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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Book Review: Shadowspell Academy (The Culling Trials Book 2) by Shannon Mayer & K.F. Breene

Shadowspell Academy (The Culling Trials Book 2)
by Shannon Mayer & K.F. Breene
May 14, 2019
Pages: 242
You Don’t Choose The Academy. The Academy Chooses You.

Being accepted into an elite school of magic, monsters, and assassins was not my idea of higher education. But here I am, fighting my way through the Culling Trials to claim my right to be taught.

As if the gauntlet-type physical and mental tests aren’t enough, people are going missing.

People that are my friends.

In a dangerous world where no one is as they seem, the golden rule is simple: Trust no one. They think we should just look out for ourselves. That we should leave the fallen behind and ask no questions.

They clearly think we’re idiots. I got this far by trusting my instincts, and I’m not going to back down now.

Those kids won’t be left to die.

Not on my watch.

Shadowspell Academy Book 1 and Shadowspell Academy Book 2 end with a cliffhanger

Wild has stepped into the place of her brother at the Culling Trials and is doing whatever is necessary to hide the truth that she isn’t Billy. The trouble with secrets is that they are hard to keep and the kids at these trials will use whatever they can to find a way to win. When kids start to go missing, Wild is determined to find out why, but she is unsure who she can trust but she wants to save them no matter what.

This is series is enticing which makes it a quick read. Full of magic, treachery and greed it has all the components of a great series. There are five trials in all each seemingly deadlier than the last but Wild team of ragtag misfits are bound and determined to work together to get through them in one piece, even Ethan who has no choice at this point.

Book Review: Shadowspell Academy (The Culling Trials book 1)
Book Review: Shadowspell Academy (The Culling Trials book 3)

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About the author:

Amazon Author Page
Shannon Mayer lives in the southwestern tip of Canada with her husband, son, and numerous animals. When not writing she spends her time staring at immense amounts of rain, herding old people (similar to herding cats) and attempting to stay out of trouble. Especially that last is difficult for her.

She is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the The Rylee Adamson Novels, The Elemental Series, The Nevermore Trilogy, A Celtic Legacy series and the Venom Trilogy. Please visit her website for more information on her novels. 

About the Author:
K.F. Breene is a USA Today Bestselling and Top 10 Kindle All-Star author of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and fantasy novels. With two million books sold, when she's not penning stories about magic and what goes bump in the night, she's sipping wine and planning shenanigans. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two children and out of work treadmill.


  1. I am really procrastinating about this series. I'm usually frustrated as hell with any YA or NA stories and avoid books set in schools, colleges and academies like the plague (there's an abundance of academy series in paranormal at the moment *sigh*) BUT K.F. Breene is one of my favourite authors and I love her books.
    Help me Sharon!

    1. chants: buy the book, buy the book, by the book!
      Hope that helps! lol.