Book Review: Delacrouix Academy by: Inara Scott

Delcroix Academy, Book One:: The Candidates

Publisher: Hyperion

Publish Date: 24 August 2010
Origins: ALA for Review

Format: Paperback

Blurb: Dancia Lewis is far from popular. And that's not just because of her average grades or her less-than-glamorous wardrobe. In fact, Dancia's mediocrity is a welcome cover for her secret: whenever she sees a person threatening someone she cares about, things just...happen. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt.  So Dancia does everything possible to avoid getting close to anyone, belieiving this way she can supress her powers and keep them hidden.

But when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy show up in her living room to offer her a full scholarship, Dancia's days of living under the radar may be over. Only, Delcroix is a school for diplomats' kids and child geniuses--not B students with uncontrollable telekinetic tendencies.  So why are they treating Dancia like she's special? Even the hottest guy on campus seems to be going out of his way to make Dancia feel welcome.

And then there's her mysterious new friend Jack, who can't stay out of trouble. He suspects something dangerous is going on at the Academy and wants Dancia to help him figure out what. But Dancia isn't convinced. She hopes that maybe the recruiters know more about her "gift" than they're letting on. Maybe they can help her understand how to use it...But not even Dancia could have imagined what awaits her behind the gates of Delcroix Academy.

Review in 5: Awesome, Intriguing, Love-triangelish, Paranoid, and Magical

Review: I really wish I would start writing reviews as soon as I finish a book because I am drawing a blank on what to say about this book. I liked it, yes, as you can see by my five star rating. Let's try and detail it up now.

The characters are interesting and intriguing. I instantly wanted to learn more about them when I started reading. I am a Team Jack member ALL THE WAY! I don't like Cam at all and I am actually on Jack's side of the events all the way until the end of the book. I don't trust Mr. Judan or Cam. I also believe that Dancia (cool name) is a bit nieve about her ability and the way she could or could not use it. I think she could have easily figured it all out if she would have applied herself sooner.

The plot of the story is excellent but I think that Dancia is way too hard on Jack through almost the entire book. She is supposed to be his friend not a judge, her treatment of him really annoyed me. Anyway, plot is excellent, moves fast, and you will be done with this book and wanting more before you even feel like you have gotten into it. As with any cliff-hanging ending I wanted way more when I was finished. I will definitely be looking out for the next book!

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  1. This one's on my TBR/wishlist as well. Glad to hear it's wonderful!

  2. Its great to hear a good review,I just signed up for a tour

  3. I like Cam, but like you I don't particularly trust him. I don't think he's intentionally a bad person, but I think he tends to trust the wrong people. Want to talk about naive--his puppy dog following of Judan is kind of the worst thing ever. know normally I would like his type of character, but he was too aggressively anti-Delcroix and 'I'm the better man!' mantra. I did like how he was with Dancia's grandma.

    If I had to REALLY choose, I'd want her with neither until either Cam proved himself (one way or the other) or Jack took a chill pill. They're both on my blacklist for various reasons.


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