Review: Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts by Erika Lewis

Author: Erika Lewis
Publisher: Starscape Books
Released: March 1, 2022
Received: NetGalley

4 1/2 kitties

Oh, if only this novel had come out when I was a child. I would have been smitten with everything about Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts. Truth be told, I’m still smitten with it now!

All Kelcie Murphy wants to do is find a way to attend The Academy for the Unbreakable Arts. She’d do anything to find her way to this school famous for training the world’s best warriors, including doing everything to train herself beforehand.

Thankfully, she was able to pass the tests required to get into the school. In doing so, Kelcie learned something about herself. She’s a Saiga, which grants her many different abilities. Now she must learn how to control them.

Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts is SUCH a fun read. Seriously, where was this book when I was little? I would have gobbled it up and begged for more. Oh wait, I’m still doing exactly that right now, aren’t I? I hope that is a solid indication of how amazing this book is.

Everything about this book is designed to draw the audience in, from the pacing to the world and everything in between. There’s always something happening on the pages, yet you can still tell that they’re establishing a world for future books, which is fantastic because this series must go on! (Please?)

The characters were funny and cute. Together they make for a well-rounded group – which is perfect. I think that most kids reading this will find a character they can connect with, making it easier to relate to the magical world that these kids are tromping around it.

I was pleasantly surprised by all of the action and danger found within these pages. Once again, I am confident that a younger me would have adored this book with all of her little heart. So please read Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts.

Thanks to Starscape Books and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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