Trickery by Jaymin Eve

Curse of the Gods, #1
NA FANTASY
rating

Willa Knight: Dweller. Slave. Non-magical being.
In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods.
At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won't ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world-a position that she definitely did not earn.

Under the sudden, watchful eye of the gods, she will be tasked to serve the Abcurse brothers, five sols built of arrogance, perfection and power. They are almost gods themselves, and under their service she is either going to end up sentenced to death, or else they are going to ruin her so badly that she will wish for it.

“Sorry I hit you. I thought you were going to keep talking, and I panicked.”

This series is a complete surprise – hadn’t heard of it until I jumped on the group read bandwagon with the Dust Off Your MacHalo group. It’s definitely unique and not something I’d usually go for – don’t care much for the cover either – but it was pure cheesy fun my mind gobbled up.

Willa is a clumsy gal – sometimes she got irritating, but toss all that out of the window anyway because the side characters just rock. I loved all five of the guys, the dynamics, the possibilities, the jokes, the bonding, the different powers, their inside plans and schemes, seriously fun stuff. Throw in a loyal best friend and a weird, never before seen by me.

No one could claim this book had exceptionally layered characters but with how fun it was, it fit and who cares?

The plot is a joy in its way but it’s basically simple stuff wanting to provide a foundation just to display such an odd assortment of characters – and this works fine since its aim was to be fun above anything else.

I’m actually a monogamous gal in my books so with the potential of five – seriously, five – you’d think there would never be a way I’d enjoy this. But seriously you have to READ this to understand because it’s NOT what you’d think and it totally works somehow – seriously, really. Ask any of the other Machalo buddy readers and they’ll back me up  - I’m not the only ‘special one’!

It’s not a romance book but it’s a fun one that’s hard to explain and kind of defies rules and description without apology.

It’s silly but it’s addicting, fun and unique.

I would think it wouldn’t be possible for me to like all the five Abcurses the same but that’s what happened, and it’s a new one for me. They’re all just awesome.

Writing style wise, it’s almost a blend of YA, NA and Adult. Again, not easy to define and that’s completely okay when it comes to this one. It's just....so much weirdness mixed up in one. 




   Book Quotes:

“Next time, just say like … sleep well, or something normal,” I said. “Not go to sleep, I’ll be murdering someone in no time. It doesn’t sound as comforting as you think it does.”

“Where’s the creativity, gods? I didn’t see why Death couldn’t have pink. Or purple. What if he liked sparkles?”


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