Publication Date: September 18, 2012 by Spencer Hill Press
Source: ARC from publisher
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.
This book just made my week! I have been in a reading slump, the kind of slump that makes you question whether you are too hard on everything you read. Lately I have gotten annoyed with the books I was reading too easily. So I was kind of nervous when I picked up Cursed because I was soo excited to read it. Well, fear not!! I absolutely loved Cursed! This is such a great book, fans of x-men will really enjoy it.
I felt like I was right there along for the ride with Em. Em is adorable, smart, savvy, and strong. She questioned everything, which I really appreciate in paranormal books. She even made me kind of paranoid throughout the story. I wasn’t sure who to trust either. Em is a great character. Her would be love interest is Hayden. He is very much the strong and silent type. At times he was so cryptic that he started to frustrate me. But he redeemed himself more than a few times.
The storyline of Cursed will have you engaged the entire time. I could not put this book down. I devoured this book in one sitting. I loved that I was kept guessing until the very end of the book. Fans of super powers need to pick up cursed, and learn all about the “gifted”. The ending was really satisfying too. There are still questions for the next book to explore, but it ended in a great, non-cliffhanger way. Get yourself a copy of Cursed, you won’t regret it!
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