Shadow by Sadie Moss – A Book Review

Posted February 18, 2021 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 0 Comments

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(The Institute of Unpredictable Magic – Book 1)

by Sadie Moss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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

Down & Dirty

The ‘Unpredictable’ Universe expands, launching in the Institute this time, featuring new characters, familiar faces and brand new adventures – not to mention Love. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Dangerous intrigue, forbidden passion, and ominous magic. And that’s just on my first day.

As the newest recruit at the Institute of Unpredictable Magic, I’m determined to prove I have what it takes to be part of this elite team of supernaturals who protect the magical community. But I didn’t count on sparks flying between me and my new partner, Logan, the sex-on-a-stick mage who’s as competitive as I am.

I also didn’t count on our first assignment together turning into an absolute disaster.

Now we’re in a race against the clock to uncover the whereabouts of a potentially dangerous magic user with powers no one’s ever seen before. The only two people who can help us are Nick, a millionaire playboy whose easy charm throws me completely off-balance, and Saint, a darkly handsome convict with a mysterious past.

I thought developing feelings for one of my co-workers was bad, but as the four of us are forced to rely on each other, I can’t deny that I’m drawn to Nick and Saint too.

And as the danger of our mission grows, I realize I’m about to be in way over my head—in more ways than one.

You know how they say trouble always comes in threes?

Well, I think I know exactly who my three are.


Shadow is the first book in the Institute of Unpredictable Magic series, a medium-burn reverse harem story featuring a nerdy, feisty woman and the three sexy men who fall in love with her.

My Thoughts on Shadow

A spin-off from the other series set in this world, this one picks up a few years after the explosive events at Griffon Academy. Unpredictable magic is accepted now, at least on the surface. Though THIS book didn’t delve into those that still fear it, I am sure there are those that still do – it was too ingrained into the very fabric of WHAT magic is in this Universe.

Now, we are venturing into the institute, and the work they do there. A new recruit, and her not quite ragtag team, have to team up to bring a powerful unpredictable in – and it, of course, goes very wrong.

It’s a bit dry in the beginning but quickly picks up steam when the dynamic duo are teamed up. I am intrigued to see where this goes in book 2.


First Person, Single POV

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My Final Verdict on Shadow

A great addition to an established Universe, one that expands the narrative we are already familiar with, in an exciting new way. Fast (after the first few chapters), hot and interesting, it promises to be a fun new adventure. Free on Kindle Unlimited.


Published January 1st, 2021
308 Pages 

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