Pages 288 | Published September 18th 2012
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.
Review: 3.5 stars
Jennifer Armentrout is rapidly becoming one of my favourite authors. I devour each and everyone of her books, shouting their praise at who ever will listen. And then came along Cursed.
Let me just make one thing clear though, there isn’t anything particularly wrong with this book. It is still a fast paced read, but after finishing it I knew it was just missing something. And to be honest, I can’t pinpoint it down to exactly what was missing. There was still the heart pumping romance, characters with unique properties, and an interesting plot line. But still I sit here unsatisfied. Maybe there was a little too much of ‘insta-love’ for my likeing, but it doesn’t take away from the overall enjoyment of the story. And maybe the ending seemed a bit far fetched, but I could still see how the conclusion was drawn.
As always this book was beautifully written with such wit and attention to detail that there is no wonder everyone is raving about Mrs. Armentrout.
“I admitted. If I was going to hallucinate, then at least it was some hot dude instead of something gross.” – Cursed | Jennifer Armentrout
I absolutely adored Ember. Like most of Armentrout’s protagonists, she is strong minded and self aware. I always find it refreshing to be able to immerse yourself in a book fully, where you don’t feel like you need to mock or roll your eyes at certain characters.
It would seriously suck major MAJOR, to not be able to touch anyone for fear that they will die. In Ember you see the struggles she has with personal relationships, and her journey of accepting who she is. Armentrout writes Ember’s emotions with such logic, that you don’t feel like you wan’t to reach into the book and slap her.
MMMM!!! HAYDEN!! ….enough said.
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