The Shadow Student (Wraithwood Academy #1) by Teresa Hann

The Shadow Student (Wraithwood Academy #1)

I'm not who you think I am.My enemies aren't who you think they are.Welcome to Wraithwood Academy.My father is dead. And my mother's enemies smell opportunity. To save us both, I’ll have to navigate the troubled waters of Wraithwood Academy, seeking allies and outsmarting enemies among the heirs to the country's most powerful mage families.The vicious, gorgeous Nightfeld brothers think they know me. Cly Redbriar, the weak daughter of a powerful...

Details The Shadow Student (Wraithwood Academy #1)

TitleThe Shadow Student (Wraithwood Academy #1)
Release DateJul 25th, 2019
GenrePolyamorous, Reverse Harem, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic, Romance, Urban Fantasy

Reviews The Shadow Student (Wraithwood Academy #1)

  • Marguerite (M)
    Rating: 4 stars The Shadow Student could be considered as an other take on the current bully romance trope. Cassandra's story was just sad. Born from a human mother, she was used by her father's family as a magical battery for her half sister. She is treated like a slave while her mom is taken hostage so she will comply to their every demand. Her once and only friend now act as a douchey bodyguard for the bratty princess and Cass is left abused, ...
  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    3.5 stars - would have been higher but I disliked some of the author's choices. In my day-to-day life, I would describe myself as a very controlled person. I dislike emotionality, all my work is done decades before the deadline, and I plan out my day in half-hour increments (my diary is legendary among my friends). In fact, the only place where I really let myself be impulsive is in my book download decisions. This was one such impulsive decision...
  • soph
    This is a attempt at a cutesy YA RH ... yes you read that right. This is not read like a slow burn it reads like Girl (MC) is born from a union between high mage and human making her super powerful, however the high mages other daughter (our MC half sister) (a union between two mages) is weak weak weak... so Girl is forced to be a magical battery for 10 or so years locked up in the high mages house ... then off to Harry Potter high. But our MC ha...
  • Natalie panda eyes
    Hooked from start to finish because getting to the academy locked in the boot of a car is a new one. Cas is everything Cly is not yet she can’t disobey.The guys names are more wizardy names so a little tricky to remember. Arc and Ben didn’t really stand out compared to the others, it feels like it’s only scratched the surface but I liked them, the contrast between them was interesting . Darshan is sweet and probably the one I felt the most ...
  • Georgia Bradlaw
    I was really surprised how much I loved this book. It had way more story then I’ve come to expect from RH academy books and the construction flowed effortlessly. The editing is on-point so much that I didn’t even notice it was there. I love Cassandra’s (the FMC) character. She’s not perfect but she tried to help others and rescue her mum - who’s currently a hostage - from her half-sister Cly. I generally feel like the author wanted us t...
  • Che
    The book was a pleasant surpriseFirst of let me state that i am not a fan of the bully romance thing that is going around. I've tried several times but end up to annoyed too continue, but with that being said i would consider this book "bully lite". Yes there was some intense moments BUT our FMC did not just sit back and take it, she fought back and gave as good as she got. I love how most of the book had no focus on romance but on Cass and her t...
  • Poplora
    3.5 starsThe GoodPragmatic, loyal HeroineInteresting plot set upThe Not So GoodNot sold on the harem right now. They're all kinda terrible. Felt too easy there at the endMom doesn't feel like a real personWill read the next one though.
  • Daisy Delfin
    Pages: 244My rating (stars): 2Read other books from this author in the future: noSomehow I could not relate/connect to the story and cannot explain why exactly. All I can say is I did not feel it. I will not read the next part of this series.(view spoiler)[ I did not like:✔ Cass being a slave to her family✔ Cass mom being treated poorly✔ Cass fathers family✔ Pages: 244My rating (stars): 2Read other books from this author in the future: ...
  • Jamielee
    2.5 StarsThis book has promise... Yet she ends up "with" the guys I have 0 interest in (I feel like the romantic partners should have just been Partners in Crime; they gave me 0 sparks. Also one was portrayed as Gay for 99.9% of the book not bi-sexual so that was confusing as hell). She does nothing with the guys I am interested in. There is 0 romance in this book. It almost feels like it should have been 0.1 a lead up to the series starting. The...
  • ~JustMel~
    Not BadI enjoyed this book quite a bit, but I think the romance parts should have been left out or introduced a bit earlier. It just seemed to be a little too rushed in my opinion. However, everything else flowed brilliantly and I like that this was a complete story. I will most definitely be reading the next book in this series.
  • Matilda Rowe Bond
    I HONESTLY HAVE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS BOOK! All bully romances should be like this one. It feels like every bully romance is so extreme that I can't even understand how the fmc can forgive mc. But in this one, it had a subtlety to it that allowed for a real relationship to actually take place, especially since not all of the three boys were dicks. Cass's story was absolutely heartbreaking; she didn't let her situation keep her...
  • JadeShea
    The Shadow Student was not what I was expecting. It starts off really different, and then there are a lot of twists to it. I enjoyed the main heroine, and although I felt there wasn't really any connection between her and the hero or heroes, things turned out interesting in the end. Overall, I liked it, but it wasn't my favorite.
  • ☆☆Hannah☆☆
    This was an okay read for me. Sadly I never really connected with any of the characters. I did feel bad because all she wanted was to save her mother. Which is really the only reason I kept reading. I needed to find out if in the end she got her mother back.
  • Sean Heyrman
    This one isn't that good. I rate 2 stars, I finished it but will likely not read any sequel.Its another take on the academy fantasy, house vs house. The setup is basic.The heroine is an all powerful mage who has knowledge of spells but is controlled by her family. She goes to school disguised as her half sister who is royal but has little magic.She has the power to duel and defeat some of the mightiest mages at the academy but cannot break free h...
  • Gabriela Zotou
    i love RH books and i never read RH bully romanes and if this one had Rh bully romance in the title i would have lost an opportunity to read a great book.i feel like i've been drinking weak watered-down coffee for the last month (at least) and sadenly i found strong good coffee.i havent drunk strong good coffee for a good while now.i dont know what it is excactly that makes this RH book a good one and not the one i was reading yesterday but as so...
  • Billie
    I'm not who you think I am.My enemies aren't who you think they are.Welcome to Wraithwood Academy.My father is dead. And my mother's enemies smell opportunity. To save us both, I’ll have to navigate the troubled waters of Wraithwood Academy, seeking allies and outsmarting enemies among the heirs to the country's most powerful mage families.The vicious, gorgeous Nightfeld brothers think they know me. Cly Redbriar, the weak daughter of a powerful...
  • Orianna Blesi
    Pleasantly surprised!I was surprised by how much I liked this book. The concept was a new take on some old tropes, which I enjoyed immensely after reading the same books over and over again. I loved the characters, they were all complex and interesting and I want to know more about them. I also enjoyed how this wasn't a major cliffhanger. There was a definite ending that satisfied me (for now). I have been extremely disappointed wit many authors ...
  • Nina Campbell
    The Shadow Student by Teresa Hann is the first book in the Wraithwood Academy series. This compelling book begins as Clytemnestra (Cly )Redbriar arrives at the mage school Wraithwood Academy with her bodyguard Aegis and prisoner half sister Cassandra Turner. Cly immediately gets into trouble while attempting to bully another student and gets bullied and embarrassed in return by another set of students Acubens and Arcturas Nightfeld. Thus begins t...
  • Jason
    fast paced story about freedom and sacrificeThere are a lot of academy books on the market right now, but this one is a bit unique and I enjoyed it. Cassandra is put in an impossible situation and she does well. She is willing to make the hard choices when necessary.I would’ve liked a little more interactions between characters and a few more pages. Love the fact that this story actually has an ending and no cliffhangers. Spoilers: Can Cly and ...
  • Raven A Clarke
    This book was fantastic. A fantastic plot, fantastic characters and fantastically written. The humour in this book was amazing. I’m not a fan of bully to lovers romances but this wasn’t bad, yeah the bullying was awful but before all the bully occurs the story line shows why the main characters bullied ‘Cly’, it made it a little bit bearable. The description says “not left on a cliff hanger”, I have to disagree with it. Although it is...
  • Laura Duval
    A world of magic Solid 5 star rating.The author created a storyline surrounding a school but filled with magic, budding romance, friendship and family. You feel for Cass with how her life turned out. For Cly, I think she got off easy. I would have done more damage to her. The author did an amazing job of character building for Cass and the boys, their interactions and emotions. Arc and Wraith were interesting characters that I'm excited to read m...
  • Shweta Beriwal
    An heir with no magic and an illegitimate daughter with outstanding powers at her fingertips. A rivalry between 2 great mage houses and a mother-daughter caught up in the middle of it all.What happens when all of these meet together is a big bang of magic, mayhem and allies. This book goes beyond just the plot of the story, there are questions that pertain to every society.This is a great series starter and one I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I'm l...
  • Jennifer
    Two facedMagic, hot boys, and a school to become a badass mage? Too bad it was all a lie for Cassandra. Forced to use illusions to make herself look like her evil half sister, she has to put in hard work or risk her mother’s life. I loved how calculating Cassandra was to trick Cly into letting her take her place. The author had plenty of twists in her tale and left me wanting more.
  • Lexy
    Unique Story Line! This story is a breath of fresh air compared to most. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. I’m so sad about Aegis, because he is one of my favs. I hope he can be redeemed. And the main character wasn’t dumb at all! She was smart and badass when she needed to be, and cunning other times. I’m super looking forward to reading the next book!! I can’t wait!
  • Kat Quinn
    Time to learn about consequences. Oh, I loved this book! Our FMC’s scheming, the different personalities and motivations of the men, the actual fact that they went to classes often and we learned about magic together, the happily for now ending....yup. All good. And two boy kisses! No smut, but certainly affection that I’m really all fuzzy about getting to see grow. There’s just enough sweetness to round out the rough.
  • Swalsk
    A fast read. I liked the Wraith bit, nothing else felt super new.
  • BookFiend
    I echo many of the thoughts given by other reviewers here. I thought the idea of the plot was a fresh take on the academy trope, though I have seen this done in other fantasy novels before. As stated by others, my big struggle came from the RH element of the story. (view spoiler)[ it was quite jarring for Cassandra to just turn to the men and say she wants to date all of them out of nowhere. Honestly, it actually speaks to me of a worrying lack o...
  • Megan
    Quick InfoStandalone/Cliffhanger?: StandalonePart of a Series?: Yes----------------------------------Meeting the CharactersCassandra Turner----------------------------------What happens?Clys Redbriar is the student going to Wraithwood academy. She is too weak to look after herself so she brings the hostage half sister who has more power than her. She gets Cassandra to go in her place to school and take classes. Final thoughtsAt the end of the day...
  • Kristi Jung
    Pros and ConsI’m going to keep this short and simple. First, congratulations author on writing this. I can sympathize how time consuming and hard it is. Unfortunately, I felt myself wanting to skip to the end. The plot was captivating, but the world building was lacking and incomplete. I liked the FMC overall, but thats overlooking the writing and style. The main character is self-centered (not personality wise, but the books focus on her and h...
  • Kayla J. ~ Master of Dragons & Assassins
    Beautiful writing, but I felt nothing for the characters other than frustration. The romance is pretty much nonexistent the entire book and then pops up at the very end, leaving me feeling nothing for them. The mc is strong physically, but mentally she's a giant pushover and doesn't stick up for herself. She continues to make excuses for the people who treat her badly, ESPECIALLY her former best friend who is now her main betrayer. I kept waiting...