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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Mini Review: Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund

Title: Academy 7
Author: Anne Osterlund
Published: May 2009
Source: The Library
Synopsis from goodreads:
With a past too terrible to speak of, and a bleak, lonely future ahead of her, Aerin Renning is shocked to find she has earned a place at the most exclusive school in the universe. Aerin excels at Academy 7 in all but debate, where Dane Madousin—son of one of the most powerful men in the Alliance— consistently outtalks her. Fortunately Aerin consistently outwits him at sparring. They are at the top of their class until Dane jeopardizes everything and Aerin is unintentionally dragged down with him. When the pair is given a joint punishment, an unexpected friendship—and romance—begins to form. But Dane and Aerin both harbor dangerous secrets, and the two are linked in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. . . . 

Well, this book wasn't what I expected. For one there's really nothing in the synopsis or on the cover to suggest that this book is half science fiction, which it is. I also didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I liked both Aerin and Dane, and their growing relationship was entertaining, as were the secrets surrounding both of there pasts. Yet something just didn't click. Maybe it was that the book was in third person, so it was harder to connect. It's still a very enjoyable light read, and the end left room for a sequel. If there is one I'm definitely going to pick it up. 3.5/5 Stars! 


  1. "The most exclusive school in the universe" huh? This sounds interesting! I tend to like narratives in third person, so I'll be checking this out ;)

  2. I've checked this book out of the library a couple times but never really got around to read it. Maybe I will now! nice review

  3. Wow, this is half science fiction? I never would have guessed juding by the cover. Glad you found it enjoyable!

    from Une Parole

  4. Very interesting!! I really like the cover and I like that it took you by surprise... something to look forward to!=)


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