The Awakening of Ren Crown
Book 1, Ren Crown
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
"A strong heroine and incredible world building make this a must read series."
-Barbara Freethy, #1 NYT Bestselling Author
At the magic world's most elite school, time and glittering evil stalk Ren Crown's steps. In a world where layers of magic create worlds on top of our own--worlds where almost anything is possible--some rules still can't be broken, and Ren is desperate to overturn society's most sacred law.
On campus, animated creations, enchanted gadgets, and marvelous machines vie with the students themselves: mischievous engineers, diabolical tacticians, battle-hardened warriors, and terrifying roommates. But even amidst an eclectic and powerful student body, there is something off about Ren's magic...and the wrong people have started to notice.
Where art comes alive and the bonds of destiny are forged, Ren will find the answer to who and what she is.
Honestly this is one of my favorite books. The main character is hilarious while navigating a school similar, and dare I say, more exciting and chaotic than Hogwarts. Students are brilliant, deadly, cunning, and crazy. Do yourself a favor and get this. You'll laugh out loud!
As an avid reader, I'm willing to give any free book a chance but have low expectations. The quality of writing - tight storyline, well developed characters, interesting world build - kept me intrigued. I bought the second book and look forward to more from this author.
This is a very different take on a wizarding community. I have read a great many young adult paranormal stuff since I got my mini pad. At heart this story is about a sisters desperate attempt to bring her dead twin back to life and her final acceptance of his death. I was especially glad to find that unlike a great many of the stuff I read, the author spent all her time on RENs assimilation into the community and didn't include any sex scenes. A great read and I will definitely buy the rest of the series!