Manuela’s review of “Scorched” by Cassie Swindon

By: Manuela Soares

A simple, but big, wish is all it takes to throw Kyra Kozelsik’s life and world into even more chaos. Who knew that in a bout of frustration, that wishing all Ordull (human) men would disappear would come true? Teaming up with a Mystier named Jadox Griffin, the only male to not disappear and who has his own motives, Kyra goes on a mission to gain control of her new powers and save her nephew. This magical, enemies-to-lovers story is a quick-paced and easy read

While there were a few areas that I didn’t care for or had me going wtf? But overall I did enjoy this. I especially enjoyed reading the detailed and imperfect characters and seeing how they start healing from their traumas.

The magic system caught my attention right away, it reminds me a little of the Grisha system mixed with some Last Airbender. Tribes that possess different kinds of magic, told by magical tattoos that 99.9% of the time appear in the teenage years (Kyra is that tiny outlier). Magic is always a favorite of mine.

There is a bit of a love triangle but I didn’t care for it, specifically the other dude in it. This is the first book in the series, so I’m looking forward to seeing how Swindon expands the series and how the characters develop.

Thank you to Cassie Swindon and R&R Book Tours for a digital copy to read and review.

This review is also posted on the FATL Bookstagram, Fathoms Amidst the Lines, and Goodreads.

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