Zodiac Academy: Ruthless Fae
by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti
Self - Published
Book 2 in the Beasts and Bullies Series
They tried to break us.
They almost did.
But we're not going anywhere.
The Celestial Heirs think the stars are on their side. But they don't know what's coming. Fighting them one on one isn't an option so we have to be stealthy. Remaining under the radar won't be easy, but if we pull it off, they'll never suspect our involvement when their lives start falling apart.
Besides, they've already taken us to the brink of hell, what more can they really do?
Zodiac Academy: Ruthless Fae is the second book in the Beast and Bullies series by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti. It picks up right after the events of the first book, after the Heir's cut off tricked Darcy and Tory, resulting in Darcy embarrassed, and her hair cut choppy and short, and Tory traumatized from her near drowning. The Heir's plan to break the twins doesn't work though, and Tory and Darcy devise a plan to get their revenge. They may not be powerful enough to fight the Heir's one on one, but they have the street smarts to get back at them at other ways - and give the boys a taste of their own medicine.
So, despite not being overly crazy about the first book (bully romances are not my thing), I went ahead and read the second book, because I was actually invested in Tory and Darcy's story (and the possible relationship between Darcy and Orion). I did like this one more than the last, for two reasons: the boys suffering from Tory and Darcy's revenge plot, and them dismissing the girls involvement, thinking they were not clever enough, and two ... ORION AND DARCY! ----------spoiler-------> Seriously, Orion and Darcy MAKE this book in my opinion. Their bond, to me at least, screams mates. And can I just say ... HOT. HOT HOT HOT! <------- -----------. While I can't say I am loving Tory's arc so far romantically, I got to say, I do love that the twins are truly individualized. Darcy is the quieter, romantic at heart type. Tory is the take no shit from any man, only likes bad boys type of girl, who owns her sexuality. And, sure ... I find Caleb and Tory's "games" insanely hot. But I don't get how she can separate his bullying and their relationship. Well ... I guess she doesn't fully. They do get their revenge on him.
This still isn't living up to the hype I see on #booktok, BUT I'm 2 books in, and I'm invested now. Well - invested in Darcy and Orion. Ha. I'm also curious who Tory will end up with (and more about her past, because I think she has been through more than what we've been told about). I want to know their orders! I want them to rub their strength in those stupid boys faces. lol. So yeah - I will be continuing despite the bullying - which is getting exhausting - and the typos I keep finding. :/