The boarders of J. Alter High have fought their school, sabotaged their school, and attempted to destroy their school. Yet the powerful Academy and its enigmatic Headmistress have remained always one step ahead of them. Now they must decide whether or not to work with the school to unlock the abilities that brought them there — a decision that could tear them all apart. But choose they must, before they are out of moves, out of options . . . and out of time.
I liked this series. I will start out by telling you that this is the 3rd in the series and you really need to read the first 2 for the back story and to get fully invested in the characters. Each book takes the characters further and grows them/shapes them. I don't want to say a lot about the plot because most of what I would say would be spoilers.
Instead, I will focus on the author and the story she spins. I wasn't certain when I read book 1 that I would like this author's style, but I quickly got over that as the story took me over. I was so glad that I read these in series and had one after the other as the story just pulls you along. The characters are teenagers (for the most part) and I was afraid they would be 'stale' but they are far from it. Each has their own outlook, back story and are completely unique. They come across as real people and not something someone made up. Generally, if I love the first book in a series, the following book fails to live up to my expectations, but not so with this series. I'm very glad to have read this book and expect great things from Aubrey Coletti!
4/5 for me and I will absolutely be watching for more from this author.
Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via PUYB). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.