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With A Past Too Terrible To Speak Of, And A Bleak, Lonely Future Ahead Of Her, Aerin Renning Is Shocked To Find She Has Earned A Place At The Most Exclusive School In The Universe Aerin Excels At Academy In All But Debate, Where Dane Madousin Son Of One Of The Most Powerful Men In The Alliance Consistently Outtalks Her Fortunately Aerin Consistently Outwits Him At Sparring They Are At The Top Of Their Class Until Dane Jeopardizes Everything And Aerin Is Unintentionally Dragged Down With Him When The Pair Is Given A Joint Punishment, An Unexpected Friendship And Romance Begins To Form But Dane And Aerin Both Harbor Dangerous Secrets, And The Two Are Linked In Ways Neither Of Them Could Ever Have Imagined I m not usually a science fiction literature fan, but Academy 7 has become an exception Contrary to their futuristic setting the characters are easily relatable to today s teen They have many of the same struggles, dreams and desires Aerin and Dane were well developed and captivating characters to read about From the synopsis I was expecting sinister plot twist than what the story ultimately revealed, but I still really enjoyed the seamlessly intertwined plot that Osterlund surprised me with The subtle releases of the Aerin and Dane s backgrounds had me frantically flipping the pages to find out the connection I was absolutely intrigued by the world Osterlund created I might just have to change my outlook on Sci fi This was just a fantastic novel all around I ll be on the look out for novels by Osterlund. Don t let the cover fool you and it does, completely It s science fiction I think there probably is romance, too, but the science fiction is the main element The story snaps along It believably shows how the philosophical split between the brightest students in the ruling stellar government s top academy resulted in revolution, and how their children, all unknowing, must live with the results There s plenty to think about in regard to governments and the governed, and some thought provoking questions about just what schools teach us. First of all, I enjoyed the writing style in Academy 7 It didn t feel like the typical young adult book the writing and vocabulary seemed mature I also appreciated the subtle building of characters through their actions and dialogue.The futuristic setting at an elite school and the two well constructed characters, each with different histories, caught my attention immediately Unfortunately, what goes on between the two of them takes up most of the story I would have liked to understand about their world, and to see further development interaction with secondary characters On the other hand, this book left me with a clear picture of the characters in mind They felt very real, each with their own internal struggles As I was reading the last couple pages, I couldn t help but imagine a sequel It seems like the perfect start to a new adventure, now that so much has been discovered I would definitely not pass that up Every young citizen of the Alliance between the ages of sixteen and seventeen is given the Academy Entrance Exam The results of the test determines which Academy the student will attend Academy 7 is the most prestigious school in all of the Alliance and only the students with the top 50 scores are invited to attend each year.Aerin Renning and Dane Madousin both receive invitations to Academy 7 and both decide to accept for their own, very different, reasons Aerin has some deep, dark secrets that could ruin her chances at the Academy and guards herself against exposure by isolating herself from others She spends her time studying about the politics and history of the Alliance in order to excel in her classes so she can secure a return invitation the next year.Dane is the son of a very powerful man Not only is his father a successful General, but he is also on the Council, the small group of people who governs the Alliance Attending Academy 7 isn t Dane s dream, but in order to spite his father, he decides to make the most of his time there Dane soon excels in his studies and holds the number one position in every class except one Personal Combat There is one person that bests him in Combat on a daily basis Aerin.After a disciplinary action forces Aerin and Dane to work together, he tries to break through the wall that she has created Slowly, as they learn about each other, their secrets come out and, together, they come to terms with their problems Anne Osterlund has created an interesting science fiction world for ACADEMY 7 Both Aerin and Dane change and grow throughout the course of the story and witnessing their failures and triumphs is interesting The story has a satisfying ending and could easily be a stand alone novel, but on the other hand, there are story lines that could definitely continue We ll have to wait and see what the author has in mind Click here to visit her website.