Trix came to Roseborne College looking for her missing brother. What she found was a cursed school with damaged students. A Gothic paranormal trilogy with shades of Beauty and the Beast.
Title: Cursed Studies
Author: Eva Chase
Genres: Fantasy > Paranormal > Reverse Harem
Read Format: Kindle Edition
Total Pages: 828
Reading Date: 07th August 2022 – 14th August 2022
Book Series In Order
- 1 Academy of the Forgotten
- 2 Academy of the Forsaken
- 3 Academy of the Fateful
Academy of the Forgotten
Three haunted young men. A terrible curse. One girl who could break it… if this place doesn’t break her first.
From the first time my parents decided that getting their next hit mattered more than keeping me fed, I learned I couldn’t trust anyone—until Cade. My foster brother took me under his wing and sheltered me from the worst of the crap thrown at us.
So when he heads off on an exclusive scholarship and everyone around me starts denying he ever existed, Roseborne College has some explaining to do. I’m not leaving until I get answers.
The school I barge into isn’t what I pictured. The staff claim Cade’s never been here. The students glare like just looking at me offends them. The classes involve more torment than teaching, while sobs and howls fill the night. And three very different, unnervingly appealing guys—one of them a teacher—act way too invested in my arrival.
Some unnatural power holds this place in its grip. The more I dig, the more horrors I uncover. Finding Cade might not be my biggest problem after all. It’s looking like none of us, me included, will escape this place alive.
Once you enter Roseborne College, there may be no coming back…I might be trapped like the poor students, for I cannot release the latch the story has entrapped me, just like the Bushfell room, there’s no key to open the door. But there’s always a way to break in, and in my case, I need to finish reading the series!
The story is bizarre but fascinating, for I cannot stop reading to unwrap the mysteries surrounding Roseborne college. The main points I want to know are the questions about what’s Roseborne college about, where is Cade and what happened to him, the mystery behind the strange sickness befalling the students, what sort of power the staff has, and most importantly, what are they?
The first book answered almost all the questions plus added shocking revelations about Trix and her previous missions. The next book will be interesting now that we know what to expect and the challenges. The new question would be what can Trix do to help all the students. I, for one, cannot wait to find out!
Academy of the Forsaken
When I arrived at Roseborne College searching for my foster brother, I had no idea what I was in for. In the past few weeks, I’ve endured torments both physical and emotional. I’ve looked death in the face. And I’ve made an unnerving discovery that’s left me scrambling to pick up the pieces of the quest I started out on.
But the supernatural beings who run this school haven’t conquered me yet. I’ll turn the tables on them with my newfound knowledge—and maybe with the help of three temptingly screwed-up guys I never expected to count on.
At least, that’s the plan. Everyone in this place is keeping secrets: me, the guys I might be falling for, and my brother. Secrets big enough to bring us together… or to tear us completely apart. How will I find the strength to continue the fight if it turns out I can’t trust anyone—not even myself?
The story in the second book is more about self-evaluation for the characters. There’s no major incident in the classroom involving Trix, and the staff doesn’t pay her much attention. However, this book reveals some shocking revelations about Trix’s lineage and the extent of her relationship with Cade.
I wondered who was responsible for fixing the wall that Trix had been working on to get to Bushfell’s room. But it doesn’t matter because Trix managed to get to the other side. The only question is what Trix has unleashed, how to fix the problem, and what future awaits them.
Academy of the Fateful
I thought I’d found a way to destroy the malicious power Roseborne College held over all its students—but I seem to have unleashed a host of fresh horrors instead.
The school’s ruling spirits are flying free, even more intent on tormenting us. Visions from the worst moments of our pasts are stalking us like ghosts, and my foster brother may have fallen too far into his monstrous nature to be saved.
It’s all I can do to try to protect myself and the three guys I’ve fallen for here, let alone the rest of the school’s inhabitants. On top of that, the supernatural energies I’ve just discovered in myself have desires all of their own.
As our most awful mistakes consume us, can we hold onto enough faith to keep up the struggle? And how much of myself will I have to sacrifice for a single chance at freedom?
Academy of the Forsaken is the third and final book in a gothic paranormal trilogy with shades of Beauty and the Beast. If you love snarky heroines, damaged heroes, dark secrets galore, and reverse harem romance with no choosing required, look no further! Just beware: Once you enter Roseborne College, there may be no coming back…
The students of Roseborne college are facing a more dire situation with the essence of the original students/staff being released from their physical bodies and the spirits of other victims seeking vengeance. They are now relentlessly attacking the students and causing more injuries and deaths.
This book is jammed-packed with information and with so much action going on. We have some knowledge in the previous book as to why our heroes got themselves into Roseborne. But this book explains more details on that aspect.
The story somewhat contains a sad moment but ends with a nice happy ending. What’s the moral of the story in this book? Forgiveness, acknowledgement of mistakes, love, and compassion are the key elements to achieving a healthy lifestyle! Stick to all that, and Roseborne would never enrol you into their college!
As usual, before wrapping up the series, I always compared the similarity between the leading male character’s personalities in Eva’s series that I’ve finished reading. Here goes what I thought about the heroes’ first impressions or actions towards the heroines.
Sceptical: ❶ West – ❷ Malcolm – ❸ Jensen
Erudite/leader to the team: ❶ Aaron – ❷ Declan – ❸ Elias
Protector/Overprotective: ❶ Nate – ❷ Connar – ❸ Ryo
Overconfident/screw up: ❶ Marco – ❷ Jude – ❸ NIL