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Book Review: Fortune Fae Academy by J.R. Thorn

Fortune Fae Academy by J. R. Thorn
Fortune Fae Academy by J. R. Thorn
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Title: Fortune Fae Academy: Book One (Fortune Fae Academy #1)
Author: J.R. Thorn
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Omegaverse, Reverse Harem

My rating:
2 of 5 stars

I didn’t get it.
I tried.
But by the end of the book, I still wasn’t there.

Seifiek is an Alpha Fortune Fae, a Midnight Fae who denied himself the temptation of blood and evolved into a new species. But at that point, it all goes bonkers, gets complicated, and facts are fuzzy: there is the Web, Dust, Astral world, and me never knowing if we are in the Web or not.

A lot of world-building happens in this book, and it’s confusing despite a helpful glossary of terms. But not just the terminology tripped me up–I didn’t understand the heroine. She’s a brat; Gina isn’t likable. I didn’t understand her motivation. She was running away from the Alpha always, but why? I couldn’t figure it out. As a matter of fact, she’s underdeveloped compared to the male characters who are much more carefully constructed. Alex, Zeke, and Rowan are complex characters. Gina’s entire characterization is escape and sex. She’s boring.

The title Fortune Fae Academy made no sense to me until the last few chapters, either. I felt as if the book was mistitled. Perhaps this is going to be fixed in the later books, but right now, it’s a swing and a miss.

All the things that there were trigger warnings for I had no issues with, but be forewarned there is a good deal of dub-con in this Omegaverse novel. A lot of the sex tends to focus on M/M rather than F/M or Omegaverse mechanics. That makes me sad. I really love Omegaverse; this book would be more enjoyable for people who are more into M/M, M/M/F though.

Title: Fortune Fae Academy: Book One (Fortune Fae Academy #1)
Author: J.R. Thorn
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Omegaverse, Reverse Harem
Release Date: 05 June 2020

I never asked to be an Omega.

I’m a Fortune Fae—I see the future. But I didn’t see this coming.

My Alpha will stop at nothing to possess me and has dragged me all the way to Fortune Fae Academy to join the other wide-eyed Omegas-in-training. He believes I’ll survive–and I hope he’s right.

He also believes I’ll kneel at his feet.

He couldn’t be more wrong about that.

I don’t need three broody Betas and an asshat Alpha telling me what to do. When I graduate the Academy as an ascended Omega, I’m rejecting my mate-circle and getting the hell out of here.

Except there’s one slight problem. My Alpha has seen the future too… and he knows something I don’t.

Whatever he thinks is going to happen, his cruel smirk says I’m not going anywhere.

Fortune Fae Academy is Book 1 in a Reverse Harem Omegaverse Romance. Be warned there are obsessive males who will stop at nothing to claim their fated mate. As this is a series, book 1 ends on a cliffhanger.

About J.R. Thorn:

USA Today Bestselling Author J.R. Thorn is a Reverse Harem Romance author. All her books are written in the same world except for co-write books, so be sure to check out the recommended reading order listed above or on the website! (She’ll also admit to having an unhealthy obsession with magical tattoos and alpha males.

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