December 10, 2014

Review of Cursed by Jennifer.L.Armentrout

Jennifer is one among among my favourite authors.I loved her Obsidian series. When I heard she had written this standalone work 'Cursed' I don't think I even read the back cover before buying. I have trust in her abilities.
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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 a good book. But I expected more from her,justified because of how amazing her Obsididan and Covenenant series were. This book just didn't do it for me. The story revolved around the not-so-unique concept of 'touch of death'. Though she did put some uniqueness into it.

Ember is a very strong heroine and I adore her little sister. Whose character was very realistic. The antagonist could be guessed and his backstory though very good,lacked punch.His story didn't justify what he was doing.The author did a bad job on that. I was sad because I knew she could do better than this.
I didn't fall in love with the hero. He was a little confusing at times. I get the whole brooding image of the hero. I guess it is a matter of preference. I don't like that much brooding heroes.

The romance between the leads which were steamy at times lost pace at many instances. So, at the end when they were together I didn't feel that exultant.

Rating : 3/5

Overall, the book is a good read. But since I am huge fan of her and have read many of her better works. This didn't do it for me. Though if it's the first you have heard of her. You could read this. You'll enjoy it. Then you could move on to covenant and then the Luxen series (personaly. I liked the Luxen series better).

About the author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel, and her hyper Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories . . . therefore explaining her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Adult and Young Adult Urban Fantasy and Romance.
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