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Reaper Academy: Semester One

(Reaper Academy #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  362 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Hey there. I'm Addison Blake. Orphan, college student, and amateur ghost whisperer.

Or at least I was until I was killed by the soul-eating demon trying to devour my best friend.

Okay, technically the demon didn't kill me. I killed it. But apparently no good deed goes unpunished, because the next thing I knew, I was enrolled at Reaper Academy, a school that trains reapers on
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published November 7th 2019 by Dynamo Press
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Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reaper Academy is the start of a new series. I’ve become hooked on Emily Goodwin's books and this is a great addition. I’ve wanted to read an academy book for a while and when this came up I was excited. It’s what I wanted and it was written by an author I like (Jasmine Walt is new to me). This is a page-turning read and easy to lose sleepover.

Addison Blake is a normal human girl who doesn’t fit in. Little does she know her quirks are because she doesn’t belong. One night her best friend doesn’t
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Reaper Academy had me super curious, leaving me desperate for a new paranormal series that would have me addicted. Unfortunately, I found myself disappointed by this one.

The story was extremely similar to a lot of I have read before, and I found myself working through it making comparisons to other similar books instead of finding things that made it stand out from the crowd. It made it difficult for me to be pulled into it, as I felt like I knew what was coming. In fact, I worked out extremely
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
This book was thrilling and adventurous. I was hooked from page one. I could not stop reading. I did not want to stop reading. I'm a sucker for a good paranormal book and this was beyond good.

Addison Blake gets thrown for a loop when she finds out something truly surprising.... She is a Reaper. Her life that she is living is not the life she was destined for. A chance encounter leads her to a whole new reality. A place where she feels like she belongs. A place where she makes long lasting friend
Nov 12, 2019 rated it liked it
The world built was good but the story predictable and the mc were a little slow to resolve simple things!!!
The h sometimes comes out like a total Mary Sue!
May 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
A complete and utter Harry Potter rip-off.
Just replace 'wizards' with 'reapers' and 'wands' with 'scythes'.
Dirty Little Secret Book Blog
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emily and Jasmine did an amazing job with the world building in this story. I loved the Angel-of-Death theme they had going for the back bone of this story.

Addison Blake is not your typical heroine but has managed to rise above the constant bullying. She didn’t understand her gift as a human, but all that changes when Addy comes across an attack on her best friend. Her mind is blown away when she discovers there is entire world filled with people she can relate to, only not all the students and
Amanda Quarles
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The Smutbrarians
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Feels 1
Steam 1
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Paranormal is one of my favorite genres to read so I am always on the look-out for a new book and these two authors teamed up and gave us a great read with the first book in a paranormal series filled with reapers, spells, demons and a bit of romance. Oh and I can’t forget the super hot professor and mysteriously vanishing students.

“You’re telling me that in order to save my soul, I’m going to have to d
***ARC received in exchange of an honest opinion***

Reaper Academy: Semester One is the first book in the new series by collaborating authors Jasmine Walt and Emily Goodwin.

The story is different and I enjoyed it, but I do have some issues with it. I love stories that are set in schools and academies. But the Reaper Academy had too many similarities with Hogwarts for my tastes. There was the selection, the Houses, the different colors, a "sports" championship, the House's competition...I know the
Ga Books LoverX
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this book and all I can say is that I want more! When I saw that the Pre-Order for book 2 was already out I got super excited, but when I saw it was in April 2020, I almost threw my kindle across the room!😂

But for real, Reaper Academy: Semester One is SO FREAKING GOOD! If you like New Adult Paranormal Romances (ish), then this series is going to be a big hit for you. It was a little light on the romance, because it seemed to be setting up the world more than anything- and it was
Glorimar Irizarry
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for a Book Nerd, a Bookseller, and a Bibliophile.

OMG Reaper Academy is every YA paranormal romance lover dream book. If you are a Harry Potter fan you will love this story. There are so many similarities but there is definitely more action and intense sexual tension between students and between students and teachers.

Addy is a orphaned girl who soon realizes she is more special than your average human. She can see and speak with ghosts and all that leads to an adventure of self disco
OMG Reaper Academy is every YA paranormal romance lover dream book. If you are a Harry Potter fan you will love this story. There are so many similarities but there is definitely more action and intense sexual tension between students and between students and teachers.

Addy is a orphaned girl who soon realizes she is more special than your average human. She can see and speak with ghosts and all that leads to an adventure of self discovery that she will never forget.

This book is filled with comed
Jennifer D.
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was totally surprised by how much I loved this book! Reaper Academy is not what I normally would pick up but am so glad I had the opportunity to read it! I was hooked from page one and couldn't put it down. Talk about an awesome twist on the whole Angel of Death with constant action and intriguing characters.

Addison "Addy" is a human who finds out that she is a reaper and can either head to Reaper Academy to be trained or die. Since she has nothing left tying her to Earth, she chooses to go an
Rhonda Ziglar
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 EXCITING STARS!! Wow, what a great start to a new series. I absolutely loved this book....Addison is freaking fantastic. This book caught my attention from the first page and held me spellbound until the last word. Jasmine Walt and Emily Goodwin are perfect storyteller and I can't wait to read more books by these two. ...more
Ornella (Nyx)
Feb 24, 2020 rated it liked it
This was going pretty well right till the part were I realized it was gonna take her the whole fking book to realize what was going on. Actually it's not even her own fault. I don't understand how NO ONE thought that one thing was suspicious... ...more
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
DNF @50%
Sadly, this wasn't for me. I tried and then, waited to go back to it. I just couldn't get into it. Lately, many books are just ending up like this. It seems this market is getting flooded and the stories/characters are not getting flushed out completely.
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
I’ve read Emily Goodwin books before and they were wonderful so I assumed this one would be good, but I was completely disappointed. The story was so simple and annoying the problem could’ve been solved easily. I felt like this book was created for elementary kids cause of how simple the plot was.
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A unique new story exploring the life after death in an alternate universe

An excellent fun beginning to a new series exploring life after death and the alternate universe of reaper academy.
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Not horrible but a blatant Harry Potter/Bleach ripoff.
Ryan Mangrum
Jan 10, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, demons
DNF at 15%

I usually like Jasmine's work, but this one I couldn't stomach.

1) The present tense narration is akward. It just doesn't work.
2) There's little in the way of character development before the MC is thrust into the world of the Reapers. We only know that her parents are dead, she has bully at school, she's poor, and she has no friends. We don't know WHY she was seeking an architecture degree. We don't know WHY she has no friends. We don't know WHY she's broke; Her father left her with t
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Ok, so let's say it : it was not bad... but, because there is a but, I read it just after Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven and it is sooo similar that I was like, "Am I reading the same book??"

1/ Girl has no parents or family, lives her life alone.
2/ Boy come in the human world to hunt a monster.
3/ Discover a girl with power (which is supposedly impossible) who helps him kill/capture the monster.
4/ She must enter the magical world, no choice.
Even the relationship between the 2 heroes is si
Eman ♦️♠️
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kinda predictable but nonetheless entertaining.
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved it.
I can't wait until the next one.
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HOLY HELL this was such an exciting start to a new series by a dynamic duo! I have read a lot of Emily Goodwin, so I already know I'm addicted to her, but this is the first time that I've read Jasmine Walt, and I feel like I was missing out big time! These two talented authors mesh perfectly together penning Reaper Academy: Semester One, and I'm completely & utterly hooked! This is the story of Addison, aka Addy, Blake who knew she was different, was lonely, but accepted she was considered odd. ...more
Missy Wilhorn
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really good read

Addison Blake, Addie for short, is a college student working on a degree in Architecture. She noticed somewhat early in life that she could see and speak to ghosts. In fact, her best friend is a ghost. This ability sets her apart in the regular mortal world and she never quite feels like she fits in. One bully in particular made her school age years pretty miserable. One day she encounters a demon, and a strange young man who says she is a Reaper. While she initially blows him of
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when you combine urban fantasy, reapers, demons, and sexy characters?

OBVIOUSLY, you get Reaper Academy, an all new paranormal urban fantasy by authors Emily Goodwin and Jasmine Walt.
I’ve been a long time fan of the many urban fantasy books floating around AmazonKindle. If you aren’t sure if its urban fantasy the covers will always give it away! Kickass looking characters wielding magic and fantasy worlds are key points and I am in love with Reaper Academy’s entire cover, Addie
Laura Maurix
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Okay, so this is not a book I normally read anymore, but since I’m part of Emily’s Master ARC Team I was provided an Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for my honest opinion and a review. So here we go I guess.

I was enthusiastically diving into this book, I used to read a lot of fantasy books, just not anymore because I always feel like I have to keep my attention on the book constantly instead of sometimes wandering off and then picking it right up. So it took some time getting back into, but of
Novel Grounds
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I did not see this book coming. It absolutely grabbed me by the heart and didn't let go. I fell for these characters HARD and this book as no stop from the absolutely start to that thrilling end. One of the best academy reads I have read this year.

Okay. But for real, if you love academy reads in the slightest, you will love this read. Addison was a woman who held her own. She was strong willed and her own person. I loved that she stuck to who she was and didn't let her new life changes, change
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Reaper Academy: Semester One is the first book in the Reaper Academy series. I have read Emily Goodwin’s books before but not any by Jasmine Walt.

This book wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. Although to be fair I was not sure what I was expecting Reaper Academy was very good and I loved reading it.

There’s a school for learning spells, how to use a scythe and how to be a reaper. The kids start school at the age of 13 and attend for 6-7 years. So far there are ghosts and demons.

There are 3 typ
Jessica Roessler
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reaper Academy was a great read, and the story had so many twists and turns, which is something that I adore when reading a book. It help my attention, and was a rather quick read.

Addison is in an accident while fighting off demons, and she passes away.
Her soul ends up in Reaper Academy where everyone learns the ins and outs of being a reaper.
Addison struggles to me the requirements for her to get own a scythe, all the while there have been students disappearing, and no one knows what is going
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