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Grave Digger Academy by C.A. King – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Makayla is part of a big family, she her mum, her dad and also has six brothers and they are all older than she is, the only difference is that they are a magical family and when they come of age, they go to a magical academy and now this day has finally arrived for Makayla, so here she is in their pristine, white living room and about to choose where she wants to apply. As she leafs through the ancient tome in front of her, she looks at each of the academies, what she needs to get into them and which would be best suited to her, she narrows the choices down to the three that she would like, she is torn between choosing the ones she will get into and the one her family expects her to apply for.

It is sometime later when Makayla is woken up by the sounds of her brothers going down for breakfast and the first day of term, but when she eventually goes downstairs, there is no start of year gift and no breakfast ready for her, instead there is an empty place and a gift from her mum instead. She is now running late and almost misses the bus, but with no letter to say which academy she is at, she is lost when she gets to the campus, but nobody is willing to help her until she makes it so that they can’t ignore her. However, there are still no clear instructions and she struggles to find her way, but she isn’t on her own and soon runs into a couple of other kids who are in the same situation, they work together to figure out the first lot of instructions, but are soon separated to find their own way. As the tests and instructions present more obstacles to cross, Makayla eventually finds her way back to the others and into the campus she is being sent to and unfortunately, it isn’t one of the ones she has chosen, it is the least popular choice, the Grave Digger Academy.

The whole situation looks bleak, the building, the surroundings, the interior decoration and even the classes when they start up, but Makayla has made some friends and that helps to deal with the challenges and things which crop up in their studies. The first thing they learn is the difference between a gravedigger who prepares the graves and a Grave Digger who stops whatever is buried from coming back up, but things aren’t always what they seem, so will Makayla be able to keep up with her studies and make it through the year, or will she get in over her head in more ways than one? This is a fantasy tale of what happens when the dead come back to haunt us and the who the people are who are the only barrier between us and them and it is a tale which pulls you through all the way through it to the end.

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

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book I have read by C.A. King. Grave Digger Academy was an entertaining, fun and a very Harry Potterish kind of story.

Makayla was the youngest of seven and the pressure to go to the most prestigious school has always been a burden. She puts in a bunch of applications but ends up with the dreaded Grave Digger Academy. It can’t be all that bad right?! On the first day of school all her siblings get new wands and she ends up with her mother giving Makayla what she things is a useless ugly necklace but finds out maybe its not as useless as one may thing. What kind of family secrets will unfold? She ends up trying to make a potion for one of her classes that would be considered dark magic which is prohibited but her professor has other plans for her.

I would totally read more of Kings work.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A King – Review by Anna Hirsch

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1)
By C.A King
4 Stars

I’m so happy this book is a series. It was so original and not what I was expecting. I loved it! I’ve read quite a few of this author’s books and have never been disappointed. I found this book to be different from her others but just as good. Makayla is a witch and is starting her first year in the paranormal academy system. She gets the option of choosing three schools which she would like to attend but in the end, the school chooses you. It’s quite interesting the way it happens. She ends up at the academy where no one wants to go. A grave digger’s main purpose is to keep the dead, well, dead. There is more going on beneath the surface (pun intended). Makayla has a lot to learn and secrets to uncover.

This book is a wonderful fantasy filled with twists and turns. Makayla is headstrong and doesn’t want to accept fate, she wants to forge her own path. This should lead to some interesting scenarios with the rest of the series. I’m looking forward to it.

Review by @AnnaHirsch
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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Sunday Barnaby

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Grave Digger Academy by C.A. King
Four Stars

Grave Digger Academy is the first book in the Grave Digger Academy series by C.A. King. It never ceases to amaze me, how Ms. King can come up with these amazing stories. This one is my new favorite. Makayla’s story had me reading into the night. I just couldn’t put it down until I finished. Another thing I love about Ms. King’s books is they tend to be shorter installments that you can read in one sitting, but still pack a punch of a longer book. I’m really looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
Review by @sunbarn

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Kristy Nelson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Grave Digger Academy is a super fun and light read that I thoroughly enjoyed. It is short at under 200 pages, but captivated me from start to finish. I was super happy to discover that it is the first of a series! I look forward to reading the rest of the novels. Harry Potter fans such as myself will enjoy getting lost in this magical academia world as well.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King-Review by Shadel Ayerbe

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King is a young adult fantasy story that is great for everyone.

Makayla is in her first year at the paranormal academy. When all three of the schools to which she applies refuse her application, she is left with just one option. Unfortunately, finding a way out of Grave Digger Academy is more important to her than completing its curriculum. Gravediggers are the ones who do the digging. Grave Diggers, on the other hand, preserve buried remains six feet underground. This year’s pupils are going to discover that corpses may be fickle and that when the dead refuse to cooperate, they will pay the price.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well.I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book in the series can’t wait to read more.

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Grave Digger Academy ( Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1 ) by C.A. King – Review by Carla Clemmons

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

C.A. King did not disappoint, which she never does! I loved reading about Makayla’s first year away in the paranormal academy system. All she wants is to get out of Grave Digger Academy and that seems harder than she anticipated for sure! First she will have to learn why she was sent there. I cannot wait to read the second and third book in this series!!!

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

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this read. It was very Adventurous and the characters were a lot of fun to get to know. The one thing that really stood out to me was how it kept reiterating that your choice matters, regardless of everything else what you want matters as well. Even if she wasn’t able to get into the Academy she wanted. This is a thrilling book with a great message, it may be YA but I think it sets its self apart from most others. C. A. king did an amazing job!

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love a great fantasy YA book and this book definitely did NOT disappoint! Makayla wanted to go to a paranormal academy, but unfortunately was not accepted in her first few choices and ended up going to the Grave Digger Academy. You find out that you just do not dig the graves but you need to keep the dead buried. The dead can be “uncooperative” when it comes to staying 6 feet under. I really enjoyed the fantasy mixed with magic and witches in this book. There are some twists, turns and secrets so the book continues to intrigue and is truly hard to put down. I am so looking forward to reading more of this series.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Kaitlynn Taylor

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Grave Digger Academy – C.A. King

5-stars

What a truly amazing paranormal read by the phenomenal C.A. King! I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning until end. I loved the idea behind this storyline and was captivated right from the start. I loved all of the detail, the characters, and the mystery.

This is one of those books that I wish were longer, I could have continued reading this story for so long as I loved everything about it.

I can’t wait to continue this series with book 2 and would recommend this book to anyone looking for their next paranormal read!

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