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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Half Death Academy. That's what they call my new school - because only half the students survive.

Rule number one: Keep your head down and don't mess with the four gorgeous demigods who rule the school.

Rule number two: When the demigods try to kill you, lie down and die.

Too bad I never was very good at following the rules. And when my forbidden power awakens, I'll make them regret they tried to make me their bitch.

Magic Trials is the first book in the Half-Blood Academy series with a badass heroine, four deadly, striking demigods, heart-pounding action blended with super steamy love scenes, and great romance. For fans of Shadowspell Academy.

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For a long moment, we didn't speak as he pounded into me relentlessly and I plunged from the tip to the hilt of him with equally bruising force.

"My woman," he murmured, lust changing him, making him an erotic god. "You were made for me to find and pleasure in this pure ecstasy of my dreams."

"This is actually my dream", I said between breathless moans.

He ignored my correction and commanded. "Come to me in my dreams every night, lamb, and let me have you in every way until dawn." 

©2019 Meg Xuemei X (P)2019 Meg Xuemei X

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Love the story; dislike the character voices

I could deal with the “males” voices up until Hector. Once Marnye Young got to his in chapter 9, I just couldn’t. It sounded so ridiculous. I LOVE this series and have read it myself but the audiobook was not for me. Why not use Conner Goff to read the male lines?

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Amazing

I read Magic Trials and loved it so I decided to start using Audible with a book I knew I already loved. I think I love it even more after listening to it. You will not be disappointed with the story or the narrators! Can’t wait for the others in the series to be released!

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I still don't get it but am intrigued

I am unsure about the story. Is she a mate to all men? I was kinda disappointed in the voices I heard for ANY of them... imagine a demigod with a funny or old voice. But, I wouldn't mind listening to the 2nd book... there are too many questions that are unanswered here.

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Magnificent new series!

I loved the start of this new series! I believe this storyline is well written and narrated! This is definitely a Sci-fi Paranormal romance with a amazing amount of action, adventure, intrigue and magic. I definitely can't wait for the next book in this series.
The characters are unique with a fabulous sense of humor. There rapid fire of humor had me laughing out loud and getting odd looks from the people around me. I was pleasantly surprised that twist and turns kept me interested. I would have to say that this is a great supernatural storyline.
I always enjoy listening to Meg Xuemei, she has a amazing voice. She gives the right amount of inflection to set the mood of each character. This narrator makes the characters come to life.

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Excellent Story

I have read the entire series. Based on the description I wasn't really interested but decided to give it a chance, so happy I did. They mix up the narrators in the coming books trying to find the right mix, while I am not crazy about the female voice of some of the males it doesn't take away from the excellent story.
The males are totally alpha and you will love them all, and after the first book you may not be to stoked about Paxton, don't give up all hope.
Thanks for another great series Meg!

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Overall its a good book

The main character is a bad ass, strong female that doesn't like to take shit from anyone, not even the strong Demi Gods. Even though some of her actions can be seen as stupid sometimes I still enjoyed listening to this book and will definitely get the rest of the series.

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Great story okay naration

I love the story, but the narration detracted from the story. A very "American" French Accent was difficult to listen to. The story is different enough that it doesn't blend in with other fictional romance stories. Unique and enjoyable

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5 hours is not enough! I want more.

For the first time ever... the heroine did not annoy me at all. In fact, I actually found myself cheering her on! Go Marigold! I'm interested in knowing more about the demi god of Death too.
Please release the second audiobook!

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Magic Trials

Marigold has always been told to avoid the demigods at all costs. She has two younger supernaturals as friends that she is trying to keep safe but it is because of them she is found by one of the demigods. She gets tricked into making a deal with this demigod to join him and attend a school where she assumes she will die undergoing the trials. She fights and refuses to just go along with everyone because the demigods said to. This has some of the bully RH tropes and each of the demigods reacts differently to her but no one knows what she is or where she comes from. But Marigold wants nothing to do with them and just wants to live her own life. I look forward to the next book.

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loved the storyline

I loved this storyline. The male performance was great. The only issue I had was some of the supporting characters voices.

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  • HB
  • 09-16-20

Pleasantly surprised!

I really enjoyed this book i actually finished it in a day. It was quite a slow start and I was kinda dreading it to be honest as it didn’t sound great.
So I was incredibly happy when the story started to pick up and it got really interesting. I liked the main character she was strong and didn’t take any sh*t!
The Narrator had a nice ,clear and easy to listen to voice.
I was given a free copy for a honest review.

I certainly will be buying the next book in the series!

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  • Sarah Hartman
  • 08-16-20

My Favorite series by Meg so far

Loved thjs book, the lead character Merigold, is so interesting and fun. I can hardly wait to listen to book 2 to see where her story is going.

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  • trufriends
  • 08-13-20

hooked

I'm hooked already with this series and want to listen to the next book already.

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  • Kathryn Shipway
  • 05-28-20

Totally enjoyable

Can not wait for the next one.
Really good narration.
Love the feisty character, and the different skills

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  • Well-Read Mermaid
  • 05-18-20

Amazing!

So, so good!! And I loved the "French Héctor"!! I cannot wait for the rest of the audiobooks to be released:).

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer)
  • 04-28-20

Fabulous

I received this free and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Enjoyed this so much Marigold is such a strong character I loved her sass . You know when you are listening to a book and someone riles you up so much you are shouting and swearing at them , well that was Paxton for me. Just because Marigold blocked his advances and wasn’t afraid to tell him what she thought of him he decides to try and break her. I can’t wait for the big headed cock womble to get an ass whooping and I hope Marigold is the one dishing it out...... I feel so much better now 🤣

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 03-14-20

Fantastic

What a fantastic and unique story, it has a bit of sci fi and paranormal and plenty of twists turns and loops. I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait for the next one to be released. It’s got enough heat and drama to keep you listening and the narrator has great inflection and pace to push the story to the next level. Fantastic world building

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  • Kalamity
  • 03-10-20

A Must Buy

I loved this book. The action, comedy, and romance. I have always loved reverse romances, but this one takes the cake. Marigold is a fierce, empathic warrior and her mates complemented her well. I haven't laughed so much while listening to an audiobook and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure I was taken on. I requested this book because I am searching for new authors and was pleasantly surprised and engaged. I must get the second book because I know there is more to this story and Marigold. I just bought the complete series, yeah me!

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  • Amber N
  • 02-19-20

Hooked!

Totally love this author and this book is clearly a good example of why! This book has me hooked! I can hardly wait to finish the review so I can start the next book! Absolutely am fan girling over the heroine. She's awesome. Her strength and character make this book. The narrators do a great job and really help bring the story to life.

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  • Mia Harper
  • 02-15-20

Marigold 1, Pigston 0!

This book was an absolute joy to read, it was a fast paced adventure with Marigold, a heroine that doesn't know how to give up, she'll keep pushing back when pushed and if she's in your corner she'll fight to the end for you. I need to know more about Marigold and why she doesn't remember her past, and what is her connection wih Hecter? I have so many questions, I'm so addicted, I need answers & book 2!

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  • Felicity
  • 06-19-20

AMAZING

I had been planning on reading this book on my kindle but when I saw it was an audiobook, there was no question about whether I would get it. I finished this book all in one go and absolutely loved it. The narration was amazing and definitely added personality to the characters, putting them in a different perspective than I would have in my head. The romance in this book is a slow burn reverse harem and isn't completely obvious by the end of this book. Xuemei X is an awesome writer who has written some awesome series that I have loved reading and can't wait to read the next series. This book almost finished too early, meaning there is a cliffhanger that will leave you wanting to read more. There was definitely no regret in getting this book and if you think you will like it, give it a go and hopefully you will love it just as much as I did. I loved this book!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-20-20

***Demi Gods vs Marigold***

An exciting series from Meg. It's an exilirating adventure of Mari amongst the Demi Gods, a girl who thought she was human but turned out she is more powerful than any of the Demi Gods army.
It's exciting, fast paced and hot. I've read this series already but I wanted to listen to it as well. Audio books always give you a different insight and understanding of the story. Marnye is excellent as the female characters but didn't do a very good job as the males sorry but she sounded like she was struggling doing the male voiced. Conner Goff he has a swoon worthy voice *grins.