Nobody said senior year was going to be easy, but I wasn’t expecting pure hell, either. That’s right. HELL.
Demons attacking. Cheerleaders screaming. Vampires and werewolves asking where the bathroom is. Just another day here at St. Michael’s Guardian Training Academy. It wouldn’t be so bad if the administration would let me get back to my demon-slaying duties like every other angelblood on campus. But with my bondmate Jack promoted to head trainer, my annoying fiancé Luc trying to start a political uprising, and that pesky prophecy still floating around predicting I’m going to kill everyone I love…well, let’s just say “complicated” took on a whole new meaning.
But things are looking up.
If I can survive Luc’s deadly Sovereign Trials and keep my evil twin sister from starting a war, Jack and I might actually have a chance of saving the world. If not, at least I won’t have to worry about what to wear to prom.
When I saw Cecily White’s Angel Academy series on Netgalley, it sounded awesome. It’s been AGES since I’ve read a good paranormal YA series, absolutely ages, almost as if the genre has gone through its popular phase and no one really reads it any more, but if you have a hankering for the genre, start with this duo-logy. Because it’s AMAZING. I devoured Prophecy Girl a few days prior and was going to read something else, but because I knew I had Conspiracy Boy, I had to get that read before I could focus on anything else, and oh my God, am I glad I did because this book was amazing.
Conspiracy Boy picks up pretty much where Prophecy Girl left off, and you’re immediately thrown into the action – I’m starting to think that Amelie’s life is nothing but whirlwind action and conspiracy theories, poor lass. Amelie is now engaged to Luc, which is weird, considering he’s a) full of himself and loves himself more than life and b) Jack is Amelie’s bond mate, but there’s reasons for it, and it actually doesn’t create the annoying love triangle you might expect. It’s just the way it has to be, because of what happened in Conspiracy Girl and it more than works.
Turns out though that there’s still a conspiracy/prophecy floating around, and once again, it’s poor Amelie’s job to work out a) what it is and b) how to stop it. Amelie literally can’t catch a break, whether it’s the adults grouping together to talk about her, or weird chicks jumping out of portals, Amelie literally has the worst luck in history, but she’s actually freaking awesome. She just gets on with it, where as anyone else would sit down and weep for eternity. Not Amelie, she just wants it sorted, and done with, and over. And I admired that. I also loved just how easy her relationship with Jack is. You’ve never met two people so perfect for each other and there were sparks coming off my Kindle. And not to forget Luc. I totally warmed to him during Conspiracy Boy. He was weirdly charming.
I devoured Conspiracy Boy in under four hours, it was literally that good, and with everything going on, you just had to know how it was all going to end. Although Cecily White has a lot to answer for because it got all very Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows up in that story. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me insanely happy, and it made me ridiculously sad that I had finished both books, because they were just so good. Fast-paced, frantic, with a wonderful mythology, it’s everything you can ask for in a book. I loved this duology. Can you tell? And I am so sad it’s over, but it was the most satisfying ending you could ever wish for.