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Beastly: The Citadel - Semester One

The Citadel Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
Series: The Citadel Series, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

Welcome to The Citadel.

Kit never planned to attend The Citadel, an exclusive academy her parents sent her to. To make matters worse, she finds out there are a lot of rules, and she plans to break them all to get kicked out. Problem is, the headmaster has no intention of letting her go because there’s a reason she’s been invited.

The Citadel is a school unlike any other, and Kit soon realizes there’s a new whole world inside its walls. A world made of shifters, and she is supposed to be one of them. What the hell?

Weirdness takes over her life as she meets all kinds of monsters and beasts she never thought existed. But something even more dangerous lurks behind the doors of the school. A danger that could destroy them all.

With the help of a hard-partying jock vampire, a werewolf student activist, and a tech-savvy artist angel, Kit will break even more rules in the attempt to solve this mystery. But what if the three of them fall in love with her in the process? 

Beastly is a young adult reverse harem filled with mystery, magic, and friendship. For lovers of urban fantasy and paranormal romance academy books comes a new story full of vampires, werewolves, and angels.

©2019 Kiera Legend (P)2019 Kiera Legend

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Good Start

It took me a little bit to get into Kit’s story. At first her character seems a little selfish and immature but as the her story progresses Kit’s characters gradually changes and becomes closer to the type of heroines I like. Jimmy, Chuck and Deangelo are interesting characters with a lot of potential. Their story really picks up toward the end and has a couple of good twists. Overall I found their tale to be intriguing and entertaining.
I’m curious to see how the plot and characters develop in the next book. (3.5⭐️)

*I love the narrator. Vanessa does such a wonderful job.

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Great story and narration

I loved diving into this audiobook Vanessa and Kiera make a great team, they deliver an overall great experience.

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A shifter academy

This shifter academy series is different then any I have personally read/listened to. They have more creatures to turn into, even a vampire! It’s a light listen with a nice small adventure and mystery put in!

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Intriguing Plot

Narration was pleasant to listen to and pulled you into the story.

It could of been a longer book as some parts were rushed but the plot and the characters worked well and you soon found yourself wanting to know what she was up to.

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  • Jana Morimoto
  • 04-01-20

Fun read

This was a fun and interesting read. It was a unique take on the shifters tripe but at an academy setting. I did enjoy the novel and the narrator did a great job animating the characters.

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  • trufriends
  • 18-11-19

alright

it got better the longer you listen to it, that I may decide to follow through either listening to and/or reading the next in the series.

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  • Cheryl
  • 13-11-19

Loved it

She is bound and determined to return home till whoever is messing with the other shifters outs her. Curious as too why her parents kept her in the dark.

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  • Georgia McNabb
  • 18-02-20

Excellent story!! Well Worth the Listen/Read!!

I personally do not care for Academy type novels, but this one definitely interested me. This is a well written book, Great Narrator and quirky Character to want to continue to follow!!
I highly recommend this book/ series to readers who enjoy all types of Creatures!!

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  • Teresa
  • 03-02-20

A riveting new YA paranormal series.

Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel

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All Kit wanted was to go to school with her friends, but what she got was sent to a private academy where nothing was what it seemed. The world turned upside down where seemingly mythical creatures like shifters, angels, and vampires are par for the course. Welcome to The Citadel where Kit has no idea why she is even there. A lone human surrounded by situations that would make people thinks they are going crazy. While not fitting in, Kit’s strong sense of right and wrong somehow places her in the middle of things that the school staff seem unable to deal with. Things are not that much different and Kit finds herself drawn to three very different boys who couldn’t be more different. Between a jock, an artist and an activist, Kit will find things at The Citadel will never be boring, she just has to uncover the danger before things really get out of control.

This audio-book came alive holding the reader riveted waiting to see what would happen next and the story had just begun.

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  • Mona Brown
  • 15-01-20

beastly

This was an interesting story
I admit to me it started out kinda slow and took me a bit to get into it. Towards the end, I was really enjoying the story. I read and listened to the audiobook of this and the narrator does an amazing job as she always does. I am interested enough to pick up the next one

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  • DRBlevins
  • 12-01-20

Beast

I enjoyed listening to this story and the narration was great. However, I did not the main character. She was very unlikable and at times selfish and mean so I don’t think I will be reading more. Recommend for anyone who likes academy setting, reverse harem and paranormal romance.

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  • Belinda C
  • 28-12-19

Awesome

I loved the ebook and now I love the audio book. This story is so fantastic. Vanessa is a fantastic narrator and actually one of my favorites and it made me even more happy to see she narrated this book for Kiera.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-12-19

Amazing storyline

As the chapters went on the more engrossed I became with kits story. I can’t wait to see what she gets into in the next book.

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  • KRLGA @Smada's Book Smack
  • 17-12-19

Urban Fantasy Academy Story with a smidge of love

Kit wanted to go to college with her friends but her parents insisted she go away to attend a different college- one that is not what Kit expected. She seems to be the only normal student in a school full of the supernatural, things Kit is not even sure exist. All she wants to do is go home and get her regular life back on track, but it seems life has other plans for her.

Beastly was a very quick read, easy to power through in a day since it was only a little over five hours long. The author was able to create a detailed, unique world in so few pages, which I find very impressive. The main character finds herself enrolled in a college that just so happens to be full of shifters- and in this case, shifters just so happen to be all kinds of creatures such as animal shifters, vampires, angels and who knows what else. My favorite creature just so happened to be Herman the boggart, and while he was not a shifter, he was ridiculous and mischievous and I loved whenever he showed up because I was certain I would be entertained.

The plot dealt with the regular angst of fitting into a new college as well as a new kind of world, lots of secrets, conspiracies and discoveries dealing with the supernatural world, a possible reverse harem with potential relationships with three different boys (keep in mind this was fairly PG, with a few kisses and some over the clothes groping and lust) and then the undercurrent of a drastic problem in the regular world. Everything intertwined nicely to make a cohesive plot, with Kit inadvertently smack dab in the middle of it all.

I found this entertaining and interesting and it totally plays into my current obsession with the academy book trend that is on the rampage. The narrator was perfect at bringing Kit to life and she did voices for the other character that gave everyone personality which I loved. I will for certain be picking up the next book in this world because I have so many questions and I need to know more. This is the second series I have read by this author and I enjoyed both immensely and I will read whatever she wants to create in the future because I know it will be fun.