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Guardians of the Phoenix Box Set: Books 1-5: Guardians of the Fae Realms Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B08SW4JSTV
- Publisher : JL Madore; 1st edition (January 18, 2021)
- Publication date : January 18, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 5728 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 1128 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #20,825 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Rise of the Phoenix is the first book in the Guardians of the Phoenix series and is the first book in a quintet. It's a multi pov paranormal reverse harem that is centered on shifters. Calli is a brave, stubborn, kind, and tough person, a survivor, who wants nothing more in the world than to end the person who is responsible for an unimaginable pain. Things don't go as plan and along the way she meets four shifters who might just change her world for the better.
Madore has created a very interesting narrative, the world-building could use some work but overall the story was pretty good and it was hilarious. One of my favorite things is when stories are surprisingly funny and with the sassy and snark from Calli and the comedy from Brant I was very amused. It was so easy to get lost in the story, I finished it one day.
This was a medium burn romance not too much happened, this wasn't an insta-love story and Calli needed some convincing and this is one of those stories that one of the guys isn't all in. I know that it happens a lot in reverse harem but they way this was done, I'm not totally sold on the guy's commitment to the group and while it's interesting it's also torture because I'm like given in already, you know you want to. Besides the guy that's resisting, I love all the guys, they each bring something to the table and they are very protective and supportive of Calli even when she makes a big mistake.
I love the supernatural and read a lot of paranormal romance but I believe this is my first phoenix shifter story. I, of course, know of the phoenix mythology. The legendary bird who is reborn from the ashes, lots of fire, and hard to kill, but that's all I know and I am excited it see it in a shifter story and to learn more about the mythology.
Rise of the Phoenix was a fun read that had a strong female lead, supportive guys that are starting to build a real connection. This is just the first book in the series so the author is still setting things up and it was a good first book in the series. I am really excited to see where the story goes and I look forward to the next book in the series.
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Also I realise its my preference but when the female is the central character, I like the others to have relationships but I don’t want their relationships to be as strong or stronger than hers. A few times especially in Hawk’s book, I felt that the other relationships were more dominate and they loved each other more and she was a bit sidelined. She got left out quite a few times, which didn’t seem right for the MC. I liked her being the primary love and them secondary but that’s a personal preference. It did distract me and put me off sometimes as I felt she was supposed to be the pivotal Phoenix and they were the guardians that should be revolving around her.
A good read though and I look forward to the next series.
I liked the evolution of the characters up to book four. Although I had book five at hand I wasn't in a rush to read more. All the "I love you s" and "let's have sex" scenes just became boring.
It's strange that what takes 3 months looks like so much more because of all the action, so all things considered they are doing really great. So the psychological aspects are kind of covered but feel incomplete.
I understand the reasoning behind the end with the five in one, but it's way too easy on the one hand, and doesn't make any sense on the other hand. Also don't like they decided to go with dissimulation and that they made choices for Callie.