I’ve always known I was a monster, and I don’t mean some teenage vampire shit either.
My mother abandoned me when I was ten years old because I have a freakish mutant disease that makes me incapable of feeling pain. I bounced from one foster family to another because too many people like to test my medical condition in a game of “Try To Make Ollie Scream.” At sixteen, I killed a man for taking that game too far.
Two years later, I’m still on the run in Kodiak, Alaska. Here, I’m the most dangerous person around, until I come face to face with a creature that should only exist in folklore. The monster is an aswang, and I, with my medical anomaly, am uniquely qualified to hunt the beast that haunts the night. At least, that’s what the two scarred, mostly crazy ‘swang hunters tell me when they kidnap me and take me to Fear University, a school where young students learn to hunt and kill aswangs.
I arrive at the university a prisoner, but I stay because I finally find my freedom.
For once in my life, I belong. I’m needed. I make a home for myself inside the university masquerading as an old Alaskan prison. Something close to happiness warms my icy heart when I’m with my scarred, still mostly crazy tutor, Luke Aultstriver. For a murdering runaway like me, Fear University is a haven where I can put my skills to good use hunting monsters in the night.
But when certain truths come to light and even more lies are exposed, I fear that I, Ollie Andrews, am the worst kind of monster of all. And, maybe, they should be hunting me.
Meg Collett lives deep in the hills of Tennessee where the cell phone service is a blessing and the Internet is a myth of epic proportions. She is the mother of one giant horse named Elle and three dogs named Wylla, Mandy, and Drax the Destroyer. Her husband is a saint for putting up with her ragtag life.
Her paranormal romance novels include:
End of Days Trilogy: The Hunted One, The Lost One, and The Only One
Days of New Serial Series: Speaking of the Devil, Full of the Devil, Better the Devil You Know, Devil in the Details, Luck of the Devil, and Give the Devil His Due.
Her contemporary romance novel, Fakers, is also available.
Visit www.megcollett.com for new releases, sales, events, and other information.
Reviewed by Dana Marie
Over time I’ve come to expect a great read from Meg Collett, and this story did not disappoint. Fear University made for another amazing read that I found very difficult to put down. I also learned something new. How did I not know what an Aswang is?
Ollie’s story is edgy and intriguing. Fear University throws an unwilling Ollie into a new life that she ultimately chooses to embrace. You get fear, friendship, and a bit of sexual tension in this read. What more could you ask for?
Oh, the cliffhanger? Okay, we all have mixed feelings about books that end in with a cliffy, but just having the knowledge there will be more of this new world Meg Collett has created puts a smile on my face. I cannot wait to jump in to the next book.
Thanks for another great read!