Shadow Weaver by Debbie Cassidy – A Book Review

Posted October 21, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Fantasy, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 1 Comment

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Shadow Weaver

(The NightWatch Academy – Book 2)

by Debbie Cassidy
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Slow Burn, Fantasy RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

No matter your stance on the Academy Genre, you should give this series a whirl. It stands apart, both in form and presentation. Fast paced yet slow burn, dangerous yet somehow human, it stands apart and deserves your time. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

They say, there’s no rest for the wicked. In that case I must be pure evil.

When Hyde said the cadets would be getting Fast Tracked, he wasn’t joking.

It’s hard staying on top of the shadow cadet duties, but I’m not one to shy from a challenge. However, just when I think I’ve got a hold on my abilities and found my niche at the Academy, the principal throws a curveball my way.

Suddenly I’m drowning in painful revelations and more tasks. The one person I want to run to turns his back on me, and comfort comes from an unexpected source.

But the equilibrium is short lived because the silence of the mist is about to be shattered, and when it does, no one is safe.

It’s our job to protect the Academy grounds, but when danger rides the sky, who in the hell is going to save us?

Thoughts on Shadow Weaver

Book 2 takes all the emotional angst and tension of book 1 (read my review here) and distills it, maturing it and smoothing the harsh edges the beginning narrative held. Here, Indigo is truly growing, both into her powers and as a person – and so is her team.

The shadow cadets that surround her are learning and merging, forming a cohesive legion that works well in this incredibly dangerous world. Add in the relationships that tease and taunt with the smoldering will they, won’t they vibe, and you’ve got a fantastic fantasy novel that simmers with the perfect tension of a slowburn RH.

Favorite Line

“When the fuck did I fall into a badly scripted teen drama?” (52%)


  • Well written.
  • My issues from book 1 are solved here, turning the focus of the growth along with the underlying threat that surrounds the academy.
  • Definitely not your average academy read.
  • Love The brewing romance (s)
  • Well edited, no issues noted.
  • Even though this is an RH (I think?) not every relationship has to be in that vein, and this one showcases true friendships well.


  • Cliffhanger….. sigh.
  • I get Hyde, but I want to smack him. Again.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic

MMF…. or MMMF… or MMMMF…. seriously, this could go most any way right now, lol!

Character Age Range



4.5 out of 5 Stars

A thoroughly enjoyable slow burn academy RH that shakes the genre and crafts an intriguing and captivating Fantasy tale. Free on KU.

Published October 10th, 2019
238 Pages

Please note, this is part of a Reverse Harem series which features alternative romantic themes and sexual scenes more suited to an older audience. #whychoose

If you enjoyed this review of Shadow Weaver, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.


Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this series yet? What about other books by Debbie Cassidy? Do you have a favorite? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!


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