The Academie


Amy Joy
Amy Joy earned four degrees and changed careers twice before realizing what she loved most was writing. Now she writes serious and silly stories for adults and kids--because life's full of seriousness, but it's no fun without a healthy dose of silliness. Still crazy about her writer hu More...



When Allie Thompson graduated, she thought she put high school behind her. But when a series of violent outbreaks by teens sends panic surging through the nation, high school is right where Allie finds herself again. Remolded into what the government calls The Academie, what was once the public school system is now the permanent home of everyone under the age of 22.

After a year away at college and a lifetime as a model student, Allie doesn’t take well to The Academie’s militaristic nature or its 16 foot perimeter fences. Remembering all she’s left behind, including the boyfriend she’s now years away from seeing again, Allie plummets into depression. But when strange things begin to happen and her brother disappears, Allie realizes she must unravel the mystery that is The Academie—before it’s too late.

A Quarterfinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, THE ACADEMIE presents life from the framework of a girl who, despite working hard and following the rules, finds herself locked away. The story is honest and emotional, delving into family, friendships, feelings of isolation, and the need to stand up for what is right. Along the way, readers experience a full range of emotions as they see view life from Allie’s perspective—finding true love and having it taken away, dealing with parents that side with the system that locks her away, and finding friends to see her through when it feels like the world is collapsing in on her. More than your typical dystopia, The Academie will keep you guessing until the very end.

* “A fantastic debut novel, capturing the romance of TWILIGHT and the fun of HARRY POTTER, wrapping it up into something wonderfully unique.” –CN James, author of BONE MACHINE
"A fantastic debut novel, capturing the romance of Twilight and the fun of Harry Potter, wrapping it up into something wonderfully unique."

--CN James, author of Bone Machine

"One of those books you can read a second time and take away more than you did the first. Many layers and twists to hold your interest and keep you guessing."

--KVBinNC, Amazon reviewer

"WOW...this was AMAZING! When I was at work, I was dying to get back to reading because it had such a strong hold on me. I am HIGHLY looking forward to the next book in the series!"

--Melissa R.W., Goodreads reviewer