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Review: The Cursed Key


A forgotten past, a dark mage, and an unyielding curse.

Another team beat free-spirited archaeologist Olivia Perez to the dig of a lifetime, and now she’s left with the choice to wait for scraps or brave a dangerous, dusty tomb in hopes of finding other priceless artifacts. Her reward? A mysterious key she has no idea is cursed. Soon, Olivia realizes she’s brought home more than just an ancient rarity.

Malevolent visions begin to plague her. Unnerved by what they reveal, she casts away the key…unknowingly placing it into the waiting hands of a dark mage bent on destruction. Only when a shifter agent from the Paranormal Intelligence and Tracking Organization arrives searching for the key does Olivia realize what a huge mistake she’s made. 

Forced to team up with the ill-tempered shifter, her journey to reclaim the cursed key leads down a twisting path of dark histories, dangerous magic, and deadly obstacles. But Olivia’s efforts to take back the ancient relic before the dark mage can destroy the lives of humans, shifters, witches, and fae alike are thwarted by her own dark past…and a price steeper than what she’s willing to pay.


I got a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review from the authors in collaboration with Xpresso Tours!

This book was a fast-paced, hate-to love urban fantasy with hints of paranormal romance. If any of these tropes draw you in, I recommend picking this book up!

I liked that we got a unique twist to these tropes by adding a tomb-raider Lara Croft heroine who was kickass and carries a knife with her (which she has also named). Olivia and Kael have a very entertaining relationship with each other and need to team up to keep the mysterious key she has found out of the hands of bad people.

The writing-style was concise and fast, adding to the fast-paced plot. I personally would have preferred a little more descriptions and prose, but if you like a writing-style that is to the point, you will really enjoy this.

Overall this book was short, but contained enough details and exciting twists to make you want to finish it ASAP!


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