Series Review: Grimalkin Academy: Catacombs by Laura Greenwood

Join Daphne as she searches for an old family spell in the Catacombs of Grimalkin Academy, falls in love, and gets up to other mischief in the complete Grimalkin Academy: Catacombs Trilogy.5

Grimalkin Academy: Catacombs: The Complete Trilogy by Laura Greenwood

Synopsis:

In Catching a Vampire :

Studying at Grimalkin has been Daphne’s dream since she was a little girl.

With her best friend unable to do the simplest spells, her brother determined to find an old family spell to turn them into cats, and hot dates with a vampire, her hands are full enough. Add to that two other guys trying to get her attention, and a teacher that seems to hate her, and Daphne’s school year isn’t quite going to plan…

In Catching a Wizard :

Studying at Grimalkin has been Daphne’s dream since she was a little girl.

With her best friend unable to do the simplest spells, her brother determined to find an old family spell to turn them into cats, and hot dates with a vampire, her hands are full enough. Add to that two other guys trying to get her attention, and a teacher that seems to hate her, and Daphne’s school year isn’t quite going to plan…

and in Catching a Warlock :

Finding the family spell wasn’t all Daphne wanted it to be.

With side effects from her cat-shifting making themselves known, Daphne has to race against time to fix them, especially as her new enemy wants to do everything she can to get Daphne expelled.

Can Daphne and her friends figure out a way for her to stay at Grimalkin Academy?4

I think it is hard to write a review when you want a story to continue. Laura Greenwood and her friends, who I will not mention (laugh), put me in this position ALL of the time. (Yes, this is me pouting.) 

Laura Greenwood has created a very interesting world at Grimalkin Academy and hopefully we have not seen the last of it. I love Daphne’s character. Greenwood excels at creating females of strength, loyalty, and depth. She creates women that you want to be friends with and be BFFs for life with. Daphne is a “do or die” friend. 

For me Greenwood concentrated more on Heath and Daphne’s relationship more than any of the others. This might be because Heath is brand new, whereas Cade is Ryan’s best friend and Bradley was her childhood friend. Daphne knew all about them. It is not until the final book that the crew actually really communicates about their relationship and what they want and what it would entail. This conversation is open, honest, and free-flowing. Greenwood writes an excellent dialogue and teaching moment for people thinking about poly relationships. Communication is key.

The Academy is a very mysterious place with so much intrigue and Greenwood has created so many possibilities it is fun to read and imagine. Where else does the Catacombs lead to? What other secrets does the vampire library hold? Greenwood grabs you and does not let go. Read below and you can see how much I am still hooked, but fair warning there are spoilers.

If you have not gotten lost yet in the Catacombs, you should – you never know who could be playing hanky panky in the dark.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Books in the “Grimalkin Academy: Catacombs”

#0.5 Witch Friends Are Forever (See my review on 9 April 2020)

#1 Catching A Vampire (See my review on 25 May 2020)

#2 Catching A Wizard (See my review on 31 May 2020)

#3 Catching A Warlock (See my review on 4 June 2020)

Meet the Author:

Laura Greenwood

Laura is a USA Today Bestselling Author of paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary romance. When she’s not writing, she can be found drinking ridiculous amounts of tea, trying to resist French Macaroons, and watching the Pitch Perfect trilogy for the hundredth time (at least!)4

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Further Details:
Publisher: Drowlgon Press, 19 March 2020
Cover Design: Vampari Designs
Editor:
Series: Grimalkin Academy: Catacombs
Pages: 231
Settings: Grimalkin Academy
Sex: N/A

From Phoebe’s Desk:

In all fairness to Laura Greenwood and Daphne, I should have read this series first, but I did not get the ARC that way. I read Mona’s story first and I had already experienced Mona and Daphne’s friendship so when I read this series I was flummoxed by the lack of Mona. My recommendation would be to read this series first because you will miss the Daphne and Mona connection.

I also feel that Greenwood left a lot of threads just hanging there at the end of the book. Why did only Daphne have side effects and not her brother? Was anyone worried that none of her mates were fated mates? What about the evil professor who has it in for her – what is the story behind that? What happens when spells are in a cell phone? (I have seen that movie (laugh).) What evil is connected to Ryan and her having done the spell to turn them into cats. Why did Ryan keep all of the secrets. What is the real agenda? And then the oddest thing of all: there is no way in hell Daphne was happy with an 85 on a presentation: POD person!!!!! I would have had a heart attack at such a bad grade. 

Then the titles of the books confused me because they made no sense as to what was actually happening in the books. What was the thought process behind it? 

A thought just occurred to me: how did the witches get Daphne’s handbag when the room should have already been warded? Didn’t Mona and Daphne ward the room to protect the cats in the “Kittens” series? I think you said on Twitter that the first two books in the “kittens” series takes place between Vampire and Wizard – things that make you go “hmmmm”.

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