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Book Review: Heir of Shadows (Daizlei Academy #1) by Kel Carpenter


There’s only one rule in the world I come from.

Keep our existence a secret. Period.


The day my sister broke that rule one too many times, I knew there would be consequences. I expected us to be sent to one of those schools for “troubled” kids—and maybe Daizlei Academy was, in a way. But really, it was far more complicated than that.


You see, I thought that world had forgotten me. Forgotten us. For years we were left alone, and one day . . . we weren’t.


It was only when I got there that I remembered the second rule:

Trust no one.


Because in our world? They would kill me if they knew the truth of what I am.


Daizlei Academy is a school for Supernaturals.


And me? I’m so much more.



Published: November 2016


Genre: Teen&YA, Paranormal


My star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)


Heir of Shadows by Kel Carpenter is a story about three sisters (triplets) who have been forgotten by the supernatural world. After an accident that reveals their secret to a member of the human world, they are shipped off to a boarding school for supernatural beings, where they meet people like them for the first time. Friendships are made, relationships begin, and secrets are learnt. Can the sisters get through their first year? Heir of Shadows is an intriguing story full of twists and turns that leaves you guessing and wanting more.


The one thing that frustrated me throughout the whole book, was the fact that we are told nothing about Selena's powers until the very end. All we know is that she is way more powerful than her sisters, and that her power is extremely dangerous. This is what kept me reading. This is what kept me thinking 'I need to know what happens'. Now, I was expecting something mind-blowing when her power was finally revealed, and was ultimately disappointed by what happened.


Apart from that little bit though, Heir of Shadows is an incredible well-written story. The characters are very likable and well-developed. The relationship between the sisters does seem a bit toxic but you soon grow to love them, as well as the rest of them. The author has done a great job at the world-building and sets the scene quite nicely for us to explore. We jump right into the story with very little explanation and no idea of what's happening, but despite this, the plots grows and expands into something wonderful.


Overall, Heir of Shadows is a fascinating tale that keeps you on the edge of your seat. You won't put this book down until you have read every word. I highly recommend this book to those who love all things supernatural and magical.



My Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)



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Note: This is book one of a series

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