Wicked Gods (Gifted Academy, #1) by Michelle Hercules

Wicked Gods (Gifted Academy, #1)

Nowhere is safe when the gods are wicked.Since the beginning of times, there has always been two sides: Norms and Idols.But never have the scales been so unbalanced as they are today.I’m a Norm, which means, I grew up in fear of the Idols and their godly powers.And now, I’m going to be surrounded by them, day and night. I’ve been offered a place at the prestigious Gifted Academy, an opportunity very few Norms get.To survive, I must become i...

Details Wicked Gods (Gifted Academy, #1)

TitleWicked Gods (Gifted Academy, #1)
GenrePolyamorous, Reverse Harem, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance

Reviews Wicked Gods (Gifted Academy, #1)

  • Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
    Wicked Gods by Michelle Hercules was my first read by this author and exactly what I needed! I don't know about you, but when I'm stressed or going through a difficult time, there are certain subgenres of romance that I reach for. This book happens to incorporate two of them. It's a paranormal, reverse harem, bully romance, and I enjoyed every minute of it! Daisy is a Norm which means she is on the bottom rung of society with no preternatural abi...
  • Alaina
    I would like book 2 now please.Wicked Gods will give you a girl who falls in love with a couple of assholes. These said assholes have all wanted to kill said girl at least once in this book. Unfortunately, for them, not one of them actually harms her. Breaks her heart into a million pieces - ✔Bullies her - ✔Lets others bully her - ✔Falls in love with her - ✔They really just hurt her pride but in a way each guys heart grows like 5oo times ...
  • Jemima jamir aka Sentranced Jem
    I have a confession to make… reverse harem(RH) books are one of go to sub genres of romance when I just feel like I need a palate cleanser after bombarding my brain with so many contemporary romance books. But not all reverse harem books are worth the money or the time. I think it’s a delicate balance and also a credit to the author for writing a book without the whole storyline going OTT. So when you find a series (Cause thank God, it’s us...
  • Jennifer
    I have no one but myself to blame for reading these kinds of books. I don't like saying guilty pleasure because I wont feel guilty for things I enjoy but some how these fall into that category for me. Its not necessarily the books fault on this one. It follows the formula I think people like when it comes to this type of book, the whole Bully romance academy shtick. I am so over them yet I get desperate for something to read so I say fuck it and ...
  • AnnaG
    I liked the premise of a segregated society with mortals and superpowered Idols and an in-between class as well, but some of the characters came off as a bit one-note.
  • Princess J. Antoinette
    Pretty good so far... No complaints here.. Nothing to see... moving on now to book 2..Overall rating: 4*~ A Very Good Read
  • Arial Te
    I read this book due to a random recommendation on facebook and holy heck this book blew me outta the water. Academy books have been the rage lately and unless it's well written, I normally don't bother but with this it was awesome!!! Daisy is a kick ass human dealing with idols and fringes, who are so much stronger than her yet she never gives in. 100% RECOMMEND THIS BOOK
  • Kimberly Garner
    Such a great book!!! I am so glad I stumbled upon this book. It's a paranormal bully book that I didn't know I needed. I have been thoroughly entertained by the characters and the world that the author has brought forth. The characters no matter God or Norm have issues, big and small, and they are handled perfectly.The author makes this story a page turner by all the secrets lies, twists and turns. The world created by the author is so rich, it's...
  • Cheryl Sedman
    Omg this book was absolutely brilliant. The storyline is intense and sucks you in from the start for an incredible journey, full of twists and turns you won't see coming. The main character Daisy is a strong willed norm girl who gets invited to attend the academy with idols and fringes who have different levels of powers. They do not like that Daisy a norm had been let into the academy with them and take it upon themselves to bully her so that sh...
  • Ola Adamska
    *BETA REVIEW*Living in a world where people are classified into 3 groups - Idols, Fringers, Norms - can't be easy when you are just a Norm girl.Some secrets from the past are knocking into Daisy's doors after an encounter with four Idols. Not what a Norm girl would wish for herself.I love Daisy, even when she's too stubborn, but she has that something that makes you like her from the start. A Norm girl is thrown into academy full of wolves. Sound...
  • Marissa
    I’ve never been more upset that I didn’t wait until more books were released before starting a series as glorious as this one!Y’all, where to start??? This story takes off so fast! The characters are layered, the story is wel fleshed our and there are twist and turns you won’t see coming.The guys are hot and cold, from wanting to seduce to instead wanting her miserable and dejected ... but then maybe regretting their actions? You’ll hav...
  • Four Walls Review
    I LOVED THIS BOOK!Daisy is EXACTLY the kind of female that needed to be portrayed in this book. Strong, fierce and VULNERABLE to give it the perfect balance and feel of REAL emotions. The character growth in in this book is perfect and to be honest, I cannot wait to get started in the next book. Bryce, Morpheus, Rufio and Phoenix. I have to say I'm so impressed with how their characters progressed. There are so many unanswered questions and I wan...
  • Alexandria Dixon
    Have you ever read a book that’s so good that when it’s finished if the next book in that series isn’t out yet, it moves you to tears? That is the book. It was fucking amazing; that’s it. That’s literally all you need to know. READ IT! And yes I am using shouty capitals.
  • Poplora
    4.5 starsPretty good, super interesting world, fleshed out characters, and a pretty intriguing plot. Knocked off half a star for cliche, flat girl bullies. They always seem to be written as bitchy whores in order to make the MC look good. It'd be nice if they were more complex than simply just being mean and shallow. It's like they're a hive mind and share one personality. I don't like bully books, but lately since the bully academy fad in RH i'v...
  • Jessica Roessler
    Michelle Hercules has brought forth and amazing new addition to the Reverse Harem/Bully Academy Trope, and I absolutely LOVED it!Daisy has grown up in a world where Idols rule, and Norms are the scum under an idol's shoes. As a young girl, she watches as her parents are murdered by Idol's because her father was studying to find a way to destroy them. Idol's are strong, and no Norm can actually hurt an Idol, so her father's work was critical to he...
  • Clare Harrison
    There was hope, the future could of been brighter, but then it all came crashing down as the good and the bad clashed in their home.7 years of struggling, and then an opportunity comes knocking. One that will aid her job of protecting her sister and trying to improve their lives.The Idols rule the academy, the fringes are semi accepted and the norms are hated that's fact not fiction it's just the way things are.Shes a norm who's in their world no...
  • Melissa Riley
    Wow!! This book, the story and characters within, was so intriguing. Initially, based on the description, and the fact that it was an academy for Gods (or God-like), I was concerned that this would be similar to some of my most loved RH books. However, it did not take long to realize that this is a completely different, unique story. The main character, Daisy, is a bit rough around the edges, does not trust easily, and puts up walls to protect no...
  • Ga Books LoverX
    Michelle Hercules, where in the heck have you been all of my life?! This book was everything that I could ask for in an amazing book:✓ An Awesome and Fierce Leading Lady✓ A Little Broken but Super Hot Main Man (Actually we have 4 that fit this- RH at it's finest)✓ Strong Story Line and Plot that flows Organically✓ Humor✓ Angst and Sexual Tension✓ A Powerful Paranormal Story Set UpDaisy has seen a lot of things in her short norm life. ...
  • K. Ramjohn
    OMG...what a fantastic story. Wicked Gods was a brilliant, captivating, engrossing story that had me consumed from beginning to end. I could not put it down. This was Paranormal bully romance at it finest. The story  had it all: a strong fierce leading lady, 4 super hot but slightly broken leading men, great paranormal world-building, slow burn steam and tension and a storyline that was extremerly well-crafted and layered. Yes this was more tha...
  • Missy Brown
    As most people are right now, I am really into the bully and academy romances. I have read many, many books. And I can honestly say that Wicked Gods has jumped to the top of the list. Michelle Hercules is a new author to me. I have discovered that I love her writing style. The pace is fast, and even with so many POV's we are still able to follow the back/forth easily. The characters are well written, the plot engaging and addicting. I am fully en...
  • Jennifer
    IntriguingI’m not sure how this found its way to my bookshelf. I love paranormal...but bully romances? Not my thing. Something about the story line piqued my interest, so I gave it a shot. I’m glad I did. The story has a main character that is relatable, and you find yourself cheering for her. Not all of the guys have redeeming qualities...not yet. It was refreshing having some cards still being held, and not leaving it all on the table in bo...
  • Electriss
    It's official. Michelle Hercules is a favorite author of mine now. I've this is the third book I've read by her, and they just get better and better. My favorite series by her is the Oz in Space (highly recommend you check it out!) And I'll admit, I was a tad hesitate going into this cause I worried, "What if it's not as good as Oz in Space??" And tbh I was hype-ing Hercules's book up in my mind before this book was even release because of my lov...
  • Danah Logan
    A story that will suck you in! Daisy’s journey is one of a survivor. Her interactions with the four Idols keeps the reader on his/her toes. Usually, I have some idea where the plot is leading, but this time, I can honestly say: I have no clue. Michelle created characters that are relatable in their own ways. I was a little hesitant to have five POVs in the book (Past books I’ve read with more than three POV’s became hard to follow), but I c...
  • Kayla Krueger
    Highly Recommended ReadMichelle Hercules has created a vicious whirlwind of a series with Wicked Gods as the start. This series is so unique and creative, I haven't been able to find another one quite like it as of yet. From the very beginning, the author starts unraveling secrets, only giving you odd pieces of the puzzle for you to then put together on your own. To top everything off, Hercules has tossed in an extreme dose of bullying, both phys...
  • Raveen Vann
    I had been intrigued and hooked from just the blurb alone and was so excited to read this one. Paranormal romances are my favorite type plus adding that its a bully and rh is just the cherry on top for me! I love how fierce and strong she is and wont let the Idols especially the for 4 guys who try to knock her down, stop her from being at the academy in hopes of having a better life for her and her sister. Those two have been through a lot and my...
  • Daisy
    A captivating read! I love this book and can't wait to read the next book in this series. From the very start it grabbed my attention and kept me up reading through the night. I love Daisy's character but have really mixed feelings for the idol's. The author did a great job describing them and making them seem loveable. Yet seeing how they act to Daisy makes you question it, but then seeing their own past makes you understand it some. Like I said...
  • Jennifer
    Holy mother of all that is good. What a freaking book. This book took my two favorite genres and mixed them together perfectly. If you like a paranormal book with some jackhole main males with some redeeming features, then this book is for you.What I loved most about this book was the strong female lead. Even though shes an underdog, she grits her teeth and stands tall all while surviving terrible situations. She is someone girls can look up to. ...
  • Linda
    Daisy has been on her taking care of her little sister since they was 10 and 7. She watched her parents killed by Idol's and they've been on the run ever since.The world is made up of three groups Idol's, Fringe and Norm's, Idol's being the prolonged with powers, Fringe have less powers and Norm's are at the bottom being abused by the other two.Daisy is a Norm and trying to take care of her 14 year old sister waiting tables.She's offered a place ...
  • Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
    Hercules has honed the craft of writing brilliant stories that leave you desperate for more! Wicked gods is an intro into a world full of savagery, evil, and laced with pain! Daisy has been on the end of all of those things and through it all she has come out time and time again! When she’s forced into a school that could be her demise she finds herself tangled into a web that she didn’t even know existed! It’s time to figure out who’s fr...
  • Anna
    Great new series Wow! I was pleasantly surprised by this book. With all the bully and academy out right now, they are starting to run together. So this was refreshing to me. Yes the guys are still a-holes, no change there. I just like the whole world of gods, idols, fringes and Norms. The whole sense of something else going on. The guys having their own turmoil to deal with. I got sucked into this one and now I’m impatiently waiting for the nex...