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(Arcane Mage Series – Book 1)
by T.S. Snow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Slow Burn PNR, RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
A first-rate Reverse Harem with enough action to flow, enough heat to hook and enough world building to paint the picture well. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Battle Mage or Magical Engineer?
Easy choice, right?
I’m Charisma Carter, tech genius and nerd extraordinaire.
I actually used to be Charisma Silverstorm, member of one of the six elite Arcane Families, until my family shunned me when I turned 18 because my magic wasn’t strong enough.
However, where I lack in magic I more than make up for with the tech I develop, if I do say so myself.
Apparently, I’m not the only one.
From the minute I received my diploma as a magical engineer, it seems like my world has turned upside down.
Now members of all six families are competing to get me to work for them.
They’re willing to use anything, from bribes to charm.
It’s not enough that the heirs to Arcane are walking sex gods, they also have a lot of money and exceptional magical skills.
As our paths intertwine,
I have to try to stay true to who I am, who I’ve always been, and not succumb to their charms.
But how can a girl resist when the future she always dreamed of is right at her fingertips?
This book is a reverse harem romance intended for adult audiences. It’s the first book of a series and it contains adult language and sexual themes that are not suitable for anyone under the age of eighteen.
Thoughts on Chaotic
This book lives up to its name, ‘Chaotic’. At first, I really didn’t know what was going on, but that notion didn’t last long. Within a few chapters, I was fully immersed in Charisma’s life – and the incredibly chaotic turn its taken since she graduated.
This is fast, often funny and occasionally brutal. The magic surrounding the narrative is a touch disjointed, though it’s clear enough to understand if you consider that the METs they carry (which can look like anything) are basically personalized storage devices preprogrammed with spells hinging on the users talents. At least, that is what I gathered as I read. Honestly, it’s a fantastic concept, and really opens up the magical angle to a thousand and five plot points, all aiming at a unique journey that sets this book apart.
As for the characters? I loved them – from the director to the lurking Theo, though Blast was hardly as surprising as I think the author meant him to be. Now that I THINK we know the main faces, I can’t wait to see where this goes – especially after that closing scene!
First Person, Multiple POV
I would still consider this a slow burn, though there is a fantastically hot scene with one of the guys.
MMMMMF (I think?)
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Chaotic
Exciting, unique and fully immersive, Chaotic is the perfect introduction to a promising RH series – one I recommend with no reservation. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published July 9th, 2020
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