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Royals of Arbon Academy Series by Jaymin Eve and Tate James

Dark college romance that includes a-hole princes, nasty princesses & one commoner chick, Violet, who will take none of their shit & do her best to survive.

Title: Royals of Arbon Academy
Author: Jaymin Eve and Tate James
Genres: Fantasy > Dystopian
Read Format: Kindle Edition
Total Pages: 898
Reading Date: 22nd December 2023 – 31st December 2023

The reading order – How to Read Royals of Arbon Academy Series by Jaymin Eve and Tate James

  • 1 Princess Ballot
  • 2 Playboy Princes
  • 3 Poison Throne

Princess Ballot

You have been chosen.

Those four words change Violet Spencer’s whole life, when against staggering odds, she’s selected in the “princess ballot.”

Arbon Academy is affectionately known as the school for Royals. Only the rich, powerful, or heir to a throne gain entry … except for the one scholarship student accepted every five years. It’s a worldwide lottery, and one that Violet entered without giving it any serious thought.

But the media got it wrong and Arbon Academy is much more than a simple college for future leaders.

It’s a dark world of politics, intrigue, and dangerous guys who will stop at nothing to get their own way. Despite her best efforts at remaining off the radar, Violet finds herself a pawn between two of the most powerful monarchies in the world.

Prince Rafe of the Switzerlands and Prince Alex of the Australasias are bitter enemies both on the soccer field and in the political arena. Monarchies rule the world now, and every waking breath is a competition for the princes.

Control the ball.
Control the world.
Control Violet.

Whether it’s through love or hate, someone will ultimately win.

It’s a habit of mine to shelve completed paranormal book series and pick them up after a long time. Additionally, I tend to refrain from reading the synopsis before delving into the book, which ultimately resulted in me anticipating the appearance of paranormal elements that unfortunately did not materialize in this particular book😂!

However, despite this bummer, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story. Princess Ballot captivated me with its enigmatic and secretive aspects, the possibility of enemies-to-lovers romance, the setting of academy students with the sports team, and the underlying theme of harassment.

The protagonist, Violet, is resilient in her mental and physical strength. She is independent, so sometimes she forgets that she has friends, especially Mattie, who care for her. I like each character in this book, the bad and the good; they all have unique traits.

The cliffhanger in this book will surely ignite a desire to jump into the next book ASAP.

Playboy Princes

She’s my last chance.

Those four words echo in Violet Spencer’s mind, tugging at her curiosity even as rage builds within her.

Arbon Academy was supposed to be a bright new start. An opportunity for greatness, and something an orphan girl could only dream of. For a while there, it seemed to be exactly that.

But Violet’s bright future is suddenly looking dim. Arbon Academy and Prince Alex are nothing but a facade. A trap.

In a sinister world of ballgowns and backstabbing, of perfumes and politics, of indulgent parties and illegal sword fights, Violet now faces the biggest challenge of all. Recovering her shattered heart from the prince who crushed it.

Supported by her new friends, Violet wants to make Alex feel the pain of his betrayal. Prince Rafe wants nothing more than to help make that happen, but things aren’t always so straightforward.

Don’t break tradition.
Don’t let them know you know.
Don’t lose your heart… again.

These rules will keep Violet alive. But at what cost?

The first book centres around a beautiful and gentle love affair, but the continuation of the story takes a dramatic turn. After Alex’s true intentions are revealed, the dynamics shift and Violet fully aligns herself with Rafe’s team. We witness Violet’s explosive reaction and release of pent-up anger with Rafe right at the beginning of the story.

The romantic aspect becomes more complex in this second instalment. While the connection between Rafe and Violet is understandable, Jordan’s sudden involvement only adds to the complication. Who will ultimately win Violet’s heart? To discover the answer, one must read the next book.

One thing that has been bothering me since book one is about Violet’s father. She was unaware of her father’s identity. Will the enigmatic father make an appearance in the third book? Perhaps he is the leader of the resistance, causing them to pursue Violet’s inclusion in society. That’s how things usually transpire, but I hope to be proven wrong 😜.

Poison Throne

They’re waiting for you.

Those four words should have been a warning. They should have filled Violet with dread. But she was so focused on Rafe’s disappearance, she forgot.

The resistance was supposed to be fighting for a better world. A group of freedom fighters formed during the Monarch War, pushing back against laws that would see everyone enslaved. For a while there, they gave hope.

But with power comes corruption. The Society has been quietly amassing the strength and backing to become a real threat, and not everyone wants to use that power for good.

In a world torn apart by the death of monarchs, new leaders rise. Violet dives headfirst into the viper’s nest with one singular goal: rescue the stolen prince who possesses half her heart.

With the unwavering support of Jordan at her side, Violet knows she can face whatever the resistance throws at them. Even if she was the intended target all along.

Keep your friends close.
Keep your enemies closer.
Never forget the betrayals of the past.

The end of an era is here.

The third book, which serves as the conclusion to the Royals of Arbon Academy, was not as satisfying as I had hoped. I was anticipating more thrilling combat scenes and for the main character, Violet, to take charge and save the day. However, the majority of the book focuses on her relationships with her love interests, with a heavy emphasis on possessiveness and sexual scenes.

Furthermore, the ending did not provide a clear resolution as to which love interest she ultimately chose. As a whole, this series was a letdown for me. While the potential for exciting plotlines was present, the execution fell short. As a fan of author Jaymin Eve, I was disappointed by this instalment.

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