Audiobook Review: Tempest Cursed by, K. C. Lannon

Author: K.C. Lannon
Narrator: Fran Burgoyne
Length: 9 hours 50 minutes
Publisher: K.C. Lannon
Released: Jan. 6, 2021
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult

On the island of Moon Tithe, where oceanic gods called Deep Dwellers once ruled, a lonely girl and a monstrous boy fell in love.
When spirited 10-year-old Pearl searches for magic and answers after her mother’s presumed drowning, she finds a strange boy named Hake, instead. Raised cruelly by a monster called the Old One, 11-year-old Hake possesses otherworldly powers and has the knowledge Pearl seeks. In exchange for a home, Hake agrees to show her magic. But Hake knows nothing of magic – only that Pearl’s romantic stories of the Deep Dwellers are a lie.

As the two grow into young adults together, both the mysteries they seek to unravel and their romantic feelings for each other become hopelessly entangled. However, Pearl’s father threatens to separate them if they dig too deeply into Tempest’s secrets: a hidden passage, a Deep Dweller cult, and rumors of human sacrifices.

But when the wealthy and kind Lotham family arrives on Moon Tithe, offering Pearl an escape from the secrets that haunt her, her loyalty to Hake is challenged, especially when his monstrous nature is revealed.

Tempest Cursed is a magical, loose retelling of the classic novel Wuthering Heights.

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K.C. Lannon graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in English. When she is not writing or co-authoring the Winter’s Blight book series, she tutors English, walks dogs, and dabbles in art. She enjoys cooking vegetarian meals and playing tabletop RPGs.


I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by K.C. Lannon. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite classic novels, so when I saw that there was a “loose retelling” available for review, I was very intrigued. I am pleased to report that K. C. Lannon did an outstanding job of paying homage to Wuthering Heights by making it her own. While it is clear that the novel is inspired by the classic work, it is something new and fun. And you don’t have to be a fan of Wuthering Heights to appreciate it!

The only reason this book did not get 5-stars from me was because the plot and pace were just a bit off for me. At times the plot just felt a bit too slow. However, this is one of the reasons I was very glad to be listening to the audiobook! The narrator does an amazing job with bringing the characters to life and keeping you interested in what is going on, even when it seems that there is not a lot going on.

If you are looking for a broodish YA fantasy, I recommend Temepst Cursed!

I give this book 4 Sips

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