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Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge

Holy Cow what a ride! First off I absolutely love the Cover of this Book. Second I devoured this book I couldn’t put it down till I finished. Gabriela is “blessed” with powers she doesn’t realize how strong they are. She’s attending an academy for the gifted ,she feels like she don’t belong but soon finds she’s one of the best. Then there is the Commander who takes special interest in her. She soon finds out she’s going to play an important part in a upcoming war. You guys I don’t want to give to much away, thos story you must read. Im over here biting my nails because I want the next book now. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.

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Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge – Review by Cindy Rushin

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an enjoyable novel. Being a part of Gabriella’s journey to discovering her destiny was exciting to follow. Brandi Elledge’s story had some twists and turns that made for a very interesting read. It did end on a cliffhanger which made it even more interesting. I look forward to reading the next installment of Gabriella’s journey and reading more from Brandi Elledge.

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Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge – Review by Anantha Rusum

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fantasy story woven around angels, demons, demis, immortals and magic, this book hooks the reader right from the first page. Many years ago, when a plague was causing human population to die, 15 archangels, who were not supposed to interfere, broke the law and saved few humans. These humans were considered blessed and possess special powers. Over centuries, as the bloodline progressed from one generation to another, the descendants still possessed certain special powers.
Hence, in the current world, it was mandatory that each human is tested whether they are blessed or not, at the age of 16.
One such blessed girl, Gabriella, despite being blessed, detests her super powers.
She is sent to one of the academies where the officials soon find out that she is blessed. Despising her situation, against her wishes, she agrees to get trained. she becomes an object of interest to her commanding officer. She makes few friends and many enemies in and outside the academy. As fate would have it, she finds herself in a pivotal position in an upcoming war as she tries to trace her own lineage.
It is a very fast paced book, with funny and interesting characters. I enjoyed it. I felt that the ending should have been more conclusive. But overall, a very enjoyable read.

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Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blessed: Academy of the Seraph
by Brandi Elledge

I was hooked from the start and I couldn’t put this book down until I finished reading it! Then I got left on a cliffhanger ugh!! Gabriella is going through so much in such a short amount of time. I am so glad that Gabriella made two really good friends because she needs people on her side especially since she didn’t really have anybody growing up in foster makes it hard to get close to anyone. The author did an exceptional job weaving an intriguing and entertaining story that I couldn’t get enough of. I cannot wait to read the next book. I highly recommend this book.

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Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge – Review by Heather Bass

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book that I have read from this author and wow she now has a new fan. I normally don’t read young adults books but I’m so glad I did. I fell in love with the cover and then the amazing characters in this story. This is the first book of the Academy of Seraph. This book was a perfect way to start an addictive series. I could not put this book down until the end. It only took me a full day to devour this amazing story. I can’t wait and see what is next for these unforgettable characters.

Gabriela is not your normal seventeen year old. She was blessed by the angles and gave her some powers that she doesn’t even know how strong they are. Gabriela gets thrown into a new world that she doesn’t want to be in. She is now one of the students in the school for the gifted called the The Seraph Academy. Gabriela feels like she doesn’t belong but she quickly finds out that she is the best. She is shocked when she meets the commander of the school. He makes her feel things that she should not be feeling yet. Gabriela finally makes some friends but are they really her friends? Will Gabriela find out her true power or will someone want to take it from her?

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Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge – Review by Faith Jackson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of the best paranormal fantasy reads I’ve read in awhile. Gabriella is what makes this book one of the best because as you get compelled further into the story, you see what all she’s battling and you quickly find out why she’s “blessed” by powers that are higher than who she is. As Gabriella is ready to escape her destiny at the academy, a handsome commander is keeping her interest. The truth is, she knows how important it is to hide her identity and what she possesses to protect herself from the fallen angels. Pick up this book and the first of an amazing series I’m hoping to read the rest of. Great book!

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Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge – Review by Debi Kircher

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge

5+++++++++ Stars
(This deserves so many more)

I’m sitting here staring at my screen speechless…Where do I begin?

This is my first book by Brandi Elledge, not sure why but it is, it will absolutely not be my last.

I won’t lie, I threw my kindle when i finished, I may or may not have also said a few curse words when it ended. When I was done I immediately pulled up everything I could find because I MUST have the next in this series, I was all ready to one click when I see it’s not even out yet. Throw in a few more curse words here.

This book was completely amazing..it had me reading till the yawns made it impossible to stay awake, then jumped back in needing to finish it, yet not wanting to because I didn’t want it to end. The flow of this story was complete and utter perfection…the genre is not one I normally choose, but the cover drew me in and some of the reviews had me too curious to pass it up. I usually get lost or lose interest but not this time. The dialogue throughout the entire story was so enjoyable and even though a few of my suspicions were spot on it did not matter, there were still some things I’d have never guessed.

There is no doubt in my mind that Remy has been added to one of my favorite supporting characters ever! “Bless her sweet ghostly heart” Then there’s Finn *insert huge sigh here* and this author transported me into the story and I felt like I was on Gabriella’s journey with her! This book was full of absolutely everything I love about reading. Finding a new author, falling in love with a book from a genre I usually struggle with, absolutely everything!

I usually make myself notes so that I can catch myself up before the next book in a series comes out…Im not doing that this time, this time I will just read it again, and probably again!

PHENOMENAL STORY!!! Many many thanks to this author, and please please please I truly must have the next as soon as possible!

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Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My head is still going over everything that happened in the story and it is that good. Just because it is marketed as YA does not mean adults cannot enjoy it. This story had ups and downs, twists and turns, and secrets around every corner. I personally could not put the book down until I read the last word. The plotline is engaging and the description of the surroundings you are in at that moment gives you the sense of being right beside the characters. Gabriella is “Blessed” and has to attend The Academy of Seraph. She was lied to about who Blessed her for her own safety. Will Gabriella found out the truth? Who else will find out about those who have Blessed her? Is she in danger? You will have to read the story to find out the answers.

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Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge – Review by Katie Matthews

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Sometimes you pick up a book not knowing what to expect and it completely takes your breath away and this is exactly what happened with this story by Ms Elledge. I like YA books because find them nice and easy to follow and they always seems to have a good storyline that’s not overly complicated and it’s always nice to just pick up a book and get lost in what you’re reading for a while. This is exactly what happened to me in this book – in fact I got even more than I anticipated! The storyline was deep and the authors’ writing was beautifully detailed. I loved the characters, especially Gabriella! I was completely captivated by this fantasy world of angels, demons and so much more! I was definitely kept on the edge of my seat that’s for sure and I cannot wait for the next book to find out what happens!

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Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blessed: The Academy of Seraph by Brandi Elledge. This book is so good. Its about many years ago when disease took over the land and affected all humans and they were dying quicker than they could keep up. 15 Angels were told not to intervene but did so anyway saving some humans. If you are touched by a archangel and a fallen angel then you are considered doubly blessed. Enter Gabriella who was 17 who knew she was blessed and wanted nothing to do with it. Now she is enrolling in the Academy of Seraph and realizes she has to keep secret that she is blessed so her skill of being able to hide should protect her. The commander of the Academy is HOT and determined to keep her secret lying to everyone about it. She has become friends at school with Remy , Trev and Hannah but one of the friends will turn on her and someone will even try to kill her. Will the fallen angels called the darken find her and kill her or will they keep her secret. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat and once you start you will not want to put it down. There is adventure, danger, romance and betrayal. All you could ever want in one book!

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