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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you enjoy an imagery feast filled with amazing characters and nonstop movement, you will never go wrong with King’s work. I always enjoy finding out what journey I will find in the pages of her works. Truly gifted, the author transported me into this fantasy world that I never could have imagined on my own. Loved every page.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Ashley Dover

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mikayla is the only daughter in a group of seven children. She’s always felt like the misfit of the family. She doesn’t excel the way her brothers do. Including her parents, her family all has blond hair and blue eyes but not Mikayla. Her hair is red and her eyes are emerald green. It is time for Mikayla to start school in the paranormal academies. Her choices are vast, but without excellent grades or skills, she is limited in her choices. She chooses three schools, but to her bewilderment, she doesn’t end up in any of them. On the first day of school, Mikayla wakes up late and has to ride the bus to school. She meets Thomas who winds up being at the same paranormal school as her, Grave Digger Academy.

Travel to the world of witches and follow Mikayle through her first semester at the Grave Digger Academy. With friends such as Thomas, Cali, and Leo, Mikayla starts to achieve in her courses with the help of a special gift from her mom. Keeping the dead in the ground is the main objective of learning so far at the Grave Digger Academy. What will the first years encounter at the paranormal academy that no one wants to attend?

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

C.A. King is an amazing author. She has written different books across different genres. I have never gone wrong when I buy a C.A. King book. This book was no different. It is a fun, fast-paced, paranormal story. The attention to detail is what makes this book a must-read. The characters are complex and fully developed. Makayla is the main character who wants to go to a paranormal academy but the small problem is that did not get into her first choices. She was accepted into Grave Digger Academy. There is a difference between “gravediggers” and Grave Diggers. One puts the body into the ground and the other keeps the body on the ground. Makayla and her classmates have a lot to learn about the dead and how temperamental they can be. Join along as we follow Makayla in this story to see what she learns at Grave Digger Academy.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Santana Hicks

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You’ve heard of necromancers, but have you heard about the witches that stop the dead the necromancers have risen? This book takes a very well known dark magic and tells it from the other side. The good guys, the Grave Diggers.

I really enjoyed this book. I love tales about witches and other supernatural beings. This book was filled with fables and had a Harry Potter Vibe to it which was a bonus in of itself.

Makayla, the main character, is an outcast. In her family, she is the only girl, the only one with red hair and the only one sent to the Grave Digger Academy. With Necromancy being illegal, and as far as anyone is concerned, a “dead” craft, the Grave Digger Academy is where all of the untalented and rejected witches go.

Makayla starts off hating the fact that she is there but as time goes on, she realizes that maybe she, perhaps, belongs there. Things seem to be easier for her and all of the fables point to her being there.

The ending leads into another book being written. I can’t wait to read the next one in the series! I also think I found a new author to look into their other books!

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

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Grave Digger Academy by C.A. King is a fun YA book that appeals to all readers. This author has become one or those that I will read even without looking at the book description. Her work is always fantastic and I know that whatever book I read is I’ll enjoy it.
This book is no different whatsoever. I was hooked the moment I started reading. I became invested in the characters and just found them so relatable. I could easily imagine everything they got up to and I just found them to be so entertaining.
The story was well written, as expected. It is fairly fast paced but for me that just added to the excitement. When I started this book I didn’t realise it was the first in a series but I an glad it is – I cannot wait to read the next books.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Karen Pearman

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is another great book by one of my favorite writers. It is the beginning of a series and I’m already waiting to get my hands on the next book because I didn’t want to put this one down. It’s reminiscent of the Harry Potter and the Simon Fayter book series of which I am huge fans of. This is filled with a lot of twists and turns and as the character is learning to come to terms with her talents as well as unknown family secrets. The main character reminds me a lot of Hermione Granger with her wits and talents so of course that was great to see. There aren’t that many female heroines in most of these young adult fantasy books. And unlike Hogwarts this academy isn’t the most sought-after school. But it turns out to be perfectly imperfect for the characters. I can’t wait to read the next installment of this wonderfully written book.

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Grave Digger Academy by C.A. King – Review by Erica Shoebridge

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an engrossing read. Makayla, much to her chagrin, is accepted into the Gravediggers Academy as a witch. As she starts schooling, and learns about potions, magic, and stopping the dead from rising, I was reminded of Harry and Ron’s first days at Hogwarts. There is much to see and learn, and Makayla seems to be an unnaturally talented witch, despite her lackluster academic past. Lots of action in this story, and I was so involved in it that it was over before I knew it. Definitely looking forward to another book in this series to see how everything plays out for Makayla and her pals.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Nikita Lesperance

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Grave digger academy is a fun YA book. Makayla is a spunky and likeable character. The other characters have good depth and are interesting as well. The plot was fast paced and had some twists. The details of the academy made it seem real. I like the world that the author created.

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Grave Digger Academy by C.A. King- Reviewed by Erin Clemence

“Grave Digger Academy” by C.A King is a little bit “Divergent” mixed with a little bit of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, all stirred with a creepy paranormal spoon!

Makayla hopes to be chosen for the school of her choice, like the rest of her six brothers who also attend one of the schools in the paranormal school system. However, Makayla worries that she will be selected for “The Grave Digger Academy”- every students’ last choice, the school for those not accepted anywhere else. At “Grave Digger Academy” they perform spells and potions intended to keep the dead…..well, dead. So when, of course, Makayla is selected for Grave Digger Academy she must face her entire first year alone, with the disappointment of her family heavy on her heart. But Makayla knows she must make the best of it, and when she comes into her powers and realizes that her family has deep secrets that go back generations, she realizes that Grave Digger Academy may be exactly where she was intended to be.

C.A King is an award-winning Canadian author, living in a town that is not too far from my own actually, which made me even happier to be able to promote and praise “Grave Digger Academy”.

The novel is more of a novella, really, at less than 200 pages, and it has short, page-turning chapters. I easily polished this book off in a day. It is also the first in a series of novels, and if the rest are anything like this one, this series will be an instant YA hit.

Makayla is the ideal protagonist- a socially awkward misfit who struggles to fit in, even within her own family. As she comes into herself and makes friends at Grave Digger Academy, it is immediately evident that she will be the one who changes things and makes a difference. She is the character to root for, right from the first page.

With the backdrop of a depressing, neglected school of magic, and quirky, eccentric teachers, “Grave Digger Academy” sets the stage for dark and magical things. The characters were well developed, the plot was poised and had great flow, and the short chapters made the novel a page-turning, addicting experience. I can definitely see King’s “Grave Digger Academy” series becoming the next big YA trend.

Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Rayne East

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An original YA fantasy book. I enjoyed the characters and the twist on magic and witches. There was a fair bit if foundation set in this first book of a series but it is executed well. Mikayla is easily relatable and her back story running parallel with witch folklore was intriguing. Like many academy books this takes place in an academic year. It can be enjoyed by all ages as it is clean and easy to read. Not a cliffhanger as such but I will be checking out book 2.

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