Amelie Bennett attends Angel Academy which is not your normal high school. You see the students all have angel blood and are studying to become demon hunters after they graduate. The girls are what are known as channelers being able to cast spells and the boys are paired up to become their watchers to draw power from and protect. With everyone else pairing up Amelie is beginning to worry about finding her bondmate since the one date she had been on hadn’t gone well.
Stumbling upon the new substitute teacher, Jackson Smith-Hailey who is only a three years older, Amelie finds that when the two touch sparks actually fly between them making Amelie think they are destined to be bonded. Shortly after their first meeting demons attack the school and much to Jack’s dismay Amelie stays to fight by his side and find together they are more powerful than she believed possible. Now they find themselves tossed into solving an ancient prophecy and saving the world.
Reminding me a lot of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare mixed with a bit of the Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead I found this a fun read. The students are studying to be demon hunters and interact with vampires and werewolves much like in the MI series. And Amelie is much like Rose of the VA series with her flippant attitude toward studying but yet strong when she needs to be.
The one thing I would have changed though is Amelie needed a bit more maturity throughout the story. She was quite funny with her sarcastic comebacks and rebel nature but sometimes a bit too immature for my tastes, especially trying to pursue a romantic interest a few years older than she is with Jack being serious and mature it took a while to picture it at all.
Otherwise, a fun read with an interesting save the world plot. 3.5 stars for this first installment of the Angel Academy series for me.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.