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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Shelly Kittell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mikayla’s first year at The Grave Digger’s Academy turns out to be pretty adventurous. The seventh-born witch/daughter brings secrets and challenges. Mikayla makes new friends and enemies as she tries to unravel a few mysteries. Great YA book. Fans of Harry Potter may just love this series. Looking for to reading sequels. The characters each have their own quirky personalities. The whole concept of there being a difference between gravedigger and grave digger could keep you intrigued just by that. The headmistress has a few secrets of her own. Mikayla solves a few secrets in this installment but is only left with more answers.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Lisa Helmick

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book in a series that is going places. I love the uniqueness of the storyline. Witch stories I am not a fan of and I didn’t realize that going into the book this is filled with them. I am over the moon about these characters though. Young kids picking their schools and how their choices become their reality. Its a loose Harry potter style and that is what intrigues me. The unknown and craziness of getting there and finding classes and friends.

I do think a lot more time could have been spent on building the world there. It seemed kind of skippy. A lot of time is spent getting there but once at the academy I felt like one class in then we are at the end of the semester/year. But other than that is a wonderful new world and interesting new characters. I look forward to more in this series.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Lianne Probert

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Grave Digger Academy is the first book in a three-part series by C.A. King.

As the title suggests, the Grave Digger Academy isn’t your average school, and, even in the paranormal world, it isn’t a place you want to end up attending. Unfortunately for Mikayla, when she doesn’t get into her first choice of school, this is exactly where she ends up. As Mikayla is introduced to this new, undesirable, side of her world, she also faces other challenges that make her question everything she thought she knew.

I think the author does a great job at this new twist on a paranormal world, and even though the story was fast-paced and full of action, I felt like I knew the characters well.
This book is aimed at the Young Adult audience, but I certainly enjoyed it. This was a great introduction to the series and I’ll definitely get book two now.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

4.5 Stars

 

Grave Digger Academy is a really fantastic paranormal YA story and first book in the Grave Digger Academy series by C.A King. This is the second time that I have read it and have enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time around.
Makayla is about to start off her academy education- unfortunately she missed out on placement in her preferred academies- which means her only choice is the one academy that no one really wants to attend, Grave Digger Academy. But there just might be more to Grave Digger Academy than Makayla expects- and so her supernatural adventure begins.
A fun read!

Thank you, C.A King!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Piper Foster

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Grave Digger is the academy no one wants to be at. It is a lovely quick read. Very fasted paced which I enjoyed this however does not take from the story at all. All in the bottom of the bottom academics. This actually read better than I expected. Mikayla is the daughter of a big family and is not fitting on with the rest of them academically let’s see what the future holds.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. It is a YA paranormal story and contains witches and magic. As you can imagine with young witches learning new magic things done always go the way they should.
The author does a really good job at bringing the paranormal world to life and the story is magical and funny which keeps you reading.

In this story we follow a young witch called Makayla. She is unsure of her power and coming from a powerful family she wants to prove to them she is as good as they are.
However when she doesn’t get into her choice of school she ends up at Grave Digger Academy. This is an place no one wants to end up and Makayla wants to leave as soon as she can.
The Grave Digger Academy turns out to be harder than she expects and things turn into an adventure when the dead she is supposed to stop rising decide that they don’t want to play ball and stay where they are suppose to. Dead and buried.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Lorrene Huisman

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I very much enjoyed this book and needless to say this is a start to an amazing series, and was very well done and I’m quite eager for me! I loved the authors techniques in writing this amazing novel, from the characters and how they grew and changed, from how words played to describe not only the events and the scenery, but as well as the minds of the characters very thoroughly, this was a rare gem and left me very impressed and happy to pick up this novel and look forward to where the characters are at, to what hey will face next, with it be good intentions or perhaps something more of a more darkening sense?

The main character which to me is so relatable in more ways than one is named Makayla…she is to study at what is called The Grave Digger Academy. Trust me, she was deeply against being there in the first place more less, although perhaps she would learn soon enough that the the old saying the universe has a plan always, maybe there was more truth in the sentence than she was willing to believe?

Makayla is very headstrong, and doesn’t want her life mapped on a star collision for her life. She wants to choose her own destiny and make her own decisions that will make forth a path that only she can follow as it will be the one she has chosen and willingly made. People she meets quickly choose a side to love or hate her. As much as people she could trust join one more side, the ones perhaps with less good intentions quickly make a side. But will this dividing up impact her more than she believes or again is this something the universe is planning as if all the students of the academy are more less like pawn sin a chess game? waiting till one is knocked out to reach the one piece that is desired most?

The novel ends at a good standing point as well. It was a fast and brisk read for me. It didn’t drag or make you feel bored, but more less the complete opposite.

I loved this book for so many reasons, and I truly am eager to see what Makayla will go through next. Again she makes her own path, but is there truly any way to escape destiny? Sometime we can evade but some things no matter how hard you try, you cant run from some things that tru1y have a way of finding you.

I cant wait to see how she progresses and more of her path and what is already chosen and set for her. As well as how she is to be “shaped” for the continuation of the series. I always loved reading, understanding, as well as witnessing the growth of a character. And I already know with Makayla there is to be anything but slow motions. She truly is set up already to a force that if reckoned with, well you may have doubts for doing that in the first place.

This was my first novel/series I have read by C.A. King …my only regret is I have not gotten to enjoy more books by them until I discovered this one! This was a fun and brisk read, and I will be eagerly awaiting for the continuation of the series

Well done C.A King, you have truly left me wanting more, and needless to say, very impressed!
Do pick up this wonderful book my fellow readers, and join me in attending the “orientation” for The Grave Digger Academy…surely we do not want to be late do we?

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Sara Oxton

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Grave Digger Academy by C.A. King a fantastic five-star read. This is number one in the Grave Digger Academy series, and I am so excited for more. I love how C.A. King creates this environment that sucks you in and wraps you in the story straight away, the characters feel fully formed straight away, you don’t need pages and pages to get to know them. I adored the light-hearted moments in this story, it added a levity that balanced so well. Do not miss this amazing start to what I am sure will be a sublime series.

Review by @saraoxo

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Brittany Angel

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not a bad introduction into the series. A school for the witches who would protect the world from the creatures that necromancers raise-a new take on magic with heavy Harry Potter influences. The protagonist is very likeable. She asks questions that the staff at her school would rather she didn’t ask and it makes for an interesting dynamic. The pacing is very quick which makes it a book you can finish in about an hour, leaving more time to read The next installment.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Jennifer Reimer

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Very easy to the point good read. I got a harry potter and zombie vibe when I was reading, which are two things I enjoy and having them in the same book was very entertaining. Makayla is a young girl that ends up finding out interesting things about herself that she didn’t know she could do, first off thinking because she ended up in a school that took kids that nobody wanted int here own school, and learn that she could do things that she really couldn’t have been able too. But then finding out that she could become something either very amazing and for the good or something that is forbidden to even talk about. I enjoyed that this book focused on a girl main character, you really don’t see that as much, which was great which made this book more appealing to read. If you like a little magic, grave digging, zombies and a family’s little secret this book is a must read.
Reviewed By @jennifer3343
July 2021

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