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Page count: 90 to 116 pages
I normally do not review a series in one blog post, but rather than have several reviews, I figured I could do one blog post. This series was given to me by the publisher for an honest review. For my previous thoughts on book four of the series, Elijah’s Ghost, go here.
- Jaynell’s Wolf: Jay’s father’s dying wish was for Jay to become a wizard. But once he gets to the Wizard Academy, he feels out of place and alone. His powers are just so unusual, he feels as if he would be better somewhere else. However, he meets werewolf Thomas Sparks who suspects that Jay is his mate. While they begin their bonding, external forces begin to pull them apart. Can they survive or is Jay destined to be alone?
- Kevin’s Alpha: Kevin is a wizard and James Sparks is the Alpha of the local werewolf pack. There is instant chemistry, but Kevin is afraid of commitment. Danger enters by the kidnapping of his friend Jay, and Kevin and cast go to help battle the enemy.
- Farren’s Wizard: Farren’s djinn’s blood has always put him in danger. Now that he is at Wizard Academy, the danger is even more potent. Farren meets fellow wizard Dan Stewartson and there is instant chemistry, however their timing always seems to be off. Now that they have finally started going out, can their relationship survive Farren’s past?
- Jay and Thomas: Jay has been lonely his entire life and the sacrifice of his parents has filled him with survivor’s guilt. Thomas has always been powerful, perhaps even more powerful than his Alpha, but he has no intention to lead. However, his attraction and devotion to Jay is something that Jay has desperately needed.
- Kevin and James: Kevin has always felt second best because of his family. His powers never seemed that strong compared to them and he never wants to compromise like his mother did. James has always been the powerful Alpha, can he convince Kevin to risk his freedom for love?
- Farren and Dan: Farren is a djinn, which is a powerful and unstable creature. As he hides his heritage, danger makes him turn to Dan. Dan has always liked Farren, but was too shy to try a relationship.
These books are very short as compared to other series, so there is very little room for character development. The books are short and exciting, the focus always on external factors. The first two books, Jaynell’s Wolf and Kevin’s Alpha are almost like one book, following the danger around Jay. The strength of the series is the world building that we get throughout each of the novels. Because they build on each other, we get strong secondary characters that eventually become main characters in the next book. My only negative point on this series is that there is not much depth in the characters, so don’t expect any profound inner thoughts of our characters. While they do build on each other, you can get the gist of the other books without spoiling the endings. Although, I would recommend reading them in order.
I recommend this series if you want a fast read that you can read on a Sunday afternoon. I plan on keeping an eye out for the next installment and see what other adventures in the Wizard Academy.