"High Fae Academy: Year One" by Kaylin Peyerk
*Thank you to the author for a copy in exchange for a review.*
When I first read the description of the book, I immediately melted. Five fae hotties?? Yes, please. And this did not disappoint with the insanely hot fae males. But, the romance between them all was just so... fast. Like, they didn't even speak any words, and they are kissing fast. For that reason, I was a little bit turned off from the beginning. They were just way too forced. I really wanted a slow burn romance between them all, but this didn't turn me off from the entirety of the book. I was quickly swept off of my feet as I entered the fae realm. The world is fascinating, and I loved reading about the Academy and all of the magic. The whole time, I had a clear picture in my head. Unfortunately, I did find a few typos while reading, but they didn't distract me from my overall reading experience. My favorite part was definitely the fae magic. I wouldn't say that there is a magic system, but all the fae have either fire, water, air, earth, or spirit. I really enjoyed the main character, Tiana, as a whole. I thought she was sassy, fun, and relatable. I also had a love and hate relationship with Lucian. The characters themselves are fine. But it felt like I was forced to watch two dolls as they are forced to kiss each other.
Overall, I wish I had more. I wanted more in-depth world-building, character development, romance, and more about the magic system. Peyerk created this awesome world, and I wish I got to know it more! I highly recommend this one if you are looking for a quick, hot, romance with fae males, then this one is for you.
About the book:
"Prophecies suck and being the “chosen one”? It’s not all it’s cracked up to be.
I was happy living my simple human life, but—as a Halfling—I can only pretend to be normal for so long. I never had any interest in attending the High Fae Academy for Gifted Supernaturals, but avoidance can only get you so far.
Sure, student life isn’t all terrible. I have five sexy Fae males who all want a piece of me. The only downfall is that I have to choose between them. Not. Easy. Especially when my magic isn’t making my decision any easier. I can control all five elements, and the guys? Well… each facet of my magic draws me to a specific man—to the element’s perfect match.
According to some prophecy I’ve never even heard, I’m destined to end the war between the Light and Dark Fae. Me. A half human.
I’m about to set off on a dangerous and sexy ride that is supposed to bring peace to a war ravaged world all while maintaining a decent grade point average.
No pressure, right? Wrong.
This book is a medium burn paranormal romance that is suited for new adult audiences." (Goodreads)