Thursday 5 September 2013

My review of Cursed

Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: September 18, 2012
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CursedDying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows. 

Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he's a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she's more than interested. There's just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she's willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?

But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she's not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.

Cursed is a gripping standalone novel by the one and only Jennifer L. Armentrout. It's something fresh and exciting, and like nothing I've ever read before. This paranormal romance will sweep you off your feet and take you on a crazy journey full of interesting characters and dangerous secrets.

You think your life sucks? Well, read about a girl who can't touch any living being without killing it. Imagine never hugging the one person who means more to you than anything. Imagine never being able to kiss that one special person. After a fatal car accident, Ember dies but is brought back to life by her younger sister. Though getting another chance at life comes with a curse for Ember. She can not touch anyone. Especially not Hayden, a boy who strolls into her life claiming to know more about her curse. But to get information, Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father who has a strange hobby of homing children with strange and unique gifts. Ember goes along willingly, but only because she would do anything to hold her sister in her arms again... and maybe kiss Hayden, which would be a pretty good bonus. And everything would be great if not for the fact that maybe the car accident was not an accident. Someone wants her dead. But Ember's not giving up without a fight.

Cursed was amazing. How could it be any less when it has been written by Jennifer? I loved the whole idea for the book, the awesome characters and the romance. I could not put it down because it was so damn good! Jennifer's main characters always have very sarcastic tones so it is hard not to laugh at some point. 

I felt very sympathetic towards Ember. She loves her sister more than anything and she can't even hug her due to her killer touch. Things start to look up when Hayden arrives. Handsome, funny and intelligent, how could you possible resist? I fell for him as soon as he showed up. He has a very likable personality and he is extremely supportive; whenever Ember may need him, he's there. Their relationship was just way too cute and swoon worthy. I loved all the scenes when the two were together because the two are very entertaining to read about! 
There were a few things that let me down slightly. I thought that the ending was a little bit rushed. Everything was crammed into the last 20 pages of the book, and not even all the threads were tied up! I still have many questions that I demand answers for, which means Jennifer will simply have to write a sequel. Also, I thought it was slightly predictable. I predicted a few things that happened and that for me was a bummer since I wanted a mind-blowing conclusion that I could never have seen coming. But overall, what I'm trying to say is that I wish the book was longer and had more answers.

Cursed was a great read that paranormal romance lovers cannot miss since its unique plot line will captivate you until the end. Bring on some more JLA!

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely adored this book. I was sad to learn it is a stand alone, but it really kept my interest and I tore through it. I pretty much read anything Jennifer puts out. I'm a huge fan!