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Book Review: Born Magic by S. Lawrence

I was given a free copy of this novel in a giveaway, so I had no idea what it was about when I received it.

The first thing I noticed was how short it was. I usually read books that are at least 300 pages, so I was shocked to see this one was less than 200. Either way, I was glad to have a quick read on hand.

This story had so much potential. I can't really give too much of an opinion on it because while it was relatively free of grammar and spelling errors, this definitely felt like a polished first draft.

The genre is dystopian/fantasy/reverse harem romance. I usually really enjoy odd mashups like this, but I felt like the author may have missed the mark.

There were so many things that were glossed over, like the main character's village being burned to the ground. The entire story took place over maybe the course of a week? While reverse harem's aren't usually my jam, the premise promised one queen to rule over them all and five pirates that loved her.

I really wanted to like this, but unfortunately it felt forced and super rushed. If you're looking for a quick read, this definitely has that, but I doubt I'll read any further in the series.



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