New Life at Magical Academy
This book begins a new series. I usually like magical academy types of stories, so I was drawn to read this one. I was particularly intrigued by the idea that the heroine considers herself to be a nerdy bookworm, and she is suddenly thrust into a magical world that she had no idea existed. In this world, she is to be trained to be a fae slayer, as her family has been such for four generations. Unfortunately, she doesn’t even get to the academy until near the halfway point of the book. The first half is spent setting up her everyday life before her parents’ announcement upends it by telling her that she will be going away to a special academy for training. While we do see a few interesting scenes at the academy, the author chose to flash forward through much of her time there, focusing on a couple of key scenes instead. I would have liked to have seen more of her regular daily life at the academy and her adjustments to this world and her role in it. That said, even though this book felt a little slow at times, I think it does a good job setting up this magical world, and I would like to see where the author is going to take this next.