Book Review: A Rebel Witch by Ashley McCleo!

Back in March, I reviewed the second book in the Spellcasters Spy Academy Series, called A Rebel Witch, by Ashley McCleo. Let’s get right to it!

Here’s the blurb:

The evil queen of demons is after me.

But as long as she remains in Hell, I’m safe.

I hope . . .

Now that I’m participating in the Spy Games—a dangerous competition between magical spy academies—I’ve increased the risk of the queen’s minions finding and dragging me to the depths of the underworld.

In fact, with each passing Spy Game event, it becomes more obvious exactly why the queen wants me.

Most of the time my studies, relationships, and the tournament keep the looming threat of abduction out my mind.

But when someone I love is taken by the demons, I must act.

And face the powerful queen of Hell head-on.

A Rebel Witch is a fantasy academy book that features a tournament of supernatural spies, heartwarming friendships, enduring love, and magic-fueled action.

The cover:

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And my review:

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review 🙂

A Rebel Witch is the second book in the Spellcasters Spy Academy series. In the Academy, year 2 is also known as Grind year- and the name fits, because students are often pushed to the limits physically, mentally, academically, etc.!

When Odie and her friends arrive back at the school at the start of the new term, they discover that security has been enhanced because both Odie and Eva (her best friend) have been demon touched… not to mention that the royals of Hell are after Odie and Alex (her boyfriend)!

Despite this, the night of the welcome back feast, the students learn that the first inaugural Spy Games will be held between the four spy schools in the USA! Two students from each of the upper classes will be selected to compete in the games, which are considered quite dangerous. Of course Odie wants to participate, because she still feels like she needs to prove herself.

Each round of the games is held at a different school, which makes things really interesting and exciting! Spellcasters is a school for witches, but the other schools are host to vampires, fae, and shifters- it’s really neat to see all the magical races come together to compete!

No spoilers here, but this book is SO exciting! There are many different things going on, but the story remains fast-paced and entertaining the entire time. I loved how all the different magical races interacted and cooperated with each other. I cannot wait to read about year 3 at Spellcasters!

I gave A Rebel Witch 5/5 stars on Goodreads!