Tethered to The World by Stacey Brutger – A Book Review

Posted July 7, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Tethered to the World

(A Phantom Touched Novel – Book 1)

by Stacey Brutger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Slow Burn PNR RH

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited 

Down and Dirty

Great start to a new Paranormal Reverse Harem – Free on KU.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)


Born with the ability to defy death, Annora has been warned to keep her gift secret, but her greedy uncle can’t resist exploiting her by any means necessary. Starvation, beatings, broken bones—she’s survived them all and emerged stronger. But it’s not enough for him. It will never be enough. When she discovers her uncle plans to sell her to the highest bidder, she risks everything to escape the prison that has become her life.

The last thing she expected was to land at a university for supernaturals…or be paired with a pack of men as broken as her. As students go missing, Annora can’t get over the suspicion that she’s being hunted. To protect her, the guys must set aside their personal troubles and begin working as a team. But as her past collides with her present, she must make the ultimate sacrifice and expose her secrets to save the guys who’ve become more than family to her…and hope she’s strong enough to live with the consequences.

Thoughts on Tethered to The World

Strange and awesome

This Third person Rh is a slow burn delight, crafting a supernatural world that, quite literally, lives in the shadows. It seems like it would be an academy book, and it kinda is – but only because they are at a school. We don’t see classes and we observe very little interaction with others outside the core group this story surrounds.

For all that, it is not missing anything, in fact – by the end of the novel (cliffhanger) you are invested in this quintet (Sextuple? Hexadic?) and want to see where this goes – academy or not.


  • Intriguing tale.
  • supernatural creatures not normally seen.
  • Bad guy is obvious, there is no mistaking it, because though that drama adds danger to the telling, it seems the really crux is the growing bonds between them.


  • A bit disjointed here and there.
  • Emotional connection is lacking.

Favorite Line

Who knew stabbing someone was easier than chopping vegetables? (84%)


Third Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic



An intriguing and entertaining start to a new, fast paced Paranormal RH. Free on KU and worth following for Book 2.

Published June 19th, 2019

287 Pages

Please note, this is a Reverse Harem Series which will feature sexual themes or scenes outside ‘considered norm’. Suitable for adult audiences only. 

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