My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Series: The Conduit #1
Genre:YA, Reverse Harem, Fantasy
Rating: 4.5 stars
“Ever made a wish and had it come true? Well lucky you because I have never had any of my wishes come true.”
Arsyn Henley has had a rough life growing up. All the universe has ever done, is take every loved one she has ever had and give deep rooted scars- both on the inside and out- in return. When a relative she never knew about dies and leaves her a cabin in the mountains, she’s eager to start over with a new life. She could never have guessed her new life would be riddled with secrets about her family, new people to love and most of all magic beyond her wildest dreams.
Enter the four dashing Kismet brothers who take this broken girl on a metaphorical magic carpet ride through the world of Jinn- beings who grant the wishes of the human race- and slowly put back together her sol with pieces of their own.
But where there’s light, dark is soon to follow. Can she find the strength to accept her new reality and the people who come with it bringing all the beauty of love and light to her? Or will she falter and beckon the darkness to take her away as it’s own?
This was a very exciting read for me. I got to learn of a new spirit. According to Arabian/Muslim mythology there is a lower spirit under the angels named Jinn. They can appear in human and animal form and are said to possess humans.
In this story the Jinn can grant wishes. So if I am correct this is the spirit we come to get our modern genie from. There are four affinities. Each Jinn is associated with an affinity. Love. Healing, Wisdom. Protection. Each affinity has an elemental tied into it. Love=Air. Healing=Earth. Wisdom=Water. Protection=Fire.
In the Jinn communities it’s common that more than one Jinn can share a Conduit. A Conduit helps the Jinn come into their powers and helps channel the Jinn. How to tell if someone is a Conduit is if they have streaks of silver hair since birth.
Our heroine is a rare Conduit for her hair is completely silver. When she gets word that her great uncle died that she has never heard of, she travels to Pigeon Forge where most of the community are Jinn and Conduits. There just happens to be one big problem. Arsyn has no idea that Jinn even exist. Once she gets to the cabin in the mountains she meets the Kismet brothers- Killian (Kill), Elijah (Eli), Zachary (Zach), and Talon (Tal). They help her understand what the Jinn community is and that she is a conduit. But there is a dark force after her.
I loved the story. There is little romance in this book but I am guessing the next book will have more. It ended on a cliff hanger. I loved all the boys especially Talon. He had me cracking up. I may even snorted at one point. I don’t see the third and final book out so I have a feeling after I read this book I will be waiting for a bit.
Yay! I have to wait for the final installment. This is the best.- Said no one ever.