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The Culling Trials You Don t Choose The Academy The Academy Chooses You I had no idea how those words would change my life Or how they d changed my life already Until the day the most dangerous man I ve ever met waltzed onto my farm and left us a death sentence In an invitation My younger brother has been chosen for the prestigious, secret magical school hidden within the folds of our mundane world A place so dangerous, they don t guarantee you ll make it out alive If he doesn t go our entire family will be killed It s the same invitation my older brother received three years ago the same place he mysteriously died The academy has already killed one sibling I ll be damned if they take another I do the only thing an older sister can chop off my hair, strap on two bras to flatten the girls, and take my brother s place Magic and monsters are real Assassins are coming for me, and the dead are prone to rise What s a girl faking it as a boy supposed to do That s right beat the academy at its own game Or die trying Shadowspell Academy Bookand Shadowspell Academy Bookend with a cliffhanger 2.5 3 stars for me So for some reason I had an incredibly hard time sinking into this I just kept getting distracted by not knowing what was happening The reader is just really thrown in and its sink or swim Almost no world building really and I found myself constantly distracted by questions which really hampered my progress in the story however, by about 50% I found myself coasting along just fine, but at the end all the questions came back to plague me.It seems this story has put us into 2.5 3 stars for me So for some reason I had an incredibly hard time sinking into this I just kept getting distracted by not knowing what was happening The reader is just really thrown in and its sink or swim Almost no world building really and I found myself constantly distracted by questions which really hampered my progress in the story however, by about 50% I found myself coasting along just fine, but at the end all the questions came back to plague me.It seems this story has put us into the world of Magical Hunger Games And they are pretty brutal to say the least Wild, our FMC, has been taking care of her family and their farmafter her mother and brother s death Her father it seems has some sort of Dementia and has good days and bad days Years ago her older brother went away to Shadowspell Academy and died in a horrible tragedy her family refuses to talk about Wild herself believes herself doesn t even believe in magic really So when a little bird drops by to drop of an invitation for her little brother Wild sets out to get answers What little we get info wise from her father was just enough to wet our appetite but the invitation has an or else attached and all Wild really knows is that she isn t loosing another brother So Wild poses as Billy in order to compete herself At this point Wild ends up on a team of misfit supernatural players ready to take down the trials and find out what happened to her brother But what happens when her identity is exposed, or what if they don t make it through the trials Now Wild not only has herself to look after but all of her team, and sabotage is rule 1 in the Culling TrialsSo I was left with a million questions some of which are What exactly has the world become Magic is obviously out but not out at the same time What is the point of The Culling Trials What is Shadowspell Acadmey exactly Why doesn t it seem that Wild had a choice of whether or not to go and her brothers have no choice What exactly is the house Shade and Why exactly does wild fall into that house All in all we are left in one heck of a pickle of a cliffhanger and despite my really rocky start I would like to continue this and see where it goes Maybe I ll even get some answers to all these questions plaguing me I m in the minority but I just can not get into this book I think the biggest problem is the parent withholding vital information troupe that the plot depends on in the beginning Then you go immediately into a survival situation but reasons I m going to stop at halfway and move on to something else. Okay, why don t I have the next book right now Shadowspell Academy was surprisingly really good I definitely flew through this book it just took me a long ass time to finally write the review I don t know why but I have been in a Mulan phase Well, wait a Mulan retelling phase I feel like every book I ve read lately somehow fits into that category and I don t know what black magic this is In this wonderful book, you will meet Wild Nope, you totally read that right it s her real name Okay, why don t I have the next book right now Shadowspell Academy was surprisingly really good I definitely flew through this book it just took me a long ass time to finally write the review I don t know why but I have been in a Mulan phase Well, wait a Mulan retelling phase I feel like every book I ve read lately somehow fits into that category and I don t know what black magic this is In this wonderful book, you will meet Wild Nope, you totally read that right it s her real name Well, she pretends to be her younger brother Billy because she doesn t want him to go to this school just to wind up dead No one knows what the hell is going on at this said school she just knows that her older brother Tommy didn t come back alive So, yeah she does what any normal person would do and pretend to be someone else just to see what is going on.Turns out she has a shit ton of magic in her Oh, and she gets a little reunion with her older brother s best friend who happens to be alive Yeah, it wasn t a super happy reunion guys The guys all think she s a guy but few people actually know that she is a girl Pretty sure the guy from the reunion does cause everyone in the group calls her wild ooops Then there s the dreaded cliffhanger I m hooked I need to know what the guys are going to think now that they have seen her boobs I have so many questions and I need answers The Culling Trial is one of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading It was everything andI usually shy away from fantasy books that don t have romance in them but everything in this book was perfect Everything fell into place and worked beautifully.Wild is the female protagonist in this book An invitation recently arrived for her younger brother It is to The Culling Trials that is very dangerous and is something they cannot ignore Wild, fearing for her brother s life takes The Culling Trial is one of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading It was everything andI usually shy away from fantasy books that don t have romance in them but everything in this book was perfect Everything fell into place and worked beautifully.Wild is the female protagonist in this book An invitation recently arrived for her younger brother It is to The Culling Trials that is very dangerous and is something they cannot ignore Wild, fearing for her brother s life takes his place in the trials by disguising herself as a boy She is going into a world that she didn t know existed Everything is dangerous and difficult but she is loving the thrill of it She is introduced to new people who clings to her and soon friendships form In order to survive they all have to work together.I don t know when romance is going to be introduced in this series but I have a few options I want for Wild She is so awesome Her wit and humour was seriously the best I have ever read I couldn t get enough of her She is funny, selfless and a total badass This book ended too quickly and the wait for the next one is going to be so excruciating I needlike right now This book was truly magical I m in a state of bliss after reading this book The heroine kicks ass, I love her The book is funny and filled with action It s a Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Vampire Academy mix Sorta No romance, so far Loved it I liked it Not a lot of information back story was given yet it made for an interesting read I hope the next books gives usdetails. The Culling Trials is the first book in the new Shadowspell Academy series by Shannon Mayer and K.F Breene and it s kind of a cross between Harry Potter and Maze Runner with a hint of Mulan thrown in for good measure We re introduced to main character eighteen year old Wild who has been helping to look after her family since her mother was killed and her father was badly injured A few years ago her brother received a mysterious invitation to the Shadowspell Academy and although he passed the The Culling Trials is the first book in the new Shadowspell Academy series by Shannon Mayer and K.F Breene and it s kind of a cross between Harry Potter and Maze Runner with a hint of Mulan thrown in for good measure We re introduced to main character eighteen year old Wild who has been helping to look after her family since her mother was killed and her father was badly injured A few years ago her brother received a mysterious invitation to the Shadowspell Academy and although he passed the trials and won himself a scholarship he died in strange circumstances not long after starting school Now an envelope has arrived for her younger brother Billy, only this time the invitation includes threats that if Billy doesn t attend the Culling Trials the whole family will be killed.Wild already lost one brother and there is no way she s going to stand by and wait for another to be killed so she decides to go to the trials in Billy s place After cutting off her hair and disguising herself as a boy she heads off to the Academy but what she finds when she arrives is nothing she could ever have prepared herself for Magic is real but failing the Culling Trials could be a death sentence, and that s before she even starts taking classes Joined by a ragtag crew of allies she makes along the way it s going to take everything Wild has to make it through the trials in one piece.I was already a fan of K.F Breene s writing but Shannon Mayer is a new author to me so I wasn t too sure what to expect from this story I m glad to say it was a very well written, fast paced and had me hooked from the first few pages I still have a lot of questions about the world that the authors have created but I like the way things are unfolding so far and I m already looking forward to the next book Wild is a great character, she s protective of her family and she will do whatever it takes to keep her younger siblings safe but she s also at a complete disadvantage in the trials because her parents haven t prepared her at all for the possibility that magic is real There are obviously a lot of secrets in the family that I m sure we will uncover as the series continues but I really want to knowabout the circumstances of her mother s death and how her father came to be badly injured.Wild has already started making a few allies at the trials, some who seemtrustworthy than others, but it will be interesting to see how these friendships develop across the series These friends are thrown together in dire circumstances and I think it will be the making or breaking of all of them If the rest of the series is fast paced as the first book then I think we re in for a heck of a ride So Much Adventure But With A Tsunami Of Tension Fear 4.5 Stars This is a YA series opener but I can, hand on heart, state that this could be read by a Grandmother I am one I did and they ll be as swept away as any teen I believe any age group is going to love it This tale is based on a family from Texas Originally there are two parents, an older brother Tommy, our main character Wild, then twins Billy Sam Their Mum died before her time in a bizarre, unexplained accident T So Much Adventure But With A Tsunami Of Tension Fear 4.5 Stars This is a YA series opener but I can, hand on heart, state that this could be read by a Grandmother I am one I did and they ll be as swept away as any teen I believe any age group is going to love it This tale is based on a family from Texas Originally there are two parents, an older brother Tommy, our main character Wild, then twins Billy Sam Their Mum died before her time in a bizarre, unexplained accident Their Dad, who s in his 40 s, is practically a cripple but he refuses to say why Tommy is offered a scholarship to a College where he becomes top of his class Then a year or so later, they are heartbroken when they re informed he s died No one would give any further information on how, they wouldn t even return his body and the Police wouldn t help them either Several years later is when this book starts we meet Wild Horrifyingly, another letter arrives that she manages to intercept They want her brother, Billy who s 16 yrs old, to attend the Culling Trials to gain the same scholarship Tommy had Wild wants answers about Tommy to protect her family So with very few facts, Sam s help to cut her hair like a boys, and her boobies strapped down, she s going to take Billy s place She tells her sister, Sam, all she needs to know to keep their farm running Then Wild sets off without a clue about what she s going to face only saying goodbye to Sam Sam knows Wild stands a better chance than Billy, he s just not ready to face anything like this but Wild is tough wiley Wild finds out that magic is actually real is not just in fantasy books, but that s not the half of it This is a magical mystery with trials that can kill Plus it s full of backstabbers, ego maniacs, possible murderers but also, hopefully, friends too She s met a great group of potential friends, if they turn out to be trustworthy There are secrets potential curses at play throughout Plus she REALLY needs to keep her true identity hidden from everyone for her safety but especially her family s Mostly she needs to survive the Culling Trials to get to the bottom of it all, obviously A wonderful start to this thrilling series Roll on Book 2 Debbie, 1970, UK 1 The Culling Trials 1 22 The Culling Trials 2 3 The Culling Trials 3 3.5 StarsA great and solid start to a new series, with a few minor issues I was hoping for a little romance but that s just my personal preference According to K.F Breene, that will change in the upcoming books and I m looking forward to it Wild was too composed and casual for an 18 year old who discovered magic for the first time She also never really struggled throughout the Trial and it felt like s 1 The Culling Trials 1 22 The Culling Trials 2 3 The Culling Trials 3 3.5 StarsA great and solid start to a new series, with a few minor issues I was hoping for a little romance but that s just my personal preference According to K.F Breene, that will change in the upcoming books and I m looking forward to it Wild was too composed and casual for an 18 year old who discovered magic for the first time She also never really struggled throughout the Trial and it felt like she was always ready for everything that came her way I mean, I love smart, strong and fearless heroines but she just showed too little emotions for me which made it hard to connect She was just too perfect.That being said, I still loved the setup of the story very much It was a gripping and entertaining read and I d love to knowabout the secondary characters, especially Wally She was the one who added a little humour to the story that I m accustomed from a K.F Breene book I don t know about Shannon Mayer because she s still a fairly new author to me but I guess for them to write together has to mean that they at least share the same sense of humour somehow ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.


About the Author: K.F. Breene

K.F Breene is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post,Most Sold Charts and 1 Kindle Store bestselling author of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and fantasy novels With over three 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 Click FOLLOW for notification of new releases.Join her mailing list to receive BONUS CONTENT, free stories, and hear about the crazy goings on of her life Sign up here out her chat group on Goodreads


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