Review: Soul Awakened by Jean Murray

March 22, 2013 Review 12

Title: Soul Awakened
Author: Jean Murray
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Soul Reborn
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Soul Reborn
Published by Cresent Moon Press
Source: Author
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Stars: five-stars
Soul Awakened

Soul Awakened (Key to the Cursed #2)

By: Jean Murray

Ebook: 292 pages

Publisher: Cresent Moon Press

ISBN13: 9781937254971

Source: Author for an honest review

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Mythology

Series: Key to the Cursed #2

Stars: 5

Flames: 2



Kendra, an Egyptologist and demi-god in waiting, is the key to unlocking Bakari, the Egyptian God of Death, from his cursed slumber. Desperate to free him, she inadvertently binds herself to the god with a spell that only death will undo. To save Bakari from himself, she may have to sacrifice her innocence, and possibly her soul, before he becomes his family’s worst enemy.


Bakari awakens to a world at war and a beautiful woman who has tethered his soul to hers. In the wake of his self-destruction Kendra is his only hope of salvation, but another has vowed to keep Bakari from the one thing he craves most– his Parvana. His butterfly.


Well now I have read the second book and I want more!!!! When is the third book coming out because I can’t wait to continue this story? At the end of the first book we found out who another one of the villians was in the conspiracy against the Creation gods but towards the end of this story the mastermind was revealed. Now again I did figure out whom it was before it was revealed but I was still holding my breath to find out how and when they would figure it out.

This book focused on Kendra the non-warrior of the sisters and Bakari, who is the God of Death. There are a couple twists and turns in their relationship and the author keeps you on your toes in this story. I loved that he calls Kendra his Parvana. I also liked how Bakari came around and became the man he was meant to be and not the shell that he once was.

The author also brings a few new soldiers into the story in this book. One of them is Sin. I really enjoyed him as a secondary character. I hope he is in the future books also.

I can’t wait to read about Kit and Kamen but I am also hoping that there will be more about Bomani too. He may have made some wrong choices along the way but I really enjoyed meeting him and I hope he gets a story also.

Rachel Jean Murray

Jean will be giving away one eCopy of Soul Reborn, book #1 in her Key to the Cursed series to one lucky commentor. Comment below with email address. I will notify the winner by email on March 31.


12 Responses to “Review: Soul Awakened by Jean Murray”

  1. Jean Murray

    Hi Rachel.

    Wow, I think you just made my week. Love your reviews and feedback.

    And, yes, Bomani is getting his own book. It’s in production now. We get to see how he was “made” and again meet Asar’s enemy. I love Sin too. I have plans for that boy 🙂

    Jean Murray

  2. BookLady

    What an exciting book! I like the combination of paranormal romance and mythology. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Meghan Stith

    Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a good book!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  4. Jean Murray

    Hi Everyone.

    Wow, what an exciting turnout. Thank you for stopping by and entering. I’m in love with these reviews and Rachel!!


    • Jean Murray

      Wow Sherry!

      I’m so excited for you. Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoy Lilly’s and Asar’s story.

      Jean Murray 🙂

  5. Natasha

    Sounds like a really good read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  6. Jean Murray

    Thank you everyone!

    I want to just send out a word of thanks to all that stopped by to read Soul Reborn’s/Soul Awakened’s reviews -thank you Rachel for your kind words.

    Hope to see everyone again!

    Jean Murray