The Cursebound Thief

A Contemporary Fantasy Heist

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Publisher Description

The world wants a hero. The curse needs a thief.

The party of the decade stands between Jerek Holden and saving the people he would do anything to protect. After twelve years, he’s finally found a way to break the curse that ripped all magic from the world and destroyed the peace that took generations to build. All he needs is one, simple artifact. But he can’t steal the heliostone alone.

A girl with a soul of fire.

A vampire bound by a vow.

A werewolf bent on revenge.

A knight torn between honor and duty.

A hacker to keep them all alive.

The fate of magic lies in their hands―if they can survive long enough to pull off the heist of the century.


The Cursebound Thief is book one in Fracture Pact, a young adult, magical heist series that weaves magicians, mermaids, vampires and werewolves into a world of broken magic and tenuous alliances. Whether you’re in the mood for love triangles, a friends to lovers twist, or just crave young adult fiction books that feature girls in STEM, The Cursebound Thief is an urban fantasy YA fans will love. With runaways, orphans, strong female leads, an inclusive lgbtq+ cast, and supernatural elements abound, this is a series you won't want to miss!


The Cursebound Thief is perfect for fans of Sophie Davis, Angelina J. Steffort, Jesikah Sundin, R. L. Medina, Tracy Korn, Bekah Harris, Valia Lind, and Martina McAtee.

Young Adult
September 20
Ink Worlds Press
Megan O'Russell

Customer Reviews

T.L.880 ,

Loved it!

The Cursebound Thief is the first book by Megan O’Russell I’ve read, and I have to say, I absolutely enjoyed it. I’ll definitely be checking out her other books/series.

The Cursebound Thief finds six friends/slight enemies/new acquaintances banding together to form a motley crew of sorts who aim to mend what’s left of magic through thievery, subterfuge, and a dangerous plan that could go wrong at any moment.

The story is told from six different POV, allowing for every character to shine in their own right. I’ll admit it took me a minute to keep everyone straight, but since they each have their own personality and wants, I was able to distinguish who was who fairly quickly. And I have to say, I enjoyed the story being told this way. It gave it a movie kind of feel, getting everyone’s take on what was going on, while also allowing for different sub-stories to take shape. My only complaint is that with six different POV, I felt like I didn’t get to know each of the characters as well as I could have, but with more books in the works for this series, I’m sure there will be plenty of time for a deeper dive into who they are, making for a rich, well-rounded story.

Overall, this was a great, well-written book full of mystery and danger, with a bit of an Ocean’s Eleven feel to it. I can wait to see what comes next in book two, especially after that ending.

DeeAnnS ,

Excellent world building

The world and character building of this book were quite well done. I personally did not enjoy parts of the relationship aspects, but it did not take away from the story. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey of this book. Megan does a really great job on her writing.

SunshineBug ,

Great book!

Wow! I really loved this book! The Cursebound Thief is the first in the Fracture Pack series. The characters were fantastic, I can’t decide who is my favorite, either Ari or Jack, but all are great characters, well defined and developed. The author did a remarkable job with this book, the story was very captivating, full of magic, mythical creatures and action! This band of misfits has my heart and I am so ready for the next book in the series!

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