Newcomer | Review

Title: Newcomer
Series: Elmwick Academy #1
Author: Emilia Zeeland
Pages: 253 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 19 September 2020
Rating: ★★★★★


I’m Cami O’Brien, and the powers flowing through my voice are turning destructive.

To gain control of them, I must enroll at Elmwick Academy—ready or not.

Elmwick Academy is home to the town’s legacies—the six types of supernatural beings who masquerade as humans. That is, until they show their teeth during class at the Academy.

And then there are the hunters—the humans trying to uncover our secrets. I’m talking about Mason Fowler, my next-door neighbor with smoldering, brandy-colored eyes, who has taken a sudden interest in me.

In a whirlwind of magical twists, I must learn to tell friend from foe, master my abilities before I lose them, and figure out how to hide my powers from Mason. Because revealing the truth could lead to war…

No wonder they call me the harbinger of death.

Newcomer is a young adult fantasy novel about a magical academy and the creatures it hides—the good, the bad and those in between. If you like complicated friendships, dark family secrets, and slow-burn romance, this story will pull you in and leave you wanting more.

Step into a world of magical intrigue now!

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This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Emilia Zeeland!

Newcomer is the first book in the Elmwick Academy series and tells the story of Cami.

First of all, let’s talk about the cover: It’s stunning! I love the blue and the lettering! I’m a huge fan of this cover and I cannot wait to see the cover of the other books in the series! Now, let’s talk about the book. So I really enjoyed reading Emilia Zeeland’s first series called the STAR Academy series and when I discovered her new series, I was so excited! I’m so happy that I read Newcomer because now it’s my favourite book by Emilia Zeeland so far!

When I started reading this book, I knew that I was going to love it. I instantly loved Cami, I really like her personality and I love that she’s somewhat special. I’m also a sucker for star-crossed lovers so when I read about Mason, I immediately shipped them. I cannot wait to read more about them in the other books. I also really liked Jean, I want to read some more about her too. I really liked the characters and that there are ‘legacies’, I think it’s really original. I haven’t read something like this before and that makes me love the book even more!

Newcomer is such a good Young Adult Fantasy and I think it’s the best one I’ve read so far in 2020. I haven’t been reading that many YA books so it was really nice to read one and I enjoyed every bit of it. Emilia Zeeland did such an amazing job with this book and I’m really excited for the second book in the series. I hope I don’t have to wait too long because I really want to know what’s going to happen next for Cami!