Monday, April 4, 2016

Review: Conspiracy Boy

Conspiracy Boy Conspiracy Boy by Cecily White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was another fun installment in the Angel Academy series and is… the last? I’m not sure, since it seems way too soon to say goodbye to these characters, but this book certainly tied things up in a neat little bow.

Amelie is still her usual sarcastic and witty self in this one. She’s facing a whole ton of issues but she never seems to lack the necessary comeback. Trapped in a high school full of people who think you’re engaged to your sorta-vampire-sire-type-hottie and sister to a serial killer, being the source of a world ending prophecy seems almost normal. The prophecy might have been assumed to have been dealt with last time, but it seems nothing is really as it seems. Except Jack, because he’s amazing, but even that has to be kept a secret. Secrets appear to be the theme that runs throughout – whether it is from Amelie, from the Elders, from the world, or simply from one of Amelie’s love interests.

I’m not even sure where to start with the drama in this book – there is so much jammed into the pages that things change chapter by chapter. Starting with Luc (aforementioned sorta-vampire-sire-type-hottie), Amelie is being tasked with helping out in his Sovereign Trials (whatever that entails) while living in a house full of people who hate her. Sure, there are designer clothes and lots of eye candy, but it certainly doesn’t make up for lack of freedom. Next we have some assassins trying to hunt Amelie down using unknown powers and lots of bone crunching strength. This leads to a lot of fun fights. Lastly (kind of, because I’m glossing over the oodles of other points), we’ve got a war that’s brewing between the factions for reasons that are mostly kept secret from Amelie. I found myself frustrated on her behalf about that one. Throw all this into a blender with confusing teenage feelings and adult expectations and you have a couple days in the life of Amelie. She was really fun to read about, but I wouldn’t ever want to be her. Jack is the one ray of mostly uncomplicated sunlight in her life and even that gets tested in this book. Buckle in because this book takes you on a very bumpy ride.

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