The Academy by J.T. Payne & Ryan Mix

Disclosure:  I received product samples courtesy of the sponsor to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced by promotional items. Giveaway items provided and shipped by Sponsor.  This post may contain affiliate links, which I will be compensated for, if you make a purchase.

The Academy
  written by J.T. Payne & Ryan Mix
  Christian Fiction, 272 Pages
  Paperback, e-Book
  May 2015
  $9.95 - $14.99

Publisher's Synopsis:
In his senior year at a prestigious Christian Academy, Sylas Ernst has grown up safely surrounded by the faith his entire life. But on a chance photography assignment, he notices something peculiar.

What begins as pure curiosity, quickly unravels to expose a web of twisted, dark hypocrisy that turns his whimsical high school year into a perilous struggle, testing his cunning, faith and even his life.

Ryan Mix and J.T. Payne have been best friends for nearly 20 years where they met at, interestingly enough, a Christian Academy. After they graduated high school, they both went on to attend the same Christian college where they collaborated on several short films which began their writing partnership.  Visit them online at - you have to watch the video that describes the book perfectly!

My Thoughts
I was curious to see how this book would go.  I've read many Christian fiction novels and was both impressed and let down.  I'm glad I was not let down with this one.  It was not preachy, which can be a turn off in fiction.  I knew something good had to happen because things occur at a Christian school, and there was the word hypocrisy in the synopsis.  Sylas gets kicked out of his home by his father, while still in high school.  His best friend dies and he moves away.  He asks many questions and wonders where God is...  I Rated This Book:  4/5 Stars ****

One person will WIN a paperback copy of The Academy
(ARV $14.99)

How to Enter:
Fill out your mailing information in the widget below.  All other entries are optional.

Open to U.S. 18+
May enter Daily
Giveaway ends on 07/25/15 at 11:59 PM, ET
By entering you agree to our Giveaway Rules at top of page
Winners will be listed on Winner's Page and E-Mailed

{{I switched to a new commenting system...all those who have left a comment entry I have added, so don't worry about losing your entries!}}

The Academy Book


  1. According to the review, the book is not preachy which is good.


  3. always like conspiracies - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  4. Interesting concept. Anxious to read.


Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Back to Top