Soul Unleashed (Key to the Cursed #4) by Jean Murray (Review by Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier)

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Title: Soul Unleashed (Key to the Cursed #4) 

Author:  Jean Murray 

Published Date: January 1st 2016

Genre: Egyption Mythology Romance


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Kit Carrigan desperately wants to wake from her nightmare of an ancient war raging among gods and demons. Her denial only brings her closer to truth—the end of the world is near. She must secretly use her gift of sight to protect her sisters and prevent a war there is no hope of winning. But, an ancient evil seeks to use her against the ones she loves. Only her protector, the most feared god of the Underworld, can change her fate. Her destiny to destroy everything she ever loved.

As the Devourer of Souls, Kamen has spent his life in solitude for fear he might lose control over the cursed beast inside. Now war is threatening to destroy his home, his Underworld. Victory lies in a woman whose gifts hold the key to destroying their enemy. But protecting Kit, the reckless black haired beauty, forces him to face the side of himself he fears most. For the beast hungers for her soul. One taste and her fate is sealed.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier’s  Review***
I’m pretty sure that this book is tied with book one as my favorite in the series. Asar and Lilly from the first book were fascinating to watch, but Kamen and Kit were just so intriguing that they may out rank the God of the Underworld (Asar) as my favorite power couple. This book felt a little darker than the first three, and I feel that’s because we get to know Kamen and his curse I guess is the best way to put it. Kamen is the Devourer of Souls and that comes with a pretty steep price, one that he feels he deserves. What I loved most about Kamen is that he doesn’t necessarily fight his feelings for Kit, but tries to fight hers for him; he does this because he knows what will happen if they bond their souls together and he doesn’t want her to suffer his fate. What he doesn’t realize is that maybe that’s the only way to save their souls and those of the ones they love.

Kit is probably my favorite of the sisters; she’s witty, smart, strong and yet she’s also very vulnerable even if she doesn’t want to admit it. Her gift is so different than those of her sisters and I feel it scares her. Her gift of sight shows her what happens to her loved ones and she tries so hard to fight transforming into the demi-goddess she needs to be. Unlike Kamen, Kit fights her feelings for him and it leads her down a path that she soon realizes is for naught because no other god or man can save her the way Kamen can. I felt that in a lot of ways, she was similar to Siya from book three; both are hell bent on being a part of this war and both have strategies to defeat the evil they will face. Kit goes through major changes in this book and you’ll understand that her bravado is used to keep her sisters from knowing that deep down, Kit is scared and unsure of herself.

As I said in my review of book three, you need to read the books in order so that you’ll understand all of the story. You’ll get so much detail of myths and you’ll feel like you’re truly in the Underworld, which is not the scary place that other myths make it out to be. This is one book that I’d love to by in paperback so I can see it and be reminded that family and love are what’s most important in life and death.


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  • Christine #NerdGirlPixie

    Definitely a must-read!

  • Jean Murray

    Kamen and Kit’s story is my favorite mostly because it has been developing since the 1st book. Again you captured their essence so well. I am very grateful for the review and hope you will read the books to come.

    Jean Murray

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