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The Academy (The Academy Saga) Paperback – July 1, 2019

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Few novels genuinely deserve the epithet of 'page-turner' but The Academy is certainly worthy of it. Cleverly plotted, beautifully characterized, dark and utterly compelling it's clear from the start that Daly knows how to weave an intriguing narrative and she is quick to hit her stride. Taking the best elements of Romance and Paranormal Fiction the pace rarely lets up as The Academy becomes an all-prevailing presence in Katie Connelly's life. A life in stark contrast to that lived by The Academy's cadets and Daly's carefully constructed narrative which adopts alternating perspectives will have readers on tenterhooks as the characters develop and change.
Despite the ever-popular pull of the genre there are surprisingly few thrillers in the YA genre that create authentic relationships between protagonists, but with its great cast of characters Daly has pitched it perfectly and the burgeoning relationship between Katie and Peter Davenport is touchingly rendered and feels very real. Both are well nuanced and sensitively drawn protagonists with a host of obstacles for them to overcome but Daly keeps us guessing to the very end with a final reveal that's sure to have far-reaching implications for Katie and her younger siblings Andrew and Mikey.
A superb read that will surely appeal to fans of The Hunger Games and Twilight, The Academy is recommended without reservation. 
~Book Viral Review 5 STARS

"CJ has created an unforgettable story about a young woman caught up in a world of lies and deception. The Academy is a page-turning read with a twist you may not see coming." --Tony Jones, Executive Producer of "My All American" 

"With unusual subtlety and skill, CJ Daly crafts a novel filled with originality and sophisticated, true-to-life characters. The Academy will have strong appeal for both young and adult readers and anyone looking for an exciting, contemporary romance." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
~Christian Sia, Readers' Favorites 

"Unique, intense, and suspenseful. A story with compelling characters that pull you into the author's world and keep you reading from beginning to end. Intriguing start to a new series." --New York Times Best Selling Author Jami Brumfield 

"Daly crafts superb dialogue . . . A romance with a hint of mystery and a well-developed protagonist. Perfectly sets up a planned sequel." 
-Kirkus Review

From the Author

When Two Worlds Collide . . . 
CJ Daly believes dynamic characters and high stake conflict are necessary elements to create a page-turning read. And a good way to create instant conflict is to crash opposing worlds. The Academy Saga is set on the lonely plains of New Mexico, where 17-year-old Katie Connelly has to work 24-7 just to help her family survive. CJ contrasts Kate's scrabbly, land-locked hometown with the lush grandeur of the Northern California coast. Located just across the awe-inspiring Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, The Academy is a secret government institution posing as an elite military academy. When two of their elite cadets crash into Katie's invisible life, sparks begin to fly . . . and long-kept secrets begin to reveal themselves.  
Weaving the secrets of the Connelly Clan and The Academy's charismatic ambassadors into the story, The Academy Saga transforms into a beautiful tapestry, interwoven with mystery, suspense, and romance.  
If you want to see two elite alpha males finally meet their match, then you need to begin your Academy Saga journey today. 

Happy reading!

Product details

  • Publisher : BrandyLight Ink (July 1, 2019)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 515 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1733944303
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1733944304
  • Item Weight : 1.65 pounds
  • Dimensions : 6 x 1.29 x 9 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 115 ratings

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