• First Addition

  • Hemlock Academy, Book 1
  • By: Kelsey Soliz
  • Narrated by: Katie McAble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (107 ratings)

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First Addition

By: Kelsey Soliz
Narrated by: Katie McAble
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Publisher's Summary

I was so close to getting everything I wanted - an internship with my uncle, an officer with the special-ops team.  

If it weren't for a stupid boy that had to go and make me angry, causing me to turn a certain part of his anatomy purple and sparkly, I wouldn't have accidentally revealed to my family what I really was. What I had been hiding.  

Now, my father is making me attend the school he headmasters, a stuck-up elite academy that will never take a bodysmith like me seriously. 

Fate may have cursed me with six mate spots to fill, but that doesn't mean I need to tell everyone my true purpose for being at the academy. 

If I can survive the other petty circulators at the school that think they're queen bee, and hide my own status from everyone, I just might be able to find the six men that I don't really want. 

They might think I'm inconsequential, but I'm determined to carve out my own happiness, no matter what it takes.

©2021 Kelsey Soliz (P)2021 Kelsey Soliz

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SO GOOD!


I’ve been listening to loads of supernatural RH’s lately but this one stands out of the pack. It’s hard to put my finger on it, but Kelsey has quite a gift of storytelling! This is my first book of hers I’ve read (ok… listened to), but it’ll certainly not be the last.

The narrator did such a superb job of distinguishing between the characters, which with one narrator, is quite the feat! The plot is finessed with expertise… it’s fast paced (without the bore of chapters of inner monologue… yay!!), yet doesn’t leave gaping holes & discrepancies (again… yay!!), and it still makes you want more!

The FMC is quite the character too! I love her wit and charm while also being a badass and takes no BS from anyone. Her men are pretty awesome too—being equally protective of her, yet knowing she can handle herself while also giving her the space she needs to be herself and do her own thing.

I was gifted an audiobook version of this from the author in exchange for an honest review. … so it’s quite telling that I’ve decided to forego my audiobook preference and am almost done with second book in the series on my own.

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Great start to an awesome series!

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Narration ★★★★

Characters: Gabriella, Balfour, Foster, Grey, Palmer, Pearson, Cyrus, Dar

Story: I enjoyed the first book. It took me a bit to get into the main character, but as the story went on, she grew on me. I liked the guys so far and I can't wait to see who is added to the group. I can guess a couple. The plot was good too. It seems like a really interesting take on magic. I can't wait for the rest of the students to see what Gabriella really is.

Narration: Katie McAble - So far I'm enjoying this new narrator. I hadn't heard her before but I can see myself listening to more.

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Mary Sue can't do wrong or mess up

when everything comes easy, All men want to bang you and you don't get along with other females, Your name must be Mary sue

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Only a few pages in

Only a few pages in and can’t read the rest… it feels like you can’t even get to the plot of the story… everything is about sex…. Feels like that’s all it talks about … I don’t mind a little here and there… but this book is consumed with it

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great great book

one of the best Supernatural romance books I have listen to this year and I have listen to about 400 so can't wait for the second one.

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Awesome Book!!! Amazing new series!!!

I haven't even listened to the whole book yet and I love it!!! Amazing new series and narrator is awesome!!

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This will pull you right in!!!

Loved every bit of this story! The narrator nailed it. She conveyed Gabriella's personality just like I imagined it when I read the books. I can't wait for the next one!

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Funny and fantastic!

This has to be one of my very favorite RH. Gabby is a fantastic MC. I love to see how her relationships develop with each of the guys. I hope the rest of the books are available soon!

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Didn't think this 1st book could get any better.

I'm a huge fan of this series, so finding out it was beginning to be added on audible made me unbelievably happy. Kelsey writes amazing characters and Katie's narration was seriously spot on as she changed her voice for each character. The combination of them both made this a very enjoyable book to listen to! I look forward to when the other books in the series are added.

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First Addition is a 4 Star Original

I love this book! It’s a fun, interesting story that will have you laughing out loud! I love Gabriella’s confidence, and she’s handling her situation pretty well, all things considered. There are a LOT of characters, and while the narrator was awesome, she probably could have used a partner. Overall, a really good listen!

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  • K White.💕
  • 10-06-21

amazing

I completely loved this RH book. The narrator is amazing , now im just looking forward to the second audiobook ❤❤

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  • Angela
  • 10-12-21

Fabulous story and narration

I’ve read all books in the series and was so pleased to find the first book has eventually come out on Audible! The storyline is unpredictable (thank goodness) and the characters are wonderful and well rounded. The MC is very down to earth and likeable, not to mention snarky and playful (see party scene). Katie McAble does a fabulous job with the lead female voice (she does not sound like a bimbo, which I’ve found can sometimes happen in YA RH). She’s also able to do extremely believable and enjoyable performances as the male characters (often a flaw with using one narrator for two different genders is one gender sounds ridiculous). Thank you for an awesome listen and I’m eagerly looking forward to listening to books 2, 3 & 4 on Audible - please Amazon make it happen!!

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  • Rachel Mackenzie
  • 10-02-21

Brilliant in every way

I love love love this series. Katie is sooooo good as a narrator, love the different voices she uses, it just brings the characters to life.