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Summary

Harry Potter meets Percy Jackson.

On their 18th birthday, everyone in the world receives a Shadowbox - a magic box that is a gift like no other...because, it’s a gift from the gods. For the majority of people, there’s only a birthday message inside their Shadowbox. For a few chosen, though, there’s something more. Nobody knows what those special guys receive. What’s known is that they disappear and never come back.

Rumors say they are invited to join the gods’ army. I think it’s just a load of crap.

My name is Melany Richmond, and for my entire life, I’ve been an outcast - an orphan tossed around like a ship in a storm. I don’t think that gods really exist. I never even received my Shadowbox when I turned 18. Maybe, because nobody knows my true birth date or because not even the gods care about me. After all, I'm a blue-haired rebel and a troublemaker with tattoos all over my arms.

I’m not like Callie Demos, the beautiful blondie living in the huge estate my adopted mother takes care of. She is the perfect specimen of Greek devotion, and nobody doubts she will get “the call”. She has everything in her life and doesn’t appreciate any of it. Her birthday party is the biggest event in town, and everyone wants to be there when she receives her blessing. To me, it’s just another ridiculous parade. But when I secretly open her Shadowbox and feel its magic on my skin, all my beliefs vanish.

Gods do exist. And if the scroll in my hands says the truth, they have a secret academy where their recruits train to become demigods. I’ve done really bad things in my life but stealing Callie’s opportunity to attend the god’s academy? It’s got to be the worst. If gods find out I’m a faker, what was supposed to be someone else’s gift may turn into my personal curse.

This is a young adult urban fantasy for listeners featuring magic, adventures, and friendship.

©2019 Amore Publishing (P)2019 Amore Publishing

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Great Book

This is a good story fast pace and enjoyable I couldent put it off I listened to the complete book in one day

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really enjoyable

I really enjoyed this book, it keeps you guessing the whole way through, very easy listening.

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What!!!!!!

This book start off so good. Full of lots of adventure and suspense, and a heart breaking loss. And a whole shit of backstabbing. Can't wait to start the next book. You must read /listento this book

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Loved it!

This book leaves you aching for the next one as soon as your done! Absolutely loved it!

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Brilliant first part of Demigods Academy

When I saw there were 2 narrators I thought they'd both narrate at the same time and do the girls and boys voices. However it was narrated different chapters depending on if it was Melanie's or Lucien's point of view.
That said I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narration was really good and the story flowed well.
Melanie believes she's tricked her way into the Demigods Academy by taking her friends place. She's been looked down on her whole life as she comes from a Foster family. She has always thought she was destined for greater things so she goes to the Demigods Academy on what she believes is her friends ticket. There she will have to learn new skills and pass a series of trials to get into one of the gods clans. If you love Greek mythology you'll love this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I received a free copy from the author but this review is my own opinion. Definitely worth a listen.

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More, More!

It's just as well there's a book 2 in the pipeline so that I can see how Melanie and Lucian get along now that they are through the trials, I wonder about the connection to her new house...

Loved the narrator and pace of the story.

The description of the magic types was really authentic sans nerd.

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Brilliant

I loved the unique selection process for the school that everyone wants to go to. The main character is Melany who doesn't take herself too seriously and fights fiercely for her friends. She is quite laid back about her love interest which makes a nice change. I found this book to be so spellbinding that I could not stop listening 😀. The narrators are well suited to the characters and bring them to life. I cannot wait to see what happens next to Melany and her friends.

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  • North Wind Knight
  • 19-10-19

INTENSE, INTRIGUING AND I LOVE IT !!!!!

I'LL SAY THIS ONE EASILY COMPETES WITH PERCY JACKSON AND STANDS ON ITS OWN REALLY WELL. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. EXTREMELY WELL WRITTEN STORY FULL OF ADVENTURE, LAUGHS, INTRIGUED, THRILL FEEL LIFELIKE LAUGHS IN SITUATIONS. ACCEPTABLE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES. THE NARRATOR WAS GREAT EASY-TO-FOLLOW

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  • Cheyenne Shackelford
  • 09-02-20

nice and interesting, couldn't stop listening

wish there was more books to listening from this series loved it heart and soul

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  • MyRanda Smith
  • 31-01-20

soooooo good I love this story I highly recommend.

I cant waite to listen to the next part. fantastic story. and the narrator did excellent

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  • Izzybear1
  • 09-01-20

Loved it!

This was a very enjoyable book. The narrators were fantastic. It was very easy for me to get into Melany’s story. I felt like I was right there along side her as she embarked upon the journey that would change her life forever. I admired her strength, determination and loyalty. The author did a wonderful job building the world of the Demigod Academy and developing the characters. I can’t wait to find out where the big surprise at the end is going to lead Melany in the next book.

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  • Chase
  • 12-11-19

What if the Greek Gods Were Real?

If you enjoy Greek Mythology and Academy books then this is the perfect book for you. Especially if you have always wondered what meeting some of those gods in person would be like...

Melany Richmond may be Greek but she has never really believed that the gods were real, because so far her life has sucked and they haven't helped her out much. That all changes when she receives her shadowbox and gets invited to go to the academy where she will train to be a Demigod in the Gods' army she doesn't quite know what to believe.

I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of the series. I especially liked the depictions of Demeter and Dionysus. This book does end on a cliffhanger so consider yourself warned!

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  • Isabel
  • 23-03-21

Demigods Academy Yr 1

well this is my 2nd time listening to this book. it has been awhile. but all I got to say is ,damn I forgot how good it was. so much drama, Suspense, and a little romance. if you haven't read or listen to this book you need too . that ending though what is to become of Miss Richmond, cant wait to find out in the next book.

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  • Elaine
  • 18-02-21

Overall its ok

If you want a pretty basic story about demi gods, you'll love this. I kind of got a divergent feel when it came down to the main character even though this isn't like divergent (at least from just reading this first book.)

I say its pretty solid, there are better books out there, but if you want to check it out to escape for a little while, I think you won't be disappointed.

If you are wanting to find "The most amazing thing" .... well maybe don't come here.

It's solid, but repetitive.

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  • LemurianQueen
  • 30-11-20

Interesting take on the Greek pantheon.

The plot moved along at a good pace, but I would have liked more description on the layout of the academy campus. I was also curious about the inner workings and care-taking of the facilities and creatures. It isn't necessary for the plot, but when I'm immersed in a new fantasy, I tend to wonder about those things. Overall, a good read. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Ashley H.
  • 21-11-20

Love it

I can't wait to listen to the other books of this series. Definitely recommend this book to other writers like myself.

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  • Leo
  • 18-10-20

amazing

I love this book I could not stop reading it when I started it really is like harry potter meets Percy Jackson