Review: The Key by T. L. Coulter

May 15, 2014 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 8 Comments

Review: The Key by T. L. CoulterThe Key
by T. L. Coulter
Series: The Arcadian #1
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: March 17, 2014 by Self-Published
Format: eBook
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4.5 Stars
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When the new King of Arcadia, Audric Sjöberg is forced into hiding, his younger brother Rek, is sent to the mortal realm to find “the key”. “The Key” is the one person that can help Audric take back his kingdom, and restore peace within the wizard realm. Kailee Reece is a normal teenager, or so she believes.

When Kailee’s wishes turn into reality, she becomes the target of unwanted attention. Rek’s search sends him to Astoria Oregon, where he meets Kailee, and they are drawn to one another. Kailee and Rek attempt to fight their feelings, but the temptation is too great. Kailee and Rek’s happiness is threatened by an ancient prophecy that could tear them apart. Rek must convince Kailee to return to Arcadia in order to save Audric and his kingdom.

Once the kingdom is safe, Rek may be forced to say goodbye to Kailee forever.


I was skeptical about reading this book. I’m not a major fan of wizard books or books where a part of the setting is a kingdom. I am so glad I gave this book a chance. If you aren’t drawn to wizards, powers, kingdoms, battles…you should give this book a try because it is PHENOMENAL. It is such an intriguing and exhilarating read. You don’t want to miss reading this book.

When I read the last sentence of the description (above), I thought it was cliche. Just another story where it says the romantic couple has to say good bye. Let me tell you that you are in for a huge surprise, something that you couldn’t even imagine nor expect. My mouth dropped open when I realized it really wasn’t cliche. I was about to throw the book at the wall.

I love how the author kept things going at a very good pace. There were times where I wouldn’t know what to expect. When you think one thing is going to happen, it does a 180 on you and you are left hanging…seriously. And I loved that about this book. It kept me wanting to read more and more.

Every reader is so used to how other authors write every little thing down to a T, and sometimes, those things could have been skipped, which is what this author did. I applaud her for it because, while there is a scene that is important, the reader can already imagine what happens, and the author cuts to the chase and writes more about things that we don’t expect, things that are way more important.

This book is told in a third persons point of view. I loved the different point of views in the book because I could learn about what was going on in different character’s life, their thoughts, everything. I love the Rek and Kailee’s relationship because, even though they are not mortals, their relationship is one that everybody can identify with.

The characters are very well described, the plot is very well written, the climax mind blows you away and don’t even get me started on the ending. The ending blows you away completely. This book has the biggest cliffhanger I have ever read in my life and I can NOT wait for the second book, which will come out on June.

About T. L. Coulter

T.L. Coulter lives in a small mountain town in Northern Utah with her husband, son and two spoiled cats. She loves writing, reading, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and recently running. After eight years in the Air Force, she hung up her uniform and moved overseas to work for the Army, then the Army Corps of Engineers. After six years between living in Belgium and Germany and lots of traveling in between, T.L. and her family decided to settle down in Utah. Currently T.L. is working on the third novel in The Arcadian series.

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8 responses to “Review: The Key by T. L. Coulter

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