Book Review – Mazikeen: Hands Of Fate by M. Pettengill – 4.5 stars

Warning: May contain minor spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I’ll preface this review by saying that everything happens for a reason in this book. I’m emphasising this because there were some things early on that felt totally random. No spoilers, but trust the process. It was worth it, and the finale was especially fun and surprising. 

Full disclosure: I received this as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I technically gave it 4.5 stars but some review sites don’t allow for half stars so I rounded up because I felt it deserved it. 

What I liked…

It’s honestly hard to explain everything I liked without spoilers, but the magical beings are my favourite kind. They’re mostly Fae and shifters with some magical spells. It reminds me a lot of Crescent City and Zodiac Academy in that sense. Unlike those books, the beings in Mazikeen live in secret among humans or in isolated areas hidden by magic. 

Scaly beings… OMG yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. 

Mazikeen is a badass, and I love her character. She’s a mix of Bryce from CC and Celaena from ToG but with sprinkles of Tory from ZA. Definitely an awesome combo.

Spicy and smutty and poly in some scenes. Perfect. 

Magical tugs and pulls and all-round emotional confusion. My kind of romance.

Betrayal and conspiracies… I’m sold.

What I didn’t like…

The main reason it lost half a star was because I didn’t get a real insight into her job/role for the council until halfway through. She told the reader about it, but I felt like I needed a scene pretty early on since there was more to this than just her being known as the reaper. It held a pretty deep insight into her.

Final thoughts…

OMG. Recommend to anyone who loves fun with Fae and who’s in it for the long haul. 

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