The Oddity: The Covens Book 1 Author Cici Myers

Book Review

5 out of 5 stars!


"You underestimated me. . .you just turned this princess into a villain." - Lexi


Ten years ago, they destroyed her life and smiled. . . Fate wasn't done with Lexi that eventful night because her parents were taken from her as well. Finally emerging from being a recluse and walking on eggshells she must face a new evil threatening her and her coven. There's something going around that's about to bleed into the rest of the world if not stopped.


Lexi can do this right? Or will she need to recruit more help? The Three Devils have returned and have noticed Lexi is stepping into the light as well. Can she trust them? Will they lead her down a path to get revenge and much needed justice or one where she's alone and holding the shattered pieces?

 
"Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart." - Daniels


I absolutely loved this read! I was a little worried at first with a flashback presented so soon in the book, but it helped to set the stage. Understanding what happened so you could feel Lexi's emotions since this book is her POV only. Lexi had a life changing night that went bad in more ways than one.


The love interests of the book messed up BAD and they are trying to earn Lexi's trust again. I was so happy to see that Lexi did not just take them back with one lame apology. No, these interests are having to really work at things, and they know it. There's some slight bullying, primarily giving each other a hard time. Lexi's not one to back down from a challenge or a fight and gives them a run for their money.


Lexi also experienced some extreme loss and I really appreciated how the author addressed grief and losing someone who's extremely close to you. How the grief and pain never just leave or magically disappears. It doesn't matter how much time has passed sometimes random things trigger your brain and it feels like you are dealing with the situation all over again. We get to see that side of grief that not many people wish to talk about or seem to understand. It does get better, but it never just leaves.


I loved the dynamics of Lexi and the Three Devils. Their energy with one another and how they just understood each other. Not to mention how Lexi kept them on their toes and wouldn't let them swoop in and start bossing her around. Lexi was just a really awesome strong, female lead! I enjoyed the dynamic and energy of other characters mentioned throughout the book. One in particular I hope to see more of in the books to come!


Someone I have to mention because just. . .I would go over to her house and drink tea with her every day! Mrs. Wilson, Lexi's older neighbor who may be mature, but her heart and soul is that of a youthful teen. She's just so playful and sees right through Lexi! I really loved this one scene in particular involving artwork and having to run. . . That is all I am going to say because I was just dying!


This book contains a mystery and a puzzle to solve. There's a villain working in the shadows, and I have theories on who it could be. Just the suspense and pacing of this book was perfect! It's faster paced but the slow burn of the romance. . . I wanted to snap everyone's phones in half. . . 


A why choose romance and the males are having to redeem themselves. I loved how I got submerged into Lexi's character and kept having a little voice in the back of my head asking, "Can we trust them?". Lexi being hesitant as well. We get all the sexual tension and the buildup. There is MFM teasing action and MF action, but not the big scene you will be craving. I think that will happen later, Cici does make sure you aren't left disappointed. . .


There's language in the book, violence, slight gore and mention of blood. Heavy feelings of grief and loss, anxiety attacks on the page, and trying to trust. There was a scene of attempted SA, but it was stopped! This is a darker read and the romance is enemies to lovers, second chance, close proximity, and vampires. With vampires we have our lovely bite/blood play. Can't have a vampire romance without, it's in the contract.


I loved all the magic in this book and the take on vampires and other magical/mythical beings. Not to mention the jokes about sparkly vampires. Also really loved what Lexi is and her transformation and abilities. This was such a good read and the cliffhanger. . .I need the next book! I was also blown away by the artwork on every page header and chapter breaks. Would honestly get tattoos of the artwork!


Enjoy the read and don't forget to give the author some stars!










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