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The Academy

Where things are not always as they seem....

My name is Kris Jameson and I'm a student at the Royal Academy. I'm at the top of all my classes, what they call a "model student". There's only one problem - the Academy is an all-boys school and I'm a girl.

It started as a prank when I took my brother's place. But things got complicated when I caught Broward, the school bully, in a compromising position. They got even worse when I was assigned my roommate - the handsome but enigmatic North who saved me several times from the bully's attacks.

Now the consequences of my deception are coming back to haunt me. The penalty for fraud at this exclusive school is much worse than simple expulsion-I could lose a hand. Worse, so could my beloved brother.

With so much at stake, it's imperative that I keep my secret safe. And the person I'm closest to, North, is the one I have to be most wary of.

The trouble is, I think I'm falling in love with him....

©2012 Evangeline Anderson (P)2012 Evangeline Anderson Books

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Great story

So this is definitely not like her normal work but I've gotta say I loved this book just as much as her other stuff. I couldn't stop listening I finished it in a day.

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go get it

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I surpassed my expectations. It's not a new premise but it's exceptionally well written and preformed. I feared that Anderson was going to take a page or two from Tamora Pierce's work especially beginning with fraternal twins but she made it her own. very nice young adult read.
and I won't lie, if there ever is an older adult version of this story like this I'll pre-order it too.

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Fantastic YA that keeps you hooked

If you've ever seen the movie 'She's the Man', it is that concept.This is a futuristic story in an all boys boarding school where bullying is allowed but breaking rules gets you some nasty punishments. Fraternal twin Kristina (Kris) switches places with her brother Kristopher when their life situation changes. Earth is no longer lived on because the sun died so humans moved and thus it begins. Victoria, the moon Kris is from, is extremely extremely old fashioned and Kris has to learn how to be in the new severe environment change plus acting as a boy who is 17. The situations she gets into are funny, but can be serious too.

Very well written and not the normal Evangeline Anderson novel. But the same great writing that hooks you right away and doesn't let you put it down. This book covers concepts in several areas: history, bullying, gays, naivety, supervision, death, persecution. Even though these areas are heavy they make you think but also be entertained because they are so well written about and written at a youth level. This is a very PG book which makes it very ideal for youths.

I purchased this on a whim because I like her writing and I think its well worth a credit for the 9 hours of entertainment I received.