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Review - Zodiac Academy Book 8

Updated: Apr 30, 2023

Title - Zodiac Academy Sorrow and Starlight
Author - Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti
Name of Series - Series
Series Type - Series
Genre - Dark High School Fantasy Romance
Release Date - 11th December 2022
Overall Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat Rating - 🔥🔥🔥🔥

All stars must fall.

Bloody, lost, broken. We live to fight another day. But with so much stolen from us, can the fates ever twist in our favour again?

My sister and I have been torn apart by shadows and despair, and now we each stand alone.

Our sorrow is spun like a web, trapping us tight, and I fear our enemies will soon come to feast upon our souls.

But if I have my way, the merciless sky will have dealt us its final fortune. It’s time for us to take back the power that’s been ripped from our grasp and turn the tide of this war.

All stars must fall, and all Phoenixes must rise.

Long live the Savage Queens.

*This will now be book 8 of 9 in the series*

***This is a dark, bully romance – don’t go expecting a sweet school for magic with friends around every corner. Fae fight for everything they own and Zodiac Academy is a cutthroat school for students aged 18+ where only the strongest prevail. There’s no Dumbledore here to save anyone’s ass and Lionel Acrux will give Voldemort a run for his money in the evil dictator category. So hold onto your stardust (broomsticks not required) and get ready for a bumpy ride***

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Let them come for me. What more could they even take?”

Star Rating : 5 / 5 Stars

POV : Multiple

Cliffhanger : Yes

Hero : Many

Heroine : Many

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 7/10

Heat Rating : 6/10

“What will this cost you?” “No cost is greater than the loss of you,”

Plot Summary :

Everything has been destroyed. Nothing went the way Darcy and Tory wanted. They had a plan but one swipe from their enemy and they were broken. Countless dead , countless hurt , all because of them. There is nothing left of anyone. With Darcy being the one thing she feared the most and Tory losing everything she held dear , both the sisters a shadow of what they used to be.

But still a fire is left to be started. All the survivors are there. They have been bent but not broken and together Darcy and Tory will again start a war they lost the last time. Because this time? This time they had nothing to lose.

She was mine, my one good thing, the keeper of my heart and the shackles surrounding my soul.”

Overall Opinion :

HOLY SHIT. Have you ever waited so bad for a book that you see the characters in your dreams? 😭😂🥹 That was the case for this series for me. I just can't have enough of them!! I can't give many spoilers but omg. I have read countless books and gone through more painful cliffhangers than you guys can count z but what these sisters did to us at the end of boon 7? That took the cake 😂🥹 So i was all over this book as soon as it landed on my Kindle.

Like all other books of this series , this one is also very thick and has all the pain and angst you want. But there is one relief, the cliffhanger of this book is somewhat mild lmao. Although after that last book , any cliffhanger seems mild to me 🙄🤣

Tory and Darcy are back! And so are so many characters. We get a lot of new POVs in this book , and many of them surprised me a lot in the best way because I have been dying to meet these characters!! We also get a somewhat twisted link between Rosalie's story and ZA. Those who have read her series and know what is happening in it , might get that but those who have not ? They won't. It has all the humor you can want and many scenes had me laughing like crazy 🤣🤣🤣 specially Seth And Leon lol. Those two gave life to this book . We saw a lot of character and relationship progress in this book and there was one scene (i won't mention what) but holy hell I never thought that would happen but IT DID!!!!

I am your creature, your servant… yours.”

I am so thankful to the sisters for giving us these amazing characters and everything they do. This world is something I would always hold dear to me. Love it so much!!!

Thanks for this! And DEFINITELY recommend this series to all the dark romance , Fantasy, paranormal romance loving people. It is a high school bully Romance with literally every trope in the romance book world lmao.

There was only her. It had been no false declaration. She was my light when I had been so lost in the dark. She was the mirror she made me face, the truth I needed to see. And still she’d loved me.”

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