Freshman Witch by Ingrid Seymor and Katie French – A Book Review

Posted May 16, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in NA, PNR, Reviews / 2 Comments

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Freshman Witch

(Supernatural Academy – Book 1)

by Ingrid Seymour & Katie French
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

NA Academy PNR

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

An interesting take on a growing sub-genre (PNR Academy) – worth checking out.

What is it about?

(Blurb found on GoodReads)

Of course, magic is real. Everybody knows that.

Since it came out on the news that Supernaturals exist, I’ve heard they can do spells, shapeshift, live forever, you name it. Wonderful, right?


In my world—where I’m homeless and spend my time avoiding rats and meth heads—magic sounds like major BS.

But, when I’m accused of stealing and they’re about to arrest me, the item I took disappears from my hand as if by magic. WTF?

Just like that, the Supernatural Academy swoops in and recruits me. But I don’t belong there, and everyone else agrees, including, Rowan Underwood, this rich and annoyingly handsome warlock who has it in for me. He’s investigating the theft of magical artifacts, and he thinks I’m involved.

Seriously? I just got here.

But I can’t worry about that, not while dead kings try to drain my essence or a spell from these angry pixie minotaurs sends my hair follicles into overdrive until I look like Cousin It.

Yet, I can’t avoid Rowan, and while I learn enough magic to stay alive, I also need to keep myself from falling for a guy who’s clearly my worst decision ever.


3.5 rounded up to 4 for rating systems.

Another academy PNR, though this was offers up enough uniqueness to keep you entertained while tossing just the right amount of Potter’esque feel to the school: it has an aura of homage, not a copycat, if that makes sense. For the story itself, the world building is a bit rough and somewhat rushed, but it gets the job done and presents a story where people have known about supernaturals for about 10 years, though how the inner workings of how the supernatural realm function are known only to them. It’s not perfect, but it is intriguing.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type





  • The world being build is unfinished, yet the frame looks good and should carry the series.
  • Homage to Potter…. rather, homage to hogwarts.
  • College, not HS setting; that’s nice.


  • Ok…. enemies to friends (or more) is a great trope, but one kiss turns the tide? ONE?! Come on…..
  • Things get a bit disjointed and jumbled.


Favorite Lines

That was what I wanted to be like at eighty, a badass old lady in orange crocs. (2%)
Disappearing ibuprofen does not a Supernatural make. (21%)



3.5 out of 5 Stars

While not the best Academy PNR I have read recently, this one shows promise and looks to get better in Book 2. Worth checking out. Free on KU.

Published April 23rd, 2019

296 Pages

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