Title: Fallen University: Year One
Author: Callie Rose
First published June 21, 2019
312 pages, Kindle Edition
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to have powers beyond your wildest dreams? Well, I didn’t until it happened to me.
I was just a regular college student, minding my own business, until I was transformed into something I couldn’t explain. Now, I have abilities that I never knew existed, and the cravings that come with them are out of this world.
But, despite all of this, I still have to go to class. Except, the classes at Fallen University are far from ordinary.
They’re full of magic, curses, and even combat training. Lucky for me, I have four dangerously hot guys to keep me company.
Kingston, Jayce, Xero, and Kai are hiding secrets that I can’t even begin to comprehend. Yet, I find myself drawn to them and their mysterious ways.
I don’t know what’s in store for me at FU, but one thing’s for sure, it’s going to be one hell of a ride.
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Fallen University: Year One by Callie Rose is a tantalizing and thrilling addition to the growing genre of urban fantasy novels. Published in June 2019, Rose constructs a captivating story that will have readers on the edge of their seats.
Fallen University: Year One is set in a world where supernatural beings exist alongside humans, with a a university specifically designed to train and educate these beings. The main protagonist and narrator, Tissaia de Solesia, is a young woman who was abandoned at birth, and who discovers she is a supernatural being with remarkable powers.
Along with a cast of intriguing and complex characters, Tissaia navigates her first year at Fallen University while discovering the secrets of her past and the potential ramifications of her newfound powers. Rose’s writing is impeccable, her descriptive style immerses readers into the world of Fallen University, and its characters are well-rounded and multi-faceted, particularly Tissaia, whose transformation from an isolated, fearful girl to a confident and assertive young woman is captivating.
The development of the relationships between the characters is particularly engaging, particularly the rivalry between Tissaia and her roommate, Keira. Additionally, Rose’s exploration of themes related to discrimination and prejudice against supernatural beings adds a layer of depth and relevance, particularly in the current political and social climate.
There are, however, some shortcomings in the book. The pacing can be slow, particularly in the beginning, with a few chapters feeling repetitive.
Additionally, some of the dialogue can be clunky and blunt, lacking the nuance of the rest of Rose’s writing. However, these are minor issues that do not detract from the overall quality of the book.
Fallen University: Year One is a must-read for fans of the urban fantasy genre, particularly those who enjoy intricate world-building and complex character relationships. The novel contains a perfect balance of suspense, romance, mystery, and fantasy that keeps readers engaged through every page.
We recommend this book to fantasy aficionados looking for a captivating and well-crafted story. Overall, it is a solid debut for Callie Rose, one that leaves us eagerly anticipating the next installment in the series.
We rate this book a solid four out of five stars.