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Wicked Academia: Lost Stars: 1

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Each of the siblings had interesting personalities and motivations throughout and their interactions with others were never dull. I really enjoyed their different experiences within the same story. Marion needs to save her family before her sister starts eating people alive, and her only hope is a silver-tongued revolutionary who could charm the pants off a god...which she so happens to be. I especially love the characters 🥰 they were delightful to read about along with some of the side characters 🤌 I am however also a strong believer of putting things and designing things where and how they make sense.

Wicked Academia Series by Jasmine Jenkins - Goodreads

I wasn’t sure if this book qualified as dark academia at first, but I’ve seen it on a number of lists and aesthetic inspiration boards for the genre, so I feel OK with including it. And selfishly, I’m more than happy to, because wow, this book. Madeline Miller first wooed me with her beautiful, intricate novel Circe. Naturally, I had to read everything she’d written after that, which led me to The Song of Achilles, her debut novel. Like the best of dark academia, it is itself deeply infatuated with the Classics. I'm not even going to lie to you—this was a mess. In fact, I'll lay it out simply and hopefully never speak about this book again: How does the web novel differ from the version being published? The web novel is our first version; the published version is edited and revised. Chapters may be rearranged, there may be new scenes, POVs might be switched, etc. Scenes from our SFW and NSFW collections may or may not be included in the published version. The heart of the story is the same, it just looks a little different! There were also so many moments throughout the book that caught my attention, hinting at past events or foreshadowing future ones, and has me looking forward to the next book to see those things being elaborated on.If you have drop caps, there needs to be enough minimum space around the drop capped letter that it doesn’t cover any of the surrounding text. I only have the print version, I’d assume the digital version is pretty much the same though I’d hope there’s more flexibility with the layout too. The main characters all are likable enough, even though most of them are a bit clichée (unfortunately). We have the secret reluctant vampire, the protective sister, the lovable idiot brother. Their love interests are introduced in the same way and there is little to no suspense on who will end up with whom. Here lies one of the problems I discovered during the read... the insta love between Darius and Vivian. I don't mind love at first sight, but this was just a bit much. Maybe it wouldn't have bothered me as much, if Marion and Khalid had gone a different route. They may seem to be reluctant, but there is instant chemistry between them.

Wicked Academia: Lost Stars First 3 Chapters - Wicked Academia: Lost Stars

And the insta love!!!!! Oh my gods I hated that so much. Viv and Darius (I think that's their names) fell in love and were ready to die for each other after 1 day of having met, and it's not like they spent the entire day together or spent hours talking..nooo! They had like 3 conversations that lasted for about 10 minutes each. There's also gorgeous artwork!!! I loved it !!! Please keep putting them in your books. By the way the cover is really pretty as well.I think Carmilla and Val are also intriguing characters and I would like to read more about them on book 2: why Val regrets getting the star (bc his brother died) but because I am noisy I want to know how it happen. Marion discovers a plot that can topple kingdoms and unseat even a god’s power if she claims it for herself.

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