Zodiac Academy: Fated Throne – Caroline Peckham, Susanne Valenti

Genre: Fantasy, Bully Romance
Publisher: Self-Publihsed
Pages: 823
Release Date: December 25, 202

Haven’t read the previous novels? Check out my reviews of The Awakening, Ruthless Fae, The Reckoning, Shadow Princess, and Cursed Fates.

Fate has torn us apart and sometimes I believe the stars have given up on us altogether.Without my sister, the world seems darker than ever before and the shadows loom thicker, rising up to answer the call of the Shadow Princess and changing the face of Solaria for good. 

Now Lionel Acrux has the strength to make a move for the throne, I’m not sure how much time we have left to stop him. 
Our only hope is to find the Imperial Star before he does. We made the sacrifice the stars called for and we’re paying the price for that decision so it can’t be for nothing. But with the stars turning against us at every move, and the last light in the world seeming to fade, I’m afraid we’re almost out of time. Hope is a dangerous thing. It’s the key to us fighting on. But it could be what destroys us in the end.

One thing is for certain, I won’t stop until I have been reunited with my other half and together we will fight to take our crowns. 

A war is coming.

The throne is calling for a new monarch. And someone must answer its call. 

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Zodiac Academy: Fated Throne is the penultimate novel in the Zodiac Academy series and, boy, did it ever deliver. Clocking in at 823 pages, Fated Throne gives readers the ride of their life as Peckham and Valenti set up what is going to be a glorious and devastating end to their series.

Fated Throne picks up a few months after the events of Cursed Fates as Darcy grapples with Tory being bonded to Lionel. The opening chapters are not from Darcy’s POV, however readers can clearly see the effects she’s experiencing from being cut off from her twin. It was heartbreaking and frustrating.

While Fated Throne focuses heavily on finding the Imperial Star, Peckham and Valenti allow ample time to continue developing their characters. More specifically, Caleb and Seth. Though Seth is my least favourite of the Heirs, he’s grown on me recently through his new found feelings for Caleb. The sexual tension between Caleb and Seth sizzles and their stolen moments together are easily some of the best of the novel.

Lance is another character I grew to love as the series went on. The tension between Darcy and Lance is different from that of Caleb and Seth. There are so many things left unsaid between Darcy and Lance that it was heartbreaking watching them interact. It was emotional with the perfect amount of spice.

Tory and Darius’ relationship is complicated. Darius is one of those characters that I wish I could smack every time he says something along the lines of being more powerful than Tory and Darcy. Darius is his own worst enemy when it comes to his relationship with Tory. They’re fire hot when they’re together, however I find their relationship to be superficial compared to the other relationships in the series. I’m excited to see what Peckham and Valenti have in store for them after the events of Fated Throne.

Overall, Fated Throne sets up what is going to be an explosive finale that will surely leave readers satisfied but heartbroken. 

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Have you read Zodiac Academy: Fated Throne? What did you think?

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