The Academy

The Academy

by Evangeline Anderson

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BN ID: 2940044320314
Publisher: Evangeline Anderson
Publication date: 08/03/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 167,493
File size: 918 KB

About the Author

Evangeline Anderson is the USA Today Best Selling Author of the Brides of the Kindred and Born to Darkness series. She is thirty-something and lives in Florida with a husband, a son, and two cats. She had been writing erotic fiction for her own gratification for a number of years before it occurred to her to try and get paid for it. To her delight, she found that it was actually possible to get money for having a dirty mind and she has been writing paranormal and Sci-fi erotica steadily ever since. You can find her online at her website www.evangelineanderson.com Come visit for some free reads. Or, to be the first to find out about new books, join her newsletter. http://evangelineanderson.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=29b467eebf0af968606782cef&id=2df94ec8cd

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The Academy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
amatate More than 1 year ago
3-3.5 stars- I was really excited to start The Academy. Having read a couple books by the author before, I knew she could deliver a fun, bright writing style and banter, and I thought a college-aged romance would be a home run. Unfortunately, this was one of those titles that simply never measured up to my expectations. The writing style was still good, the premise fun and interesting, and the romantic connection reasonable. However, I never fell for the characters completely and ended this book feeling more “meh” than “woo-hoo”. The bet seduction plotline can be hit or miss for me. Although I enjoy the conflict it brings to the plot, it sometimes results in the romance lacking a true connection, which is precisely what I thought in The Academy. Nick and Sebastian were promising heroes with interesting backstories, and I liked the complexities about their personalities that came out as the book progressed. In many ways, these men worked together with a bit of an opposites attract vibe. I liked when Nick and Sebastian went head to head over things, as much as when they came together. In those moments, the romantic tension really showed through and the dialogue drove the scene. However, so much of the drama revolved around lacking communication or withholding information that it wore on me after a while. I think had there been less inner monologues, and more relationship development, I may have felt differently, but I simply never felt strongly about the heroes as individuals or a couple. I think The Academy is best suited for readers who don’t mind a good dose of new adult drama in their romances, and although this wasn’t a solid win for me, I will certainly be looking forward to the author’s next release. *eARC received via Netgalley. The author and publisher had no influence over this review*
Trio More than 1 year ago
I always appreciate Quinn Anderson’s ability to weave a story. No matter the subject, her stories always contain complex characters, witty dialogue, a dash of humor, and a happy ending. The Academy is just as beautifully written as everything else I’ve read by this truly talented author. Even though The Academy was a bit too corny for my taste, I’m certain that if you’re in the mood for an incredibly romantic coming of age, hurt/comfort tale this is going to be a huge win for you.
HEABookNerd More than 1 year ago
I'll admit that I wasn't sure about The Academy at first because the bet that Sebastian, Theo, and Dante agree on seemed a touch cruel, especially in light of Nick's ongoing grief over losing his father the year before. But I should not have doubted Quinn Anderson because she handled the plot with such grace and creativity. There's so much squeezed into this book but it's all paced really well and I never felt like it was too much. In fact, I was surprised that so little time had passed because I felt like Sebastian and Nick had been together forever. Their chemistry is immediate and unexpected for both of them and try as they might, both find themselves with emotions they never saw coming. As much as I loved the writing, I struggled to truly connect with Sebastian who embodies the popular, selfish, and thoughtless stereotype of a rich college boy. While money hasn't insulated Sebastian from hurt or pain I do believe he's ultimately responsible for the hurt he's causing others. There's a lot of growth in this book for Sebastian so it's expected that he'll make mistakes along the way but it also made it hard for me to totally like him as a romance hero. While I liked Nick more he also has some prejudices and judgement he has to work through as well. Neither Nick nor Sebastian is perfect and their youth and immaturity was realistic if a bit frustrating. Maybe I'm getting to old for this? However I obviously wasn't too bothered by it because I still gave The Academy 4 stars. My hands down favorite part was that Quinn Anderson totally blew my mind; I thought I had everything figured out but oh, how I was wrong. It's been a long time since a book truly surprised me but this one did and I pulled a literal OMG while reading. I can't ask for a better moment in a book I'm reading. While the characters weren't my thing, I'd definitely recommend this read because the story and the writing were golden.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, really enjoyed the characters and story line. Your imagination is inspiring. Just love your writing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emmaline, aka, her other name ;) is my favorite author so it was no surprise I loved this book. I think she portraits the struggle of women in society perfectly and she also creates a diverse world that is so much like our own but with its own unique twists. I love North. He has this anger in him about everything and yet when he meets Kris his anger starts to disappate. When you see them starting to fall in love it's like noooo he thinks she is a guy so he must be gay.... Maybe that's why he was always so nice but spoiler it's not. He doesn't care about genders. He believes in love and I think the pact they make together... Which is like a marriage vow!!!! Is the sweetest thing anyone can do. This story will make you fall in love and experience crazy emotions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a quick, easy read and I enjoyed it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon this book and I'm glad I did. It was a great story and hard to put down.
LiveLaughandLoveBooks More than 1 year ago
Okay so I wanted to like this book. It had all the right properties: Girl posing as boy in an ALL boy school, HOT roommate. It could have been SOOOO good. Unfortunately it fell short of a full stack of pancakes. I mean, the WHOLE time I was reading it I kept thinking about how similar it was to a book I read when I was littler (Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce). I mean..that series is AMAZING and now I plan on re-reading it just to get the taint of this book out of my head! I can't even believe I read it all...but I'm diligent and rarely give up unless I absolutely can't stand the book or it insults the little bit or morals I have. Anyway, I'm straying a bit. In the end this is just not a book I would recommend to ANYONE else to read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, with plenty of comedy, suspense, with a bit of heart-to-heart that could really make you cry. Clean with just a hint of romance. The only complaint was that the ending felt a bit jumpy and slightly rushed, however it still was a marvelous read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent book. Over 500 pages on my Nook Tablet. I would love to read more from this author. ..................................................................
RueMoo More than 1 year ago
This has, by far, become my favorite book. My favorite genre is gender bender but a whole lot of other books and manga in the genre are awful and  do the same exact things as others. There are also not a lot of books of the gender bender genre and because of that, i pick up whatever I can find and read it. I am so glad I decided to pick this up. It is different from other gender bender stories. The characters are very bright and complex yet easy to understand. The romance in the book is the most adorable romance I have ever read about. On every page there is either a twist or an extremely cute romantic scene. It is a story of how love can be hard with the troubles of like surrounding two people and how afterwards, it can prevail if it was true from the start. I'm getting cheesy, i know, but I'm telling you this story is great and I cannot understand why no one has reviewed it yet. The time is an unknown year in the future where technology has advanced but social customs in some places and settings has gone back in time to something like the old days of chivalrous gentleman and women who are not considered worthy or smart enough to do anything. I laughed, I cried, and I enjoyed this book thoroughly. The ending was absolutely wonderful. Try it, you wont regret it. The author is using a pseudonym but I would REALLY like to read her other books xD