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Grave Digger Academy II (Grave Digger Academy Book 2) by C.A. King – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Grave Digger Academy II is a good YA paranormal fantasy. I said it with the first book but this book has more of a Harry Potteresque feel to it as the students line up to win the inter-academy face off. I love that the series is fun and light hearted.

Young Witches, death, graves, deadly games and the adventure begins. The story flows nicely and is excitingly intriguing with delightful characters. There are still so many layers to be explored and revealed that looks exciting.

Makayla is back for her second year at the Grave Digger Academy and finds there is still so much more to the Academy. An Academy with lots of secrets and things that are hidden within the grounds and in the darkness.

A delightful series.

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Grave Digger Academy II (Grave Digger Academy Book #2) by C.A. King – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

4.5 Stars

 

Grave Digger Academy II by C.A. King follows on from Grave Digger Academy and continues the intriguing adventures.
It is a fantastic YA paranormal fantasy with plenty of mystery, action, tension, intrigue, and dramatic developments.
As we discovered in Book One, Makayla didn’t want to attend Grave Digger Academy, but didn’t exactly have a choice. She soon discovers that there was definitely more to Grave Digger Academy than she expected. In this instalment Makayla is about to start her second year, and after what happened in Book One, things are off to an interesting start. With an inter-academy challenge thrown into the mix, there’s plenty of tension in the air, while bringing a huge dose of the unexpected – and so the supernatural adventure begins.
Another fun read!
Looking forward to Book #3!

Thank you, C.A King!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Grave Digger Academy II (Grave Digger Academy Book 2) by C.A. King – Review by Naomi McDonald

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This installment has a ton of HP vibes, especially with the flying car and the competition among the schools. I enjoyed the story and the character development. You get to know more about the main cast of characters in this book, which was interesting. I particularly liked the scenes with the helper/familiars and the addition to that group.
As with the first book, I liked that the author doesn’t put in a bunch of fluff. The story is right to the point with no unnecessary detours.
Quick read. Excellent follow up to the first book.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Jaimie Salmon-Colburn

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can not wait to read books 2 and 3!!! I LOVED this book! I love most supernatural books, but I love seeing the character’s at a young point and then watching them grow. In this book we are talking about academy age. So your reading about young witches and different skills they can have or already do. Just like everything you have to learn the skills you are meant to have and then develop them. Makalya is entering her first year of the paranormal academy system, but first she must pick where to go! She gets three choices and if none of those accept her, she goes to the back up academy that no one EVER picks themselves! When she gets no word on the first day of school she has to find her own way with a slip from the library. Talk about a crazy adventuress first day! She’s thrown into a sink or swim maze to find where she needs to be. Unfortunately all three of her picks didn’t accept her and when she finds her path it is right to Grave Digger Academy!! All of her other six siblings went to great top schools. What is she to do, being the first of the family to be put into the worst of the worst!?? She hears of a way out of the school and being transferred to another school, but there is no way she will ever earn the top of the top marks in a curriculum that she’s not even interested in learning! She has more than one scolding about her interests, but looking for answers about illegal witchcraft and her being the seventh born are at the top of her priorities right now. As school progresses she’s half learning about grave diggers and what they do, but it’s not until she is thrown into a bet with another student that she wishes she paid more attention! Something is off at the Gave Digger Academy and she’s only just beginning to learn some of it. Will she make it through the year? Does she even want to, when she has to face her family once she returns home?! With the crazy start to the year, how will the year end? They is certainly a lot to learn about the corpses and how temperamental they can be! Will she survive the dangers of the school or will the headmaster expel her before she can get any real answers. Why does she have more questions than answers?! Mystery, danger, adventures, and lots of witches! Read this young adult paranormal fantasy to learn more! I’m off to get book 2!!

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Shai Flores

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this quick read about a girl that finds herself at a magical school. It had elements that reminded me of the Mortal Instruments, Harry Potter, or House of Night vibes. It was magical with a hint of dark lore and I loved that the undead was a part of the story as well. This was definitely a fun, easy-to-read book that left me wanting to read the next book to answer some of my questions.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Naomi McDonald

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. The premise was interesting. The characters were easy to connect to. Loved the helper/familiar character additions. A big bonus for me is that you get enough information about what’s going on, without a bunch of extraneous details. It keeps things right to the point of the story without a ton of fluff. This story doesn’t end on a cliffhanger per se, but it does leave you with questions that will make you want to keep reading the series.
If you want a quick, entertaining read, check out this story!

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Amanda Glaspie

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a really good quick read. I get Harry Potter vibes but with a twist. Makayla ends up at the school no one wants to attend, herself included. What she soon finds out, she is there for a reason. This fast paced magical book packs a punch in only 150 pages with the ending leaving you wa ting more. I felt for her as she made and lost friends, as she feared for her life, and as she sought out hope. There were parts that I felt it sped through but for a short book, did a great job. Can’t wait to read the 2nd book.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Emily H

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Makayla is not sure what school she will be chosen too, there are so many options in the paranormal academy but the one no one wants is the Grave Digger Academy. Her first day is met with confusion and when she finds out she is assigned to the Grave Digger class, she is less then thrilled. That being said, none of her talents appeared until her class and now she seems a bit ahead of the curve. Something is going on though and only Makayla seems to be able to unravel it but could it end up costing her more then she thinks?

I thought this was really good. I felt for Makayla, she is trying to find her footing and with a bunch of older siblings to live up to it is even more pressure added on her. Well written and was one you kept reading until the very end.

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Grave Digger Academy II (Grave Digger Academy Book 2) by C.A. King – Review by Lorrene Huisman

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this author for all they create and write, I have been reading books by them for quite some time now. This book installment in this specific series, was one I could not wait for! It was very much worth the wait!

I loved the first one with the paranormal aurora, the characters, and everything to do with the academy! This one I loved just as much. It was so awesome reading about MaKayla again and her friends, with studies and games to participate in, as well, as something less than kind is lurking in the academy walls. The book gave a lot of action, suspense, as well as intrigue. I couldn’t put this down, I was constantly wanting to know what would follow! I have always admired this author’s writing style, and how they bring the story to life. No confusion, everything makes sense and comes together well! Great installment to the series! Loved it!

Great addition to the series, and I cannot wait to see what will happen next! This series as well as author, does not disappoint! Very much recommend this book, series, and author! Must read on all accounts!

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Grave Digger Academy II (Grave Digger Academy Book 2) by C.A. King

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Grave Digger Academy II (Grave Digger Academy Series) by C.A. King
Genre – YA, Fantasy
Page Count – 187
Cover Designer – Fantasia Book Designs

Gravediggers actually do the digging. Grave Diggers, however, keep buried bodies where they belong—six feet under.

It’s Makayla’s second year in the paranormal academy system, and she isn’t returning alone. No one made the honour roll last semester, and the coveted transfer position was withheld. It’s a good thing, too—GDA needs participants for the inter-academy face off. A win could bring back prestige and funding the institution so desperately needs. A loss, however, would close its doors forever.

This year’s students are about to learn there’s more to their Academy than meets the eye. Something isn’t right about the competition. It smells of the rot and decay only a freshly unearthed corpse could cause. Lucky for them, death is right up their alley.

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About C.A. King

I was diagnosed with clinical depression after the loss of my mother, father and husband within three years of each other; all to cancer. 24/7 in-home care, coupled with the loss I felt, left its mark on my psyche.

Depression takes up a lot of my life. Reading and writing are the only things I have found that help (in connection with regular medication), even if only for a short time. To escape to a different world can make a big difference in my mood in real time.

To put things in perspective, when I was at my lowest point, I couldn’t open mail, talk on the phone, or even drive to the store. Walls of sadness surrounded me. As they closed in, tears would fall. There didn’t need to be a reason or trigger. 

People ask me why I started writing. My answer is simple: I wanted to create a world into which other people with similar problems could escape. I wanted to share the one place that had helped me for many years. 

I have always said that as long as one person finds a little bit of happiness out of my books, I am, in my opinion, an accomplished author. The same is true for every writer out there. Please don’t ever let anyone tell you different.

I read books as well as write them and have visited the worlds many different authors have created. Those worlds not only make me feel better, but give me the strength to face real life again. I want to thank everyone who writes—I want them to know they are making a difference. 

Fast forward to today… 

C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author has over 60 books available across multiple fantasy sub-genres.

Awards include:

Hamilton Spectator Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Local Author category 2017 & 2018 & 2019

Brant News Readers’ Choice Award: Best Local Author 2017

Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards: Best Novella/Short Story 2017 Silver medal

2017 SIBA Awards – Best Novella

2017 SIBA Awards – Best New Adult

2018 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards: Gold Medal in the Fiction – Supernatural genre

2018 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards: Bronze Medal in the Fiction – New Adult genre

2019 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Fiction – Supernatural genre

2019 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Young Adult – Fantasy – Urban genre

City of Brantford Featured Artist February 2020

Burlington Post Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2020

Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2020

Cambridge Times Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2020

Burlington Post Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2021

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