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  • Trial by Fire

  • Schooled in Magic, Book 7
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

After a brief visit to the Blighted Lands in hopes of recovering something useful from Shadye's Dark Fortress, Emily returns to Whitehall for her fourth year, bracing herself for the exams that will determine her future. But as she resumes her education, she discovers that the shadows of the past are hanging over the school. A teacher wants to break her, some of her friends are acting oddly, and, worst of all, a boy intends to court her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the book that marked a change in the series for me

  • By Shanny C. on 23-06-17

the book that marked a change in the series for me

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-17

emily did a lot of growing in this one... and trial by fire is the start of a more serious and focused emily... love the series and cannot recommend it enough

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  • Fury of the Demon

  • Kara Gillian, Book 6
  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Liv Anderson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Demon summoner Kara Gillian bears the scars of Rhyzkahl’s treachery, but she refuses to let them slow her down. She and the demonic lord Mzatal have not rested in their efforts to recover Idris - Mzatal’s summoner protg who was kidnapped by enemy lords - but now their search has brought them back to Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Kara Gillian Story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-06-15

Its hard to relate to the lead character

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-17

This series isn't for everyone... and its certainly not for me. i know this because i found myself happy to see Kara face real troubles. The first couple books in the series danced around the relationship between Kara and Ryan. And truth be told, that is the only reason that i kept on following the series. But up to this point i find that i'm unable to relate to Kara and to understand her thinking process. She supposedly only ever had 2 boyfriends before the start of the series... but yet, her easy tranfer into the world of casual sex while still claiming to hold feelings for Ryan..... it spoiled the series for me. Then here we find her "in love" with 'mosottle' in addition to ryan. Most of the time its pretty clear that Ryan is only an afterthought for her in the grand scheme of things....I understand her difficulty with ryan/ zerain.... but throughout the entire series she basically drags ryan around on a leash with no real desire to enter into a real relationship with him. And yet, she doesnt set boundaries between them in order to spare ryan's feelings. I find myself disliking Kara as a person... i will stick it out just because i made the mistake of purchasing the next book.... the only thing that can save my opinion of this series would be Ryan finding love outside of Kara. What a horrible and self absorbed character she is!

  • Lessons in Etiquette

  • Schooled in Magic, Book 2
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

After completing her first year of learning magic at Whitehall School, Emily accepts an invitation from Princess Alassa to accompany her on her progress back to her home country of Zangaria, where the princess may meet her future husband. Alassa, who was a spoiled brat before she met Emily, wants to show off her friend - and impress potential suitors. For Emily, it is a chance to relax and explore a world very different to Earth, meet new people and come to terms with her reputation in the Nameless World.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Author needs to learn write

  • By Archive of Avalon on 08-06-18

Book 2 in a wonderful series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-17

I'm a harry potter fan and this series gives me life! If you aren't quite convinced... stick with it!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Schooled in Magic

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

Emily is a teenage girl pulled from our world into a world of magic and mystery by a necromancer who intends to sacrifice her to the dark gods. Rescued in the nick of time by an enigmatic sorcerer, she discovers that she possesses magical powers and must go to Whitehall School to learn how to master them. There, she learns that the locals believe she is a "Child of Destiny" - someone whose choices might save or damn their world, a title that earns her both friends and enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book! Immediately brought book 2!

  • By Ethan on 21-12-17

D slow start of what grows into a stunning series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-17

If you're not in love with Emily yet... keep going... this series ages like fine wine! trust me

  • Love's Labor's Won

  • Schooled in Magic, Book 6
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

The Magical Families of Ashworth and Ashfall have been feuding for countless years, ever since something happened to split one family into two. Now, they have been invited to Cockatrice Faire - when no other magician would dare invite them both. And when it becomes clear that the Ashworth Heir and the Ashfall Heir have fallen in love with one another, Emily finds herself caught in the middle between two powerful families, each one capable of destroying her once and for all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fine not the best one

  • By Jay on 16-12-18

Amazing series!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-17

ok.... so i purchased this audiobook not realizing that it's not Book 1 in the series.... its actually book 6 !! and to make matters worse... audible only has books 1 to 7 in this series available. So, because of that mistake, when I listened to this book I was often unsure of exactly what was happening... notwithstanding, there was something about it which encouraged me to give it another try.... so i went to kindle to purchase the next book in the series and i don't regret my decision one bit! I'm in the process of finishing all of the books in the series! (12 so far)
a long time ago I was mourning the end of the Harry Potter series and i was googling alternatives.... and someone definitely mentioned this series!.... i can see why.... its definitely different and distinct but harry potter lovers will feel at home with this one!
great series

  • Queen Alpha

  • NYC Mecca Series, Book 2
  • By: Leia Stone, Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Arianna might have won the Summit and taken the crown of wolf shifters, but there is no time for her to settle into the royal life. Something is off with the mecca and if she doesn't fix it the fae might just make another Earthside appearance. Now she must work with the king of the bears to save both of their people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So So So good!

  • By Shanny C. on 10-04-17

So So So good!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-17


I have listened to almost all of the audiobooks for these two authors..... their stories are just the type of fiction with a strong touch of romance that I love. but the NYC Mecca series absolutely took the cake! The authors created a very captivating world and created multi layered characters who were easy to love..... the romance in this particular series is believable and beautiful. I was surprised by how taken I was with this series. .... so much so that I went in search of the kindle copy of book 2 because there was no way I could wait on audible to produce it. I'm waiting for book 3.... it comes out on Kindle on April 26. I'm counting the days.

  • Queen Heir

  • NYC Mecca Series, Book 1
  • By: Jaymin Eve, Leia Stone
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Arianna is a queen heir and at 20 years old she's now eligible for the crown of wolf shifters. Heirs are trained and groomed so that they're ready should the queen perish during their time of eligibility. Of course, there's little chance of that happening. The Red Queen has stood for a century, and her power is beyond reckoning. Or so Arianna believes, right up until the final tolling of the bells. The queen has fallen. Four heirs will now fight it out for the crown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So So So good!

  • By Shanny C. on 07-04-17

So So So good!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-17

I have listened to almost all of the audiobooks for these two authors..... their stories are just the type of fiction with a strong touch of romance that I love. but the NYC Mecca series absolutely took the cake! The authors created a very captivating world and created multi layered characters who were easy to love..... the romance in this particular series is believable and beautiful. I was surprised by how taken I was with this series. .... so much so that I went in search of the kindle copy of book 2 because there was no way I could wait on audible to produce it. I'm waiting for book 3.... it comes out on Kindle on April 26. I'm counting the days.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful