Hello friends! Today I have my book review of
Magic Trials, by Meg Xuemei X.
Magic Trials is the first book in the Half-Blood Academy trilogy.
Trigger Warning: Gun mention, Gun use, Fighting, Blood, Blood mention, Sex scenes.
The demigods can’t decide if they want to screw me or kill me!
My name is Marigold. I’m a hunter living in the Great Merge – Lucifer has brought Hell to half of Earth, and four demigods rule the other half…
The smoking-hot Demigod of War, round up my team to enroll them in Half-blood Academy, aka Half-death Academy; due to the survival rate of the students….
When he sees me, he wants no one else but me. So he offers to spare my team if I go in their place. Problem is, no human outside the bloodline of the gods can survive the magic trials. The demigod insists I’m anything but human, and he’s willing to risk my life to find out what I’m made of…
I’m not the weakest link, even though all the bullies in the Academy mock me. I’m nothing anyone has ever seen before, and when my forbidden power awakens, the demigods will regret they ever tried to make me their bitch!
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
This first Half-Blood Academy book is so completely action packed. If you didn’t know, I’m a huge fan of when there are fighting sequences/scenes in novels. So my adoration of Magic Trials is close to being over the top.
The entirety of Magic Trials was highly entertaining, and I even got a few laughs out of it.
Though the point of view that we primarily read from is the main character, Marigold, there are a few chapters where the point of view switches to one of the guys. I loved the different point of views within this novel, though I do have to say that Marigold’s view points were the best.
It’s also kind of surprising that Marigold took all of this new information about herself incredibly well, especially since she believes she’s human and that all that’s happening to her (magic related) should be completely impossible. I found that Marigold really takes what life has swung at her in stride–even though she was raised to do so. Marigold was raised to be a Hunter, and we realize in Magic Trials that she didn’t have a typical upbringing. She mentions that she didn’t get the luxury to have the little hissy-fits that typical teenagers have.
We also get to see a bit of resilience within Marigold’s character. In fact, Marigold is actually quite the stubborn lady. And she always fights back–which is what I actually adore in Marigold’s character. She doesn’t take shit from anyone, and she’s proven to be self-reliant as well.
Overall I give Magic Trials, 5 stars.
Have you read Magic Trials? If you have, did you like it? Have you read anything else by Meg Xeumei X?
Despite Magic Trials being 267 pages, this book was one freakishly fast read–I actually enjoyed reading Magic Trials more than I thought I would.
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