Cassandra is dedicated to being the best witch she can possibly be. Sadly, none of the spells ever seem to go her way. She manages to cause as much chaos as she does salvation. She’s been thrown out of multiple cities because of it. If that’s not bad enough, her guild has threatened to kick her out and take her powers. The only way they will give her a second chance is if she agrees to go to the Enchanted Academy and graduate. She’s more than willing to do so and is just settling into her classes when a power-hungry wizard takes to attacking her and her new friends.
I really enjoyed this book very much. It was witty. It was fast-paced. There were many things going on that I was very impressed with. I really liked Cassandra. I mean she just tried so hard. Everybody was constantly downing her over all her mistakes. That made it really easy to empathize with her. I also love how easily adaptable she is with everything. She has this amazing ability to just kind of run with things. Her friend Ruby seems to help her with that as much as possible. She also has quite the group of people willing to protect her no matter what. I guess that’s kind of obvious. She is the chosen one.
While this was a very fast-paced and enjoyable read, there were some issues I had with the book. There were multiple scenes that I wish had been drawn out just a little more. I could understand their place in the story, but I couldn’t understand why they were so rushed over. Also, from what I understand, all of the characters were legal adults. They weren’t quite twenty yet, but they were old enough to make their own decisions. So I would assume that the academy is a magical college of sorts. Which is awesome and imaginative. However, it feels like a high school and the characters act like teenagers with teen angst in many parts of the book.
This book was narrated by Victoria Mei. I really enjoyed listening to her reading this. The only criticism I really have of her that I can think of off the top of my head is that I wish she’d made the boys’ voices just a bit more distinctive from each other. Sometimes I had a bit of trouble telling which of them was speaking or which of their points of view I was hearing. Her reading of Cassandra was great. She brought Cassandra to life in my opinion. I’d definitely listen to other books written by her.
While there were some things about this book that I didn’t really care for, I really enjoyed the story overall. I thought it was very imaginative and progressive. I also felt like it added some comic relief through the book that can sometimes get left out of books like this. I look forward to reading the rest of the series if for nothing else than to see what happens to Cassandra and her boys. It should be a very interesting read. An enjoyable one as well. Especially if all of the characters have a bit of a personality change.
Thank you for Reading!