Who doesn’t love a good fantasy RH story about the fae? I certainly do especially when it’s as well written as The Power of Five.
Liddell has managed to imbue her writing with emotion that leaps out of the pages. The Power of Five feels like a proper fantasy novel while being modern and fresh and stays away from the long winded descriptions and tangents that many other fantasy novels are plagued with. I really enjoyed Liddell’s take on fae and the fae world.
Lera is a great human protagonist to pit against the four fae males that suddenly whisk her away. On more than one occasion her very humanity and mortality is made all too clear put against the strong fae males but she never gives up or gives in and she certainly gives as good as she gets, letting no fae boss her around. The four guys are diverse and I love the inclusion of their different affinity with magic. The growing relationship between Lera and the guys felt natural, and while there was some insta-lust (hot fae males, hello it’s going to happen) thankfully there was no insta-love.
At times there was an innocence to the story which had a touch of YA but overall The Power of Five was aimed for those a little older - would say slow to medium burn with mild steaminess further along. No cliffhanger as such, but it definitely felt like the beginning of the story - not sure how many books in the series Liddell has planned. And that is my only complaint, it was too short; only because it was so good though. Cannot wait for the next book in the series.
4 male Fae warriors, looking for their 5th, and the magic chooses a human female. But it's definitely not that simple! This book was very well written, the world artistically created, with a depth to the storyline that kept me reading page after page. I can't help but love and empathise with Lera, our human FMC. The males, River, Tye, Shade and Coal are equally well created, and each so different with their backgrounds revealed slowly throughout the book. I can't say too much more without giving away spoilers, but needless to say this is the start of what promises to be an amazing series and I can't wait for more.
Loved this book, found myself smiling whilst reading and also needed the tissues at times. I listened to it as an audiobook, and although I loved all the males I couldn’t get pass that Celtic accent of Tye’s, made him my favourite. Would love to read and listen to the rest of the series but they are above my price limit for buying books, will have to wait till I get given a gift voucher.
So this book was recommended from a book club. I’ve seen it many times in my own Amazon recommended and haven’t bought it until now. I don’t know why - I’m completely loving this series! It’s really good! Storyline is excellent, love all the characters. Really enjoying the energy and creativity, it’s a great story and one I’m thoroughly enjoying and I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to read it. Highly recommended
I loved how Lera stayed true to herself throughout the book and how she remained mortal. There was no poof and suddenly she was immortal with magic, she remained human and was still irreplaceable. And I loved Coal. He was most definitely my favourite. I loved his sense of humour.
I really enjoyed this book that I read it from cover to cover twice - without skipping through any pages, which is rare for me. Interesting plot and well written characters which is hard to find in an RH book. I've also pre-ordered the 2nd one. Hope its as good as this one !
I’m not a fantasy book lover normally, but I’ve been unexpectedly caught up in this series. The depth of the story is such that there is no guessing what trials will come next and what the sequels will offer. I’ve just pre-ordered the 3rd book and am looking forward to its arrival.