Friday, 19 March 2021

Review of The Villian Institute by Megan Linski & Alicia Rades

 

Love is even more dangerous behind bars.



Ava-Marie

My name is Ava-Marie, and I love living on the dark side.

Getting into trouble is kind of my thing, but one night, I take revenge too far. I’m sentenced to a reform school for magical delinquents... though really, it’s a prison.

As the only supernatural who can control both fire and water, I’m already a target. To make matters worse, I literally share a soul with Charlie, a sexy inmate from the wrong side of the tracks. Surviving at the Institute is almost as risky as falling in love.

But there’s a way out. The Warden is offering a pardon for the team who wins the Darke Games— a sick, twisted competition where more prisoners come out dead than alive.

They think I'm the bad guy. I'm about to show them just how much of a villain I can be.

Charlie

I shouldn’t be at the Institute. I’m in here because of her— the girl who claims to own half my soul.

After losing my sight, I grew up as an orphan, banished from magical society. I learned enough on the streets to survive the gangs and fight clubs inside the prison. But nothing could prepare me for the Darke Games.

Ava-Marie is my worst enemy, but if we’re going to break out of here, we’ll have to get along. Yet the more I let Ava in, the more I want her. I can’t let my desire for her get in the way of my one chance at escape.

Except it already has. There’s a dark power inside of Ava that terrifies me...

And none of us will be prepared when it unleashes.

My Review: 5 STARS

I picked this up because of the blurb and cover calling out to me. I loved the idea of characters with disabilities and was drawn into the story quickly. I didn’t like Ava to begin with, but once I started to get to know her, I couldn’t help rooting for her, and for Charlie. The story was engaging, and well plotted out, the world building excellent and the research on point. I adored the twists and turns, the way it led you one way only for things to go another. I am hooked on these characters and that ending had me desperate for more. It’s a series that I will definitely continue, overall highly recommended!

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