(review) The Academy: Thief by C.L. Stone
The Academy: Thief by C.L. Stone
Series: The Scarab Beetle #1
Release date: February 26th 2014
Publisher: Arcato Publishing
Reading this book was like stepping inside a room with too much testosterone. And this is a positive point, at least for me.
Our main female protagonist, Kayli Winchester, never chose to live as a thief. With a drunk father and a younger brother (whom she's desperate to keep in school), Kayli was forced to sustain their lives. And the only way she can do it? pick pocketing. And then suddenly, Kayli found out that her life's not as simple as getting illegal money and saving her family's life, a group of young men were running to catch her. Not to keep her in jail, but to ask for a favor. And now, Kayli was inadvertently thrown into the world of criminals, Intel, justice? and lots and lots of hot guys.
Even by the end of the book, I cannot decide whether Kayli was bad-ass or weepy. I definitely adore her for her pick pocketing skills, which is wrong but cool anyway. Kayli had the same amount of cold-headed-bad-ass and weepy-female character, but maybe that's what makes Kayli a real character, as in a real life human with balanced feelings. I liked her, I didn't love her, and I definitely envy her. I mean all of those hot guys surrounds her at once! what's there not to envy?
There are lots of male characters here, as I said before. It felt like playing Visual Novels on my gadgets or reading this manga Barajou No Kiss. Not saying that it has a same (or similar) story or anything, because it's not, but the way one female character was surrounded and perhaps loved by more than one (or two) male characters are similar. Too many guys to swoon over.
I'm not really sure about the romance... I don't even know if it's there at all. There are definitely some "romantic actions" and they do seem care about each other somehow (Kayli x other guy characters) but... I think that's that for now. I am team Marc btw.
The writing style is gorgeous. Love first person. You write anything in first person and there's 90% chance that I'll love it.
Overall, I really do enjoy
4 EYES OPEN (4/5)