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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.

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Exelent audio

What a nice storie , kept my attention
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Great writing and the YA theme was very refreshing.

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Amazing

Evangeline Anderson delivers again with this amazing YA novel. Like all of her novels, love is the center of attention, but themes of women's empowerment, loyalty, abuse, bullying, and learning to see the person inside are explored in a futuristic space-faring society that is divided firmly by gender. Unlike her other novels, Anderson kept this PG-13 and appropriate for teens. Excellent read.

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Emotional Roller Coaster

The storyline in this book was dark and tackled serious topics; some very frustrating events throughout that made this book interesting enough that I couldn’t stop listening until it was completed. Narrator did a great job with characters.

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A far better book than the blurb would indicate!

They got the first part rite, the main character is a girl but spends 90% of the book in deep disguise as a boy.
But it was never a “prank” she and her twin where dead serious about the undertaking from the start.
The flipent and overdramatized tone of the blurb led me to believe that this would probibly be another one of those books where in the main character, discussed as a boy, nonetheless succumbs utterly to her passionate love of the male lead and throws her self in to his arms and reveals her true sex to him at the first opertunaty, then proseeds to act generally squishy. But in this admirable work that’s not what happenes! -potential spoiler warning-
Despite her roommate’s Sterling qualities, and her very real feelings for him (which she manfully suppresses over and over again) she remains steadfast in her resolve to keep her secret. Even against great odds, and as they begin to fall for one another and the deception plays havoc with everyones emotional well-being. But she has her reasons, and I can understand them, even though by the end I was tearing my hair out and groaning “just tell him already!!”
Needles to say (imho) there is a happy ending, or I wouldn’t be writing such a positive review! But the author definitely makes you work for it!
I am definitely looking forward to my second reed through, now that I know how it all goes down :)