{Book Review} Curses by Jacqueline Paige

March 20, 2012 Reviews 5

Curses by Jacqueline Paige

Paperback196 pages
Published November 7th 2011 by Createspace
Age Group: Adult
Source: Author
challenges: 150+, ebook, TBR
Buy this Book: Amazon

Behind the Mask: In a fit of temper, Gracelyn’s only sister curses her so she’s forgotten the moment anyone turns away from her. Only one thing, at an exact moment, can break the curse. After years of failed attempts, she is forced to accept living her life completely alone. 
Her world becomes calm and predictable —until one Halloween night … one costume party … and one masquerading man change everything. 
This Ring: 
Devastated Emma flees to a cabin on an isolated lake to attempt putting her life back together. How she’s going to accomplish this she has no idea— the only thing she knows is she can’t go back and will never be able to trust again. 
Bryce spent forty years trying to figure out how he ended up in the strange situation of not being alive or visible—it’s when he stops trying to find the answer he discovers the reason. Feeling that deep in your soul connection with another was what he was lacking all along. Now if he can convince the woman he feels it for, he may have a chance at living once more.

I read behind this mask from the book, Curses. I really liked that story. I read a little bit of The Ring as well, and it was good too but I liked Behind this Mask a lot more.

I felt so bad for Gracelyn. What a awful curse to have put on you. No one could remember her, even after just talking to her. Even her oldest family and friends could remember her. It must have been awful! I just wanted to someone to really see her. I can’t imagine how lonely she must have felt. I will say that once she got to the party, I didn’t like how she couldn’t tell who “Leo” was. If she saw this man every single day, you would think that a little mask would not completely hide his identity from her. Especially since she knows what it is like to be forgotten.

What I really enjoyed about this short story was that it flowed right along, and yet I never felt like it was rushed. Jacqueline is really great at pacing her story lines. Behind the Mask is engaging and has a happy ending, which is exactly what I was looking for when I picked this book up.

Overall, the writing is good. There are a few little slip ups like, “He crushed her mouth to hers” but nothing too major. I would reccomend this book for people that are looking for a light and short happy read. It has a cute halloween costume party theme and I enjoyed it. This book did not change my world or anything so dramatic but it was a fun read. And sometimes that is just what you are looking for.

3/5 gavels
About the Author:
Jacqueline Paige is a world class multi-tasker being a mother to five adventurous and unpredictable children, a cafe manager and having a colossal imagination that allows her to step outside of reality into a world of paranormal romance —with just a touch of suspense.
Jacqueline lives in Ontario, Canada and avoids the ever changing weather of the region she lives in by creating other worlds to fall into in her stories of all things paranormal.
Her first book was published in 2009 and since then has published ten.  She is always writing and currently has more than a dozen stories in one stage or another of the writing process.
You can find all of Jacqueline’s books at:  www.jacqpaige.webs.com

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5 Responses to “{Book Review} Curses by Jacqueline Paige”

  1. Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings

    It is nice sometimes to just find a nice short story, this sounds like a story with an interesting premise. I like the cover as well. Sounds like it needs just a little polish. Thanks for the review.

  2. bookbitereviews

    Thanks for the review! Sometimes its nice just to read something light and fun so you can take a break from the heavy and then dive right back in afterwards =D

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