29. ruj 2012.

Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Book summary:

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.

        It's not a secret that I'm big fan of Jennifer Armentrout. I really, really like her books, especially Covenant series. So I was so excited to read this one.
        Few weeks ago I saw a competition on Jennifer's blog and the task was to answer the question about how would I find a way to touch someone I loved if my touch killed? So I guessed that has something to do with this story and I was thrilled to see what. The book really was about it. Here we have Ember the girl who dyed and came back to life after her sister used her gift. But her sister didn't only bring her back but also gave her a gift or a curse how would Ember say it. Since that accident her life turned upside down. She was no longer the same, therefore her friends abandoned her, but her mother as well. She had to struggle and take care of her sister all by herself. Until once her gift killed another person. Soon her family is taken away and they were joined with some other gifted people. Only difference is that Ember didn't fit in. She wasn't born special and she couldn't control her power. But there is one person will to help but to do so she has to trust him. Not an easy task when you doubt his family.

        Cursed was an interesting and fast read. I enjoyed some part of it, but I couldn't feel the same things I felt while reading Covenant and Lux series. I wasn't a wreck after reading it as I usually would be. There wasn't that big mystery about bad guy and some parts were predictable. Still I like this story and I'd recommend it to all of you, but I know that Jennifer can do, and she actually have done much better than this. BTW, I saw some reviews where people said about continuing this and making a series. I wouldn't go there cause this book is good as it is, there is no need to push it further.

Until the next time,

Broj komentara: 8:

  1. I still have to read this one..thanks for the review..guess it seems okay not that good..

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  2. Just don't have high expectations and you'll like it! :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. I know what you feel. I sort of expect all JLA books to e just as amazing as the rest. I haven't read this yet though, but I'm really looking forward to seeing what i think of it. Great review!

    - Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

  4. Yes that's the thing! She set really high standards with her other books. This one is also nice but I know she can do it better! :) Thank you!

  5. I would have thought they were talking about Shatter Me but maybe not...
    The only time where you want to feel like a wreck because of a book (;
    I would too if I were you and read this book. It only makes sense.
    She's Got Books on Her Mind

  6. Yes I usually feel like a wreck after Jennifer's books so this one was surprise! But still I cannot wait to read Shatter Me! :)
    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  7. I'm really excited for this one...I was also drawn in by the concept of the book. And personally I think, this can't compare to Lux or Covenant series, but I am still keeping an open mind. Plus, I totally agree with you about not continuing a story that has a perfect ending...cause I hate it when series drag on and on and on about the same thing. :D

    I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it as much. D: But look at the bright side....Deity isn't that far away, so that'll cheer you up! LOL ;p

    Great review, Tanja!

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  8. I believe you'll like it and you should read it! Yes every book is now turned into series and that's annoying sometimes!
    Hhahha I'm dying over here and you're not helping! :P LOL

    Thank you! ;)



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