Stormwind of Shadows
Author: Jamsine Jenkins and Sophie Suliman
Pages: 352 pages
Genre: NA Fantasy
Published: 23rd August 2022
Rating: 4.5 Stars
The Greywicks may have survived their first trials, but more dangers await at the Celestial Academy for Fallen Stars. As the triplets attend classes and learn more about the star magic inside of them, they realize that no student or professor can be trusted. Not even the castle walls are safe.
Vivian’s condition worsens, but she finds herself drawn to the arms of Prince Darius. But it’s not just her secret that may tear them apart, but his: a secret that not only threatens their love, but her life.
Marion struggles to accept her place as a Lost Star, unable to control the magic within. Despite throwing herself into solving the mysteries around the castle, Marion’s destiny is determined to claim her… whether she is willing or not. She could find help from the enigmatic Khalid Ali Bagheeri, but only if she can learn to trust him.
And Timothée, now a Dark Star, finds himself feared and hated by the rest of his classmates. Desperate to escape the same fate that befell his brother, Timothée seeks solace in his cold and unforgiving roommate, Valentine Sun. Timothée must discover if heroes can be heartless and if villains can save the world.
All the while, a new terror emerges, threatening to tear down the very foundation of which the Celestial Church is built…
One of the Greywicks will become a monster. The other, a queen. The last, a god.
Anything is possible at the Celestial Academy for Fallen Stars.
Wicked Academia: Lost Stars is a new adult fantasy romance. It has magic, adventure, swoon-worthy romance, and steam!
Thank you to the authors for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I adored the first instalment of Wicked Academia so when I had the chance to read the second book it was an immediate yes. The stakes for the Greywicks are even higher in this one, as they’ve successfully completed their first trial at the Academy.
‘We might stab each other in the back a little, but we’re family all the same.’
It’s hard to tell who to trust in this book as everyone seems to be keeping secrets. Each sibling is learning to master the magic that comes with their star. Timothee is a Dark Star and has to room with Val, the boy who went into the trial with him. Val seems to resent Timothee, but there is a lot of tension between these two and I loved the way this developed over the course of the novel and I cannot wait to see it develop more in the next book!
‘That’s the problem, darling. That dance has ruined me for all other dances. It’s you in my arms or nothing.’
Vivian is still a vampire, but now Khalid also knows, which comes in handy at various points throughout the novel, as she struggles with controlling her fangs. Prince Darius is determined to exterminate every vampire in existence to avenge his family, so this does not bode well for their growing relationship. Marion and Khalid’s relationship is full of tension that I just needed more content from them. I suppose that’s what you get when you read a book with multiple perspectives!
‘I’ll fight it for you, brother. I’ll fill the world with light if I have to.’
I don’t want to say much more so as not to spoil but these siblings have to come together to understand their powers, whilst one is almost greatly feared by their classmates. I can’t wait for the next book as I am desperate to see what happens to these three next! If you love magic boarding schools filled with romance and adventure then this series is for you!