Published by Puffin on May 14th 2009
Aerin Renning is a scarred fugitive, Dane Madousin a rebellious son of privilege. On the surface, they have nothing in common. But the two most competitive freshmen at Academy 7 share an undiscovered bond. Both harbor a dangerous secret that threatens their own destruction. And while their safety depends on their staying apart, the two are inexplicably drawn to each other. Even as unknown forces conspire to separate them, their competition turns to friendship, and their friendship to romance. Now not only their lives—but their hearts—are at stake. To survive, the two must unite all their knowledge, skills, and gifts to uncover a secret bigger than either could have imagined. A secret as big as the entire universe...
Short & Sweet: Academy 7 is a pure jewel. From the beginning, I was pulled into the vivid worlds that Osterlund created. The tale only got better by the inclusion of multi-faceted characters. Aerin and Dane are easy to relate to, their banter is laugh out loud funny, and their chemistry / budding romance was all that I was hoping it would be and more.
Final Verdict: Academy 7 is a fantastic read. As soon as this novel entered into my hands, I do not think it left them till that final page was turned. Full of fantastic characters and a vivid science fiction world, Academy 7 is a novel that should not be passed up.