Gothikana: A Dark Academia Gothic Romance: TikTok Made Me Buy it!
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The kids in town feared it from the shadows under their beds to the endless night that blanketed them for I won't say much more because it's the kind of book the less you know going in the better! I had so much fun finding answers along the way, being confused, and then on the edge of my seat when a crumb of information with given that could answer our questions. There's a happy ending by the way!
but she knew the books she read were fictional, and chances of her, of all people, finding anything remotely similar were slim. Miss thing with the witchy purple eyes and boho clothes, Corvina Clemm is most certainly not like OtHeR gIrLs, but she was cute because she never explicitly states it, her fashion sense kind of does it for her what with everyone on campus calling her a weirdo, someone who does witchcraft and gives people blowjobs in the forest. corvina was such an interesting character. slowly uncovering things about her madness and revealing stuff about her and her mom was so intriguing. i never got bored reading about her. the adventures in the woods she went on, her nightmares and discovering new things, being told/warned, in her head, about what was going to happen and it being right. also, piecing the truth together after having built up so much suspense was so thrilling. she was also so relatable.Upon starting, her roommate Jade shows her the ropes off the place and soon the mystery and horror of the castle reach her ears as Corvina finds out that over the last century people have gone missing, most recently her roommate Jade's friend Alyssa who disappeared after hooking up with her professor, her body along with the others never to be found, happening on a special night of the universities ball. hours. Their parents taught them to be afraid of it. They taught them to be afraid of her mother, too—the odd lady with odd eyes who lived at the edge of the town near the woods. Some whispered she was a witch who practiced dark magic. Some said she was a freak.
Verenmore, a character in it's own right, is the exclusive university where Corvina attends and Vad teaches. It sits atop a secluded mountain, beautiful and terrifying with ghosts of the past haunting the halls and the woods on the castle grounds. This majestic setting and the secrets it holds made the story so much fun and created an ambience both romantic and downright creepy. Please note: This review may not be reproduced or quoted, in whole or in part, without explicit consent from the author. After losing her mother, Corvina receives an admission letter from the University of Verenmore. She's lived most of her life as a recluse and yearns for just a touch of normality so sees this as an opportunity for a fresh start.
Corvina snorted. She doubted that. Old places and things, in her experience, had a tendency to get labeled as haunted over time. But she also wanted to keep her mind open.
i didn’t like that i had so many questions and no answers. the ending wasn’t rushed but there could’ve been more. overall, i need to go to verenmore bc i’m in love with that place. I did have some trouble with the first couple of chapters but that was just because the third person's pov takes my mind a little bit to process, but after a few chapters went by I fully was into it!He drove into her harshly . . . her pants muffled by his flesh and their hips slapped together, mating in the most primitive, basic way a man and a woman could mate. Vad was the type of hero I would normally fancy: jealous, possessive... silver-eyed, too. 🤤 Yet, he low-scored on an IQ-test. I'll PASS, send me the next one. 🚬 imo i think the romance isn’t the main factor of this book. yes, there’s loads of tension between the two main characters, yes, there’s loads of sex but the atmosphere of this book is incredible. my review won’t do this book enough justice. the gothic vibe, the witchy involvement, the supernatural, the character development and the plots were so well written. this book is truly a masterpiece. i haven’t read a book like this before and i hope i’ll find some more 🤞🏼