Their Shifter Academy by May Dawson – A Book Review

Posted February 10, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 0 Comments

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Their Shifter Academy

(Their Shifter Academy – Book 0.5)

by May Dawson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Prequel short story, slow/med Burn Academy PNR RH
Available on Kindle 

Down & Dirty

If you have seen, or ventured into the “Their Shifter Academy” series, then you NEED to read this short story! THIS is the basis for everything that goes on in that series… and explains so much. On Kindle.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Maddie has grown up in the shadow of her older sister Piper, the shifter queen who united three packs and rules over them with her adoring, fated mates. Determined to forge her own future and attend the Shifter Academy, Maddie visits the all-male school that trains shifters to fight together against the covens that threaten them.

And all Hell breaks loose.

As the academy faces an attack from the covens, Maddie will find new friends–and new enemies.

From her first real fight to her first real kiss, it should be a day she will never forget.

But strange magic is in the air at the shifter academy…


Their Shifter Academy is a prequel novel to Their Shifter Academy: Unwanted, available now. This series follows ten years after the Their Shifter Princess trilogy, which introduced Piper and Maddie.

Thoughts on Their Shifter Academy

After reading the first two books in this series, I find myself fully invested – though a bit confused. There are moments that are mentioned, situations and memories that make little sense… unless you read this prequel. You don’t even have to read ‘Their Shifter Princess’ (though it helps) – but you really, really should read this short story.

Here we get answers about the feelings of deja’vu that plague Maddie, where Silas first showed up (and more about him!) and even why things went south with Lex and Mads when he learned that, yes, she really was going to attend the academy. I get it now – and though I’m still annoyed at Lex, I am starting to forgive the fool.

Trust me, read it.


  • Answers so, so much!
  • Finally see Lex as he first was.
  • Silas.
  • Jensen… that adorable, hateful idiot. Kinda Love him.


  • Some parts felt rushed or jumbled.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic

For this Novella? M/F – the series, however, is a different story.

Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on Their Shifter Academy

I NEVER give out 5 stars to Novellas, but this one explained sooo much and establishes the world in such a quick and dirty way, I have no other choice. If you want to fully understand the universe (and the events) of Their Shifter Academy series, then this Prequel Novella is a must read. On Kindle.

Published September 23rd, 2019

If you enjoyed this review of Their Shifter Academy, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.


Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this yet? What do you think? What about other books by May Dawson? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply