Story of my life.
But, seriously, CURSED is not one of my favorite books. It’s not a bad book, where I sit there screaming at it how much I wish it wouldn't exist. Instead it’s like a 24-hour rerun marathon of Charmed—the story isn’t always great or original, the characters don’t always shine, but you’re still glued, entertained, and finding it quite enjoyable. The difference is that after several years and eight seasons worth of this stuff, I finally broke down and started loving it.
Still, I think peeps who dig Armentrout’s distinctive writing style and flair will enjoy CURSED more than the average human. It’s action-packed, sinister, fun, and appropriately mysterious.
You may or may not have read my review of CURSED by Jennifer L. Armentrout, which is cool either way (I'm not going to fret over whether you didn't even though I spent hours of my life writing it. Totally cool.). But, sometimes I wonder: who cares what I say? Let's get some feedback from much flyer bloggers with something to say about this book.
Dying 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 was an entertaining supernatural tale, with a decent dose of action, likeable characters and a hint of Armentrout's trademark romantic tension..." Sam, from Realm of Fiction, told me when I begged her for her thoughts on the book.
Ashley at the Book Labyrinth said, "Though 'Cursed' features an intriguing concept and likeable enough characters, it seems to be missing the je ne sais quoi that usually makes Jennifer Armentrout's novels so compulsively readable."
"Cursed is mysterious, sinister, and poignant, featuring another stellar cast of characters from JLA!" said Molli, from Once Upon a Prologue, who has her thoughts written here.
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