Arc Review: Beguiling Trickery by Tempest C. Avery


Two all powerful beings want her. One is a literal nightmare, the other is a god straight out of mythology.

Kenna Erikson knows absolutely nothing about Norse mythology. Which is daunting, considering she’s a volur, a type of seer the Vikings believed garnered favor with the gods. For the most part, she ignores her gifts, and the useless ability to foresee thirty or so seconds into the future. For as long as she can remember, she’s had only herself to rely on, and she likes that just fine. However, when shadows suddenly come alive and attack her, she’s forced to seek outside help in the form of tall, blonde, and infinitely annoying, Luka. Somehow, Luka knows all about her attackers, and the mythology they spring from. He’s also eager to help out, despite the fact they’ve only just met. But what secret is he keeping? Who is he really? And why does her heart flip every time he’s around?


I received a digital copy of the book via the author in exchange for an honest review.

To be very honest, I have Uncle Rick to thank for my interest in mythology be it Greek or Egyptian or lately, Norse Mythology. So when I saw the author’s post on Goodreads requesting for reviews – I basically without thought jumped on the bandwagon and never really looked back! 😛

“Lying to liar makes for an interesting game.”

Kenna has an ability – not a gift – but an ability to see in the future, but only about seconds into the future – not exactly the hotbed of activity nor is it useful. She has only two friends – Fiske, her best friend and his girlfriend, Parker.

“Last I checked, being superior, even in every way shape and form, did not necessarily make someone a god.”

Everything changes when Luka enters the scene. He is arrogant,  sarcastic little (not really) dweeb that you can’t help but adore. He is rude, irritating, narcissistic know it all with a body that a hotness level of the sun! And he has the answers that Kenna need to understand what exactly is happening in her life.

“No one with hair this cool reads.”

“No one cool enough to read needs to give a shit about their hair.”

Kenna is an amazing protagonist.. She is not the simpering female who needs someone to hold her hand and walk her through life. She has been dealt with the harshest of hands, and yet comes out with her dignity and self respect intact. In fact, it is hard not to like her. She acknowledges that Luka is hot, yet seems to ignore that aspect when interacting with him (Girl, has amazing self – control! Just saying :P).

She has been dealt blow after blow and thrust into a world she doesn’t understand nor she wants to, at first! Yet she shows incredible intelligence when dealing with each situation she is thrust into – from betrayals, to fights, to a curse that she doesn’t have clue about!

“I introduced myself because of what you are. I stayed because of who you are. It’s that simple.”

Luka and Kenna’s interactions are downright hilarious, not to mention adorable. They are amazing together – not because of their chemistry, but because they are the anti-thesis of each other. Besides, I give you one guess as to which Norse god Luka is supposed to be 😛

The writing is perfect and I absolutely flew through the whole book in less than 3 hours (admittedly it was the middle of the night and there were no interruptions). The only problem is that the book ended on quite an ambiguous tone – which begs me to ask, Ms. Avery pleas tell me there is going to be a sequel, because if there isn’t, I don’t think you would want hordes of bookworms (lead by me!) camping on your doorstep 😛


⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5


You love mythology? Read this. You love cocky arrogant hot fictional male? Read this. You love strong sassy female leads? Read this. You love good writing and witty dialogues that have you in stitches? Reads this. Basically, in short, read this 😀


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