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Wicked Gods

Gifted Academy, Book 1
Written by: Michelle Hercules
Narrated by: Madeleine Dauer, Alex Kydd
Series: Gifted Academy
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Nowhere is safe when the gods are wicked.

Since the beginning of times, there has always been two sides: Norms and Idols. But never have the scales been so unbalanced as they are today.

I'm a Norm, which means I grew up in fear of the Idols and their godly powers. And now, I'm going to be surrounded by them, day and night. I've been offered a place at the prestigious Gifted Academy, an opportunity very few Norms get.

To survive, I must become invisible. But my hope to get through the academy unscathed goes down the drain when the most powerful boys in school set their eyes on me.

They hate me simply because I'm a Norm. If they knew who I truly am, they'd tear me apart limb by limb. But I'm done cowering away from Idols. It's time for the Norms to fight back, and it all starts with me.

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Michelle Hercules (P)2019 Tantor

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  • ReneaMarsee
  • 14-03-20

Very good book and audiobook

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I purchased the kindle version and the audio version so that I could listen when I couldn’t read, and read when I couldn’t listen. Michelle Hercules is an excellent writer and I can’t wait to read more of her books. I simply couldn’t put this one down. It took some time for me to get used to Alex Kydd’s reading style as it is a bit strange and offputting but I really enjoyed Madeleine Dauer’s performance. Overall I definitely recommend everyone read or listen to this series because you will really enjoy it!

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  • Samantha Maline
  • 12-03-20

Terrible

I don't think this author understands how to write an ending. You have to wrap up at least this books open ended plot lines before writing in a suspenseful cliffhanger that sojourns into the continuation of the story in the next book. This just felt like I was cheated out of a story I paid for. Besides that, the dialogue was simple and boring. The story has a decent premise that will keep you interested enough to keep going. But there's really not very much angst happening between the main characters...you kinda just end up hating them all.
Their pull to each other doesn't make sense. As far as the narration goes...both actors had lackluster performances that didn't carry the right inflection. I also found the man's accent to be very "valley" and borderline obnoxious. There was no distinguishing between any of the Male leads in tone so you get confused about who is even speaking. Not moving forward in the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-03-20

overall, good RH series

everything was good except the male narrator. I absolutely can not stand his beach boy bro way of speaking. almost stopped listening just because of it.

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  • purpleduckie
  • 02-03-20

Good story/ bad narration

I really enjoyed the story, but I did not like the reader. I can usually get into the book no matter who reads it but this one was challenging.

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  • Ashley Mann
  • 20-02-20

Slow start, but got better!

I found this book very slow until about half way through. I didn't really find myself captured in the story until the end when the romance started to spark. The second and third books are not yet available on audible, but i will most likely get them when they come out.

Overall: 3 , has potential. i have a feeling the next books will be better.
Fantasy: 4. All the boys have different powers, but the main character doesn't have any.
Romance: 2. The sexual tension is very limited. They all fight their attraction to each other and do stupid things.
Humor: 2. I normally really like the RH genera due to the comedy of having multiple characters. But this one fell flat on the humor scale
Narrator:3. Female was good. The male almost ruined the book. Literally every male character sounded the same and his impression of female voices was the worst.
Read the next book: yes, i want to see what happens next in their story.
Action: 3. More of a drama in the beginning, but a little more action towards the end.

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  • Wits End
  • 14-02-20

MUST READ

Amazing!!! FREAKING AMAZING!!! MUST READ! STOP LOOKING NOW YOUVE FOUND YOUR BOOK! By far one of the best reads that I’ve listened to on this app!

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  • MegsE
  • 07-01-20

wicked good

this book introduced me to the world of reverse Harem and I have not looked back ever since I'm really glad this is my first reverse Harem I really liked the POV of each character the female main character and the guys. This is also my first bully romance but the bullying wasn't too hard this kind of a hate to love but again it wasn't too harsh and luckily quickly the guys started feeling for our main character. This book kept me glued I listen to it basically all at once over two days and loved it so much I couldn't wait for the other audio versions and got the other two on Kindle. the narration was great I really love that they had both a female and male narrator that's a huge plus that definitely doesn't always happen and it's really great and they both did decent jobs of doing female and male voices when they were on their chapters. I really love this story and the world it builds it has a really great plot that keeps you intrigued but doesn't deny you answers which is always a relief. Overall this is a very enjoyable story great characters and I really loved all the perspectives and I think this book and attributed for getting me into this genre and opening me up to this great world of books that are my kind of thing. I really loved this female main character did I mention how much I love all the guys lol some great surprises some great Mysteries and it really interesting world. it sucked into the wickedly awesome book he won't be disappointed totally worth it. And for me personally I owe this book and Michelle Hercules so much for opening me up into this book world ❤

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-11-19

Sleepless Night

I had no problem finishing this book it was fantastic! The female narrator did a really great job on her end I never lost track of the characters or felt jolted from the story while she whispered in my ears unfortunately the same cannot be said for her male counterpart. He did a great job when the tale was told solo but when many characters interacted watch out be it all males or mixed he struggled at least IMO. This story was fun plus interesting that's why I will be here for book two because Daisy rocked, but she did occasionally suffer from the chronic illness of any bully novel female lead the old 'he done me dirty, But he's so hot I should forgive him '. Even with Daisy's weak knees around the main leads sometimes I'm willing to give her and this book some serious gold stars.

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  • M. Knight
  • 27-10-19

Male narrator completely f$&@‘d. this up!!

I wanted to like this book. I really tried but the male narrator butchered this and I could not finish this. In the beginning of the story I thought it had potential but it quickly turned into a a horribly narrated harem/bullying type of book and not a very good one.

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  • Felicity
  • 09-01-20

GREAT READ

This is an awesome book. I loved it! I will be looking forward to reading the next book or, in my case, listening to it as I listened to the audiobook version of this book. The romance in this book is actually really cute to watch as the boys begin to feel things they never have before, and Daisy has to learn to trust those around her that aren't norms. This is definitely a book I don't regret reading and would definitely recommend to those who like this genre. I loved this book!