Spirited (The Academy of Spirits and Shadows, #1)
Spirited (The Academy of Spirits and Shadows, #1) is a full-length reverse harem (one girl, six male love interests) novel set in an urban fantasy/high fantasy universe.~Brynn of Haversey is a spirit whisperer—a person blessed with the ability to see and speak to the dead. In the country of Amerin, she's one of a select few with magical gifts known as whisperers.Every year, the Royal College accepts a small number of new students, all magically inclined, all whisperers. Competition is brutal and the classes, nearly impossible to pass for a half-breed angel with two left feet and a massive pair of black feathered wings.Oh, and especially if she brings her six ghostly boyfriends with her to the academy (including the recently deceased crown prince, a master thief hanged for his crimes, and a former student of the Royal College). What kind of spirit whisperer is Brynn of Haversey if she can't exorcise her own soulmates? But Brynn isn't attending the most prestigious academy in the world to become a better exorcist—she's searching for a way to bring her lovers back to life …

Spirited (The Academy of Spirits and Shadows, #1) Details

TitleSpirited (The Academy of Spirits and Shadows, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 20th, 2018
PublisherSarian Royal
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Magic, Romance

Spirited (The Academy of Spirits and Shadows, #1) Review

  • Margo ❀
    January 1, 1970
    Rating : TBAWhen book 1 turns out to be a long as fuck introduction, it's always a bit of a disappointment.But it was quite good.And I can't wait to read the next book.rtc
  • Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
    January 1, 1970
    Well shit that was flubbing fantastic!!! It’s one of my favorites from C.M. and I need book 2 now!!!
  • C.J.
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this story a lot, particularly the characters. Looking forward to finding out more about them all in the next book. There was a lot going on in this book, it isn’t what I’d call an ‘easy’ read, it is complex and gripping.
  • Jennifer G
    January 1, 1970
    Brynn of Haversey is a spirit whisperer. She has the ability to see and speak to the dead, she can send them to the afterlife. Brynn is a beautiful, curvy small half-breed angel with wings twice her size causing her to be a walking accident. Two left feet doesn't begin to describe her endearing clumsiness. She's an average whisperer who has applied to the prestigious Royal College each year since she reached the age to attend. Each year she has been turned down and this is her last chance. After Brynn of Haversey is a spirit whisperer. She has the ability to see and speak to the dead, she can send them to the afterlife. Brynn is a beautiful, curvy small half-breed angel with wings twice her size causing her to be a walking accident. Two left feet doesn't begin to describe her endearing clumsiness. She's an average whisperer who has applied to the prestigious Royal College each year since she reached the age to attend. Each year she has been turned down and this is her last chance. After banishing 2 nasty spirits and retrieving the ghost of a former whisperer on a personal mission for the Queen, Brynn now has her admittance. However, it didn't come as expected. She will be attending with her handler, Jasinda and 3 ghosts who have attached themselves to her. Her lifelong best friend and crush, Crown Prince Air, his cousin the former whisperer Elijah, and a palace thief who holds the Queen's secrets, Talon. Once at the College, Brynn picks up 2 more ghosts. She has also caught the attention of a Traveller's Guild Master, a Griffin, Vexer. While attending classes as a first-year Brynn has a secret assignment directly from the Queen. She is to successfully cast a resurrection spell. Originally, it was to bring back the Queen's family, which now includes the Crown Prince, but also includes Brynn's "boyfriends". To further complicate her crazy life she now knows that she received two blessings, not one from the gods. She has no idea how to use the second blessing and it puts a deadly target on her back. Imaginative. Creative. Unique. Amusing. Whimsical. Sexy. Touching. Heartfelt. Exceptional. These are only a few of the adjectives I can use to describe this new series by CM Stunich. This is easily one of my favorite books by this author and since I love her work, this is truly saying something. The characters are fantastic. Brynn has so much potential. I love the tiny little, top-heavy whisperer. Each time she causes a mini-disaster I smile. I grew attached to her as quickly as the ghosts. Her capacity for love, her self-doubt, her heartbreak, her loyalty to Jas, her hatred for Felixa (me too), her amusement for dry jokes, and her desire for her men all resonated with me. I share her desperation to pull off the resurrection spell. Air, Eli, and Vex are delicious. I love the history Brynn and Air share even if I am not a fan of some of his behavior. Eli gives me the warm fuzzies. Everything about this arrogant man appeals to me. And Vex seems to be male/griffin perfection. I'm not sure how to feel about the others yet but they certainly make it interesting!Then ... Ship. Ship. Flubbing ship. The Ending. CM ranks among the elite as a Queen of Cliffhangers and this one actually made me lose a feather. I loved this book and am eagerly waiting for the next one.
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  • Kayla Pipkin
    January 1, 1970
    OMG! You can’t end a book there! It just isn’t right!Brynn is a spirit whisperer trying to get into the Royal College with her handler, Jasinda.They were on their last ditch effort to try and get acceptance when Brynn’s entire life is flipped on its axis.She learns thing about herself she never knew, has a Ghost constantly following her now, and an impossible seeming task to perform.However, this task becomes the single most important thing to her when more people around her seem to be dying.Thi OMG! You can’t end a book there! It just isn’t right!Brynn is a spirit whisperer trying to get into the Royal College with her handler, Jasinda.They were on their last ditch effort to try and get acceptance when Brynn’s entire life is flipped on its axis.She learns thing about herself she never knew, has a Ghost constantly following her now, and an impossible seeming task to perform.However, this task becomes the single most important thing to her when more people around her seem to be dying.This is probably my new favorite series by CM Stunich.I absolutely loved it.It is like nothing I have ever read before. The concept is something I have never seen written before and I am excited to see where things will lead.The characters are great.They are well written with hilarious personalities and off the charts chemistry, whether it’s their friendships or something more intimate.I do hate that it ends on a cliffhanger though.It was just getting to the good parts when it ends.I will say that the blurb/synopsis is a little misleading.Not all of her boyfriends are ghosts, at least not yet anyways.It’s not really clear yet who will be in her harem but of the ones I’m pretty sure on, only 2 are actually ghosts. There is another ghost that she has had a somewhat relationship, but I’m not sure on him.One Ghost is a teacher and she doesn’t really interact with him til the end so he isn’t a clear decision yet either.The other two are not ghosts.One is a griffon and very much alive.The other is a blade whisperer who likes her but doesn’t really want to admit it. (SPOILER) He actually becomes a ghost at the end.So I guess technically only one is not a ghost.But 3 of them don’t start off that way but do so within the story.That makes it a bit misleading, as I think many will expect them all the start off as ghosts.I definitely recommend this book.It is amazing and I don’t think you will regret picking it up and giving it a go.It was super fantastic!
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  • Denise
    January 1, 1970
    This book broke me. And I mean that in the absolute best way possible. After I finished Spirited, I literally stared at my kindle screen wondering when I can get my greedy hands on the next book, because I needed it. I needed it. Spirited introduces us to not only a new realm, but a new (to me, at least) type of characters: spirit whisperers, shadow whisperers, and those who wield magic(k) in ways I've never read about before. I was spellbound. As with any fantasy book, there is ample time devot This book broke me. And I mean that in the absolute best way possible. After I finished Spirited, I literally stared at my kindle screen wondering when I can get my greedy hands on the next book, because I needed it. I needed it. Spirited introduces us to not only a new realm, but a new (to me, at least) type of characters: spirit whisperers, shadow whisperers, and those who wield magic(k) in ways I've never read about before. I was spellbound. As with any fantasy book, there is ample time devoted to the character and world buildup which I absolutely adored. It wasn't bogged down in details nor was it too sparse where I found myself confused. I loved the interactions our heroine, Brynn, had with her ever-growing harem. And as a fan of the rh genre, it was a refreshing take on an actual reverse harem. I don't want to say too much about how the guys come to be with her - don't you hate spoilers? - but I will say that it's unlike anything I've ever read. I loved the dynamic and different relationships Brynn has/grows with her men, too. Oh and the relationship she has with her handler, Jas, was great! I loved that the author gave Brynn a solid female friend to have, which isn't something you see too often in rh (outside of this author and a couple others). Did I mention how much I loved Spirited? It might actually be my favorite book by this author, ever. Which, if you follow my reviews, that really says something. I cannot wait to pick up book 2 and I have no doubt that it will be just as amazing as book 1. I can't recommend Spirited enough.
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  • Dianad0018
    January 1, 1970
    Alright, I have mixed feeling about this one. Things I liked for sure : The unusual world interpretation mixed with (our) world mythology and objects - mainly referring to the Japanese Katana and Yokai - as well as the concept of angels, demigods etc. and the idea of being able to see ghosts right after they die. Apart from that, how the mc met the ghosts and the boys from her harem. Only by the end of the book, we were presented with other characters POV, though I think it would've been nicer i Alright, I have mixed feeling about this one. Things I liked for sure : The unusual world interpretation mixed with (our) world mythology and objects - mainly referring to the Japanese Katana and Yokai - as well as the concept of angels, demigods etc. and the idea of being able to see ghosts right after they die. Apart from that, how the mc met the ghosts and the boys from her harem. Only by the end of the book, we were presented with other characters POV, though I think it would've been nicer if there was more throughout the book to know how the boys felt towards Brynn. Lastly the fact that in comparison to the language of other C.M. Stunich books, where there's quite a lot of swearing which I don't mind at all, it was refreshing to see none of that in Spirited. HOWEVER...Things I didn't like : The adjustment to the whole 'swearing business' took over up to 50 pages in the beginning, which got a little annoying. Personally, I think a few well-formed mentions would've conveyed the importance of swearing(in this concept) just as well. Another thing was the veeeery slow buildup to the spell they had to perform. Despite the importance of the situation (as presented by the Queen and the death of a certain character) I was surprised the amount of time they wasted when gathering ingredients etc... Though overall I liked the story, as it was different in terms of writing compared to other Stunich books, and overly a new concept so it wasn't at all bad :)
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  • Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
    January 1, 1970
    Holy ship! Spirited exceeded my expectations and then some. Not only has this book become my favorite of C.M. Stunich’s (which is saying something because I adore Allison and Groupie), but the heroine is probably one of my all-time favorites out of all the books I have read up to this point. And the men in this book!! I seriously have no idea how Stunich has written 70+ books, and yet in every single one, all of her men (and women) have distinct personalities that stand out among one another. I Holy ship! Spirited exceeded my expectations and then some. Not only has this book become my favorite of C.M. Stunich’s (which is saying something because I adore Allison and Groupie), but the heroine is probably one of my all-time favorites out of all the books I have read up to this point. And the men in this book!! I seriously have no idea how Stunich has written 70+ books, and yet in every single one, all of her men (and women) have distinct personalities that stand out among one another. I adore them all! Though I would have to say that Vexer and Elijah and Air and Spicer and Talon and Dyre are my favorites. Wait, that’s all of them! Oops! This is a reverse harem, so why choose?On top of the lovable characters, this is a fantasy reverse harem book. There are SO few fantasy reverse harem books out there, and none nearly as good as Spirited. Finally, a fantasy RH that I can 100% get behind! The world building is so well-done, and there is also a handy map at the beginning to help picture the continent (and countries) where all of our beloved characters hail from. Flubbing awesome!The ending!! Omigosh that ending. It is definitely not the worst cliffhanger I have ever read (thank goodness for that), but wowza am I chomping at the bit to know what happened! I cannot wait for more of these characters and this world, and I am so thankful we only have to wait a month for the sequel, Haunted. So one-click this baby ASAP! You will not regret it.
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  • Vicki
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 StarsI've been excited for this book since the author first teased it months ago, and I was not disappointed! I tend to rate reverse harem (RH) books on a personal bell curve I have just for RH books, and this author always is always solidly at the top of the curve for me. I probably still like this author's Rock Hard Beautiful series best of all, but it's a tough call.This is the first book in a paranormal RH series, and it is a full-length book, which I really appreciate. I love all of the 4.5 StarsI've been excited for this book since the author first teased it months ago, and I was not disappointed! I tend to rate reverse harem (RH) books on a personal bell curve I have just for RH books, and this author always is always solidly at the top of the curve for me. I probably still like this author's Rock Hard Beautiful series best of all, but it's a tough call.This is the first book in a paranormal RH series, and it is a full-length book, which I really appreciate. I love all of the characters, including all of the heroes, and the concept of the story. There is not much "academy" (school) at all, if that is what you are looking for, but the plot is really interesting and fun even without it. I enjoyed the fact that I went into this book only knowing the basics, and not knowing who the love interests were going to be/when they would appear, so it was exciting as I discovered everything. There is still so much to learn about some of the heroes, and their relationships with Brynn, and I truly cannot wait for the next book.The only negatives for me were so minor compared to my enjoyment of the book overall, but I will list them anyway: there could be a tad more fine-tuning in terms of copyediting, a couple of extremely minor inconsistencies (at least they came across that way to me), and there is an overly liberal usage of ellipses throughout the book which kind of bugged me.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    Holy flubbing ship!! I LOVED this book!! From start to finish, it was so fun, different, exciting, sweet, and sexy! All rolled into one exquisite package! The characters were unique and all their own. They each had depth, without an insane amount of boring backlog details but enough to really bring them to life. The realm was complete, the information provided able to really give the reader a feel for the world. And the storyline was simply prefect. I wasn't really sure what I was expecting (asi Holy flubbing ship!! I LOVED this book!! From start to finish, it was so fun, different, exciting, sweet, and sexy! All rolled into one exquisite package! The characters were unique and all their own. They each had depth, without an insane amount of boring backlog details but enough to really bring them to life. The realm was complete, the information provided able to really give the reader a feel for the world. And the storyline was simply prefect. I wasn't really sure what I was expecting (aside from a sexy ghostly scene or two 😉 and, well, ghosts because I don't read those often), but this blew all my hopes out of the water. I'm not going to give a synopsis. I generally don't like reading them myself in reviews (I mean truly, doesn't the author already provide that? Who wants another?) And I doubly hate a review that gives away important info from the story. So, what I will say is that the synopsis for this book only hints at the exciting storyline entailed. There is so much more to this book than that. AND you'll totally appreciate my first sentence once you buy and read this flubbing book!! So do it!
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  • Nicole Namen
    January 1, 1970
    Soooo good! Loved it!!!Absolutely loved ‘Spirited’!!! I anxiously awaited this book, and it was well worth the wait! Brynn is one of my favorite characters!! I love that she is a spirit whisperer double-blessed! I really love all her men in her soon-to-be harem. Elijah is definitely my favorite right now, followed closely by Air and Vex. Talon is hilarious and I’m eager to see more of him. Dyre and Spicer are also interesting and I can’t wait to see more of both of them. I felt so bad for Air an Soooo good! Loved it!!!Absolutely loved ‘Spirited’!!! I anxiously awaited this book, and it was well worth the wait! Brynn is one of my favorite characters!! I love that she is a spirit whisperer double-blessed! I really love all her men in her soon-to-be harem. Elijah is definitely my favorite right now, followed closely by Air and Vex. Talon is hilarious and I’m eager to see more of him. Dyre and Spicer are also interesting and I can’t wait to see more of both of them. I felt so bad for Air and Brynn, but I feel like all her men will give her confidence to get them back. Vex is also one of the only two of her men actually alive now, and I can’t wait for them to get together. I really felt so bad for Elijah because he clearly wants Brynn, but got put off by Air. So I hope he gets his time with her soon. I really, really can’t wait for the next book ‘Haunted’ to come out so I can continue this amazing series! Already obsessed with this series!! One of my favorites by C.M. Stunich!
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  • Erin Rivera
    January 1, 1970
    PotentialThis was a really good book, though it took quite awhile for me to get into it. There were lots of missed editing mistakes I found, and in my opinion, Brynn’s “non-cussing” cussing in the beginning was overdone. I certainly have my own potty mouth, so nothing against swearing! Other than that, I really enjoyed this book, and it could be 5 stars if the errors were fixed and the “flubbing” and “blitzing” toned down just a tad. Midway through the book it did ease up and I enjoyed her conve PotentialThis was a really good book, though it took quite awhile for me to get into it. There were lots of missed editing mistakes I found, and in my opinion, Brynn’s “non-cussing” cussing in the beginning was overdone. I certainly have my own potty mouth, so nothing against swearing! Other than that, I really enjoyed this book, and it could be 5 stars if the errors were fixed and the “flubbing” and “blitzing” toned down just a tad. Midway through the book it did ease up and I enjoyed her conversation a great deal more. Her men are all intriguing characters, er- spirits? And I was slowly swept away into trying to decide which of them is my favorite.. lucky girl can have them all though, lol. I cannot believe the cliff hanger of how the book ended.. an I have to wait more than a month for the next book!!
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Favorite book this year!!!This book is just awesome! They live in a land where women having reverse harems is the usual and people that can see, talk to, and exorcise ghosts is normal as well. The MC is a half human half angel, clumsy, ghost whisperer. It starts off with her meeting a ghost and accidentally binding him to herself. Turns out he has important information for the Queen so is taken along to the palace. As the story moves along we meet the crown prince whom she's in live with and mul Favorite book this year!!!This book is just awesome! They live in a land where women having reverse harems is the usual and people that can see, talk to, and exorcise ghosts is normal as well. The MC is a half human half angel, clumsy, ghost whisperer. It starts off with her meeting a ghost and accidentally binding him to herself. Turns out he has important information for the Queen so is taken along to the palace. As the story moves along we meet the crown prince whom she's in live with and multiple other ghosts and people that will make up her harem, while she works on a never done before resurrection spell for the Queen. I love that all the characters in this story have distinct personalities and u end up liking and rooting for all of them (even the panty stealing theif). This is a great must read book!
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  • K.A. Denver
    January 1, 1970
    CHARACTERS: 5 OUT OF 5PLOT: 5 OUT OF 5WORLD BUILDING: 4 OUT OF 5FLOW: 4.5 OUT OF 5OVERALL RATING: (ACTUAL) - 4.5 OUT OF 5The characters in this book were fun. I loved how the MC would not curse and how she got around that, some of the substitutes were really funny and in places I found myself laughing out loud. The guys were all uniquely different and it was nice to see how the MC played off them. The descriptives of the MC were great, the image of a beautiful girl with long white hair and a rea CHARACTERS: 5 OUT OF 5PLOT: 5 OUT OF 5WORLD BUILDING: 4 OUT OF 5FLOW: 4.5 OUT OF 5OVERALL RATING: (ACTUAL) - 4.5 OUT OF 5The characters in this book were fun. I loved how the MC would not curse and how she got around that, some of the substitutes were really funny and in places I found myself laughing out loud. The guys were all uniquely different and it was nice to see how the MC played off them. The descriptives of the MC were great, the image of a beautiful girl with long white hair and a realistic body image.The plot was well thought out and pacing was consistent. I would like to have had more details about the gifts and the gods as well as the abilities and gifts they gave. Overall this is a great story, with brilliant characters and loads of hot guys (Vex my fave). One of the best RH I have read.
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    Aaaand she did it again. C. M. Stunich has managed to write another cool book that you can't help but get sucked into. Yeah, at first I wasn't sure about it. The beginning was rather confusing for me, mainly because I didn't fully understand the world building and how things work here. So at first, most of my attention was focused on trying to wrap my head around everything that was happening and making some sense of it all. But the events kept taking crazy turn after crazy turn and the next thi Aaaand she did it again. C. M. Stunich has managed to write another cool book that you can't help but get sucked into. Yeah, at first I wasn't sure about it. The beginning was rather confusing for me, mainly because I didn't fully understand the world building and how things work here. So at first, most of my attention was focused on trying to wrap my head around everything that was happening and making some sense of it all. But the events kept taking crazy turn after crazy turn and the next thing I know - the book is over and I'm like noooo you can't do this to me I need more. That about sums it up. Oh and, if you haven't figured it out, I loved it.
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  • Chrys
    January 1, 1970
    So good! One if my favorite RH authorsFirst I have to say Cliffhanger warning. I knew going in and if I hadn't known I would have been even more upset than I already was. I enjoyed this one. I'm a but fuzzy on a few technical details if the world but I think all of that will be explained as the story goes on. There are only a few female characters, the bitchy competition, the best friend (I liked that she was the slightly booky one..I've noticed lately that bfs are usually loud snarky types), an So good! One if my favorite RH authorsFirst I have to say Cliffhanger warning. I knew going in and if I hadn't known I would have been even more upset than I already was. I enjoyed this one. I'm a but fuzzy on a few technical details if the world but I think all of that will be explained as the story goes on. There are only a few female characters, the bitchy competition, the best friend (I liked that she was the slightly booky one..I've noticed lately that bfs are usually loud snarky types), and the queen. So many men! Not sure who's ending up in the harem and I kind of like the suspense.
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  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve been anxiously waiting to read this since I first read a teaser of it and it did not disappoint !! Another world written by CM Stunich that drew my in by the first chapter, and didn’t let go until that shocking cliffhanger. Spirited is based on a beautiful but clumsy black winged half-breed angel ‘Brynn’ who is a spirit whisperer and her harem of boys. This is the first in the series, giving us an introduction to the world and characters and the plot is something I’ve never read of before. I’ve been anxiously waiting to read this since I first read a teaser of it and it did not disappoint !! Another world written by CM Stunich that drew my in by the first chapter, and didn’t let go until that shocking cliffhanger. Spirited is based on a beautiful but clumsy black winged half-breed angel ‘Brynn’ who is a spirit whisperer and her harem of boys. This is the first in the series, giving us an introduction to the world and characters and the plot is something I’ve never read of before. It includes ghosts, gods, magic, angels, griffins, princes, thiefs and more! If your looking for an exciting read with a ton of heat and action then I recommend you read this!
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  • Meagan
    January 1, 1970
    Holy Crap! I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this book, as ghosts and the like aren’t typically my thing, but since it’s CM Stunich, I decided to give it a go. And by all that is good, am I glad I did. I was immediately sucked into Brynn’s story and her clumsy plight. The author is a pro at both bringing out the feels and writing an amazingly unique story, and she does both here phenomenally well. I’m anxious to learn secrets that are alluded to, see Brynn’s relationships with each of the gu Holy Crap! I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this book, as ghosts and the like aren’t typically my thing, but since it’s CM Stunich, I decided to give it a go. And by all that is good, am I glad I did. I was immediately sucked into Brynn’s story and her clumsy plight. The author is a pro at both bringing out the feels and writing an amazingly unique story, and she does both here phenomenally well. I’m anxious to learn secrets that are alluded to, see Brynn’s relationships with each of the guys develop, as well as see her struggles along the way as she tries to perform the impossible. I absolutely recommend this book and cannot wait to continue on with this series.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    I have been waiting for this book since it was first announced. The concept was cool and unique and it more than lived up to my expectations. Brynn is a clumsy half - angel who has never been able to live up to the expectations of her peers or those in charge of the academy. Over the course of the book, we get to meet the six men whose lives are becoming woven with hers. This book was incredible. I kind of hate that I have to wait for more because that ending! But luckily the author writes quick I have been waiting for this book since it was first announced. The concept was cool and unique and it more than lived up to my expectations. Brynn is a clumsy half - angel who has never been able to live up to the expectations of her peers or those in charge of the academy. Over the course of the book, we get to meet the six men whose lives are becoming woven with hers. This book was incredible. I kind of hate that I have to wait for more because that ending! But luckily the author writes quickly so we won't be in the lurch for long!
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  • Laura Redmon
    January 1, 1970
    Give Spirited a shot, you will be hooked!C. M. Stunich is my #1 Go to Author, for all the Genre's she writes in... Especially her Reverse Harem Books & Spirited is a perfect example as to why I stalk the H€[[ out of C.M. Stunich. This is one of those books that you won't be able to put down, guaranteed.I 100% recommend you check it out. You will fall for Brynn, quite Literally since she is a beautiful Klutz, and you will fall absolutely in love with all her men.Give Spirited a shot, you will Give Spirited a shot, you will be hooked!C. M. Stunich is my #1 Go to Author, for all the Genre's she writes in... Especially her Reverse Harem Books & Spirited is a perfect example as to why I stalk the H€[[ out of C.M. Stunich. This is one of those books that you won't be able to put down, guaranteed.I 100% recommend you check it out. You will fall for Brynn, quite Literally since she is a beautiful Klutz, and you will fall absolutely in love with all her men.Give Spirited a shot, you will be hooked!Laura RedmonCutting Muse Blog Review
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  • Courtney Dunham
    January 1, 1970
    I have been waiting for this book since CM teased us with it back last summer and she did not disappoint!! I absolutely flubbing loved Brynn and her friends and harem. I love how different this book felt, the idea/nuances was so new and fresh for me. Definitely #1 book I've read so far in 2018.Im not going to go into details because you really need to read this book. I started squealing at work about Vex and I might have a new book bf/crush on Eli as well haha. I loved how down to earth this boo I have been waiting for this book since CM teased us with it back last summer and she did not disappoint!! I absolutely flubbing loved Brynn and her friends and harem. I love how different this book felt, the idea/nuances was so new and fresh for me. Definitely #1 book I've read so far in 2018.Im not going to go into details because you really need to read this book. I started squealing at work about Vex and I might have a new book bf/crush on Eli as well haha. I loved how down to earth this book felt, while still being super paranormal. CANNOT WAIT until Book 2 <3
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  • Pinar
    January 1, 1970
    C. M. Stunich is one of my favorite authors and I have been looking forward to this book for awhile. I think between the beautiful cover and my anticipation, expectations were high. I wish the book description was a little more vague because some of those six ghostly boyfriends were alive when I started the book and I kept anticipating when they were going to die. Most of the book leads up to Brynn attending school and feels more like an introduction to the story. Looking forward to the next boo C. M. Stunich is one of my favorite authors and I have been looking forward to this book for awhile. I think between the beautiful cover and my anticipation, expectations were high. I wish the book description was a little more vague because some of those six ghostly boyfriends were alive when I started the book and I kept anticipating when they were going to die. Most of the book leads up to Brynn attending school and feels more like an introduction to the story. Looking forward to the next book and I hope the story gets to the ‘meat’ ;) of the plot.
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  • Katy Kendrick
    January 1, 1970
    Great beginning. I always love CM books because the stories are fantastic and never rushed. Though the true antagonist doesn’t come out until the end I breezed through this book in a couple hours. As any fantasy book is, there is always a lot of set up world building, factions, introductions. This book does all that but not horribly descriptive or boring- it’s something you can jump right into. As far as reverse harem books go, this was a great, fresh take on them all! I can’t wait to read the n Great beginning. I always love CM books because the stories are fantastic and never rushed. Though the true antagonist doesn’t come out until the end I breezed through this book in a couple hours. As any fantasy book is, there is always a lot of set up world building, factions, introductions. This book does all that but not horribly descriptive or boring- it’s something you can jump right into. As far as reverse harem books go, this was a great, fresh take on them all! I can’t wait to read the next one.
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  • Rayne
    January 1, 1970
    This book had a lot going for it and a lot going on. I like the perspective of whisperers and ghosts. The thing is struggled with was not fully connecting with the characters. At times I had to turn back and work out whose POV I was reading from. I think this was mainly to do with so much going on that the character development suffered. I was having to piece so much together from the events. I really wanted to know more about Elijah and it would be nice to know more about Brynne- since she’s th This book had a lot going for it and a lot going on. I like the perspective of whisperers and ghosts. The thing is struggled with was not fully connecting with the characters. At times I had to turn back and work out whose POV I was reading from. I think this was mainly to do with so much going on that the character development suffered. I was having to piece so much together from the events. I really wanted to know more about Elijah and it would be nice to know more about Brynne- since she’s that main character and all.
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  • rose houston
    January 1, 1970
    I don’t know how C.M Stunich keeps doing it. she takes an idea/story/concept I didn’t know I wanted to read about and makes me love it, want to bed for more, while wondering how I lived without this book in my life. The concept of the book was cool and unique. With short, shadows, spirit whisperers and more the author pulls us into a world you want to know more about. It’s a great flubbing book. I can’t wait to read book two, especially with how it ended.
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  • Danyelle Froke
    January 1, 1970
    Oh ship.Ship. Ship. flubbing ship. This book was phenomenal. Brynn is amazing. I love how unique her personality is. As the story unfolds she continues to add more men to her like a magnet on a fridge, although I am not sure I like them all yet, but I certainly lovvveee Vex, Elijah and Air. The end wasn’t as bad as some endings I’ve recently read but it certainly was a bit of a doozy. Can’t wait for the next book!
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely amazing This is, hands down , the best book this author has written. Every single thing about this book is excellent. I cant even offer constructive criticism (ok MAYBE there were a few errors, but they did not detract from the story at all). I ADORED all the characters. Usually 6 is too many guys in an RH, but I really did feel like each guy had a very distinct personality. I truly cannot wait for the next book!!
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  • Heather Slaughter
    January 1, 1970
    Wow!!!Another great book from CM Stunich! I am so excited about this series. She writes so well that you are pulled into the world she has created-- you learn to love the hot heroes, feel the good and the bad feeling with the heroine, cry, laugh, and be on the edge of your seat as the action unfolds. This was an amazing start to a new series. I can't wait for the next book to see what happens next!
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  • Vanessa Vargas
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! 5☆'sI was left in AW at the end of this book. I absolutely love pretty much everything C.M. writes, I think this might be my favorite so far. This book will captivate you from the very start and you will read & read until you finally finish, then you will have to take a minute to process the last chapter. Then preorder the next book right away because you can't wait to see what will happen next.
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  • SJ
    January 1, 1970
    OMG! This book is simply fabulous and has left me in a major book coma!Packed full of action excitement magic and danger I was hooked from the start and left me wanting moreBrynn is a spirit whisperer and seems to draw spirits to her without even realising it. Tasked by the queen to perform a particular spell she is going to need as much help as she can garner.I am so very looking forward to the next book, this is one of the best stories I have read in a while and I highly recommend it
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