Review: Oracle’s Haunt (Desert Cursed #4) by Shannon Mayer

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Desert Cursed #4
Shannon Mayer
Urban Fantasy
Hijinks Ink Publishing
November 6th 2018


The fourth installment of the best selling "Desert Cursed Series".

Hope is a four letter word. Yet, I can’t help but hope that the Oracle will be the answer to what I seek.

But getting to the Oracle is no small thing as she resides in the center of the Blasted lands—toxic waste, lava, and monsters. And as the alpha of our Pride, it’s up to me to act responsibly and not get my people all killed.

Driving us from behind comes the desert goddess whose rage is centered on me, and with her is a new ally, who still holds my heart in his hands. One whose voice calls to me still.

Eyes on the prize, I will push forward, even though hope feels weak and pointless. Along the way, maybe my heart will heal, maybe I’ll bring my brother back from the dead, maybe this will turn out okay after all.

Or maybe I will lose everything, and everyone I hold dear and discover I’m not meant to save anyone.

Hope might spring eternal, but she’s a right bitch as far as I can see.


Oracle’s Haunt starts off where Jinn’s Dominion ends.

Zam and her pack are on their way to the Oracle. They need some answers that only the Oracle can give them.

Zam can’t catch a break. She is thrown into one action-packed disaster after another. Their was a lot of jumping around from one situation to another. It was a little overwhelming and I can’t understand how Zam can deal with it all. We did get some things revealed about her, but she and use don’t have time to think or understand the information give.

I am heartbroken about Max, her mate of the soul. In the last book he sacrificed himself. In this one he pops back up, but he’s no longer the man she knew so, Zam is hurting. She has to deal with it, but has no time to sort out her feelings; because she’s moving from one issue to the next.

I will say I’m tired of Steve and can’t understand why Zam didn’t get ride of him sooner, but I’m glad that he’s gone and hope he doesn’t come back. Though I have a feeling he’ll pop back up.

I wish the plot would progress a little more. I feel we are moving away from our goal instead of towards it. We don’t see much happening except a lot of action, but that’s because Zam’s thrown into one disaster situation after another.

I like this action-packed Urban Fantasy series. The characters are hilarious and fun. Lila and Zam make a great team.

Rated: 3.5 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “Review: Oracle’s Haunt (Desert Cursed #4) by Shannon Mayer

  1. Great review! I was interested to see what you thought of this series. I am partway through a different one which I like so far.
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    • I want to try some of there other series. Got them on my TBR. This one I’ve enjoyed so far. I like the non-stop action and the emotional turmoil is a bit hard, but also enjoyable. As for this title not much progress, but that happens in a series where not all the books are hits. Thank’s for visiting!

  2. I have a feeling I’d really enjoy this series. And what great covers!
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    • I like the covers the are eye-catching. It’s been a fun series and I’ve already pre-ordered the next book. Can’t wait for it to come out.
      Hope you enjoy!

  3. I confess that was a series I was curious about
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    • It’s been fun and enjoyable so far. Looking forward to the next.
      Thank’s for visiting!

  4. Excellent review Angela!!! Love this cover too! Shared on my socials!💖💋

    • Thank you!