Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Review: Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Cursed has been on my wish list for a while, so when it came up on bookbridgr for review it made sense for me to request a copy. Ember is cursed with the harrowing ability to kill anything she touches, or that touches her. A crash where ember should have died, but was saved by her sister Olivia, has left Ember with this curse. She now lives her life afraid to touch anyone, but also trying to care for her sister and ensure that she doesn't try to use her own abilities.
After an accident, Ember and her family are taken by Cromwell to his home, where there are also others who have abilities, Ember is initially upset about this unplanned venture and is determined to find a way home. But faced with the possibility of losing her sister and mother, Ember decides to stay, but makes her feelings well known.
When I picked up Cursed I had no idea what to expect from it, and I think because I have loved Jennifer's other works under her other name, I built this book up in my head. Cursed gives details about what has happened and why Ember has this curse, but I did feel like it went too slow in places, that the events happening were drawn out just a bit too much, but then towards the end of the book the pace picked up and then all of a sudden it's all over and done with. I also thought parts of the book were predictable, I guessed correctly who was after Ember and a reason for a certain item, that it wasn't just for that alone.
On a different note I do think Cursed did have a good plot and I think it would have benefited a bit better for me if the story itself was better paced, or if it was spread over two books. Overall Cursed was a book I did enjoy, but I don't think it will be a re-read for me.