Cursed by Jennifer Armentrout
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: I tend to love Armentrout’s books! I enjoy them! I laugh during them, I cry during them!
Cursed was just okay for me. It almost felt like it was aimed at a younger audience, middle grade.
We are introduced to Ember who lives with her mother and her little sister. Her mother has went into a depression and Ember basically takes care of her little sister. I liked their abilities and what they could do, even if it was a bit scary.
The family soon goes to live with another and things get complicated. Ember really has no say in the matter and things are complicated. The new family also has some weird stuff going on. I really liked the addition of Hayden but I had to warm up to him. At first, he seemed like a bit of a stalker but I soon began to like him. I just never really loved him like I tend to do with book boyfriends. I never really connected with him.
I was glad to see Ember grow as a person and learn more about herself.
Overall: I thought the plot was interesting and the characters. Some more than others. I don’t think this was my favorite book by this author but I enjoyed it enough to want to know what happened next and to keep reading.
Cover: I do like the colors of it!
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