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Publisher's Summary

I can speak to demons. The punishment is death.

The mission: put on a dress, pretend to be a lady, and infiltrate the academy of mages to steal a journal from the forbidden archives.

The problem: I’m no mage, and I’ve never worn a dress in my life.

But it’s not like I have a choice. My bastard of an uncle basically sold me to a dangerously pretty nobleman, and they can’t pull off this heist without me. Unfortunately, once I fake my way through the entrance exam with a piece of hacked mage tech and reach the floating kingdom of Reverie, my problems are only just beginning.

Keeping my secret identity is hard enough without a suspicious prince following me around, and the jealous rich girl who wants to marry him is threatening me at every turn. But I know I’m in real trouble when my magic sword starts to talk to me.

If I can survive the demon attacks, the backstabbing nobles, and the piles of homework long enough, I may discover the source of magic...and if the truth gets out, it will shatter everything.

The Academy of Falling Kingdoms series is a young adult fantasy adventure full of monsters, murder, and romantic intrigue. Fans who enjoyed Rachel Carter’s Black Mage series and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy will love this sprawling magic academy!  

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  • A.
  • 05-09-2020

Worth it.

I've read this book before but l think listening was even better. it has action, magic, demons and the love triangle. its definitely worth the read/listen.

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  • Gaby_m_perez
  • 15-01-2021

so very good

I loved it. the story was interesting from start to finish.
I feel as though winter is sort of naive which doesn't seem realistic considering her upbringing, but she's interesting. I definitely don't like Alexander at all and find her interest in him kind of pathetic and very shallow.
besides that, I truly enjoyed the story.
I admire how unintrusive the world building is, the introduction of this entirely new world was very organic to the story, with pieces of the world being introduced at appropriate intervals until all was revealed.
I honestly enjoyed it, and am ready to read the next book.
As for the performance of the narrator, it was good.
I found her depiction of basically every teen girl in the book to be trying so hard to sound like a teen that it crossed to spoiled brat, and though that matched well with some characters, it didn't match well with Winter. At parts of the reading Winter sounded like a spoiled rich girl with an attitude which is completely the opposite of who she is and I don't feel it was what she was saying but how is was said.
otherwise it was a good.

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  • Amanda
  • 13-10-2020

Great story

Great story! The cover drew me in and glad it did, this story didn’t disappoint. It’s full of action, magic, and a little romance, and demons. Loved how the mc stayed true to who she was and what she wanted.

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  • Jackie Anita
  • 07-10-2020

it is a interesting listen

I was hesitant at first.. the reader threw me off a little bit with the twangy accent.. however.. I kept listening and I am glad I did.. I enjoyed the story line and characters..

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