Shadowborn Academy: Year One by Bailey & Snow – A Book Review

Posted January 4, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in Dark, Fantasy, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 1 Comment

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Shadowborn Academy: Year One

by G. Bailey & Scarlett Snow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Slow Burn, Dark Academy Fantasy RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

Fantasy takes a dark turn in this new Academy Reverse Harem, with demons, shadows, angels and mystery – it’s a slowburn and Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

My fate is in the dark,
And my shadow there is real…

The darkness likes to play in this world.

It also likes to deceive.

In the Enchanted Forest, secrets thrive and one girl desperately needs to find answers before it’s too late.

That girl is Corvina Charles, a powerful Shadowborn—a human who touched dark magic and became something else.

Something dangerous.

At the age of eighteen, Corvina and her best friend are swept away to the Shadowborn Academy, the one place where magic and darkness coincide.

It’s also where pupils go missing, teachers don’t play by any rules, the therapist is hot, and boys with dark magic love to seduce your soul.

With death becoming a game at the academy that not even the Dark or Light Fae seem capable of winning, my love life should really be the last thing on my mind…especially when one of the boys just so happens to be my teacher!

Note from the Authors

Shadowborn Academy is a Dark Reverse Harem Paranormal Fae Romance for 18+. In this world, not even the shadows can be trusted…

Thoughts on Shadowborn Academy: Year One

Interesting, though odd

This academy RH (Pretty sure it’s an RH?) dances with myth and legends, crafting a new fantasy realm that teases as much as it compels. It’s an odd book, dropping hints and history, without ever really explaining anything, or allowing a full vision of the world to form. So many things are confusing and the details a bit mashed, but it’s still a very interesting, if quick, read.


  • No legend or myth is safe from rewrite… kinda nice.
  • Did NOT expect the betrayer
  • Pitch…. He’s my fav.


  • Jumbled and Disjointed at times.
  • So much is happening, but it really hard to tell exactly what.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on Shadowborn Academy: Year One

4 out of 5 Stars

A bit dark and a whole lot mysterious, this Slowburn Academy RH kicks off a new world to explore and enjoy. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published December 22nd, 2019

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Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? How about other books by the talented G. Bailey or Scarlett Snow? They have a lot of them! Leave a comment, I would love to talk!


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