📖Chaos (Library of the Profane Book 1) By JB Trepagnier

The Library of the Profane has everything your black heart desires. But we don’t just allow anyone to get a library card.

Need to summon a demon? Raise the dead? A clan of vampires bothering you? Do you like the really nasty werewolf erotica? The Library of the Profane has all of that, but not everyone can handle the contents (Some people can’t handle their werewolf erotica). I’ve been a librarian here for five years and when I say I killed to get this job, I’m not being facetious.

You can’t check out our books. Some of the books are sentient and don’t like it. We have rooms to perform the spells in or hell, we do have a copy machine (copies are extra). When a witch came in and said they needed to do a little necromancy, I didn’t question it. They wouldn’t have been given a library card if they were going to raise someone really bad. I helped with the necromancy because it’s just my job as a librarian.

Except it wasn’t a normal resurrection. It was the physical embodiment of Chaos and when he woke up, he saw me first and now he’s attached. Chaos personified is a horrible library guest and he won’t leave with the witch who raised him. He’s constantly getting into things he’s not supposed to and he’s really into the werewolf erotica.

It’s not like I can let him out because the Library of the Profane is meant to contain Chaos. The rest of the world isn’t. He’s awful about keeping his identity secret too. A warlock, a Hellhound, and a vampire know he’s here and they are bugging me to let Chaos have a little fun.

Well after the abysmally bad read of the book before, I was feeling like I would take a break from my Kindle books for a while, but I was so tired yesterday and just wanted a book comfort, so I started reading this book which has been in my library a couple of months.

It was a breath of fresh air really because I was able to get into it pretty quicky and I found the concept of the plot interesting. While it’s at a starting point here, I can see this series being a reverse harem. It’s a supernatural book with witches, warlocks, demons, shifters, gods etc.

Ripley is the main female character, but we also have the P.O.V.s of Chaos, Balthazar, Gabriel, Bram, and Felix.

I really appreciated this book for doing the groundwork and building up trust and friendship between the five, instead of going straight to the smut and sex.

The Kindle version of the book is only 232 pages, so easily readable in a short time. I will say the ending felt a little unfinished. It just seemed an odd place to end the book but that’s not a major negative point for me.

I enjoyed getting to know Ripley’s character. She gives the word ‘librarian’ a new name. As there were so many character featured P.O.V.s I didn’t necessarily get to learn about them is as much detail as I wanted. There are three books in the series so I am sure I will learn more about the characters as I read.

I think it is very rare to write a unique supernatural book. It’s a genre that has grown in popularity over the last decade and many of the books now fall into the same stereotypes. This felt different. It wasn’t the “all encompassing” read of a Sarah J. Maas book, but it was unique enough to stand on its own. It gave off a certain vibe that I enjoyed. It was interesting to read, and the characters formed a united bond that seemed realistic and approachable.

I wouldn’t say I was invested but I am definitely interested in seeing what journey this trilogy takes and where the relationships of the six will lead.

I give this book: ✨✨✨✨

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