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Mistake of Magic

(Power of Five #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  7,352 ratings  ·  401 reviews
Three trials stand between Lera and exile. Unless the training kills her first.

Quint magic has never chosen a human before, and the Elders Council is convinced Lera is a mistake.

When the quint refuses to be cleaved apart, the enraged elders give them a choice: exile from Lunos or demotion to the lowest of trainees. Subject again to the humiliations and deadly trials they
Kindle Edition, 216 pages
Published June 29th 2018 by Danger Bearing Press
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★Me Myshelf and I★
Have you ever read a book and thought the author must have looked inside your brain, taken all your favourite things and then put it into a story that was made just for you?
That is this book for me

It makes me feel

Warm, fuzzy and oh so satisfying

This picks up were we left off in book 1. The Quint are on their way to the Citadel to announce their intention of keeping Lera in the Quint. Everything doesn't go to plan and they end up having to complete the 3 trials as a new Quint sending the guys (w
Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ❤️
I am still liking the characters!

The story is moving forward a bit slower than I would like, but I am enjoying this enough to keep reading on to book 3. There was some great comedy as well as the continuing storyline that has been keeping my interest.

“you may wish to let Shade care for him alone. Coal isn’t one to enjoy company when he’s hurt. When it’s me—and note that I say when, not if, because I think everyone knows I’ll do something stupid sooner or later—when it’s me, please feel
Sakina Carter
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I adore this series so much. Actually I adore Lera and her guys.

Everything about this series is just so good, the writing style, the characters and the plot just flows so natural.

Waiting for the next book is like torture because I really want to know what happens next!
Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I want more of Coal!
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
This book was just as good as the first installment, not that I've come to expect anything less from this author. It's so much more than a reverse harem story, though I don't regret that aspect at all. I just love the bonds and the depth of emotion, especially on the part of the quint as it's not just from the heroine's point-of-view. All five perspectives are represented, and knowing what was going through everyone's head gave so much more insight into the bond. The situation with the trials is ...more
5 favorite stars

I do believe MISTAKE OF MAGIC has secured POWER OF FIVE a place in my all-time favorite series. There was so much to love here – not a sophomore book slump in sight. The character development has been wonderful, and I still love each of them. The worldbuilding remains stellar. There is plenty of tension. All in all, this should go on your must-read list if you enjoy RH - especially if you are searching for something a little different than the ubiquitous paranormal and urban-f
Not bad for a second book.

Mistake for Magic was pretty entertaining. The smut definitely picked up between the guys and I loved it! I still hate Klarissa because I don't trust the snake. She's out for something and I just want to figure it out. Whether she just wants power, she's a double agent or going rogue, or if she wants my guy River - which is a no go girlfriend. HE HAS LERA YA BISH!

So the Quint travel to the council and that's where they basically don't approve of them bonding in a way. M
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Hmmm so this was pretty disappointing.

✗ I feel like a read a couple of chapters from a bigger book. The book just stops and I don't feel like any major development resolved here. Since with 216 pages I definitely would not call this a chunkster, I think author should have maybe merged this and book #3.

✗ I thought that 'reverse harem' label meant upgrade of 'menage'. And I was intrigued to find out how the author will pull that off - 4 males and one females in a relationship. But so far, MC is ju
ash | novelly rooted
This sequel just felt underwhelming. I'm quite disappointed. A reverse harem of 4 fae males? Should've been in the bag. But it's just reading a little too young for me right now. I'm feeling bored with Leralynn. I like the males, but there wasn't enough of a strong plot in the beginning to keep me invested. The 2nd half of the book got significantly better -- and this is why I will continue reading the series. I am very interested to see how the rest of the trials play out. I also want to see mo ...more
Jaesi Jones
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Short and sweet! This series is proving to be pretty darn enjoyable. What girl doesn’t love a reverse harem situation? The only thing I struggle with is the affinity she has for all four guys. It seems to me like there might be one or two that she’d prefer. But who am I to judge a girl who has four gorgeous immortal fae males vying for her attention? I’d probably want to jump all their bones too!
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**
Mistake of Magic is the second book in the new adult fantasy romance Power of Five series by Alex Lidell. You all know how much I LOVED POwer of Five. It 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 of Power of Five, I had to go back and re-read Power of Five a mere 3 days after I binge read it the first time. I am so in love with
Cat | Bookocraze

Alex Lidell has managed to write a completely addicting novel again, providing us with the kind of addiction that makes you put the book down after more than three hours of non-stop reading in the early hours of the day, only because your device died from battery. And, of course, it has you starting reading right from where you left off, the second you wake up the next morning.


If I thought the first installment of the
Princess J. Antoinette
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reverse-harem
Oh boy, I tell ya... when a book is really good it goes by so fast that before you even realize it, you're all ready at the damn end of it.... ha, ha, ha, and what do you find at the end? A damn cliffhanger!!!

Anyway this little series is a good read, even though the author's writing style is much to be desired but getting past that this is still a good series... I do love the storyline and it's characters.

Overall rating:
4*~ Pretty Good Read
Helen Power
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In this follow up to Power of Five, the four warrior fae and Lera finally make their way to the Citadel. Because they have a new member in their quint, they discover that they can’t just pledge their allegiance. They have to undergo the same trials that all new quints go through to prove their strength and ability to protect the world from the evil (and still quite mysterious) Mors. This shouldn’t be a problem, BUT Lera is human, and definitely not a warrior, yet she’s going to be put in life or ...more
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Leralynn and the quint travel to the capital to renew their oaths and seal their bond. The council (and Klarissa especially) are against this decision as they feel having a mortal on the team will only weaken the quint. In order to stay together and prove their bond, the quint must compete in the trials created to train newly formed quints. It is a bit of an insult to the four fae warriors in River's quint, but it also highly dangerous for Lera since even fae sometimes die in the trials. As they ...more
I'm really enjoying this series so far. I'm definitely interested in continuing on to the next book. My only complaint is that these are short books and I don't really think that this was worth $4.99. I hate when authors break stories into continuing parts and charge a typical full length (longer) standalone book price for each installment. But hey, I paid for it and am considering paying for the next one so I can see what happens next so obviously the author can get away with it. :) ...more
Nov 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed

Good follow up to the first book of the series. My biggest complaint for this book is the serial style format. It's more like reading a story progression for a net serial than a book. It's not awful but not the reflective of the series being a book series vs a periodic installment. Nice framework to show off how the training of the quint warriors work and a bit more about the inner politics of the fae world.

The story continues to be a fun PNR. A little bit of irony that the sexy par
Sharon Mariampillai
Thank you Sharon J for recommending this book series to me. This was an incredible read. The story was really interesting and I loved how we got to see the trials and how they are like in this book. Also, I really Love Leralynn. She is a bold, fierce heroine and I thought that she grew in this book because she decided to be apart of the quint. Also, I really thought the boys were amazing. I still can’t choose who is my favourite, but I love that they all have different personalities. The ending ...more
Tiera McMillian
Jul 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the first book but now I just feel like this is going to drag on forever. A discovery was made about Lera and some new facets of our 5 guys revealed but it just wasn’t enough to keep me thoroughly engrossed. I mean we are still basically where we left off in the first book with a tiny bit more info. The FMC whiplashes between damsel in distress and heroine, her character itself seems unbalanced and her “bravery” tends toward recklessness not equipped with the training or knowled ...more
Jessica Robbins
Jun 29, 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.

I thought book one was good but this one totally blows it out of the water!! Lera and her quint are traveling to reinforce their bond instead of severing it. When they reach the place to do it we gets all kinds of drama, action, magic, steamy bits, and so very much more. Honestly there is so much awesomeness going on that I could not bring myself to put the book down once I got started as I had to know w
Jun 30, 2018 rated it liked it
It was Interesting, i do find this to short tho. I would have liked it if it was longer.
I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.

I really enjoyed Mistake of Magic. It's well written and the characters are a joy to read about. I just wanted to keep on reading. In this book Lera and the rest of her quint travel to the Elders Council where they want to take their oath as a quint, but things don't go as smoothly as they hope. They end up having to go to the trials again and that's quite the challenge. There also is a great twist, which I am curious to see how
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)

Rating: 4.5 stars
Heat level: sensual with the occasional raunchiness

YESSSS book 2 in the Power of Five series! I adored the first book, so I was psyched to read the second instalment. But also dead nervous because so many series that start well flop in the next book.

In this book, the quint faces down the council, eager to break them one way or another. They must prove to the rest of the fae that Lera deserves to be there despite being human. Basically, that she is not, in fact, a mistake of
Rhiannon Chillingworth
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent second installment in this series.

Lera and her men face their biggest challenge yet in trying to get the Citadel to accept the fact that they have a human female member of their quint.

We get to see Lera's relationships with the men develop further in this installment, both physically and emotionally, and I liked how she is at a different stage with each of the men, which feels natural and realistic. I think Coal is my favourite - who doesn't like a tortured bad boy? - but they are all
4.5 Stars!

I am REALLY enjoying this series! This is why I hate starting a series before the whole thing is out...waiting for the next book to release. I need book, now. I'm an impatient reader. :)

Book two starts off exactly where one left off. In this installment, we get to see more developments in the relationships between Leralynn and her quint. We also find out that Lera is not just a normal human. Now that the quint is at the Citadel, they are forced to face the trials again. T
MrsJoseph *grouchy*
A Dec 2018 I'm sick as shit read

I'm low-key loving this series. Author went CrAzY and wrote it as more than a sex-fest.
Review at book 1
Becky Pepper-Thompson
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So good!!

I absolutely love this quint! Lera is magnificent and her men are all very unique. I enjoy how each of them have full, good/bad qualities and personalities. The world-building is fantastic and thorough while maintaining consistency. Hats off to the writer for this excellent work! I’m very pleased with how this is a more organic RH than usual and doesn’t rely upon shocking explicit smexy times. The story is so fantastic on its own that the romantic portions are secondary and rightly so i
Lissa Hawley
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 picks up where book 1 ended and increases the action, the steam and the fuzzy. Shade is still and will likely always be my favorite, but we see growth in all the guys and Lera as individuals, as a quint and in their relationships with one another.

Well written and plotted, with a slight uptick in the steam. Always ready for the next book.
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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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