Hello friends! Today I have my review of From the Deeps by Laura Greenwood, and Skye MacKinnon.
From the Deeps is the first book in the Seven Wardens series.
Trigger / Content Warning: Sex, Kidnapping.
Macey is really quite ordinary, if you ignore that she’s a kelpie princess living on land. Still, her life is boring until she gets kidnapped by a man who doesn’t quite know why he kidnapped her. Try and figure that one out.
Thankfully, he and his two companions are prepared to help her find out why she can’t return to Earth from their house in the Mists. Now the only problem is that Macey keeps getting distracted by the three mysterious and very sexy men…
A reverse harem romance drenched in Scottish mythology.
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
Going into reading From the Deeps, I honestly didn’t know what to expect from this novel—-other than knowing that the Seven Wardens series is a Reverse Harem set of novels.
I went into reading From the Deeps pretty open minded. Which led me to like and genuinely enjoy this first Seven Wardens novel. Much like other Skye MacKinnon books I’ve read, we learn a fair amount of this worlds history. We also learn about some Scottish mythology, which is always a plus in my books (pun unintended, haha)!
I actually had quite a bit of fun learning about the characters who are from Scottish mythology.
Getting to know the characters through Macey’s eyes was particularly entertaining–to say the least. Nevertheless, I liked that all of the characters brought something to the table. I also enjoyed getting to know the characters apart from their Scottish mythology counterparts. Truthfully, I appreciate how the authors took the time to make getting to know everyone seamlessly.
From the Deeps was a book that I wasn’t expecting. I believe I bought From the Deeps on a whim, so I’m glad I took the time to read the first book in this Seven Wardens series. There wasn’t anything in particular that I didn’t enjoy–everything was such a blast to read about.
Actually, along with how much we get to know of the characters, the world… The pace of From the Deeps is great. The pace of the book is slow enough where we get to know things, but fast enough that I didn’t get bored of anything.
I give From the Deeps, 4 stars.
Have you read anything from Skye MacKinnon, or Laura Greenwood? What was it? Did you enjoy what you read?
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