Sunday, November 5, 2017

BOOK REVIEW - TRICKERY by JAYMIN EVE & JANE WASHINGTON - CURSE OF THE GODS # 1 - YA FANTASY

By: Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington
Published By: Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington
Released: Available Now
Details: Kindle purchase, 298 Pages

RATING: 5 LIGHT ON FANTASY, AWESOME ON WIT AND HOT SOLS STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Willa Knight: Dweller. Slave. Non-magical being.

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods.

At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won’t ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world—a position that she definitely did not earn.

Under the sudden, watchful eye of the gods, she will be tasked to serve the Abcurse brothers, five sols built of arrogance, perfection and power. They are almost gods themselves, and under their service she is either going to end up sentenced to death, or else they are going to ruin her so badly that she will wish for it.

Either way, she is in trouble. 


BOOK REVIEW:

I really enjoyed this first installment in the Curse of the Gods series. Willa is quite the clumsy character and the five sols (brothers) are great characters.

The thing with Willa, don’t confuse being overly clumsy with being dumb, because she is far from dumb. Enormously clumsy—yes. Dumb—no.

Trickery is very entertaining and light fantasy. This I enjoyed.

The more you read, the more you learn about Willa and the more you will learn about the five brothers who are all stars in their own right even when there are twins and triplets making up this group of sols.



The last one. He looked just like Coen, the pain-gifted sol who had tried to kill me. They both appeared slightly older than the other three: Yael, the persuasion-gifted one; Siret, the trickery-gifted one; and Aros, the one who apparently had some kind of seduction gift.



A great chemistry grows between Willa and her sols, which has you giggling as you read.



“What are you doing in the male dorm?”

“Exploring my sexuality.” I leaned against the cart, propping my elbow, wiping my expression into something neutral. “How am I doing?”

“I can see your nipples. Your shirt’s wet.”




Emmy is the best friend/sidekick, even though Willa herself seems a bit of a sidekick to the sols, sometimes.



“I’m sick of them. I never want to see them again. Except Aros; he smells nice. And Rome, because he’s so strong. I’m pretty sure not even Rau can get past him. I don’t need the others. Except Siret. I’m pretty sure he hates me, but he’s really good at catching me like just before I face-plant into something. But the others, I don’t need them. Not at all.” I paused, my brow furrowing, my mouth pursing, and then I quickly blurted, “Except Coen and Yael. Coen is really good at making decisions, and if I leave out Yael he’ll probably hunt me the hell down and haunt me—”

That’s all of them,” Emmy interrupted smoothly. She didn’t sound panicked anymore. Now she sounded like she was trying not to laugh.




A lot of wit is spread throughout this book, making it a very enjoyable read.



“How the hell have you stayed alive this long?” he asked. 

I shrugged, trying to catch my breath. “No idea, it’s been a rough road.”



I am looking forward to Persuasion # 2, which is released. The cover art is so beautiful.




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