Rating 3.75 starsLiked it RTC Kiarra is likable She s strong, talented, courageous and she cares about people She hasn t let people students or family criticism hold her back from experiencing life I really hope she gets to have time with her brother I also hope her mom gains happiness.Switching between different character perspectives so much definitely made reading this book slower for me In general this wasn t a fast paced book.I like all the guys for different reasons I like that Clay is different by still awesome on his own I can t wait to learn about all the characters.I m glad that Kiarra didn t get kidnapped because I can t stand that story line I liked that even though she wasn t experienced sexually, she wasn t clueless about it I also enjoyed that Kiarra was getting out of a situation where her schoolmates, teachers and family dislike her I don t care for books where the main female character is disliked by all but her best friend I m glad that she had the support of her brother and mother growing up and now she has her Harem.I feel that view spoiler her sister and possibly her father will definitely cause problems for her being queen Her sister may even get with the prince just for that goal because she s too stupid to know that he s bad hide spoiler In The Words Of Her Schoolmaster, Kiarra Is An Erratic Disaster In The Well Ordered And Balanced Society Of The Kingdom Of Megreria, She Is A Failure Every Person In Megreria Has An Occupation In A Specific House And A Designated Soul Match Not Kiarra She Has Delayed Her Exams Until The Last Allowable Minute, But Her Mind Refuses To Focus On One House When She Meets One Man From Each Of The Five Houses, Her Inability To Choose Extends To Her Heart The Rules Demand She Choose Though, One House And One Man What Happens When She Feels Drawn To All Five Houses And All Five Men Who Have Captured Her Attention, And Possibly Her Heart Will She Be Doomed To A Life Of A Commoner Will Society And The Kingdom Shun Her Or Have The Fates Already Chosen Her Destiny A Reverse Harem Fantasy Interesting new series I enjoyed it It s got a divergent type of feel to it There s are 5 houses in the kingdom and you have to test into one before you turn 19 If you don t test into a house you are a commoner or performer Kiarra has put off testing bc her scores are too erratic to count on In a matter of days her life is turned completely inside out She loses her best friend and finds herself attracted to not just one but five new men But then the King unveils a secret that really upends things I m intrigued by the story and I m ready to see what happens next. It has potential to be amazing I am for sure gonna read the next book 4 Stars Reverse Harem stories are a new genre to me, the 1st I read being Trickery by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington Since then, I have read a few and this one is one of the good one not all of them are good.This story focuses on Kiarra and her 5 soul matches, Ian, Mason, Seb, Reed and Clay They live in a world that reminds me very much of Divergent, their world is separated into 5 houses and when children come of age, they test into their house so that they can be a productive member of their society Kiarra has put off testing until the last possible moment because she has days when she excels at all houses and times when she fails horribly.The story follows a chain of events when Kiarra s big brother is called to duty as a Soul Tender beings who have visions After this happens, Kiarra s world starts to spiral.What I enjoyed about this story is it is a slow burn romance, meaning Kiarra feels a certain pull towards all of her men, and they to her, it is not instant love at first sight I also enjoyed getting chapters from the guys point of view, that is so rarely done.What dragged out for me was the world building, you pretty much understand their world by the first couple of chapters, however, it seems as if there is world building in every chapter and that gets a little boring after awhile.All in all I really enjoyed the book, the story line is original and I am going to jump into book 2 right now because I am intrigued now to see how their relationship plays out. 3.5, as I m not sure how I feel about this yet.On the one hand it has quite a few things I m predisposed to dislike Young, inexperienced heroine she s almost 19, but in ways seem younger , who is also a virgin Insta love attraction although this is explained through the soul matches part of their world, it s typically not something I m a fan of The men all seem too good to be true and their instant acceptance of the situation felt a little disingenuous Bitchy mean sister because all other girls her age have got to be bitchesright It s also a bit light on Plot and world building.However, I did enjoy it on the whole, and I think the build up in the last third of the book is an interesting set up for book 2. I have to say that the world building in this was the best part for me and I could picture just how the different houses were set up around the palace along with shops etc, which is a testament to the author getting that across clearly While that aspect worked very well having 6 different POVs made it a little hard to get a real feel for each man and I m not sure how well the sex stuff will work in the next book but it was also nice to read another reverse harem book that isn t just focused on sex though I m looking forward to it obviously. This book started out a little slow but seemed to pick up and kept a steady pace I really don t know what to think about the main characters as of yet so I don t have much of opinion at this time Off to book 2 now..Overall rating 3.5 I like it.
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- Kindle Edition
- 212 pages
- Pieces of Her Soul (Soul Tenders, #1)
- Serena Lindahl
- 05 July 2018 Serena Lindahl