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!Cursed 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.
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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