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Ruthless Fae | Zodiac Academy Book 2 Written by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti | A Review

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Hi there. It's 8:00 pm here. I am sitting in my comfy chair in front of the PC and thinking of writing a review for the second book of Zodiac Academy named: Ruthless Fae. I will have to say the book names were very carefully chosen. I love the names simply but I am not  a fan of book covers but they are fine as they depict the story in some way. there is some symbolism in there (I mind just can't grab it at this moment).  So, let's start. I will make sure not to spoil anything for you guys!!

Dark Academia with Magical Creatures

Funnily Amazing

Easy to Read

Multilayered Complex not so saint Characters

☙ Enemies to Lovers
☙ Slow burn
☙Found Family
☙ Fae Race with All the Creatures
☙ Magical School
☙ Bully Romance
☙ High Fantasy
☙ Mystery and Magic


The story starts right from where the last book ended. Horrible things happened with the Vega twins in the last book. So for a second it does look like they are going to bail and leave the fae world but the Orion happen and he talk some sense into the girls (well one of the girls). That was one cool scene right there!!

So, the twins are now coming for some cold ass revenge....I totally cheered the Vega Twins for their escape plan but then they change their strategy and plan for revenge Oh!!! Revenge is sweet when it served cold isn't it?

Meanwhile the support for Vega twins to become queens is increasing in the Zodiac Academy circles. Some teachers and more student joined. There are some new cool classes for example Astrology class and they learn about these cool stuff (Astreal Adversaries, Elysian Mates and Nebula Allies)

Geraldine is my new favorite character in the last book the writers didn't focus on her character much but in this book  she becomes me open towards supporting the royalty and her scenes were fire.

The scenes with Professor Orion teaching in class were pure joy. That was my cozy place in the book. Also the dynamics of Orion and Darcy...Ahhhmaaazingg!!!!

Also I will appreciate the little scene where the writer elaborated the surroundings when someone was taking a walk in the wailing wood or the surrounding environment in shimmering springs. It just amazing. I was transported to that world. I loved readings scenes where write write in details about the enchanted surroundings

On the whole the book was amazing. there is a little more insight into the heirs character why they are the way are why they behave as assholes particularly Darius and then there is more insight into the whole world of Solaria and how it's ruthless and competitive and everyone has just their own agenda.

So If you are into bully romance, Dark academia, magic school, hardcore female characters this book is for you. It's a 4 star from me. I loved reading the book. Can't wait to dive head first in the next one.

Overall: ★★★★ | 4 Stars
Plot: ★★★★ | 4 Stars
Characters: ★★★★ | 5 Stars
Pacing: ★★★★
| 5 stars
Sense of mystery: ★★★| 3 stars
Romance: ★★ | 2 Stars
Ending: ★★★| 5 Stars
Fun: ★★
| 4 Stars 
Spice Level: 🌶🌶| 2/5
Book Cover:★★| 5 Stars 

☙ Orion's Class is the best part tbh
☙ Caleb and Tori: their Chemistry is fire
☙ Girls taking Revenge on the guys was epic 

☙ None that I can think of

Best Words

“Everyone knows, karma’s a bitch. And today her name was Tory Vega.”
Caroline Peckham, Ruthless Fae

“Well I think I’m talking to an oversized iguana with a superiority complex, wrapped in an expensive suit.”
Caroline Peckham, Ruthless Fae

“Elysian Mates are the most unpredictable of all the Star Bonds,” Zenith started. “An Elysian Mate is your absolute perfect match. Your other half, your soul mate, your twin flame, your one true love. It has many names. But in Solaria we call it this. Your Elysian Mate is Star Bound to you somewhere in this world. And if you come into contact with each other, the Zodiac will draw you together like two ends of a rope bound to a turning wheel. And the more time you spend together, the more you will be pulled magnetically and inescapably toward one another. But...”
Caroline Peckham, Ruthless Fae

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