Trickery by Jaymin Eve

Trickery

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...

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Trickery Reviews

  • Cece Rose

    Oh my Gods. (And yes I mean Gods, not God) ;)

    Genre: High Fantasy Reverse-Harem

    Standalone/series: Series. Book #1

    Rating: 4.75 stars.

    Okay, so this books about Willa, who I've totally decided, is basically my spirit animal. (The amount she falls over and makes an ass of herself really leaves no question.)

    Willa is hilarious. I laughed out loud, pretty much most of the time I was reading the book. (My boyfriend now thinks I'm nuts.)

    The book is set in this really cool fantasy set up,

    Oh my Gods. (And yes I mean Gods, not God) ;)

    Genre: High Fantasy Reverse-Harem

    Standalone/series: Series. Book #1

    Rating: 4.75 stars.

    Okay, so this books about Willa, who I've totally decided, is basically my spirit animal. (The amount she falls over and makes an ass of herself really leaves no question.)

    Willa is hilarious. I laughed out loud, pretty much most of the time I was reading the book. (My boyfriend now thinks I'm nuts.)

    The book is set in this really cool fantasy set up, I don't really want to explain it too much and give it all away, but I really enjoyed the world building.

    I'm totally calling the five guys for my book-boyfriend-Harem. (Current capacity, too high to count.

    )

    - Willa

    - The Guys

    - The world building

    - The humour and tone of the book.

    - The way Jaymin and Jane write flawlessly together. I couldn't tell who'd written what.

    - The freaking Jefferys.

    "Dwellers would always be worthless to the world, and I would always be worthless to the worthless"

    "Don't sleep with a knife in the bed for safety?"

  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘

    Wow, I

    liked this book.

    .

    (18) and the

    ;

    ,

    ,

    ,

    and

    were awesome. The book actually reminded me of

    by

    with Aurora and the Hex boys, just a bit more...mature? I adore the lightness, the funniness and hilariousness, the jokes and the mystery the book got going on.

    ,

    Wow, I

    liked this book.

    .

    (18) and the

    ;

    ,

    ,

    ,

    and

    were awesome. The book actually reminded me of

    by

    with Aurora and the Hex boys, just a bit more...mature? I adore the lightness, the funniness and hilariousness, the jokes and the mystery the book got going on.

    , which is a shock because I always,

    choose just one that I love more than the others, but not here.

    . I did like Willa, a lot, though sometimes her clumsiness became a bit too much, but

    . I'm extremely excited to see where this series is going, so I hope we get book two soon, and fast!

    : - (YA? NA?) Paranormal Romance (Mythology?)

    : - Series, Book One

    -

    -

    -

    - Aros, I think - no Rome. No, I mean, Coen. Shit, I don't know. All of the Abcurses?

    - Yes.

    - Yes.

    - Yes.

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  • Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

    I loved absolutely everything about this book.

    The world building, the dweller/sol/gods set up, all 5 brothers, clumsy sassy Willa, the flirting, the group dynamic, the humor - just

    . And I cannot wait for the next one (especially if that 'pact' they have going on crumbles).

  • Jilly

    This book is hilarious. At first I almost DNFed because it seemed like the main girl was so stupid that I didn't think I could take it. But, I have seen how much everyone loved it and decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad I did.

    Yes, the heroine is clumsy. She's a walking disaster area who is a danger to herself and anyone around her. Actually, "

    disaster" is inaccurate because she never makes it more than a few steps without tripping, running into something, or falling down stairs.

    This book is hilarious. At first I almost DNFed because it seemed like the main girl was so stupid that I didn't think I could take it. But, I have seen how much everyone loved it and decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad I did.

    Yes, the heroine is clumsy. She's a walking disaster area who is a danger to herself and anyone around her. Actually, "

    disaster" is inaccurate because she never makes it more than a few steps without tripping, running into something, or falling down stairs.

    Willa gets chosen to serve the gods-in-training at some special god-school. These semi-gods have powers and are hoping to be chosen to live in their own version of Mount Olympus someday. Willa is such a nightmare - everyone around her has a tendency to get hurt or bald - that her town actually celebrates when she leaves.

    Upon her arrival at the school, she draws the attention of five brother not-gods who are known for 'breaking' their servants. They start a bet over who can get her a death sentence the fastest. Luckily, Willa DOES have a brain in her body because she enters this bet and because of this, her and the brothers end up friends. Cuz, who doesn't like someone who is willing to take a death sentence on a bet? Personally, I can understand this a little. My family is willing to take jokes too far. I think that there have been plenty of times when we would have been sentenced to death for offending rooms full of people if that was a thing. I'm remembering a certain 9/11 joke I told that didn't go over too well. That was an uncomfortable Christmas.

    Anyway. The brothers are awesome! They have no respect, are super hilarious, and dangerous in every way. Willa ends up becoming their little pet. And, all I could say was, "Way to go, Willa!" If I had to be someone's pet, these brothers would be my top pick as owners. I really want her to end up with all five of these guys. Is that wrong?

    I would highly recommend this book if you need to be cheered up and want some silly fun. There were fights, blood, and other serious elements, but the best part was the humor.

  • Cece ❀Rants, Raves &Reviews❀

    Meet

    :the quirky, ultra-clumsy, sassy heroine you haven't read yet.

    It was only a childish prank to graduate. Just mess up the computers. Improve her grades.

    Meet

    :the quirky, ultra-clumsy, sassy heroine you haven't read yet.

    It was only a childish prank to graduate. Just mess up the computers. Improve her grades.

    People are chosen for their grace, elegance, intelligence- everything Willa's tendency for disaster overshadows.

    Once sent the academy, you either stay&serve or get sacrificed.

    Last quote about Willa's character, honestly I just loved her.

    Now lets meet my boys (and yes they are mine- fight me Willa)

    (golden boy),

    (protective giant),

    (trickster)

    (flirty boy), and

    (quiet snarky mobster)

    All the brothers possess unique personalities that really differed them but all in all:

    The clumsy dweller amuses them so they bet

    Muahha they underestimated the power of her clumsy-curse

    How I rate any book is 90% based on the

    . In that case ~ this book is a 5:

    I'm just saying, a girl could get use to be pressed against an Abcurse chest whenever crazy shit started happening.

    At times the plot seemed like random situations that Willa fell into and the guys laughed& ran after her for pure entertainment.

    However, I began to see the guys were part of a bigger adventure that i hope we'll find out more about in book 2.

    And over time they began to care for each other....which they expressed thru sassy comments and threatening glares.

    I really really loved these guys- they were interesting characters with backstories and schemes and each were so unique and hilarious. I was honestly jealous of Willa at times...

  • Sh3lly ✨ addicted to reading ✨

    I'm in love with this book! It was hilarious. So, this chick is a "dweller," right? They are like the servant class, and then there are the "sols," the elite people who have "gifts" and if they are super-lucky, the gods will pick them to go to Topia, aka heaven.

    Each year, from every village, two lucky people are picked to go to the cool college where they get to serve the sols and eventually earn a job in a wealthy household serving some more sols. haha

    So, Willa/Will Knight and her adopted sis

    I'm in love with this book! It was hilarious. So, this chick is a "dweller," right? They are like the servant class, and then there are the "sols," the elite people who have "gifts" and if they are super-lucky, the gods will pick them to go to Topia, aka heaven.

    Each year, from every village, two lucky people are picked to go to the cool college where they get to serve the sols and eventually earn a job in a wealthy household serving some more sols. haha

    So, Willa/Will Knight and her adopted sis get picked and they go. Willa meets these five brothers and ends up becoming their side kick and shenanigans abound!

    I freaking LOVED this. Willa is a TRAINWRECK. The most awkward, bumbling, clumsy chick ever. (I felt a kindred vibe with her since I myself have been known to run into things completely sober from time to time that magically just appear out of nowhere! Seriously, it wasn't my fault that wall or chair moved in front of me! #notmyfault.)

    I mean, you seriously should only read this if you willing to throw everything out the window. It's preposterous.

    She gets FIVE demigods at her beck and call, and they are constantly throwing her over their shoulders, pawing at her, pressing her between them to shield her. It's ridiculous! LMAO

    I LOVED EVERY SECOND.

    I want my own harem of five hot godlings!

    I wouldn't exactly call this YA (Willa is 18 and there are a few f-bombs and talk of butts and nipples and kisses and rubbing and silliness). No sexy times or anything and not even any romance. It's this weird balance where they are attracted but nothing happens and the guys joke around and call her their pet and toy.

    I don't even know what this is! BUT I LIKE IT.

    I wish I was Willa. I like ALL the Abcursed brothers. All five. Mine. They each have a "gift," like strength, persuasion, pain, illusion, seduction...

    I mean, seriously, this book is ridiculously silly. But SO.MUCH.FUN.

    The guys do help Willa but she also helps herself, so she's not some dumb damsel in distress either.

    I want more!

    (The cover is weird because Willa is like dressed shabbily and either dirty or all ripped up with messy hair throughout the whole book. I think there is only once where she has a nice dress on and I guess that is what the cover is supposed to show.)

  • Katerina

    was

    . And I haven't decided whether in a positive or negative way.

    Willa Knight is a freaking

    of epic, almost-get-impaled-burned-killed-on-a-daily-basis proportions. She lives in a world divided between

    , the superior beings that strive to become Gods when they die, and

    , their servants/slaves who are equal to dirt. And...that's pretty mu

    was

    . And I haven't decided whether in a positive or negative way.

    Willa Knight is a freaking

    of epic, almost-get-impaled-burned-killed-on-a-daily-basis proportions. She lives in a world divided between

    , the superior beings that strive to become Gods when they die, and

    , their servants/slaves who are equal to dirt. And...that's pretty much all the world-building we get, at least in the first book of the series. Of course there are also the actual Gods, but the information concerning their whereabouts is scarce and mostly confusing. But I'll come back to this later. Our aforementioned protagonist finds herself in a precarious situation (well, more precarious than usual) when she is chosen to attend Blesswood Academy as a servant to eligible future Gods, and is assigned (by mistake, mind you) to take care of the Ab(b)curse* Brothers; Siret (call me Trickery), Yael (call me Persuasion), Arol (call me Seduction), Rome (call me Strength) and Coen (call me Pain), who are extraordinarily

    and suck Willa into their divine world infused with super powers, devious Gods and secret missions. Sounds like a fun ride, doesn't it?

    And it is

    . The reason I picked

    (besides the cover) was the desire to read something similar to

    by

    , and the truth is that the authors indeed delivered a

    ,

    story that makes you chuckle at Willa's precious inner monologues and penchant for nudity and disaster, and thus you inhale it in one sitting. Add to the mix

    and

    and

    , and that's the recipe for success. At least it should be, but sadly I am a tad

    .

    Like I said before,

    . My brain hurt from the confusion over the country of Minatsol, its history and its origins. It wavered between high fantasy and urban fantasy, there were trains and shorts and then godlike powers and swords but no explanation regarding this world's creation, only some vague and inadequate references to the past. And then there is the mythology. It was utterly

    and weak; we know there are Gods with varied abilities (cue some random names), and that some prominent sols become gods, but the reason of the division between sols and dwellers is a mystery to be solved.

    The second thing that bothered me was the Willa/boys relationship. I loved their dynamics and their banters, and frankly, I loved all the guys (even though I have a crush on Siret), but the

    , the

    and the

    between Willa and

    was... cringe-worthy. I'd preferred if she picked one, hell I'd even preferred a love triangle at this point, but being

    to five

    ? And all of them attracted to her? I'm about to believe that all those raging hormones will lead to a kinky sex

    ** hexagon and I'm not very comfortable with that idea.

    Even though I expected something more, I recognize the potential for improvement in the following instalments, and I do recommend this series if you're up for

    and some delicious eye-candy(ies)!

    *Because having abbs like those (cue excessive drooling) is definitely a curse.

    **Vote for Team Blake!

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  • Karen

    Trickery isn't as good as I was expecting but is still exactly what I needed after abandoning two books by Sarah J. Maas in a row. Nothing against those "flawless" characters of Mass or her tendency to manipulate the plot to favor her favorite snowflake. Maas writing is

    good, but I just needed

    -A

    young adult fantasy read

    -A relatable

    heroine, preferebly someone flawed I could see developing over time

    -A group of male characters with an

    Trickery isn't as good as I was expecting but is still exactly what I needed after abandoning two books by Sarah J. Maas in a row. Nothing against those "flawless" characters of Mass or her tendency to manipulate the plot to favor her favorite snowflake. Maas writing is

    good, but I just needed

    -A

    young adult fantasy read

    -A relatable

    heroine, preferebly someone flawed I could see developing over time

    -A group of male characters with an

    to impress me without the author manipulation.

    -I didn't need poetic prose or complex worldbuilding. I needed something

    and for once clean. I read Young adult when I need a rest of sexy-smechxy books.

    Reading trickery was eerily as ticking one by one the list pointed above. Long story short, Trickery is the exact opposite of Maas books. Whether this is bad or good is for you to decide. I recommend this book if you like shoujo manga and anime.

    Trickery isn't perfect I was expecting something like Hana Hori Dango in a fantasy setting and instead I found a TSTL heroine and a lot of description of muscles.

    We follow Willa Knight, the clumsiest heroine ever. Bella Swan is in comparison a very graceful, coordinated heroine. I've read some reviews saying that this clumsiness was overdone, but that didn't bother me. I'm clumsy myself and the only thing preventing me from tripping a dozen times a day is that I'm really familiar with my surroundings. Willa finds herself in a new enviroment, the Blesswood academy for sols and this is the largest most majestic place she has ever been to. Of course she's going to trip a lot. I didn't find it unbelievable. I would be worse.

    The sols are the elite group of Willa's society because they aspire to become gods and have special powers. Willa belongs to the working class, the dwellers and the dwellers can only improve their harsh living conditions by being selected to serve the sols in their ultra-elitist academy.

    Willa inner monologue was hilarious and she reminded me a lot of Usagi (Serena) Tsukino from Sailor moon and Miaka from Fushigi Yuugi. A.K.A as TSTL characters that make me roll my eyes all the time, but who also make me laugh.

    When Willa arrives at Blesswood her pull for chaos and disaster pulls her to the ABCURSE brothers, a group of privileged sols. They find her amusing and take her as their mascot. They eventually became protective and loyal to Willa.

    The plot is really weak in my opinion, because nothing happens, we just follow Willa in her journey to Blesswood and her attachment to the brothers. She goes from one crazy situation to another and in each situation she gets in trouble the brothers protect her and take care of her and she amuses us with her stupidity. The characterization is decent and Willa doesn't show any preference toward any of the brothers. The authors, however, seem to prefer writing scenes to favor the brother with the power of seduction, Aros. I thought that Aros got more touchy with Willa than the rest of the brothers, but Willa herself seems to be equally attached to all of them showing no preference. I'm very curious to see where the authors will take the story, but I'll keep my expectations low because after the first chapters which were very good the story starts to become repetitive and the editing starts to lack because the time-line didn't make any sense or the characters were talking and interacting in an empty room.

    The strenght of the book however is that it never takes itself seriously and for that I almost gave this book 4.5 stars. Fantasy books and specially Young adult fantasy books don't have to be so dark and complex. Remember that this is a genre primarly for teens and I think 12-18 YO readers will have a blast reading this book, although there's some cursing here. I might find it juvenile, but again, this is a Young adult novel, almost a fantasy parody and I think we need more books like this one. A light fantasy book that doesn't make you think, but makes you feel.

    I think we are in for 5-6 book in the series because the five Abcurse brothers have different powers and their nicknames refer to those powers: Trickery, Persuasion, Seduction, Strenght and Pain and maybe the author will add a book called "rocks" which is the way the brothers call Willa. I hope the authors take time to develope the brothers because by now I think they are slightly underdeveloped. I know their powers, I know what they do, but I don't know who they are. That's not a fault of the novel, I think the authors's intention was to present them as a group, a united group, and what they gave us from each of the brothes is enough to care for them and to understand their relationship with Willa. I can see why they would find her amusing, like a pet and attracted at the same time. For all her clumsiness Willa is brave in her own way and very loyal. I like her enough to continue the series. I rolled my eyes at her silliness at times, but overall I think she's a good protagonist.

    Read if you want something funny and different.

  • V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE ALERT:  A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you

    Alex Roe as Rome

    Coming from my monogamist, perverted little heart it's almost like a gazillion stars. I'm not joking, when a book is tagged as romance I get picky and I need possessive heroes and commited heroines. I rarely give 5 stars to unsafe books (ACOMAF was a glorious exception) unless there's something outside the romance and that something has to be really amazing to impress me.

    Well, ladies and gentlemen, Trickery is an amazing book. I'm impressed!

    I'll

    Alex Roe as Rome

    Coming from my monogamist, perverted little heart it's almost like a gazillion stars. I'm not joking, when a book is tagged as romance I get picky and I need possessive heroes and commited heroines. I rarely give 5 stars to unsafe books (ACOMAF was a glorious exception) unless there's something outside the romance and that something has to be really amazing to impress me.

    Well, ladies and gentlemen, Trickery is an amazing book. I'm impressed!

    I'll say this book is the perfect choice if you want a light fantasy book to take with you to the beach. You won't find complicated world-building. You won't find poetic prose and heavy social issues. You'll find a story of friendship, bravery and the eternal mystery of why opposites attract. And of course you'll find 5 hot guys completely devoted to their heroine.

    I like the world building! I know that some fantasy readers prefer overdescriptive, detailed worldbuiding and everything explained in book 1 of the series, but I don't. I don't want to know the whole history and politics of the world in the first books of the series. I prefer the kind of worldbuilding that has the potential to grow throughout the series. Think Harry Potter, and Hunger games. Book 1 didn't explain the history and politics of the world but we the impatient readers eventually discovered what was going on as the series progressed. This one has potential to become really epic.

    Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington provide us readers with enough information of their magic world:Minatsol, to understand Willa's position and why the Abcurse brothers infatuation with her are a big deal.

    Minatsol is a world where not everyone is equal. Willa, a walking disaster, cheats during her "exams" and therefore she gets a high ranking that gives her the "privilege" of travelling with her sister to a very exclusive academy. Not to study but to

    the demigods who attend the school there.

    I disagree with anyone who calls Willa stupid. She is quite smart actually. There are several types of inteligence. Willa has interpersonal and intrapersonal, skills. She's also good at language, I mean, all her witty comebacks. Poor Willa just doesn't have the kind of intelligence that allows normal people to put one foot in front of the other without tripping. That's the kinesthesic intelligence, but other than that she's quite smart and I like her. I guess some people will find her sense of humor juvenile, but I think that's what really made me enjoy this book.

    I had the most amazing pic to fancast the other abcurse brothers but for some reason it's not working. It must be that Willa's pull for chaos is rubbing on me.

    Anyway, I think this book is different. I don't think it's romantic, and I'm uncapable to root for Willa with all the brothers. I prefer possessive, strong heroes and I think Rome is the one who really seemed more affected by the fact that Willa has a thing for ALL THE BROTHERS. I hope he eventually finds someone else or that Willa chooses him, but that doesn't seem the point of the series. The whole point seems to make the reader laugh so I'll read the next of the series and hopefully I'll enjoy the sequels as much as I enjoyed this one even if there's not a single couple to root for ... or maybe there are too many of them.. I might even preorder Seduction, book 3 of this series because my friends are all hyped about it. I think it's the most anticipated November release in the YOung adult section.

    I'm not writing a parental guidance alert...yet because this book was clean, but I don't know whether the authors will try to be like Tahere Mafi and Sarah J. Maas and change genres, from clean YA to raunchy no-fade-to-black-during-sex-scenes-New-Adult later in the series.

    Do you need a laugh?A mindless YA? Juvenile jokes and hot guys?Read Trickery.

    I wasn't going to read this because TRIANGLES AND POLYGONS AREN'T MY THING. But I need a light young adult fantasy and My dear friend Karen says that this Fantasy book is the opposite of a Sarah J. Maas books and that ingrigued me. How is that even possible?

    I also pick a popular overly anticipated series once in a while to read and Seduction book 3 of this series is coming in November: I don't think I'm exaggerating that it has to be the MOST ANTICIPATED YOUNG ADULT FANTASY NOVEMBER REALEASE, judging by the level of interest amogn my friens. Before Seduction appears all over my newsfeed with me not having an idea of what's going on I decided to step out of my confort zone of safe romances and go for something that everyone says is quite funny and different. I honestly hate reading on going, unfinished series because I hate cliffhangers. But usually Young adult Kindle unlimited authors finish their series quickly so I'm here ready. I'm not expecting romance. How could it be with so many love interest?

    Wish me luck. I really want to love this one.

    Note: Unsafe means that there are other partners activities meaning kissing, watching naked and I usually hate that so. I wonder how I'd feel about this one.

  • Helen 2.0

    There was no semblance of plot or character development in this book and yet I still enjoyed the hell out of it.

    BR with the MacHalo gals!!!

    Trickery takes place in a world where sols are gifted, beautiful people living in cities surrounded by medieval-type villages of dwellers, the servants of the world. Willa is a dweller who gets sent to serve in a prestigious sol academy by mistake. She's so clumsy, Fergie can't even sing about it. She can't even walk properly, but that's not a problem once s

    There was no semblance of plot or character development in this book and yet I still enjoyed the hell out of it.

    BR with the MacHalo gals!!!

    Trickery takes place in a world where sols are gifted, beautiful people living in cities surrounded by medieval-type villages of dwellers, the servants of the world. Willa is a dweller who gets sent to serve in a prestigious sol academy by mistake. She's so clumsy, Fergie can't even sing about it. She can't even walk properly, but that's not a problem once she meets the Abcurses, five sexy sols who have no issue carrying Willa every step of the way.

    So while the prospect of FIVE love interests might seem intimidating, we're all intrigued at the prospect (you are too, don't lie). The Abcurses don't have any personality beyond drooling over Willa, but they have more than enough height & muscle mass to make up for it. So entertainment abounds.


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