Midnight Kisses (Shifter Island #1) by Leia Stone and Raye Wagner
Nai expected the summons to Alpha Academy…but not this year.
She’s trained her entire life to lead her pack, and the elite school is where she’ll receive the elemental magic that distinguishes her as an alpha heir.
But the four sexy guards sent to escort Nai are not only early—they’re her sworn enemies. Then when she arrives at Alpha Academy, the Alpha King is not happy to see her.
And if that isn’t enough…
Mysterious magical marks pop up on her skin, outcast shifters keep attacking the school, and someone is trying to kill her.
There is no way things could get worse. No way.
Until she meets her fated mate at a masquerade party…
He’s sexy as sin.
An Alpha Heir.
And completely and totally forbidden.
Overall, I really liked this book. It was your standard YA paranormal fantasy novel with secrets, fated mates, princes and heirs, and a very ‘chosen one’ esque vibe, but I have no complaints really. I like this style of book because they are really quick, easy, entertaining reads and it leaves me really excited about the next book.
Nai, an alpha heir from the Crescent Moon Pack that has been banished from Shifter Island, is sent to the academy there, where she meets the four heirs of the high powered Midnight Pack. AKA the pack that banished her people. There are two sides to every story and in this case, they only one of them is true.
Nai, starts off as an outcast, but somewhat begrudgingly to others, earns her place at the academy. If going to a school wasn’t enough, she meets her fated mate who she can never be with and mysterious marking show up on her body.
I really liked Nai as a character, with her inner strength and selflessness. I enjoyed Nai’s friendship with the other Midnight Brothers and the Harvest clan, which showed her meaningful relationship outside of the main protagonists. However, I hated her attraction to Rage Midnight despite how horrible he treated her sometimes. As you read, you’ll see other things at play and reasons for their actions, but that is honestly one of my most hated tropes so it annoyed me.
The book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger and I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I am excited to see where the story is going, because as of book 1, the reader has virtually zero explanations for anything, which isn’t a bad thing. It just makes me more curious to see what happens next haha. This book is available on Kindle Unlimited.