Fae Trials by Sofia Daniel – A Book Review

Posted March 16, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 1 Comment

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Fae Trials

(Royal Fae Academy – Book1)

by Sofia Daniel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

PNR, Slow Burn RH, Academy, Bully
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

This is a well written, yet painful, Bully Romance that is light on the romance, heavy on the heat – and liberal with the public shaming. Things to love, things to hate and it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

One Fated Mate Is A Blessing. Four Is A Curse

Until my sister made a deal with the dark fae, I was 100% human.
Now she’s missing and I’m cursed with wings and four fae princes as my fated mates.

Prince Bradwell, August, Rory, and Caulden are as gorgeous as they are cruel.
They rule my academy and don’t want a magic-less mate who can’t see through basic glamors.
They want to get rid of me. To see me destroyed.
So they’ve ordered me to compete in the Fae Trials.

If I can survive this deadly tournament, the vicious mean girls, and my devious mates, I can escape a painful, humiliated death.


Fae Trials is book one of the Royal Fae Academy trilogy, a reverse harem paranormal academy bully romance with dark themes, sexual situations, and violence.

Thoughts on Fae Trials


There are so many things about this book that I loved – and hated. First, the writing is spot on, and the flow of the narrative well done…. but… dang, this really is a bully. Ok, so the guys in question don’t REALLY do anything to get, but they damn sure don’t stop it, and flat out participate in public humiliation. Ugh.

That said, I still enjoyed it, but at least 2 of the 4 princes will have to undergo some major character development for redemption in my mind. Fortunately, we haven’t glimpsed enough into their mindsets yet to know if they are cruel, or just faced with a situation they don’t want.


  • I really liked the writing style.
  • Unity is a great character who embraces her sexuality, and all that comes with it – even when others try to make her feel less for it.
  • Interesting world building, though I would like to see more.


  • Little too much judgement going on in this world, frankly.
  • Centaurs. Seriously? WTF is wrong with them??
  • I can’t like nor love the princes, even though I ALMOST want to.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on Fae Trials

If you can do bully, then you’ll enjoy this. There are gut punches aplenty and the type of humiliation that makes a reader cringe… but there is also a solid story and good writing to back up the pain. Bonus? The trilogy is set for rapid release. It’s free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published March 1st, 2020
344 Pages

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