Lost Boys Academy (Book One: Orientation) by Aaron Ferrera ~ Book Review by Queue

91yhBla2cmL._SL1500 Title: Lost Boys Academy (Book One: Orientation)

Author: Aaron Ferrera

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

The academy for young men who have lost their way…

An LGBT serial novel releasing bi-monthly:
-Lost Boys Academy – Book One – MARCH 2015
-Lost Boys Academy – Book Two – MAY 2015
-Lost Boys Academy – Book Three – JULY 2015

Follow the stories of the gay young men who are spending their summer at the controversial Lost Boys Academy – a higher learning institute with one mission: rehabilitate those who have succumbed to homosexuality.

Devilishly handsome troublemaker Jake Parker is never one to turn down a bet, but the stakes are high when he is challenged to seduce the one person that can get him kicked out of the academy.

The inseparable Kyle and Alex have been dating since sophomore year of high school, but will their relationship be able to survive throughout the constant temptation of living in a dorm filled with other ‘rehabilitating’ guys their age?

Mason the wallflower – devout Catholic, never one to stir up the pot. But his religion comes into question numerously as he is surrounded by varying degrees of sin.

James, usually seen as the voice of reason, has a few demons of his own to conquer…

Queue’s View:

Orientation is the first chapter in the Lost Boys Academy serial and sets the stage for what could be a very interesting story. This is one is a very fairly short read, approximately 60 pages and just under 20 thousand words. It’s not a complete story but contains important information about the characters involved in the story.

The Lost Boys Academy is an ex-gay program for young men, but exactly how the program works wasn’t shown in this part. Instead, we are introduced to five of the students—Jimmy, Jake, Alex, Kyle and Mason—and one teacher—Mr. Pierce.

Orientation jumps around a bit in time, which allows the reader to learn the back story of the young men and how they ended up at the academy. I don’t normally like constant flashbacks and leaping around but it worked here. There wouldn’t have been another way to become acquainted with the main characters. I hope it doesn’t happen as often in the next chapter and instead we get to the meat of the character.

All the kids seem interesting and I’m looking forward to what happens next. While there wasn’t any graphic sex scenes, the horny guys all seem ready to take someone to bed and have some fun. Mr. Pierce, a so-called successfully reformed ex-gay, is fascinating as well, though we were only treated to his thoughts at the very end. I would say the program didn’t really work for him, no thanks to the randy Jake, who bet his roommate he could seduce the teacher.

I thoroughly enjoyed this chapter, but readers should be aware this is not a self-contained story. The second chapter is due out in May and the third and final in July.

There is also a webcomic of the series available at http://tapastic.com/episode/70254.

4 stars.

Buy Links


Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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