Title: Crossroads (Crossroads Academy #1)
Author: J.J. Bonds
Source: Received through blog tour in exchange for an honest review
When Katia enrolled at Crossroads Academy she knew things weren’t exactly going to be easy. The sole heir to the worlds’ most powerful vampire, her presence was bound to cause a stir. But nothing could have prepared her for this. Whispers follow everywhere she goes. So does trouble.
Bodies start turning up in nearby Rutland and Katia is sucked into a twisted web of danger and deceit. Haunted by nightmares she can’t explain and a thirst for blood that is never sated, Katia will do whatever it takes to keep her past buried.
Nothing at Crossroads is what it seems and Katia’s secrets may be the darkest of them all.
Crossroads is the first book in the Crossroads Academy series by J.J. Bonds. It centers around a teenage girl named Katia, who enrolls at the private vampire academy. Katia is mysterious, which keeps the rumor mill flowing at the school. Deaths start happening in the nearby town, and Katia finds out that she's not the only one keeping secrets.
I feel like there isn't a whole lot to say about this book without giving anything away. The whole book is a mystery to the reader, which is both frustrating and intriguing at the same time. You really don't find out anything until the end. You don't know anything about Katia through most of the book. It keeps you on your toes though because you are waiting in anticipation for the little hints to start coming out.
Now, I'll have to admit that I did not like Katia at first. She was not a likeable person because she had this wall put up around her. She knew it was extremely important that nobody found out anything about her, so she tried to steer clear of developing friendships. She grew on me though. The walls slowly came down and you were able to see more of her. She has a lot of courage and willpower. She trains hard for weeks to be able to defend herself. But from what?
There was just a tad bit of romance involved. The love interest in this book is Nic, who is a great guy. His friends leave a lot to be desired though. They are awful and treat Katia like crap. Because of this, she keeps pushing Nic away. He doesn't give up so easily though, and Katia slowly (and I mean slowly) lets her guard down. I really hope to see more of this blossoming relationship in the next book. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading young adult paranormal books.
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