Thursday, October 11, 2012

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Today WinterHaven Books has the opportunity to review Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout as part of K-Books blog tour. Thank you Kayleigh for allowing us to participate!

CursedCursed By Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Noble
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 have 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.

My thoughts:
I know now without a shadow of a doubt, that whatever Jennifer writes will be pure awesomesauce.  Cursed is the first in what I hope is a long line of books.  This book is definitely different from Jennifer's other novels, but it still packs the punch that I have grown to love in her writing.

I seem to be seeing a trend in the whole X-Meny type books and when I found out this was going to be apart of this (hopefully) series I was a little worried.  The whole superheroish thing can be a hit or miss with me, but I did have faith in Jennifer and i am so very happy to say that she not only made me a believer but she completely wiped the floor with the other books in this genre.  In the story we have Ember a not so typical teenage girl.  Having to take care of her sister is one thing, but  having to make sure she doesn't bring animals back to life is a while other issue.  Their lives are anything but ordinary and when a hawt guy and his stepfather show up to take them away her world gets turned upside down.  Nothing is as it seems and Ember has to make several tough decisions that not only impact herself but her little sister as well.

This book had so many different things going on, but it never felt confusing.  Everything unraveled smoothly and I loved how everything ended up being laid out.    I will say that it took me a little while to warm up to Ember.  I was with her in the beginning but something just changed within her and I had to take a step back.  By the end of the book I was with her again, but it did take awhile.  I am getting spoiled by every book I pick up being a series so i am really hoping that this one turns into one. I want way more Hayden and Ember, I want to know more about Ember's Dad and Mom, and well I just want to know more about this world.
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65 comments:

  1. My favourite BOOK of Armentrout? That's sorta hard, because there's definitely more than one! But I'll go for Onyx! DAEMONNNNNNNNNNN :D

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    1. LOL I have to agree with you there =D Good luck!

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  2. I've only read the LUX series but I really enjoyed them and can't wait to read more of her work.

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    1. I hope you get to read them soon =) Good luck!

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  3. My favorite JLA book is definitely Onyx! I've only read the LUX series, but I can't wait to read more of her work :)

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    1. Onyx is my favorite but Pure is a definite close second =) Good luck!

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  4. I haven't read any yet! (I know, I know) Cursed sounds really interesting and I've heard nothing but amazing things about her other books! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    1. Ahhh! LOL! I hope you pick them up soon! Good luck!

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  5. I actually haven't read any of her books yet, but I follow her blog and am really hoping to start at least Half-Blood soon.

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    1. Oh my you have to pick them up soon!! Good luck!

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  6. Either Obsidian or Pure!

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  7. Pure, but I KNOW Deity is going to be my favorite after I read it.

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  9. I haven't actually read any of her books yet. I know, I know, it's a crime against humanity and all things book related!lol
    I have the first two books in the Lux series and Half-Blood, but haven't had a chance to read them yet. I think I'm two books away from starting Obsidian. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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    1. LOL! It is most definitely a crime =P I hope you enjoy then when you get to them =) You are very welcome! Good luck!

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  10. Do I really have to choose? They are all awesome! But I think pure might have the spot for now! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm dying to read this book!

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    1. You can say all of them =D You are very welcome! Good luck =)

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  11. Do I really have to choose? They are all awesome! But I think pure might have the spot for now! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm dying to read this book!

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  12. Do I really have to choose? They are all awesome! But I think pure might have the spot for now! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm dying to read this book!

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  13. Do I really have to choose? They are all awesome! But I think pure might have the spot for now! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm dying to read this book!

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  14. Pure was my favorite!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    1. Pure was awesome! You are very welcome! Good luck!

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  15. Obsidian is, without a doubt, my favorite!

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  16. Lux series is my favorite but out of them I would say Obsidian.

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  17. Oh my favorite book of JLA's would be Obsidian because it's the first book I read of hers that made me addicted to her writing. I really liked Tempting the Best Man also! SOOO good!!

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  18. My favorite JLA book is Obsidian.

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  19. My favorite JLA book is Obsidian, but I loved Cursed. Hayden and Ember were great!

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  20. I honestly haven't read any JLA book but I had my eye on Cursed ever since I saw it on Goodreads.

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  21. My favorite book by JLA is HANDS DOWN Deity! I love that whole series! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I loved that one too =D You are very welcome! Good luck!

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  22. Deity, of course! And Pure would be second, but all of her's are great anyway.

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  23. Thank you for the giveaway! Which book of hers is my favourite? Well, I think Obsidian is out of the ones I've read by her so far :)

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  24. I have the first book in the series, but have not yet read it. Will definitely have to move it up in the TBR. Thank you for sharing with us today I am looking forward to getting on board this fun ride.

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  25. I would really have to say that i Love them all! But so far Onyx would have to be my favorite! I cant wait to see what happens in Opal!!! gootsie_2004@hotmail.com

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  26. I actually haven't read any of her books! I actually have Cursed on my TBR list, and can't wait to get to it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Obsidian is still my favorite JLA book. But I'm a huge fan of all her work.

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  28. I love all of her books, but my favorite is Half-Blood.

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  29. I haven`t really read any of them, but I`m totally determined to change that! ;)

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  30. I only read Obsidian and I loved it. Can't wait to read Onyx.

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