Sometimes I read a book where I just don't have a lot to say about it. Hence the name quick thought reviews. This will be short and sweet.
Author: Debbie Cassidy
Release Date: September 10, 2019
The Nightwatch Academy Book #1
Genre: Fantasy Reverse Harem
Review Copy Source: Author
Murdering humans is a huge no-no and comes with an off-with-your-head sentence. Doesn’t matter if you don’t remember doing the crime.
I killed a human, and no, it wasn’t on purpose, but that shit doesn’t matter to the council. I’m facing death. So, when I’m offered a deal to avoid execution, I’d be a fool not to take it, even if it means leaving the human world and urban life behind to enroll in the Nightwatch Academy – a gothic monstrosity hidden from human eyes, located way too close to the largest tear in the fabric of our reality.
It would be fun if I had any inclination of becoming a member of the Watch or supporting the shadow knights at keeping the Formorian threat at bay. But heck, the monsters beyond the mist aren’t my problem. I have personal demons to deal with.
Once I’m out, the Watch can shove it.But one sip from the ceremonial goblet and my plans to coast are out of the window as my powers spark to life.
I’m an anomaly, one the Watch won’t be letting walk any time soon.My only comfort is a man who prides himself on his ability to harness pain. Battle scarred and formidable, he’s my tutor, my mentor, and the object of some super saucy dreams. He’s completely off limits and my only hope of surviving my first test.
I’ll need to harness my powers fast.
There can be no distractions.But when my fellow cadets start going missing then returning with no memory of who they used to be and my best friend is taken, turning a blind eye is no longer an option.
Allies are limited when you’re a freak. Luckily, I don’t need a cheer squad to get shit done. Whoever is responsible better watch out. I’m coming for them, and I’ll be bringing the pain.
The Vampire Academy meets Game of Thrones in this kick-ass, supernatural academy, Urban Fantasy Romance.
Great plot, great world, great characters.
Indigo was kick-ass from the start so I wasn't surprised with how well she fit into her new role at Nightwatch Academy. Debbie is queen of the slow burn, slow reveal of her harem, so I am not positive on all those that will be included, but we do have some hints already with who will be Indigo's love interests. I enjoyed the world and the hints of what will come next.
There was a lot of action, some mystery and a smidgen of sexual tension involved in SHADOW CASTER. I will definitely be reading more.
I gave it 4/5 stars
* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.