Review – Magic and Mayhem: A Paranormal and Fantasy Academy Collection

 Go back to school. Go to a new home. Beware: nothing is as it seems.


You’ve been accepted into the Magic and Mayhem Academy. Pack your bags and ready your wands for the beginning of a new term.

Packed with witches, shifters, and more, this collection of paranormal and fantasy academies has something for everyone. School was hard enough with the mean girls and exams, now there’s wayward spells and fantastic creatures to contend with.

Get ready for some Magic and Mayhem.

Margo Bond Collins and Ivy Hearne team up to bring us “Dangerous Words” in the Hunters’ Academy series. Izzy Kirk is half coywolf and supposedly half magician. All Izzy has been able to do is shift into her wolf and she is not very good at it. Well, she could be except that she does not remember the time during her shift. She wakes up naked and bloody with no clue as to what happened. A solution comes in an unexpected form of an invitation to the Hunters’ Academy where answers may lie. Izzy just might find more answers than she is looking for at fifteen-years-old. Loved this story and Izzy. 

Laura Greenwood and L.A. Boruff team up to introduce us to “Magical Mischief.” See my full review here.

Welcome to the Xavier Academy where no one is who they say they are or seem to be…well that’s not actually true. Nikki Landis creates a household full of secrets and double identities in Wicked Intentions. The trouble starts for Cora before she ever steps foot in the Academy. I did not know who was going to be the bad guy or who was going to be the good guy. When I say “guy” it is just a euphemism for anyone and everyone is suspect. Landis writes an awesome story that I immediately got sucked into and did not want to climb out of…even if my hair changes color (wink).

The review for the introduction to The Heir of the East Duology, “Valkyrie’s Chaos”, written by Arizona Tape can be read here.

The Magic and Mayhem includes stories by Margo Bond Collins, Ivy Hearne, Laura Greenwood, L.A. Boruff, Arizona Tape, Catherine Banks, Lili Zander, Joely Sue Burkhart, Quinn Arthurs, Nikki Landis, May Dawson, Keira Blackwood, Liza Street, Grace White, Bethany Jadin, Tabitha Barret, Cecilia Randell, and Jaliza A. Burwell.

Rating: 4 out of 5.


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Further Details:
Publisher: 13 August 2019
Series: A Princess Takes Unicorns Story; Hunters’ Academy; Lupin Hollow Academy; Magic and Metaphysics Academy, The Academy of the Accords, Valkyrie Academy, Xavier Academy; Settings: Look left.
Sex: N/A


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