Author: Shelley Wilson
Genre: YA Supernatural/horror
Published by: BBC Press
Publication date: 10/10/2019
My rating: ★★★★
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Will she follow the pack…or destroy them?
A dead mother. A violent father. A missing brother.
When Mia’s father is murdered, it’s her estranged uncle that comes to the rescue, but what he offers her in return for his help could be worse than the life she is leaving behind.
Taken to Hood Academy, a unique school deep in the forest, she discovers friendships, love, and the courage to stand on her own.
Mia takes the oath that seals her future as a werewolf hunter, but not everyone wants Mia to succeed.
Screams in the night. Secret rooms. Hidden letters. Mia becomes an important piece in a game she doesn’t want to play.
Loyalty, friendships, and family bonds are tested as Mia discovers her true identity, but will the truth set her free, or will it destroy her?
Werewolves have always fascinated me so I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to join the blog tour for this one. I was hooked from the first page. I’m going to be honest, I haven’t finished this book yet. It hasn’t been the best month so things are taking longer, I will update my review once I’ve finished it.
Hood Academy is a school for Werewolf Hunters. After Mia’s father is murdered by one, her uncle (who also happens to be the Academy’s headmaster) arrives and takes her to the Academy to be trained as a hunter. It’s not long before rumours of what really goes on at Hood Academy reach Mia, revealing family secrets and truths along the way.
Like Vampires, I feel Werewolves have been forgotten and this one definitely delivered for me. Hood Academy is not without its tropes, I’m a complete sucker for a trope though so this is by no means a negative comment. I found myself unable to put it down, always needing to know what happens next. Mia is so easy to love, from her loyalty to her friends, to her compassion. We definitely need more characters like Mia in supernatural books. The plot and character development are well written, more on this when I’ve finished. I can’t recommend Hood Academy enough, it’s the perfect Halloween read for those who don’t like scary books!