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I like novellas, it's what I pick up when I need to take a break from those full length novels or sometimes I look for ones written by authors I want to try reading just to know if their writing style is appealing to me. This novella plus its allusion to Egyptian myth piqued my interest. We all know that the Ancient Egyptians are one of the most mystical and superstitious people that walked this Earth so I was really curious on what the Curse was all about.
Unfortunately I didn't really like this story, there are a lot of plot holes and inconsistencies that I felt wasn't in context with the world Lisa Rayns created. Here are some of the things I'd like to highlight:
- I didn't feel invested on Emma and Calvin's relationship. Though Rayns provided a backstory, there were some key elements missing that would convince me that theirs is a good and believable love match.
- The police can't just arrest and hold you in custody without enough evidence. And they certainly won't chalk up deaths, homicide/murder to the Supernatural.
- Needs more research on what happens on those Egyptian dig sites.
- The attacks by Apep of Emma and Calvin's metamorphosis from human to Bast was anti climactic.