Van Helsing Academy is a fun and exciting paranormal romance. Mina's character is gracious, smart and not afraid to go against the status quo. I really liked the idea of the Van Helsing Academy and that there were supernatural beings all around. The plot was intense with multiple factions, secrets and intrigues. The characters were all distinct. I loved Kiera, her friendship and willingness to open up to Mina allowed Mina to realize that not all was well at the Academy and that supernatural beings were not the stereotypes that she believed. Mina's open-mindedness helps her to see that all is not right at the Academy and that all that she was told may not be true. Cassius, the vampire prince and the other vampires were sleek, sexy and secretive. The shifters and Sacha, the Alpha were strong, courageous and handsome. The romance took a while to build, but felt right. There were definitely some great steamy sections that put this book more in the New Adult category. The ending brings together many revelations and a lot of action with a cliff hanger. I will be diving into the next book as soon as it comes out.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.