From School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-Dancia works hard at being nondescript because of her supernatural powers: not too smart, not too pretty, not too friendly. So when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy show up at her house the summer before her freshmen year of high school and offer a full scholarship, she is sure that there has been some kind of mistake. Once at the academy, the teen begins to make friends and let people in to her life, including two equally interesting but very different young men. While this should be a good thing, Dancia can't help but worry; caring too much causes trouble. When she feels threatened, her protective instincts kick in and things happen that she can't control, like windows breaking and things collapsing, and sometimes people getting hurt. At Delcroix, Dancia realizes she is not alone with her powers and that a program can help her to control and strengthen her talents. Unfortunately, while great for Dancia, not everyone whom she has grown close to feels the same way. While nothing about Scott's premise is especially groundbreaking, the plot is quick and gratifying, and Dancia is much more empowered than the female protagonists in some other popular supernatural thrillers.-Jennifer Miskec, Longwood University, Farmville, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"Dancia, who is street smart rather than book smart, leads a tightly written, intriguing mystery. Delcroix's complexities will keep readers guessing as to its real mission, and the romance between Dancia and Cam...adds to her story and serves to show the depth of Delcroix's secrets and influence. A promising beginning." -Kirkus Review
"...the plot is quick and gratifying, and Dancia is much more empowered than the female protagonists in some other popular supernatural thrillers." -School Library Journal
"Scott has mastered the art of the slow reveal, and I couldn't stop reading until I learned all the secrets of Delcroix Academy. "-Lynda Sandoval, author of Who's Your Daddy
"Readers, strap yourselves in for action, intrigue and a dash of romance as you enter Delcroix, the latest must-read academy series - Inara Scott has penned a winner!" -Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of Crazy Beautiful and The Education of Bet
"A potent blend of superpowers, friendships, and boarding-school intrigue makes Delcroix Academy a delightful debut. I can't wait for the next installment." -Diana Peterfreund, author of Rampant and Ascendant