Soul Unbound (Key to the Cursed #3) by Jean Murray (Review by Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier)


Title: Soul Unbound (Key to the Cursed #3)

Author: Jean Murray 

Published Date: October 1st 2015

Genre: Egyption Mythology Romance


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Bomani escapes his Underworld home under a cloud of loss and shame into the realm of the living, a place he doesn’t belong. Desperate to stay hidden from his family, Bomani agrees to track an exiler with strict orders to look but not touch. The moment he encounters his mark, the Goddess of War, he knows he is damned to break the one order that is keeping him from facing his shame.


Exiled to the human realm over four thousand years ago with a stay of execution, Siya struggles to ensure that the good of humanity prospers despite the evil invading its core. Memories of a forbidden love affair resurface when she is haunted by a dark warrior lurking in the shadows. Fate has told her there are no second chances at love, especially when the next day may be her last.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Kristin  – #NerdGirlSoldier’s  Review***

So here we are at book three in this fantastic series. If you remember from book two (please read books one and two before reading this one), Bomani leaves his home for the human realm. In the human realm, Bomani tries to find redemption by tracking an exiler, but instead finds that this particular goddess could be the key to saving his soul. In book two, I had lots of questions about Bomani and this book answers them. I found out why he has so much hatred for Bakari, his brother. His jealousy that Kendra chooses Bakari over him consumes him to the point where he knows he has to leave. Bomani discovers himself in this book; he finds that it’s possible to forgive and move on even though it takes him a while to do so. I laughed so much at his interactions with Siya, the Goddess of War; she matched him perfectly. I also believe that she helped him grow so much throughout the book as she shows him just what it’s like to live a life of exile.

Siya kept me in stitches with her sassy and spunky disposition. I felt that her sarcasm was used to hide her true feelings; feelings that would later come to light and show us just how imperfect gods and goddesses can be. Siya truly believed that her time would come and she would never get the chance for love again, and that made me ache for her. She has so much to give and offer that I wanted to just climb into the book and hug her. While Siya is strong and independent, I saw her learn to trust Bomani and become softer in some ways. She truly grew in this book and I loved watching her take her place as Goddess of War instead of an exiler condemned to die.

I highly highly highly recommend that you read the first two books in the series before this one. Not only will they help you follow along in this book, but they are fantastic. They all encompass Egyptian Mythology so well and bring the Underworld to life in a way that I have never seen. The details are amazing in each book and you will love every page. I have reviewed the first two books of this series and my reviews can be found on my Nerd Girl page.

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  • Jean Murray

    Hi Kristin.

    I am speechless. What a wonderful and thoughtful review. I want to reach out and hug you because authors are always left wondering if a reader “gets” their book. Do they hear the underlying message of the characters and story. You summarize it perfectly. Thank you-thank you-thank you!

    Jean Murray

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