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Power of Five

(Power of Five #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  5,458 ratings  ·  511 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published May 4th 2018 by Danger Bearing Press
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Daniela this is a reverse harem. They will all end up with her, i think? but its advertised as such.

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Helen 2.0
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Curse of the Gods
Recommended to Helen 2.0 by: Gaby★Me Myshelf and I★
Shelves: rh-fantasy, faves
It was great! Silly, mindless fun. Just what the doctor ordered.

Lera is an average stable girl, living near the border of the Mystwood, a magical forest that separates the human world from the land of the immortal fae. Power of Five kicks off with four fae warriors - River, Coal, Shade, and Tye - who sweep Lera off her feet and on towards fairyland because ancient fae magic has chosen her as a fifth member in their "quint". Smut and chaos etc ensue.

Here's a few tropes you can expect from this
Sh3lly (
Buddy read with Reverse Harem Revolution.

What a nice surprise this little book was! Once again, I was tempted by my crew at RHR to try something out, and it was great! Let's be real, this is PURE escapism fantasy, Leave your brain at the door and just go with the flow.

Twenty year old virgin with big, strong, hot fae males, all hundreds of years old. She is tiny and special, but not too special since she is mortal, and doesn't have any powers. She was just "chosen" by magic to complete a quint. A
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

This book was written like a YA fantasy romance, only with very NA romance scenes. Based on that, I wouldn't recommend this for adults (heroine is too immature, characterizations are weak) or for young adults (one romance scene is too explicit for that audience). This was also my first 'reverse harem' book, and yeah, no thanks to that. The whole concept feels too Mary Sue - for this book specifically all the guys want her because she's SPECIAL even though so far she has not done a singl
So, I totally forgot to write this review (plus a ton others) for September but since I just finished the third book of this series - well, I thought it was the perfect time to write the reviews for this series.

Power of Five was a pretty good book. I was a big hesitant to jump into this reverse harem book for having trust issues with past books. I didn't want my heart or my eyes to be utterly disappointed. Well, thank my lucky stars because I loved everything about it. The characters were easy t
Tasha and Megan Mahoney
Story: 4
Narration: 3
Overall: 3.5
Naturally for a reverse harem this book was steamy, but it had more going for it than that. The characters are well developed and the narration for each is clear and definable.

I really did enjoy the story but while I felt the characters were well rounded and well developed I did feel that the story required something (I cannot put my finger in what was missing for me, I think it just needed tweaking)

I do think that this is still worth a listen, it just didn’t quie
Marguerite IS ALIVE
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rating : 4 stars

1. The characters were all developped and were all likeable. The guys were great and for once I don't think I had a favorite and Lera was a good heroine, a bit weak but with quite a mental strength. She was definitely a perfect fit to her guys, vulnerable yet not afraid.

2. While I found the wold building a bit lacking, I was pulled in the story from the first chapter. It was nicely written and with the right amount of romance and action.

3. Yes, there is instalove/instalust or wha
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Note I beta read this for Alex.

It's Alex so of course it's amazing! I love everything she has written and I am STOKED that she's venturing into my new fave, Reverse Harem! Her world building is fantastic and the characters are amazing and omg all the swoons!!! But it's not over the top it's the right amount of story with swoons added in. This is a perfect book if you want to start a reverse harem series but aren't sure where to start!
Gaby★Me Myshelf and I★
actual rating 4.5 stars

I'm not even sure why I'm taking the half star off because I loved this book so much I considered buying a ring and asking it to move in with me

Jody McGrath
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem

Ahhhhh! I really liked this book. I have always enjoyed good Reverse Harem books. It ends with a... well let's just say it doesn't. I think maybe the series is just one long book. That is why it is only 4 stars!

4 stars!
Re-read: 4 stars

Yep, I think I enjoyed this re-read of POWER OF FIVE even more than the first time! I love the high fantasy feel to this reverse harem. It is not often done, so it feels fresh and unique. And I love the characters.

Leralynn is a great main character who somehow believably grows from a sheltered, naive, unlearned indentured servant into a woman of strength, without losing her sweetness or innocence. Or at least showing the potential to become one kickass heroine as the series prog
Sakina Carter
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it

Thanks to my RH group for this one, as an avid reader of this genre and everyone trying to be an RH author, it is hard to find good ones.

This was a great one. I loved the relationship between Lera and her guys. It had just the right amount of everything.

What i enjoyed the most was that they were open and honest with each other right from the beginning.
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
This was ... interesting.

I think the storytelling was great but I could not connect with any of the characters. Lera was too meek, I understood the reason being she was a slave she had no say in her life but still...meek. Rivers was just the strong head, Coal the token silent guy, Tye, the comic relief and Shade, the adorable wolf, this almost reads like a disney cartoon.

I wish we were told their missions more, it just seems like five people get bonded just for the fun of it because nothing exc
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
3-3,5* stars ish
I am sad to say that i got a lil disappointed. It might me the fact that i saw how many great reviews it got on amazon and also the hype. I think i had to high expectations, i kind of felt that the world building was lacking a bit and the characters fell a bit flat.
I didn't like the MC that much, she was so meek and whiny... and she could'nt fight at all( not that i expect all MC females can do)
my fave is Shade, i love his animal form

But i will continue reading it even if i di
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
I'm glad I waited a few days to review this, otherwise I'd probably have said something I'd regret, and you're never supposed to put anything on the internet that you'd be embarrassed for your parents or children to see. ;) But damn was this story hawt. And character-driven. It's the first book in a reverse harem series and not a whole lot happens but it was super engaging and steamy AF. It's not all about the sexy times but rather the bond being forged between four fae warriors and the mortal w ...more
Dr. Shaz
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fae, rh
A very enjoyable first book. The characters are all well developed and while I was worried initially that Lera was going to be a total Mary Sue, I found her quite endearing. She had a strong backbone and showed a lot of strength of character which the author was able to balance quite well with her inexperience and vulnerability. Her harem consisted of 4 fae warriors, each with distinct personalities and plenty of complexity to each that makes you want to delve more into their backgrounds as well ...more
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mais um livro de Harém Reverso e estou começando a achar que esse gênero já esta esgotando as possibilidades para mim. Se as histórias começam a ficar um pouco semelhantes, eu começo a me dar conta que talvez eu deva procurar outro gênero.
No entanto, eu gostei desse livro apesar de ter me lembrado muito Trickery, mesmo que esse livro não exagere tanto no humor quanto a série Curse of the Gods.
A história fluiu rapidamente, o livro é fácil e gostoso de ler, os personagens masculinos são ótimos.
Jessica Robbins
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-kindle
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Book one in the brand new Power of Five series and what incredible start it is too. We meet Lera who works as an indentured slave for a really mean man who believes that one day four Fae warriors with come for him to live in their world. Unfortunately for him Lera is really the one who fated to fill this slot. When the warriors come for they believe it is a mistake for the magic would never choose a hum
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**Power of Five is the first book in the new adult fantasy romance series by the same name by an author that is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Alex Lidell has written some amazing young adult action/adventure series, but Power of Five is by far my favorite of hers! Guys, this book sent me into a spiraling book hangover. So much so, after reading 3 other books that I thought would help me move past my obsession o ...more
There are two reasons why I picked up Power of Five:
1. I absolutely loved Cadet of Tildor, Alex Lidell's debut novel.
2. 'Reverse harem' is a new popular trend and when I saw this book was labeled with it I just could not resist. I have read menage erotica before, but one girl and 4 guys. o.O

After finishing the book I felt cheated a bit. After all the frustration of a love triangle romance (times two or three, since she can't decide between four men), there is no sex, but the book ends with a sta
Rhiannon Chillingworth
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a very enjoyable read with a likeable heroine and four male characters who all stood out distinctly and had their own quirks and personality.

Lera is a relatable heroine, who behaves rationally and with dignity throughout. She's is severely outmatched in experience and skill, compared to the fae, but she doesn't bitch or complain, she just makes the best of the situation and therefore gains our respect.

River, Tye, Shade and Coal are all distinct from one another and have their own storie
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don't read many of these types of novels as they're very hit or miss, but I decided to give Power of Five a try and I'm so glad I did! Throughout the story, I thought all the men were lovable in their own ways and I actually really liked the heroine. Lera held her own with each of the guys and didn't just stand by while they were being attacked. I hope to see her grow even more in the coming books, both in personality and in strength.

The only criticism I have would be that the little event at
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
Rating: 4.5 stars
Read for a blog tour but I stand 100% behind my love for this book.

So you may have noticed my recent addiction to reverse harem romances. It really takes romance into the world of fantasy for me, entertaining this idea that I could have multiple gorgeous and interesting men all to myself. Add to that the fact that the men in Power of Five are fae and you've hooked me. There is a reason I call myself the Faerie Queen. I LOVE FAERIES.

And I loved this book.

As with all reverse harem
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Light and enjoyable, reverse harem - not so much

I liked this book a lot more than I expected due to the fantasy storyline. I don’t really understand what constitutes a Reverse Harem book these days. Maybe this series will eventually turn into one. However, in this book the main character, Lera is a Mortal girl who finds out that she is one of a group of five magical warriors, the other 4 are Fae and Male. She has a bond with them and is attracted to them, but what girl wouldn’t be if she was a p
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, fantasy, romance
I've got less than five minutes left on this so I'm going to call it done for my purposes here.

This was cute but not to be taken seriously. Tropes that might give a girl heartburn include insta-fated-mate-special-snowflake-virgin-love. Also, I would be happy if I never saw the words "every" and "fiber" ever used in the same sentence again. There wasn't too much of it here, but I did find myself thinking it once or twice while listening.

That said, it was still fun even if you have to work a bit t
Leralynn has been an indentured servant working in the stables since she was young. She is rescued from her abusive master by four fae warriors who have followed powerful magic to her. Evidently, the magic has chosen Lera to be the 5th in their "quint". These guys think the magic has made a mistake since she is merely a mortal human and they are a warrior team created to battle evil things from the Mor. However, in order to sever the bond that the magic has created, they must travel to the fae c ...more
Paperback Princess
This was originally posted at Paperback Princess

Power of Five is my first foray into a reverse harem book, truth be told, I did not even know what RM was before I read this book, but I'm not going to lie...I liked it.

In Power of Five, my main enjoyment was on the well written characters. Alex really was distinctive with each of the male faes, they all had their own personalities and characters, and I was not at all confused who was who. I really enjoyed that they were all so very different from
Danielle (Danniegurl)
I don’t like where this book ended but I do like that even though it’s an RH there was a lot of substance here. It wasn’t totally cheesy or gross and I love that so far they’ve barely had sex since she’s a virgin. So right now it’s about traveling through the worlds and learning about each character. I enjoy all the characters but I was not a huge fan of River or Coal’s for a while. Eventually though I did end up liking all the males lol.

It’s an interesting story with a different fae element whe
Sharon Mariampillai
Thank you Sharon J for recommending this series to me. This was an incredible read. The story was very interesting, and I thought the characters were amazing. Leralynn is the heroine of the story and I thought she was sassy for being mortal. Coal is the serious one, River is the leader, Tye is the flirty one, and Shade is the protective one. Each boy had their own personalities, and I loved them all equally because of their differences. The story picked up more and more as the story continued. I ...more
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rerverse-harem
Well written with an interesting storyline. Highly anticipate the next one!
4.5 Stars

This book was the perfect mix of fun, funny, sexy and a good adventure! The guys are great. Lera is funny and down to earth. It’s a great fantasy RH, even though it was a bit short. Excellent summer reading! I would recommend this for fans of the Curse of the Gods series for sure.
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Alex Lidell is the 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, ALANN ...more

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