You know what makes this book even more special?
The author was kind enough to send me a print copy…an actual book! Such a treat to receive such a gorgeous book! But I have to be honest, it was really weird holding onto it. The weight, small font and fear of damaging it made me realize, that I have been using my Kobo far too much lol.
The Auctor Trilogy (Release Date: November 28, 2016)
When seventeen-year-old Addie Auctor’s mother is murdered by her father, she must confront many secrets that her family has hidden from her. The worst of these secrets is that Addie’s father, Donovan Hawthorne, is still hunting Addie because of an ancient blood feud between her mother’s family, the Auctors, and her father’s family, the House of Hawthorne. In order to be protected from the House of Hawthorne, Addie and her brother, Augustus, are sent to Initiation at an exclusive University, the Wicked Cabal.
Initiation is nothing like Addie expects. She is immediately separated from Augustus and thrown in with four complete strangers – Fallon, Maddox, Liam, and Tempe. Addie must try to forge friendships with her fellow Initiates while they solve clues, battle mystical creatures, and explore increasingly dangerous places.
Readers of all ages will love this adventure filled with suspense, treachery, and romance.
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If you love stories about magic, spells, and sorcery, combined with a ton of adventure and danger, a la Hunger Games, you are going to love The Auctor Trilogy! I certainly did. The story starts centuries in the past with the original families and because of an ancient feud, the powerful heads of these families, called “The Exemplars”, make decisions that will essentially plot the lives of their young descendants hundreds of years in the future. Addie Auctor being one of them.
At first, Addie is incredibly introverted, bullied, and relies solely on her twin brother Augustus, for everything. That is, until a horrible tragedy befalls the young siblings and they are forced to embrace a life they couldn’t have dreamed possible. And not necessarily in a good way. Then, as Addie adjusts to her new reality she starts to evolve into the person she is meant to be.
The Auctor Trilogy is a fantastic adventure and I had so much fun reading it. Not only is it well-written, it’s also imaginative, exciting and a little bit nerve-wracking. Yes, it does make you think of Hogwarts and also The Hunger Games, but it is its own exhilarating tale and I can’t wait to learn more about the characters, their futures, and of course their new school. The wait is going to be killer! Seriously friends, you have got to get your hands on a copy.