Delinquent – Review

Releasing August 25th, Delinquent is book 1 in the new Academy of Misfits trilogy. This new series is a Contemporary Reverse Harem, and is recommended for readers 17, and older. See disclaimer in blurb below. The author is from London, and the novel will contain local colloquialisms and jargon.

Blurb:

I’m the kid your parents warned you about… 

Eighteen months in prison or doing time at Oceanside Academy.
Reform school has met its match in me, even if it is full of young offenders. Thieves, graffiti writers, drug runners and other petty criminals reside within the walls, and I’m just like them. 
But what they didn’t tell me was that I’d be one of only a handful of girls in a hoard full of boys. It’ll take more than just street smarts to keep my wits about me. 
Everyone here has a chip on their shoulders, and I’m no different. Mine’s one of the biggest, that’s why they call me Asia because I have one as large as a continent.
Rules or not, these bad boys are about to discover I’ve earned my label for reason…
I’m the biggest misfit of them all.

**Delinquent is book one of this new gritty, contemporary reverse harem academy trilogy for 17+ readers and deals with adult themes and some subjects you may find upsetting. Contains foul language and sexual scenes. Ends on a cliffhanger**

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Delinquent is as real with it’s abrasive characters, as it is emotional. The Academy of Misfits is reserved as a last resort, or plea deal for those teens who fall into trouble with the law. Often. It’s a place no one wants to go, yet the only other choice isn’t any better. The characters are around the same ages of 16+/-, but with their upbringing they behave more like jaded adults. As a reader you can’t help for feel for each one.

Asia is an incredible character considering the things she encounters throughout the novel, All of the characters are complex, volatile, angry, sad, troubled…I need more adjectives. There are not enough in the English language to explain these young adults, but I loved each one of them in their own way. Even the antagonists.

No spoilers here, but have you ever watched the Youtube video of a person throwing trash into a volcano? https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=cXJfg_JIUZA Don’t ever do that, btw. I’m intrigued as to how Bea Paige is going to get this rag tag group together without someone dying. I hope you enjoy Delinquent as much as I did. You may want to have your plans cleared for when you begin to read it because you’re not going to want to put this one down.

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Blogger backstory relating to the academy in Delinquent. Like the author, I too have experience with troubled youth. I worked in a court ordered youth center roughly half the size of the student body at the “Academy of Misfits.” I can attest that the written behavior, attitudes, home life, caseworker situation(s), street life, reactions to authority/adults are real. These characters may be made up as well as their individual stories, but their types of situations in their made up lives are very real. If you have ever worked in any type of court ordered youth center, you will understand and feel for these characters on a personal level as I did. It’s given me a different outlook on delinquents, and I love that.

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Link to book below just in case the preview isn’t available yet. (Above).

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