Dragon Fire Academy: First Term by Rachel Jonas

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First Term Dragon Fire Academy, 1 Rachel Jonas NA RH romance August 13, 2019

Seriously? Four dragon warriors need to stalk my every move?

I get it. They think I’m dangerous, but I’m only on their island to learn. Not to destroy it. 

This is another unfortunate side-effect of being the freak who descended from all three supernatural lineages. The bloodthirsty dragons, the destructive wolves, and the disloyal witches. Some believe that, when I transition in a few months, there’s a slight, teeny tiny chance I could unleash hell on the supernatural world. Call me crazy, but I’d know if I harbored that kind of power inside me. 

… Wouldn’t I? 

My entire life, all I’ve wanted was to be normal. Hence the reason I didn’t think twice about trading in my crown for a stack of books. I’ve got three terms on this island to prove the naysayers wrong, including my chaperones—Kai, Ori, Paulo, and Rayen. 

These four are gorgeous, but also ominous as heck. Babysitting me has clearly taken their focus off something they’ve deemed more important. So, now they go out of their way to make my life a living hell, with hopes that I’ll give up and leave. 

Thanks, guys. 

You could cut the tension between us with a knife, but what’s weird is I don’t hate them all the time. There are even odd moments when I catch them watching me. And not in their usual “wish-you-were-dead” sort of way. 

Even if I survive the academy, there’s still no guarantee these four and I won’t kill each other before graduation. 

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Note: Dragon Fire Academy is an upper YA/NA reverse harem romance. This series will take you on a brand-new journey with a descendant of the beloved Seaton Falls shifters, featured in The Lost Royals Saga. So, keep an eye out for cameos from some of your favorite characters! New readers, rest assured; it’s completely unnecessary to read the previous five-book series before embarking on this fresh chapter, set in a world filled with fierce wolves, hotheaded dragons, and powerful witches you don’t want to cross.

I normally don’t read the RH genre. The closest I’ve ever come to it is Fire of Stars and Dragons, and Blood of Stars and Gods, by Melissa A. Petreshock. Although that was more of the female being courted by multiple men. Not truly being involved with all of them at once.

Digression aside, I couldn’t pass up the chance to receive an ARC. I mean, read that book description (I’ll wait). I was hooked.

Noelle is independent, feisty, and dares anyone to call her a freak for being part dragon, werewolf, and witch. An unheard of combination with possibly dire consequences.

Even as the royal daughter of a legendary dragon and a reincarnated queen, Noelle worked her ass off to be accepted into the Dragon Fire Academy. But when it becomes clear the Darkness also wants her on the island, Noelle is forced to decide whether to stay with her newly formed relationships or return home.

And let me tell you: the relationships at stake are HUGE. In more ways than one. There are also four of them (if you ignore her friends, who are great, but not the focus of the story nor this review). The names of the Omega Hive, the four dragons in charge of supervising Noelle are: Ori, Paulo, Rayen, and Kai.

At the start, none of them are pleased to be placed on babysitter duty by their Chief, taking away focus from fighting the Darkness claiming more and more of their people on the island. They’re all intense, fierce, loyal, and dedicated to their cause and each other.

When they meet Noelle, they’re downright antagonistic and it’s a lot of fun to see her disobeying them and hitting back at their verbal jabs. But when they get to know each other more, she realizes they have good hearts and that the sexual tension existing between them might be more than just an inconvenient attraction.

Their relationships, in addition to her friends at the Academy and her family, were all well-rounded. No character was one-dimensional and they were as interesting as the plot’s driving questions of which part of Noelle will become the most dominant and what does the Darkness want with her?

I read this book in one sitting and immediately wanted to know what happens next.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes NA PNR and I would tell people wary of the RH label to still give it a try.

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