Wicked Academia: Lost Stars: 1
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I liked how it slowly built up to the triplets going to the Celestial Academy, and didn't rush into it, like many other fantasy books. It’s a bit predictable. Like soap opera predictable. I’m usually a fan of Insta love but eh, it was a bit over the top. Also there was enemies to lovers pushed for this book but honestly I don’t see it; you might’ve set it up but I don’t think it should be marketed as enemies to lovers like it is. (It also shouldn’t be marketed as spicy; I can count how many spicy scenes there were on one hand. Just saying someone was turned on doesn’t count as spice, it’s just writing for mature audiences. But again could have gone without and still had the same story) I was sent an ARC of this book (I read it before getting the arc, when it was online if that changes anything)
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This book has been sitting in my Goodreads TBR for too long, so when I saw the opportunity to get an ARC I jumped.Layne Fargo’s book isn’t about queer identity in any grand sense, but features characters that identify as queer, and that often feels equally like a win. They Never Learn is a delectable book about two women who team up to take down evil men. It centers on Scarlett Clark, a (bisexual) English professor who searches for the worst men at Gorman University, where she teaches, and plots their demise. But her latest target puts her in the focus of Mina Pierce, whom Scarlett sets her sights on to avoid notice.
Wicked Academia: Lost Stars: Jenkins, Jasmine, Suliman
As the triplets unravel the secrets of the school, they begin to realize their father didn’t want to protect them from the Celestial Academy. He wanted to protect the Academy from them. You could see right from the beginning, and even more so after getting to the Celestial Academy, that the triplets each have their own very different personalities and each gravitated towards a different falling star and their students at the academy. Giving them that independence from one another made them a better trio in my opinion. It also made the sow of their loyalty to one another more significant.Having a twin sister, I adore the triplet sibling dynamic/situation: they are stubborn and dorky at times but they ultimately love each other and the sibling love in this book made my heart full ☺️♥️ it was really cute. I think that having the pictures at each chapter confused me a lot too; I didn’t picture the triplets the way they’re drawn and I think a small motif would have been nicer designed to represent each triplet (similar to the swashes used to separate sections of text). A wonderful new adult, fantasy web serial updated weekly from authors Jasmine Jenkins and Sophie Suliman.