Book Review: Spring (Evermore Academy #2)

Title: Spring

Author: Audrey Grey

Pub. Date: June 11, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Welcome to Evermore Academy where the magic is dark, the immortals are beautiful, and being human sucks.

My name is Summer Solstice and this is going to be my year.

Except, in the Everwilde, nothing ever goes according to plan. Students from the rival Fae academy join Evermore, and the Spring Court heir decides it’s his mission to make my life hell.

In an effort to bend me to his will, the Spring Court heir takes someone I love. There’s only one way to save them, but it jeopardizes my entire future.

Worse, someone steals the Darken’s soulstone. Everyone at the academy is a suspect.

Forces are gathering.

Sides are being chosen.

To stand any chance of saving humanity, I must finally accept the soulbond with the Winter Prince.

This will be a spoiler free review. I listened to the audiobook via Audible.

This was kind of an impulse listen. I was in the mood for another NA High Fantasy Romance book. I’m also a sucker for a school setting, hot fae and kickass heroines.

This book leaves you with your jaw dropped, because what the fuck?!?! I’ll be honest, it took me a minute to remember what happened in the first book, but once it came back, I was thoroughly sucked in. I inhaled Winter in one night, staying up far too late and I read it over a hundred books ago. So, while I really enjoyed it, I had to do some deep mental searching to remember what happened.

This book picks up roughly where book one left off – it’s the start of a new school year and Summer is feeling optimistic…and you know what happens when characters start to feel good about things.

Shit hits the fan.

Besides the book being kind of dystopian, with Fae and magical creatures and a boarding school setting, this book has trials. And I’m an absolute sucker for trails. If the main character has to risk life and limb to make his/her mark or to secure her spot, I’m all for it.

As for the spicy factor, this was more a slow burn, tease. With all the Fae court politics going on in this book, it leaves for some unrequited feelings…well, of the spicy variety. Summer is anything but a cool and calm personality and with the introduction of the Spring Court Prince, she’s a lovely ball of wrath and seething anger.  I love Summer. She’s strong, stands up for herself, but she also has these very vulnerable moments, where her walls crack and crumble and she’s utterly human.

And while Summer is dealing with all sorts of personal emotional issues, things are starting to heat up in Everwilde – tensions are rising, things are stirring and if they wake up, everyone is screwed. And then there’s the matter of the big reveal at the ending. And it’s really not that shocking since you find out this thing, at the end of Winter, but it’s the information that’s revealed next that had me ripping my headphone out of my ear at work and all but chucking it away. Oh, it was so good, but what the fuck!! It throws a whole new issue into the mix and I really cannot wait to see how Summer is going to get herself out of this one. I’m so damn curious and I cannot wait for Summer to come out next March because I need to know what happens next. If you’re looking for a NA SFF Romance, where you can just turn your brain off and enjoy, you should definitely check out this series. It’s fun, enjoyable and will leave you wanting more.

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