10 Reverse Harem Academy Books All Time

Academy Reverse Harem Stories

Reverse Harem Academy books are a sub-genre of reverse harem fiction, typically set in a school or academy environment. In reverse harem stories, the central character (usually a female) is romantically involved with multiple male characters simultaneously. Unlike traditional harem stories where many female love interests surround a male character, reverse harem flips this dynamic.

The academic setting is crucial in these stories. The backdrop is an educational institution, like a high school, college, or specialized academy (which can be normal or supernatural). This setting provides a fertile ground for exploring complex social dynamics, power structures, and coming-of-age themes. The protagonist struggles with relationships with multiple love interests, typically fellow students or instructors at the academy. These relationships involve rivalry, protectiveness, forbidden love, and complex emotional bonds.

If you enjoy romance narratives, reverse harem academy books offer multiple romantic storylines converging in one narrative. This means more romantic moments, varied dynamics, and a broader range of emotional experiences.

10 Reverse Harem Academy Books

Reverse harem academy books are old-school historical fantasy with romance. The most popular Harry Potter series is one of them. Here, you see the magic academy where children learn magic and the reverse harem aspects. The world-building and characters are fictional but seem like non-fiction.

In school, college, or academy, reverse harem relation is normal and frequent. You can learn very uncommon things with your teacher and friends. I am going to discuss ten reverse harem academy books for you. These books cover personal growth, discovery, and sometimes elements of intrigue or mystery. The academy setting allows for exploring academic competition, social cliques, and the challenges of young adulthood. Let’s go!

Spells of Iron & Bone by Sarah PiperA magical urban fantasy blending witchcraft and werewolf lore, with elements of romance, mystery, and power struggles.Urban Fantasy, Witchcraft, Werewolf Lore, Romantic Subplot, Mystical Elements, Power Struggle, Dark Secrets.
Upended Life by Erin R FlynnA tale of unexpected twists and personal transformation, set against a backdrop of supernatural meets and evolving relationships.Personal Transformation, Supernatural Encounters, Evolving Relationships, Unexpected Twists, Self-Discovery, Magical Realism, Emotional Journey.
A Demon’s Horns by Marie MistryA paranormal romance delving into a world of demons and magic, featuring a strong protagonist navigating love, danger, and mystical challenges.Paranormal Romance, Demonic Realms, Magic and Mysticism, Strong Protagonist, Love and Danger, Mystical Challenges, Dark Fantasy Elements.
I’m Cursed by Kat QuinnA story that blends supernatural elements with a personal journey, focusing on a protagonist grappling with a curse and its impact on life and relationships.Supernatural Curse, Personal Journey, Impactful Relationships, Self-Discovery, Emotional Turmoil, Mysterious Elements, Struggle and Resilience.
Academy of Assassins by Stacey BrutgerA thrilling blend of fantasy and romance set in an academy for assassins, where a strong female lead navigates danger, intrigue, and complex relationships.Fantasy Romance, Assassin Academy, Strong Female Lead, Danger and Intrigue, Complex Relationships, Supernatural Elements, Action-Packed Narrative.
Monsters by Katie MayA dark romance set in a world where supernatural beings and human dynamics intertwine, exploring themes of power, survival, and forbidden love.Dark Romance, Supernatural Beings, Power Dynamics, Survival Themes, Forbidden Love, Complex Character Interactions, Intense Emotional Conflicts.
Smoke and Wishes by A.J. MaceyA captivating tale of magical intrigue and romance, where a protagonist navigates a world filled with djinn, wishes, and complex relationships.Magical Intrigue, Djinn and Wishes, Romantic Elements, Complex Relationships, Fantasy World, Power Dynamics, Mystical Adventures.
Spark by Sadie MossAn electrifying tale of supernatural powers and romance, set in a world where a young woman discovers her fiery abilities and faces a path of danger and passion.Supernatural Powers, Self-Discovery, Romance, Dangerous Path, Fiery Abilities, Young Woman Protagonist, Passionate Love.
Rebel Academy by Rosemary A. JohnsA fantasy adventure set in a magical academy, where rebellion, romance, and supernatural beings collide in a tale of power, intrigue, and self-discovery.Fantasy Adventure, Magical Academy, Rebellion, Supernatural Beings, Romance, Power Struggle, Intrigue, Self-Discovery.
Magic Trials by Meg Xuemei XA dynamic blend of urban fantasy and romance, set in a magical academy where a strong protagonist faces trials, supernatural challenges, and complex alliances.Urban Fantasy, Magical Academy, Strong Protagonist, Supernatural Challenges, Complex Alliances, Romance, Power Struggles.
Reverse Harem Academy Books List

1. Spells of Iron & Bone (Tarot Academy)

Magic is real, but it is also highly illegal. RNC is worried about that. Grab your Christmas, girls, because magic school is officially in session. It is a university-age reverse romance, an enticing blend of tarot mythology, magic, and heart-pounding supernatural suspense. All of these books are my TBR, and I’m super excited to read them.

Author: Sarah Piper
Average Rating: 4.4/5
Category: Paranormal Romance
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

2. Upended Life (Artemis University)

This paranormal academy reverses haram romance with hot, fast-burn elements. There’s some dark romance, strong language, and violence. Tamsin’s main character has had a rough past or life. She knows that she’s not human. One day, she discovers she’s one of the last fairies. She ends up taking it to Artemis University.

Author: Erin R Flynn
Average Rating: 4.5/5
Category: Paranormal Witches & Wizards Romance
Available: Kindle

3. A Demon’s Horns (Vice College for Young Demons)

You have been granted access to police advice college for young demons. This beautiful elite college is filled with all kinds of demons of Lily’s age. But when Lilith’s coming-out ceremony happens, she winds up being deemed a lust demon, and she groans horns. She has caught the attention of powerful people who want her dead by doing this.

Author: Marie Mistry
Average Rating: 4.6/5
Category: Fantasy & Futuristic Romance
Available: Paperback | Kindle

4. I’m Cursed (Disaster Zone Jones)

This is a medium reverse harem paranormal romance with some male-male scenes and a little bit of abuse that could be unsettling somewhere in some scenes. Cursed and bad things seem to follow her. This sounds like it will be a little bit of the gods’ curse. It’s going to be a few dark vibes.

Author: Kat Quinn
Average Rating: 4.3/5
Category: Werewolf & Shifter Romance
Available: Paperback | Kindle

5. Academy of Assassins

Brooke Pritzker, Rutger: Only one thing stands between the humans and the deadly supernatural world. The Academy of Assassins was abandoned as a child and unable to remember her past. Morgan was raised as a hunter in the elite group of fighters.

They are trained to protect humans when the danger increases in the school are threatened. Morgan must unearth her missing memories for fear that someone will finish what they started long ago, killing her and unleashing a plague that would devour the world.

Author: Stacey Brutger
Average Rating: 4.5/5
Category: Vampire Romances
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

6. Monsters (Prodigium Academy)

As a daughter of Dracula, you will see the perfect monster. But alas, she does not. So, Dad sends her to Prodigium Academy to learn how to improve. This is a horror-comedy reverse hero with some dark elements, and it sounds hilarious.

Author: Katie May
Average Rating: 4.6/5
Category: Paranormal Vampire Romance
Available: Paperback | Kindle

7. Smoke and Wishes (Best Wishes)

Macey has discovered she’s supernatural and winds up attending Redwood Supernatural University. It is a seven-book reverse romance featuring a male-male content book containing references to PTSD and sexual assault, dating, violence, and other themes.

Author: A.J. Macey
Average Rating: (4.4 /5)
Category: Paranormal Demons & Devils Romance
Available: Kindle

8. Spark (Academy of Unpredictable Magic)

Our main character knows about her blood. But unfortunately, magic doesn’t manifest in everyone. So, at the age of twenty-two, she has resigned herself to not being magical. But when she gets into a bar fight with a guy, she winds up punching him back slamming him into a wall.

There’s something magical going on there. The authorities wind up giving her an ultimatum. She can go to this university to learn how to control her powers, or they can take them away permanently. This is a murderous media romance with four guys in the harem.

Author: Sadie Moss
Average Rating: 4.3/5
Category: Romantic Fantasy
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

9. Rebel Academy: Crave (Wickedly Charmed)

Many have forgotten our name, Magenta. The Wicked Witch, whose Dark Magic created Rebel Academy, a magical paranormal prison for supernatural bad boys, does a reverse parent fantasy romance with male-male content.

Author: Rosemary A. Johns
Average Rating: 4.3/5
Category: Paranormal Romance
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

10. Magic Trials (Half-Blood Academy)

This book is popular for its unique rules. Rule number one: keep your head down, and don’t mess with the four demigods who ruled the school. Rule number two: When the demigods try and kill you, You lay down, and you die. This sounds like it’s going to be a supernatural holy romance.

Author: Meg Xuemei X
Average Rating: 4.6/5
Category: Fairy Tale Fantasy Romance
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

5 High School Reverse Harem Books

High school settings in reverse harem books add an extra layer of intrigue and drama, given the complex social dynamics of this age group. Here are five high school reverse harem books that are popular in this genre:

“Rich Boys of Burberry Prep” by C.M. Stunich – This series starts with “Filthy Rich Boys” and introduces Marnye Reed, who gets a scholarship to an elite prep school. She soon finds herself entangled with the Idols, a group of boys who rule the school.

“Hannaford Prep” by J. Bree – The first book, “Just Drop Out,” follows the story of Lips and her journey at Hannaford Prep, where she faces the complexities of high school hierarchy and the attention of the most powerful boys in school.

“Brutal Boys of Everlake Prep” by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – In this series, Tatum enters a prestigious prep school on a scholarship and finds herself at odds with the Kings of the school, leading to intense and complicated relationships.

“The Royals” by Erin Watt – Beginning with “Paper Princess,” this series revolves around Ella Harper’s life as she is thrust into the world of the wealthy and elite Royal family, with five sons who are anything but welcoming.

“Supernatural Academy” by Jaymin Eve – This series combines the high school reverse harem theme with a paranormal twist. The first book, “Year One,” introduces Maddison, who is unexpectedly whisked away to a school for supernaturals and finds herself linked to the most powerful boys at the academy.

5 College Reverse Harem Books

College settings in reverse harem books offer a more mature and complex environment for the narratives to unfold. Here are five popular college-themed reverse harem books that delve into this intriguing setup:

“The Secret Girl” by C.M. Stunich – Part of the Adamson All-Boys Academy series, this story follows Charlotte, who disguises herself as a boy to attend the all-male Adamson All-Boys Academy. Things get complicated when she starts to fall for three of her classmates.

“Havoc at Prescott High” by C.M. Stunich – In this book, part of The Havoc Boys series, Bernadette (Bernie) is trying to survive in a school run by the Havoc Boys, a gang of five powerful and dangerous men. The story is rich with tension, romance, and the struggles of navigating a complex social environment.

“Supernatural Academy: Year Three” by Jaymin Eve – Continuing from the high school setting, this book follows Maddison into a college environment, where the stakes are higher, and her relationships with the powerful males in her life continue to evolve unexpectedly.

“Broken Wings” by Tate James – This book, part of the Dark Legacy series, introduces Riley, who finds herself at a prestigious university with four guys who have a mysterious connection to her past. The story blends mystery, romance, and dark secrets.

“Preston’s Honor” by Mia Sheridan – Although not a traditional reverse harem, this novel explores deep emotional connections and complex relationships. It’s about Annalia, who returns to her hometown and reconnects with the Preston brothers, who both harbor deep feelings for her.

5 Teacher Student Reverse Harem Books

Teacher-student relationships in reverse harem books are a niche and controversial theme due to the inherent power dynamics and ethical considerations. Here are five books in the teacher-student reverse harem subgenre:

“Defiance” by L.A. Cotton – This book, part of the Maverick series, centers around a girl named Harlow and her complicated relationships with her teachers at a prestigious academy. The story delves into themes of forbidden love and complex power dynamics.

“Misbehaved” by Charleigh Rose – This novel follows Remington Stringer, a student who gets involved with her teacher, leading to a complicated and intense relationship. The story explores the consequences and emotional turmoil of such a relationship.

“Lesson in Corruption” by Giana Darling – Part of The Fallen Men series, this book tells the story of Cressida and King, a student and teacher whose relationship crosses the boundaries of their roles, leading to a passionate and complicated affair.

“Loathe Thy Neighbor: Roommate Romps” by Teagan Hunter – This book includes a twist on the teacher-student dynamic, with the main characters finding themselves in a complicated living situation that blurs the lines between personal and professional relationships.

“The Secret” by J.L. Beck and C. Hallman – This story revolves around a student who becomes involved with two professors, exploring the taboo and risky nature of their relationships and the secrets that they hold.

These books appeal to readers who enjoy multi-dimensional character interactions, the vibrancy of school settings, and the excitement of multiple romantic storylines converging. They offer a space for escapism and exploration of various romantic and social scenarios within an educational institution’s relatively contained and dynamic world.

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