Sunday, July 8, 2018

Audio Book Review: Power of Five

Power of Five

By:  Alex Lidell

Publish Date:  May 4, 2018, Audiobook Release May 29, 2018

Format:  Audiobook - 5 hrs 27 mins
Narrated By:  Victoria Mei

Genre:  Paranormal Fantasy, New Young

Series:  1st in Power of Five series

Impression:  Delicious connection that draws sexual tension and questioning magic's choice.

Four elite fae warriors. One mortal female. A magical bond they can’t allow—or resist.

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera’s life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master’s advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out... Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera’s barn.

River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother’s loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to... a female. A mortal female.

Distractingly beautiful and dangerously frail, Lera can only be one thing—a mistake. Yet as the males bring Lera back to the fae lands to sever the bond, they discover that she holds more power over their souls than is safe for anyone... especially for Lera herself.

Power of Five is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel.

First Sentence:
"No," River told the magic pulsing through the wet earth beneath his palm.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
*I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Alex Lidell. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

I've not listened to Victoria as a narrator before, but I hope she continues with the series. Wow. She did great with voicing the emotions of all present. This is extremely important for a read as sensual as this. The tension and emotions have to be there to make it believable when voiced. And she did. Oh her accents. She gave the men their own voices with accents, as they are fae.

I will say, the story starts off quick. It's a shorter story, so each word is important. We get to see our four male warriors and get brief information about the world. It's worded to give us info with their actions but doesn't bog down, we move swiftly to make us curious and drawn in.

There is an instant attraction between the men and Leralynn. It seems to be the magical bond is what intensifies these feelings. And I had no problem with the attraction that's present. It felt to fit the characters and the feel of the story. And it never let up. There is always something there. And it felt to be deliciously written! Beware, this book is hot with sexual tension and more details.

With the magical bond, all are attracted to Lera, and Lera to them. Although, by the details of the males, they would be hard to NOT be attracted to. There is many sensual moments with Lera so near the fae men. Be prepared for the attraction to grow stronger from page one. This is a reverse harem fantasy story, one woman and four men.

I like romances that are written with a story and plot entwined with the growing sexual tension. And this story has it. There is more to why this Quint is together, we haven't learned the reason yet though. Magic has called them all together to fight the nightmares of Mor that escapes into the fae realm, before they hurt anyone or get to the human realm. Though, when first learn of a female mortal being their fifth, the male fae think this is wrong. They will learn there is more to what they think is a frail human female as they face challenges on their way to the Citadel where the Elders are. We get to see how and what they fight, a glimpse here which prepares us for what could be seen in the future.

Also, Lera is strong. She resists the attraction to the men at the beginning. I actually enjoyed her and Shade, in wolf form, as he tries to claim the bed as his and she won't give it up the first night they stop at an Inn.

All are damaged in their own ways. Each of the four males have something they are working through. Well, Tye doesn't seem to have anything, but there is something there that we learn about toward the end. Lera along with the men are damaged inside, whether from death of their fifth a decade ago or to their family history, or what they lived through before coming to the Quint. All have a side they are working to forget or get past.

We get most of the book from Leralynn's view point but there are chapters sparsely throughout the book from one of the male fae's view. Oh to see how they feel and what they are seeing. This is a great way to show the attraction from their side as well, to show what is meant in their actions and why they are doing what they do.

Did you ever want a fae man of your own? Well, you'll want ALL four of these. I know I do.

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About the Author:
Alex Lidell is the author of Amazon best sellers AIR AND ASH and WAR AND WIND (Danger Bearing Press, 2017) and an Amazon Breakout Novel Awards finalist author of THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). She is an avid horseback rider, a (bad) hockey player, and an ice-cream addict. Born in Russia, Alex learned English in elementary school, where a thoughtful librarian placed a copy of Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA in Alex’s hands. In addition to becoming the first English book Alex read for fun, ALANNA started Alex’s life long love for YA fantasy books.


  1. I am LOVING that cover. The books sounds okay. A quick audio so I would like listening to it.

    1. Carole Rae, I really enjoyed the interaction of the characters in this one. Great audio book. :)


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