Discoveries by K Swanson – A Book Review

Posted April 26, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews, YA/NA / 0 Comments

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(The Chimera Project – Book 1)

by K. Swanson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Paranormal, YA/NA Slow Burn RH

Available on Kindle and in Paperback

Down and Dirty

Has a lot of promise, but Book 1 did not fulfill them. NOT on KU.

What is it about?

(Blurb on GoodReads)

Rescued from an institute that studied and ran tests on people with special abilities, Haylie must find her footing in the outside world with a new foster family.

Dropped off by her rescuers with only a warning to keep her abilities a secret, Haylie’s left to muddle through the tricky life of being human while keeping her secrets close. She can’t help but feel, though, that someone is watching her, keeping tabs on her and her new family.

When she makes new friends, staying hidden becomes even more difficult, and all the secrets pile up. Will Haylie’s past put her future, and those of the guys she’s coming to care about, in danger? Can she trust her new friends and family, or will they all be doomed?

A slow burn, coming of age, paranormal WhyChoose romance.


This was an ok book, but not great. So much potential, yet the culmination of those ideas was a little off.

I enjoyed the new town, new family, new school, along with the prerequisite guys that adopt her. They amused me pretty quickly and kept the air between the group sparking, even when they adopted Jayden, another lost boy. All good points, yet there were too many run on scenes, or scenes that moved the plot nowhere, emotions that made little sense in context or were left unexplained. Tension seemed to build often in rooms, but we are not quite let into WHY.

I need to search her portfolio, as part of me wonders if I missed a book somewhere in this universe – if that’s the case, this review will be edited up.


First Person, Multiple (limited) POV

Ending Type


Steam Level

YA – G rated ATM


  • The characters.
  • Foster parents are awesome.


  • Confusing reactions?
  • Run on scenes.
  • Mystery is good for plot, not so much for reactions.


If this series was available on KU, I would rate it a bit higher and continue to follow it. As it is not (ATM at least), I am letting it go and shelving the mystery of the Chimera Project for now. I have no issue spending money on books (I spend WAY too much) but I really need to enjoy the series for me to CONTINUE to donate my heard earned funds after Book 1. Pass.

Published February 15th, 2019

202 Pages 

Please note, this is a Reverse Harem Series and may feature adult scenes and sexual themes more suited to an adult audience as the series progresses. 

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