{ARC Review+G!veaway} Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

September 18, 2012 Giveaways, Reviews 33

Publication Date: September 18, 2012 by Spencer Hill Press
Pages: 312
Source: ARC from publisher
Buy this Book:Amazon



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!


4.5/5 gavels


Spencer Hill Press is celebrating the release of Cursed with a Release Day Blitz  With an awesome prize packages for 3 winners of the blog tour giveaway: Prizes include a $25 Amazon giftcard, a copy of the book, a shirt and lots of SWAG!


Official book trailer: http://youtu.be/JlU4U1msXjk



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33 Responses to “{ARC Review+G!veaway} Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

  1. Christine

    This book sounds amazing! I love how you describe Ember–she sounds like my kind of YA heroine. And I LOVE that you say she actually is skeptical of everything going on around her, because one of my biggest pet-peeves with paranormal YA is when the main character too easily accepts events that are way too out-there to be normal. I definitely have to check this book out now. 🙂

  2. Jaime Lester

    Usually I can come up with something at least a little funny to say, but I have had a crap couple of days. We had a little 5 month old lab pup show up at our door last week, and we brought her in and cleaned her up and tried so hard to find her owners. After it became apparent that wasn’t going to happen, we started looking for a home for her. During this time, I got VERY attached to the sweet girl. VERY. Well, we ended up finding a home for her, with a 17 year old boy who had recently lost his dad. It was the best choice and he loved her right away, but my heart is officially broken. We have 3 big dogs already, so we just didn’t have the room for another big dog. But my goodness, I wish we did. I miss her. So no funny from me. Just a little blah. Thanks for the giveaway though. Very awesome of you. Next time I comment, I will have something witty to say!

  3. drkngl

    2nd time I read about this book and I’m becoming more interested every time! I’d love to win this book! So anxious to read it!

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