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Curse Breaker

(Kingdom of Runes #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  3,876 ratings  ·  282 reviews
Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black, this enemies-to-lovers adventure romance should come with a book hangover warning.

All magic has a price.

Haven survived the Devourers, but she isn’t any closer to breaking the curse. Meanwhile, her forbidden magic rages brighter and more dangerous every day.

To control her powers and stand a chance against the
Kindle Edition, 380 pages
Published August 12th 2019 by Starfall Press (first published August 7th 2019)
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Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
I guess this series just isn't for me, so I won't continue it.
2 stars.

"Stabbing things that needed stabbing was easy; understanding how to navigate the heart was so much harder."

Honestly, if you like Sarah J. Maas, I feel like you might expect more from a fantasy book than this. The authors attempt at foreshadowing just revealed the whole plot for me, long before things happened, which was a real disappointment. And both the MC and most of the secondary characters bugged me so much throughout t
“Stop longing to be less, Haven, and accept that you are more. Stop apologizing for the fire inside you. Instead, burn and burn like the sun until you set the world ablaze.”

The best ACOTAR fanfic I’ve read.

I actually loved this book and it’s not a rip off of A Court of Thorns and Roses. More like a loving homage.

Team Stolas

Is that still a thing? Did I unintentionally age myself?
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, magic, 2019, ghosts
LOVED IT! This took every thing from the first one and brought it up a notch.


SPOILERS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Okay, so before I was really bugged with Haven. I wanted her to tell everyone about her dreams and her bargain with Stolas, but she kept it a secret! I hate when characters do things like this, but Grey took it a different way and I liked that.

I am still really confused about her relationship with Stolas. I mean, does she feel attracted to him. I mean she did almost call out his n
Aug 17, 2019 rated it liked it
don't think I would consider this YA


Spoiler rant:
(view spoiler)
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing

First off, I’ve been waiting for this book for weeks now. I reread the first book yesterday so I would remember everything I needed to know in order to read this book. While reading the first book, I realized how much I liked the Shade Lord. He’s my fav. I like the Sun Lord, but don’t think he’s endgame.




The only critique I have for this book is that I wanted more scenes with the Shade Lord. If he’s going to b
Sep 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: unique
I found myself getting into this second book way faster than the first one, thankfully and enjoyed the constant flow of action that kept the story moving. But...look...I still have problems.

Dear lord, how many times did Haven almost die? I lost count and it got annoying how many times she needed saving. (view spoiler) I get it. She's a mortal, she's human, she's not like the Solis
 Simply Sam ツ
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was just as enjoyable as the first. Haven and all the gang are still on their quest to break the curse and save Bell. Stolas makes a few appearances, and it's clear there is something between Haven and him, even if she doesn't really acknowledge it. Archeron is still his magnificent self and appears to have strong, genuine feelings for Haven...which may be just a little stronger than Haven's are for him, only time will tell there. Rook and Surai are still badass and two of my favorites. Bel ...more
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, fantasy
I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. There were a couple twists I wasn't expecting. I grew to love the characters even more, which left me heartbroken at times. Bell is my favorite, he deserves the sun and the moon. I really liked the Beauty and the Beast touch. ...more
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4.25 Stars

I am loving this series and all of the characters. I can't wait to find out what happens next! The release of the next book in the series can't come fast enough.
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
”Stop apologizing for the fire inside you. Instead, burn and burn like the sun until you set the world ablaze.”

Remember when I said I was tired of love triangles? Well this book is exactly why. Every time Haven was with Stolas, I shipped them HARD! I never wanted her to wake up and be away from him. Then every time she was with Archeon, I shipped them HARD and I never wanted her away from him. Not knowing who to pick is tiring I tell ya! Haha

This book was impossible to put down, and I got ev
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, 2020-read

I really enjoyed Oath Taker, but Curse Breaker was even better!! I really need King Maker, aghhh.

Haven is no closer to breaking the curse, but she now has allies. Archeron Halfbane and band of Solis have become Haven's friends and they are all determined to break the curse. But Haven spends her nights in a dreamworld with Stolas, the Shade Lord. He teaches her about her magics and how to use them. With time running out, Haven becomes more desperate to save Bell.

I love Archeron, but listen,
Nicole (FearYourEx)
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an early copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Let me start by saying that I loved Oath Taker, but somehow Audrey Grey was able to make Curse Breaker one of those rare sequels that ended up better than the original. This series is full of magic, romance, betrayal, and more.

We continue the story as Haven, Archeron, and the rest of their gang continue to end up at death's door and try to break the curse. Haven begins to enjoy her little crew that she never thought she wo
Natasha Clark-French
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! So I read the original Curse Breaker book, before it was rebranded and dramatically expanded and I have to say that I love this series more than I originally did. It's written beautifully and the characters are so dynamic it becomes easy to imagine them as completely real.
I've had trouble writing a review because a series this gorgeous and well written deserves more than "I love it! It's so amazing" but it's hard to put my feelings for it into words. Everything I write seems lackluster and
Mummy's Naughty Corner
Well this was interesting. I loved the idea of the creatures and how they came about in the book. I liked the good vs evil and all the back stories within the book. this is defiantly an underrated book and i think more people should read it. The world that was created was amazing.
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019

You’re telling me the third installment isn’t even out yet?!?!??!?!?

Well, I really really enjoyed this!!! I really liked where the author took the plot and I truly have absolutely no clue what to expect from the third book when it’s released, but OMG I CANNOT WAIT!

This book really did it for me. There was a good plot that kept me interested, romance, AND we learned more about these characters and the worlds history! I also did actually really enjoy getting the split points of view from both
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dear fanfic writers
It really saddens me that this series doesn't have any fanfic💔 .
So can you please write me some cute short stories with Haven and Stolas? 🥺🥺
Another bookworm. 📚🧡

3.5 ⭐
It was not as great as the first one but still enjoyed it.
Stolas was the star of the book for me. He must be protected at all costs. And I'm officially announcing it he's my person.
Jun 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Two down one to go till full review
Nov 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This took the series to the next level and i'm happy about it! ...more
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I once read that putting characters through life and death situations 24/7 without a moment of rest can be tiresome for a reader. I really felt that in this book. Action back to back and I am a lover of action and excellent fight scenes but what else could have been shown?

Character consistency is also important and that just wasn’t showing in this book.

Archeron was a literal and convincing asshole in Book 1, and I expected this to carry over a bit more in book 2. However, golden boy did a compl
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ebook provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.

We left Haven, Archeron and Stolas in Oathtaker, the first fighting for her life (at the beginning of cursebreaker she is almost dead by a Vorgrath attack), the second wondering about Haven’s whereabouts and the last one contemplating the void. Rook is still dying and Surai is staying by her side and Bjorn is still seeing things. I would say we started good! We finally see Archeron worried over Haven, we have a glimpse of his emotions
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
This series is definitely not for me, and I might have tried too hard to see something redeemable here bc I sure as hell can't find shit.

I wasn't sure if I was gonna find that this was a reverse harem, it hasn't turned into one yet which is promising to be honest. I find Haven okay, she does the same mistakes over and over, and doesn't really learn which is super annoying for me.
The two love interest Solas and Archeron just does NOTHING for me at this moment and the thing with two soul things
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy for an honest review. Gods above!!! This story was enthralling. Haven is one bad chick and is not to be messed with. The whole situation between her, Acheron, and Stolas has me on the edge of my seat dying to know which one her heart would lean more towards. I got to say that even though I definitely got the appeal of both, I was leaning in the opposite direction of Haven. The snippets of Bell were fantastic. I sort of saw the Beauty and the Beast quality happening from th ...more
Andrea M
Oct 25, 2020 rated it liked it
What is it with love triangles that I always end up liking the ones who “lose”?! And they always have such heartbreaking pet names for the love interest.
I mean:
1. First there was Phoenix (Embrace series) with his
“Goodbye, lover.”😭💔

2. Then Adrian (Vampire Academy series) with
"It's not goodbye, little dhampir. I'll see you in your dreams."😩😢

3. And now in this series we have Stolas with
“Goodbye, beastie. ”🥺

Also, poor Bell, (view spoiler)
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This is the sequel of all sequels. The story picks up right from where Oath Taker ends. The pace with the nonstop action continues and does not stop. This made for such a great easy read. There were absolutely no slow moments. It truly didn't disappoint!

Though I have to say I'm a sucker for a bad guy too. I'm still rooting for a certain "ship" to happen. I'm not sure how many books this series is going to be. There was certainly room left for more with this ending.

This is an ARC review.
Jana (HokuGirlReads)
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this book and can’t wait for book three. Haven is a great kick butt heroine that I can’t wait to see what happens in book three!
Lucie V.
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
1.5 stars

I'm reading the reviews for this book and apparently, almost everyone found Curse Breaker AMAZING, but I guess this is the end for me. The first book of this series was not that impressive and I hoped that maybe the second book would have a better storyline, more complex characters, or a more complete world-building, the second book does not have any of these things, it was even worse than Oath Taker.

I was just expecting more of everything from this series. The world-building is very ba
A. Hoyle
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Still hooked on this series!
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My New Favorite Series!!!!

So o.k., this is the 2nd book in series and suffers from absolutely none of the dreaded second book syndrome, if anything, it's even better than the first. There are so many twists, turns and betrayals, and none I saw coming, it was soooooo good. There's a few storylines going on, all intertwining and each outstanding. My jaw dropped in some of the chapters, and i was like, no way, holy crap type moments that you need to take a breath. The characters continue to grow an
Deidre Sequeira
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic sequel! Grey's pulled me in with this story and these characters, and I don't think I'll ever be able to get them out of my head. Which I'm eternally grateful for. For one, I'm a sucker for good character development, and I really think Haven and Bell go through a lot of growth in this book, changing who they are as individuals and who they'll be as friends when all is said and done. It was also amazing to get some insight into Stolas and Archeron's heads a little more and see h ...more
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, books-i-kept
I loved this book so much. I enjoyed the first book in this series, yet it started out a bit slow in my opinion. This book was anything but slow. I have found myself loving Haven's character and I cannot wait to see what will happen in the next book. Archeron and Stolas are both amazing and I can't tell which of them I prefer. Although Stolas isn't really a love interest yet, I feel like he will become one. A surprisingly amazing fantasy series with amazing side characters and an amazing world. ...more
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