Imalind Academy: The Gauntlet by Rebecca Ethington
Running a revolution is easy when you have a little bit of illegal magic on your side. The only way you can receive magic is by running the masochistic Gauntlet that the royal family started seventy years ago as a way to control power. One bite from a Vily and you are filled with what many call ‘the power of the gods’ and sent to Imdalind Academy for training.
Just like every other book by Rebecca, I was hooked! The Gauntlet brings us Rowan, the son of Ilyan and Joclyn (two people I have loved from the very beginning) who has a role to follow but doesn't want anything to do with it. we are introduced to the Imalind Academy, where those that make it through the Gauntlet will attend....the only difference this time around is Rowan is finally attending the academy himself. As this was great introduction to a new spinoff to an already awesome series, I look forward to seeing what happens next and where Rowan will take us!
I highly recommend this book and if you haven't already checked out the Imalind series, you need to starting with "Kiss of Fire".