Series: Angel Academy #2
Published by Entangled: Teen on March 7, 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romantic, Young Adult
Sexual Content: Kissing, references to sex
Reviewed by: Kate
Nobody said senior year was going to be easy, but I wasn’t expecting pure hell, either. That’s right. HELL.
Demons attacking. Cheerleaders screaming. Vampires and werewolves asking where the bathroom is. Just another day here at St. Michael’s Guardian Training Academy. It wouldn’t be so bad if the administration would let me get back to my demon-slaying duties like every other angelblood on campus. But with my bondmate Jack promoted to head trainer, my annoying fiancé Luc trying to start a political uprising, and that pesky prophecy still floating around predicting I’m going to kill everyone I love...well, let’s just say “complicated” took on a whole new meaning.
But things are looking up.
If I can survive Luc’s deadly Sovereign Trials and keep my evil twin sister from starting a war, Jack and I might actually have a chance of saving the world. If not, at least I won't have to worry about what to wear to prom.
CONSPIRACY BOY is not the most amazing, most original young adult paranormal novel you'll ever read. However, if you don't go in expecting the next big thing, you're going to be extremely satisfied. It's a fun, action-filled read. And while White doesn't break any molds, she definitely makes things interesting.
With the nearly three year gap in between when the first Angel Academy book, PROPHECY GIRL, was published and now, it was almost as if I had never read the first book in the series. While I remembered enjoying it, the details were definitely fuzzy. I do know that CONSPIRACY BOY felt like PROPHECY GIRL though, with lots of action right from the start, and plot twists galore. Though I sometimes felt as if I was missing some nuances to the story because of my lack of recollection of the first book, for the most part White did a pretty good job of reminding the reader who the various characters were.
Though there wasn't as much of the romantic aspect to this book as there was in PROPHECY GIRL, there was still some elements, and I enjoyed the twists that White threw into Jackson and Amelie's relationship. In fact, her relationships and the changes they went through with the various other characters in the book were some of the most interesting aspects to the plot. Fight scenes are fight scenes, but relationships are harder to convey, and White does a good job of communicating the relationships Amelie has with the other characters, despite us only knowing what's going on in Amelie's head.
At the end of the day, CONSPIRACY BOY is, in my opinion, fluff. Great, fun, exciting fluff, but fluff nonetheless. Learning about Amelie and her various exploits is certainly enjoyable, and I definitely don't regret the few hours I spent reading this book. It has all the elements you'd expect from a paranormal young adult novel, with the super-powered kick-ass heroine, her sexy boyfriend, a prophecy that needs to be fulfilled, and plenty of fight scenes. I do plan on continuing this series, and I sincerely hope that it doesn't take another three years to get the next installment!!Series Titles:
- Prophecy Girl - 3/5
- Conspiracy Boy