, as well as watching Aflora adapt as her powers grew. I can’t wait to read the next one, as this book was set up perfectly to keep the reader interested in the trilogy.
Rating: 4.5 Star