Second Chance Fate
Ella J. Smyth
Fantasy Romance

Homework on top of a life sentence for murder? You’ve got to be kidding me!

“One minute, I’m your average high school student. The next, I find myself at a magical academy against my will. All because I killed a few people.

Let me clear up some points: first of all, I didn’t even know I had magic when my powers went out of control. Second, I object to being here. Third, I don’t like the other students. My one roommate is okay, but the other is a total bitch. Plus I miss my parents. Badly.

The only upside is the crusty alley cat that follows me everywhere. And the three cute boys vying for my attention. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had boyfriends before. But never more than one. Seems like the magical world has its own rules.

Now, if I could only convince them to break out with me, I’d be a lot happier. Because there are people who want to drain my lightning power. And that would be a pity, after what I went through to get it…”

Uncaged Review: Another first book in a series, and this one is a bit different. There are two types of magical people in this world, the ones born with magic, and the ones that became magical when there was a fallout, our main character in this book is of the latter. Amber’s magic manifests and without any control, Amber ends up killing three people with her lightning magic. She’s then shipped off to a school that will teach her all about her magic and how to control it. At first this book was a bit annoyingly high schoolish. As it went along it got a little better, although the main character completely lacks interest in things that are told to her, like her life is in danger in the school. She’s put into a dorm room with two roommates and along with Amber, there is not a good backstory with the two girls, just the typical nice one and the typical bitchy one.

This book is moving toward a reverse harem, and I’ve read several and some are pretty good, but I didn’t feel the connection with Amber and Kiernan – and she seemed to fall in love with by talking to him once. As for the other boy, Julian, I felt more of a connection with him and Amber, although it all seemed a bit fast. I’m going to move to the second book, as I thought it did OK in some aspects and I really am curious about Slug. We’ll see where he fits in.
Reviewed by Cyrene

4 Stars