Thursday, December 3, 2015

Awakened (The Cursed Magic Series, Book 2) by Casey Odell

After escaping from the elves and the General, Claire is on the run again with the last person she’d thought she’d end up with— Farron. Shadowy forces are nipping at their heels, and soon they are attacked. But they have bigger worries. An old friend of Farron’s shows up: a beautiful woman with a mark shockingly similar to her own. 

As it turns out, she is not alone. 

And the new woman isn’t exactly on their side. Claire is kidnapped and lands in the middle of Farron’s biggest secret of all. Once again she is a prisoner and the people that surround her want to use her and her powers, people that she doesn’t have the option of refusing. The wolves are circling, but to pick a side means giving up everything she holds dear. 

Book two of the Cursed Magic Series.


The transition from Cursed to Awakened is flawless. It picks up where book one leaves off and I did not have to waste any time reading ten chapters about book one before continuing. For that aspect alone, I am GRATEFUL! As you probably already know, this series is an epic fantasy that involves elves, magic, and romance. If you liked book one you are going to fall head over heels in love with book two. The twists are endless! The story-line seriously wreaks havoc on the emotions! Much of the plot will leave the female reader swooning and things rapidly heat up in the romance department, but without explicit details. No mommy porn here ;). It most definitely not necessary though and I loved every aspect of it.

 The mysteries and hidden agenda's of most of the characters in Awakened either left me seething or feeling dizzy. It seems to contain one conspiracy after another, so much to the point that I trust only 2 people in the entire book, Claire and Farron. My heart broke... a lot...but I am filled with much excitement and hope. If you're looking for a magical read that is also unique. You've found it!

On a side note,I recently visited Casey's blog and it states book 3 may release in a few months! I think a lot of fans are breaking out their happy dances about right now! 5 stars!

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Cursed (The Cursed Magic Series Book 1) by Casey Odell

The night Claire Tanith’s small village is attacked, her mother sends her alone into the cursed forest, the one she’d been forbidden to enter all her life with these mysterious words: ‘They will protect you.’ 

On the run from her attackers, she soon finds the forest is not as abandoned as she’d once thought. 

Beautiful and elegant, the elves seem to be everything the legends said they would be. But legends sometimes forget the true history of things and Claire’s eyes are soon opened to a world she never knew. One that has been kept from her for most of her life. All Claire wants to do is return home and start looking for her mother, the only family she ever had. But the elves have different plans. The mysterious mark that appeared on her arm isn’t a curse, at least not to them anyway, and before she knows it, she is whisked away on a mission she never agreed to, unless they help her in return. 

Now she is stuck on an adventure with the perverted elf, Aeron, and one with an attitude, Farron. But there is more to this adventure than she’d ever hoped for.


The Cursed Magic Series by Casey Odell has been one of my favorite fantasy series for a while now. It is filled with elves, magic, humor, romance, and adventure.  I love everything about it. There are times I want to strangle Claire,  the female protagonist,  for her choices, but her choices are great at representing her character and following the story-line. It is a more primitive fantasy setting with a heart melting, conflicted romance blooming.  I'm ecstatic it's not an "insta-love" cliche and was well developed. The witty bantering is actually witty and many of the scenes have a fun atmosphere.  I am absolutely, head over heels in love with Farron! As I've already read book 2, I'll just note that it is ten times better than the first and I'm crazy over this installment.  A well deserved 5 stars!

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