Book Review – The Reckoning, Zodiac Academy Book 3 – By Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 5 stars

Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Shift your mind from acceptable reality. This is a whole different world where fae are ruthless and are driven by instinct. Imagine animals in human bodies that can talk. Lol. But that’s what I love about books like these. 

The trials are coming, and Tory and Darcy still don’t have their order forms yet. 

What I liked…

I love the elemental magic system. It makes it easy to understand even though there are spells and other variations of magic. From the characters’ perspectives, it’s really fun to see the girls learn about their magic and how the more experienced characters use it.  

More tricks from the girls since the boys don’t seem to stop their tricks. But the girls don’t take it lying down.

Blue hair again. Yey. That might be a personal thing since I have blue hair.

More spicy scenes. Lots of them in this book. No spoilers as to who is in them. 

The twins question the heirs’ behaviour a lot and make me question them too.

I love Caleb, Darius’ and Orion’s POVs in this book as well as the last. We get to understand their motives, not that it excuses the heirs’ behaviour from a human perspective. But they’re fae, so human decency doesn’t exist. It definitely makes for interesting characters from a “it’s only fiction” perspective.

What I didn’t like…

Ending just popped out of nowhere. 

I wasn’t a fan of Seth and Max’s POVs since they don’t feel like they’re significant enough to warrant them, and I don’t think it adds anything that Caleb or Darius can’t convey.

Final thoughts…

I’m in love with this whole series and how it surprises me and teases me with the magic and characters and the bigger picture in the world becoming clearer. I just can’t wait to see how it plays out. 

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