Let me try to explain. The Academie is one wild ride of a book. There’s so much scandal and drama and overdramatic and scheming characters, all of which I loved to bits. I loved Eliza and Hortense and I even kind of liked Caroline, despite the amount of times where I rolled my eyes at her.
And for most of The Academie, I loved the ride! Like I said, there’s a ton of scandal and secrets revealed and it was cool being a part of that.
Unfortunately there were a few plot elements in The Academie that left me feeling a bit confused, and the end of the book was like HOLY WHAT. There’s a huge, and I do mean huge, twist towards the very end that I didn’t see coming – I had to reread it like twelve times to make sure it actually happened, and I’m still kind of confused as to why it happened.
The Academie was my first book by Susanne Dunlap and while it wasn’t one of my favourites, I’ll be reading more from her very soon. The Academie was a roller coaster of historical fiction and scandal, and while I think you should give it a shot, I’m warning you now about the WTF ending.
Review originally posted on my blog http://hobbitsies.net/2012/04/the-academie-by-susanne-dunlap/