Thursday, 28 August 2014

Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Synopsis (from Goodreads

Pages: 304
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Released: 17th of July 2014

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 with abilities even weirder than hers.

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.

What I Have To Say

For the first few chapters, I really hated this book. It was slow, rather dull and I really just didn't want to read it. But it is a great example of why you shouldn't give up on a book too quickly, because once things started happening, I started to really enjoy it.

So basically the story is about Rogue from the X-men if she had a little sister to take care of. That's not a bad thing. I like Rogue and I liked Ember just as much, especially while she was trying to control her gift. It was also a really good exploration of how a girl might feel when she's become her sister's carer only to have her taken away.

There was also a lot of other emotion (Ember is really screwed up) as well as a lot of mystery and suspense that made it a really intriguing read. I'm really looking forward to the next book. 

3.5 stars

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