Abducted by Magic by Elena Gray & Kelli McCracken – A Book Review

Posted August 12, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Abducted by Magic

(Guardians of Magic – Book 1)

by Elena Gray & Kelli McCracken
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Slow Burn, PNR, RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

A bit fast paced, but decent introduction to a new PNR RH. Available on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Fate has a way of complicating Katarina West’s life.

When a wounded witch transfers her magic to Katarina, she’s left with a power she’s unable to wield as a human. Along with that magic comes four sexy guardians. They’re willing to sacrifice everything not only for the power she holds but also for Kat, a human strictly forbidden to them.

With their destinies intertwined, fighting fate is going to be a lot harder, especially with a killer on the loose, a killer who’s searching for Kat.

Thanks to a traumatic childhood experience, Kat has avoided her grandmother’s tarot readings and premonitions for years. But now she will need to set aside her fears and embrace that lifestyle again. Otherwise, she may not survive what’s ahead.

Thoughts on Abducted by Magic

3.5 rounded up

I liked this, but it felt fast? Not short, by any means, but it rushed through plot points and meanings. As well as emotions.

Honestly, I’m enjoying that it’s a slow burn with some reluctance and resistance to the relationships, as the descriptions of the newly formed and forced bonds give off enough heat that could have easily made this a fast burn.

Instead, the authors take a chance and put those emotions and attraction on the back burner, making it an important plot point, but not THE plot point. Instead, the crux is centered on why the magic is transferred to her, who killed the original owner and HOW Katrina is able to hold the wealth of power now swimming inside her.


  • Gargoyles. There aren’t enough novels out there with gargoyles.
  • I’m not 100% down with the FMC, but she’s growing on me.


  • Even for a PNR, the happenings are a bit much.
  • Rushed scenes.
  • First real fight scene lacked tension.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range

Adult (she’s graduated College, at least)


3.5 out of 5 Stars

If you love Gargoyles (and I really love gargoyles) then this book will be right up your alley. A bit lacking in places, but decent enough to fill a spot on your queue. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published July 8th, 2019

210 Pages

Please note, this is a Reverse Harem series which features alternative romantic dynamics more suitable to an adult audience. #WhyChoose 

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Your Turn

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