Review: Elemental Fae Academy Book 1 & Book 2 by Lexi C. Foss & J.R. Thorn

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Elemental Fae Academy Book 1 & Book 2 by Lexi C. Foss & J.R. ThornElemental Fae Academy: Book One by J.R. Thorn
Series: Elemental Fae Academy #1
Published by Ninja Newt Publishing LLC on August 1, 2019
Cover Design: Sanja Balan
Format: Digital, Paperback
Genres: Romantic Fantasy, Alternate Worlds, Erotic, Reverse Harem Romance, Ménage
Pages: 288
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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four-flames

My one piece of advice: Never kiss a stranger.

See, I kind of kissed this sexy man at the bar on a dare once, and it turns out he's a Royal Fae destined to be my mate. Now I've been dragged to the Elemental Fae Academy to control the powers I unlocked that night.

So kissing? Yeah, that won't happen again. Nope.

Lesson learned.

Except, I kind of kissed Titus, too. And well, now, I'm in a world of trouble. I keep burning things down, flooding dorms, and I've attracted the campus mean girl brigade.

This Fae Realm is a nightmare come to life. Truly.

But there are dreams here, too.

Sexy ones.

And they're in the form of five Elemental Fae mentors. They're supposed to help me control my powers, but who's going to keep the elements from controlling me?

Note: This is a medium burn reverse harem paranormal romance, and book one of the Elemental Fae Academy trilogy.

Erotic Romantic Fantasy, Reverse Harem, Menage, Alternate Worlds

First person; multiple-POV

Book #1 of the Elemental Fae Academy with cliffhanger.

Gods, I didn’t care if she bonded with a fae of every element, as long as I could stand by her side.

by Titus

Addictiveness: 5/5 I’m in love with this series. Really amazing! I’ve read in one sitting, because I couldn’t let go. It kept me wanting more until the end. As addictive as chocolate!!!

Character: heroes 5/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 3/5 Very complex characters with lots of depth. The authors took their time to create the characters and also have left room for them to grow.

Claire: What a heroine. I love her. She is courageous, fun, loyal and very friendly. Life has given her lemons and she has been making lemonade the whole time. She is young, but brave. She has her weak moments, but she always finds her inner strength to learn from these moments. A kickass heroine!

Exos: Gorgeous, royal, mature. He has the arrogance of someone that truly believes he is the leader of his people. His approach at the beginning not the best, but he learns fast from his mistakes. He is protective and very sexy.

Titus: I don’t know, he maybe my favorite. He is young, but mature. He is not royal, but powerful. He is a sweetheart. The way he instinctively knows how to connect with Claire is beautiful. He is possessive, but learns how to share. He is a bit of a hothead, acting before thinking, but his element is a kind like that.

Vox: He is a bit mysterious and because he only showed up closer to the end of the book, I can’t say much about him besides he is hot and seem to be more cerebral, the opposite of Titus that is complete emotional.

Many interesting secondary characters and because we don’t really know who are the villains, we can say they may all be important or not. We still don’t have all five mates, so if I had to guess here I would say Sol and River were going to become her other mates.

The villains… so there were a few, but I guess the really dangerous ones are hidden. We don’t really know who they are, it could be anyone.

These characters were multidimensional, very easy to love, connect and understand.

Cover: art 5/5, title 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5  I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I can be really picky with book covers and I have to say, this one is one of the most beautiful art work I’ve seen. Besides being really pretty, it really tells the story of the book. This girl is definitely Claire. We can see she is wearing a uniform like the academy. The background reminds us of a place such a school. The magic flying around like she still doesn’t have much control. Specially, we can notice both powers that were better explored in this book, fire and spirit as there are life around with flowers coming out. The colors are superb, the font and placement of the words in the cover are spot on and the title fits the story. I would definitely buy this book by its cover without reading the blurb!!!

Freshness5/5 O.M.G This is a one-of-a-kind story. It is unique in which everything feels new and original. Like never I’ve read before.  As fresh as a cold bottle of water in the middle of the desert!

Plot: believable 3/5, conflict 5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 2/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 5/5  Amazing opening and a major cliffhanger at the end. Of course this plot is not believable, but this is fantasy. The world-built is fantastic, the story has enough subplot to keep the reader intrigue to what will come next. The twists are unexpected and the conflict is very well written. Splendid!!! Highest level of satisfaction!!!

Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 5/5, steam 5/5  This is hot, sexy and fun. Each male has a totally different personality that matches his element. So each romance line has it’s own subplot inside the story that created a magical love story for the heroine. The heat is literally and figuratively on! The smut is great and it grows accordingly in intensity. Even though this is a reverse harem story, this is not gratuity sex, but steamy scenes that complement the plot.

Writing Style: 5/5  I don’t even know what to say. The writing is clean, cohere and have no loopholes. The characters are complex, the plot is simply convoluted and the romance is sexy and loving.  Inspiring writing!

THE END! I know, cliffhangers are there for a reason, but I don’t have to love them. 🙂

Why had I agree to this madness, again?

Oh, right. The pleasure. Their sexy energy. The way they knew how to touch me perfectly. Their hypnotic eyes. Gorgeous smiles. Teaching skills. Irresistible bodies. And well-endowed-

by Claire

This is a MUST read for everybody that enjoys romantic fantasy.

This book has it all. It is easy to connect and love the characters. The plot is complex, but very well written that you completely understand everything. The romance has a lot of emotion, but is also filled with great smut. It has the perfect combination.

If I had to use one word to describe this would be BALANCE! Yeah, I know it is a weird word choice, but it has everything to do with the magical elements an with how the writers were able to keep a perfect harmony between characters, plot and romance.

35/35 STARS –  5 STARS (between 33.5 stars and 35 stars)

Addictiveness: 5 Character: 5 Cover: 5 Freshness: 5  Plot: 5 Romance: 5 Writing Style: 5

Action 4/5

Angst 2.5/5

Darkness 0/5

Humor 3/5

Romance 5/5

Suspense/Mystery 4/5

Would I recommend? This is a must for anyone that enjoys romantic fantasy.

Would I re-read this book/series? YES! This has totally become binge worthy!

Would I read more from the author? Can’t wait for more!!!

You MAY read this because you like romantic fantasy; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy reverse harem; you MUST read this because this series is UNIQUE!!!

Elemental Fae Academy : Book Two

I received this book for free from ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Elemental Fae Academy Book 1 & Book 2 by Lexi C. Foss & J.R. ThornElemental Fae Academy: Book Two by Lexi C. Foss, J.R. Thorn
Series: Elemental Fae Academy #2
Published by Ninja Newt Publishing LLC on September 24, 2019
Cover Design: Sanja Balan
Format: Digital, Paperback
Genres: Romantic Fantasy, Alternate Worlds, Erotic, Reverse Harem Romance, Ménage
Pages: 259
Source: ARC by the author
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-flames

Someone wants me dead.

Worse yet, my link to Spirit is dying. Why? Because Exos has been taken by a new enemy. Now I have to rely on my other elements to find my missing link before it's too late.

Oh, and I need a guard to protect me while I learn how to defend myself. No big deal. Master the elements, find my lost Spirit, and identify the bad guy.

Yeah. Easy.

Except Titus is tired of playing by the rules of others.
Vox just wants to be friends.
Sol is pissing everyone off.

And Cyrus, well, he's a force of nature and very much in charge.

I'd better solve this puzzle quickly before my heart starts making choices on my behalf. Because all these fae are beautiful, cunning, and perfect in their own ways.

But how can I feel complete without my Spirit?

The hunt is on, and whoever is out to hurt me and mine will pay.

Note: This is a medium burn reverse harem paranormal romance, and book two of the Elemental Fae Academy trilogy.

Erotic Romantic Fantasy, Reverse Harem, Menage, Alternate Worlds

First person; multiple-POV

Book #2 of the Elemental Fae Academy with cliffhanger, it cannot be read as a standalone.

Fire breathed passion. Air stirred sensation. Water encouraged tranquility. Spirit warmed my heart. Earth is invigorating.

by Claire

Addictiveness: 5/5 I’m in love with this series. Really amazing! I’ve read in one sitting, because I couldn’t let go. I can’t wait for the last book! As addictive as chocolate!!!

Character: heroes 5/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 3/5 Very complex characters with lots of depth. More important characters were added here and all characters have personal growth in this book.

Claire: Her self journey continues in this book and she finds her balance, harmony within her elements.  A kickass heroine!

Exos: He shows his inner strength in this one. I love how he is wonderful in guiding Claire with the others. He always knows what they need.

Titus: I love him, and he is still my favorite. I love his passion and how he matures in this one.

Vox: I think he is still mysterious but he is also a great warrior and leader. The way he cares for the group is great.

Earth fae: I don’t want to say names and spoil the fun. I guess, he is my second favorite. I love his tender and sort of childish way.

Water fae: I’m surprised! For me, he was unexpected but I really liked this twist. It made sense for the plot.

Many interesting secondary characters specially the fae council.

The villains… here we already know who they are. I mean, I don’t truly believe that. I think there are more enemies then what we have seen.

These characters are multidimensional, very easy to love, connect and understand.

Cover: art 5/5, title 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5  I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I can be really picky with book covers and I have to say, this one is one of the most beautiful art work I’ve seen. Besides being really pretty, it really tells the story of the book. This girl is definitely Claire. We can see she is wearing a uniform like the academy. Different than the first book, here the magic is controlled and we see new elements like water and the Earth. The colors are superb, the font and placement of the words in the cover are spot on and the title fits the story. I would definitely buy this book by its cover without reading the blurb!!!

Freshness5/5 O.M.G This is a one-of-a-kind story. It is unique in which everything feels new and original. Like never I’ve read before.  As fresh as a cold bottle of water in the middle of the desert!

Plot: believable 3/5, conflict 5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 3.5/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 5/5  Amazing opening and a cliffhanger at the end. Of course this plot is not believable, but this is fantasy. The world-built is fantastic, the story has enough subplot to keep the reader intrigue to what will come next. The twists are unexpected and the conflict is very well written. Splendid!!! Highest level of satisfaction!!!

Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 5/5, steam 5/5  The romance just gets better in this one. There are more males, more steamy scenes and with some, the love is already stablished. The smut is elegantly written and it never feels without reason.

Writing Style: 5/5  I don’t even know what to say. The writing is clean, cohere and have no loopholes. The characters are complex, the plot is simply convoluted and the romance is sexy and loving.  Inspiring writing!

THE END! I know, the cliffhanger here is still better than the first book, but we still got a cliffhanger.

This was how ultimate power was meant to be controlled-not contained, but sated.

by Vox

This is a MUST read for everybody that enjoys romantic fantasy. 

This series has it all. It has great world-built, amazing characters, wonderful plot and steamy romance.

35/35 STARS –  5 STARS (between 33.5 stars and 35 stars)

Addictiveness: 5 Character: 5 Cover: 5 Freshness: 5  Plot: 5 Romance: 5 Writing Style: 5

Action 4/5

Angst 2.5/5

Darkness 0/5

Humor 2/5

Romance 5/5

Suspense/Mystery 4/5

Would I recommend? This is a must for anyone that enjoys romantic fantasy.

Would I re-read this book/series? YES! This has totally become binge worthy!

Would I read more from the author? Can’t wait for more!!!

You MAY read this because you like romantic fantasy; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy reverse harem; you MUST read this because this series is ADDICTIVE!!!

About J.R. Thorn

J.R. Thorn is a Reverse Harem Romance author living in the dreamy Seattle suburbs that inspire her work. She loves to write books with snappy plot arcs amplified (but not dominated) by sexy characters that won’t let you stop reading!

About Lexi C. Foss

USA Today Bestselling Author Lexi C. Foss loves to play in dark worlds, especially the ones that bite.  She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their furry children.  When not writing, she’s busy crossing items off her travel bucket list, or chasing eclipses around the globe. She’s quirky, consumes way too much coffee, and loves to swim.