Sunday, July 8, 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Mistake of Magic (Power of Five #2) by Alex Lidell

Book Blurb:

MISTAKE OF MAGIC (Power Of Five #2) by Alex Lidell

Pub. Date: June 29, 2018

Publisher: Danger Bearing Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 193

Three trials stand between Lera and exile. Unless the training kills her first.

Quint magic has never chosen a human before, and the Elders Council is convinced Lera is a mistake.

When the quint refuses to be cleaved apart, the enraged elders give them a choice: exile from Lunos or demotion to the lowest of trainees. Subject again to the humiliations and deadly trials they endured centuries ago, the males now face a new challenge—training Lera to survive.

River, Shade, Coal, and Tye will do whatever it takes to keep Lera safe. But Lera will do whatever she must to keep them together—even if it means putting herself in mortal danger.

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My Review:

4.5 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Another-World, Faeries, Mystery, Reverse Harem, Royal-Court, Supernatural, Suspense--

Book 2 picks up right where book 1 left off, with the quintet on their way to the Elders Council at the Citadel to get approval for their bonding- the first time a human has entered into such a situation. But when they get there, the council is not at accepting as the males hoped- instead they want to be rid of what they consider an abomination. There are but a few choices left to make, hard choices, where survival may not be an outcome for the whole quintet.

​**Disclaimer- this is not a standalone book but book 2 in a series that NEEDS to be read in order, otherwise you will be completely lost and sad. Don't make yourself sad, pick up Book 1 Power of Five first and join the Fey Reverse Harem adventure!​

​Ooh, that was an interesting turn of fate! I really never saw it coming, making me totally caught off guard. It is really hard not to include spoilers here since ​all the big important plot developments have the potential for spoiling things, but for some reason I never saw this twist coming. This is a pretty short book, at roughly 150 pages and the first big twist occurs at 40ish pages in. This chapter was so much more stressful for me (...and probably the characters too) than the first one and I found myself on the edge of my seat, unable to put the book down because the outcome was so up in the air! Everything was fighting against my group, the odds were not in their favor.

​I did like how there was less romantic lusting/angst, more character development and group dynamics as well as plot development to keep me completely engaged. I am not a big fan of insta-love and I felt like there was a little bit of that going on in book 1 but here we get to see more of what made each character tic as well as what they would do for the other. And oh geez, that ending where more new questions popped up with no answers makes me desperate for the next book like yesterday! Hands down, book 2 was better than book 1, so now Alex has set my expectations very high for whatever is coming next. ​Read my review of Book 1 HERE.

I am voluntarily reviewing an advance, complimentary copy of this book.


Catch up on the series with Book 1 Power of Five

Book Blurb:

Four elite fae warriors. One mortal female. A magical bond they can’t allow—or resist.

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera’s life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master’s advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out... Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera’s barn.

River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother’s loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to... a female. A mortal female.

Distractingly beautiful and dangerously frail, Lera can only be one thing—a mistake. Yet as the males bring Lera back to the fae lands to sever the bond, they discover that she holds more power over their souls than is safe for anyone... especially for Lera herself.

Power of Five is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel.

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Author Bio:

Alex Lidell is the Amazon Breakout Novel Awards finalist author of THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). She is an avid horseback rider, a (bad) hockey player, and an ice-cream addict. Born in Russia, Alex learned English in elementary school, where a thoughtful librarian placed a copy of Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA in Alex’s hands. In addition to becoming the first English book Alex read for fun, ALANNA started Alex’s life long love for YA fantasy books. Alex is represented by Leigh Feldman of Leigh Feldman Literary. She lives in Washington, DC.

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