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.
Either way, she is in trouble.
“I’m sick of them. I never want to see them again. Except Aros; he smells nice. And Rome; because he’s so strong I’m pretty sure not even Rau can get past him. I don’t need the others. Except Siret. I’m pretty sure he hates me, but he’s really good at catching me like just before I face-plant into something. But the others, I don’t need them. Not at all.” I paused, my brow furrowing, my mouth pursing, and then I quickly blurted, “Except Coen and Yael. Coen is really good at making decisions, and if I leave out Yael he’ll probably hunt me down and haunt me-”
“That’s all of them,” Emmy interrupted smoothly.”
I really liked this book. It has been on my TBR since forever and I had been waiting for the final book to come out before I started the series. It was a long and hard wait because the girls over at Reverse Harem Revolution adore this series and say it is the best RH out there. After reading this book, I think they are going to be right. This was a phenomenal first book for this series and really set the stage for the future installments. The world building was top notch, the plot was thorough, and the pacing was spot on. And as far as the characters go, I loved them all. If this was only the start to the series, I can’t imagine how great the rest of it will be.
Willa was a very unique and different female lead. Her clumsiness and her overall attitude immediately drew me in. Her inner monologue constantly had me laughing and every decision she made only endeared her more to me. She was a very relatable lead. She never annoyed me and I was always on the edge of my seat to see what she would get herself into next. I highly enjoyed her antics and I can’t wait to read more from her perspective.
As far as the guys go, they were all great. Their personalities compelled me to keep reading and to find out how their relationship with Willa would progress. I love all of them already and I simply can’t wait to dive more into their individual characters.
Obviously, I will be continuing the series with Persuasion. I am really excited to dive more into this world and to spend some more time with these amazing characters.