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Review: Cursed

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Spencer Hills Press
Pages: 312
Buy the 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.

I've always heard such amazing things about Jennifer Armentrout. Seriously, I think everyone who has read her is a fan girl. I guess I've just been too lazy to pick up any of her books. However, because of my obsession with Once Upon A Time, I am ALL over anything fairy tale-y. So when I heard about Cursed I squealed with delight! When it showed up at my door through an arc tour, I ripped open the package and read out loud to a captive audience. Namely, my bun Toby. He seriously sat there totally entranced by the story. But we'll talk more about that later...

Back to the story that is Cursed! I can totally see why Jennifer has such a huge following of devoted fans. Her writting is extrordinary! She has an amazing ability to weave a story that sucks you in. She makes you believe in her world and feel like your right in the middle of it! *sigh*

One thing that the author excels at, is writting her characters. They were incredible and unique! Ember was a complex yet strong heroine. I can't even imagine not being able to hug my family and friends. For me, there is nothing more comforting after a REALLY bad day ( you know that kind I'm talking about) and collapsing on the couch and crying into my Mom's shoulder as she wraps her loving arms around me. akdjflkdj; A life without that? Blasphemy! Sheer blasphemy! Okay, maybe not literally, but still! I don't think I could be as strong as Ember. Not being able to touch anyone, not having a Mom who is present, having to take care of her family. She was a strong kick butt heroine!

I loved Ember's sheer will power. She had this horrible curse, but yet she never gave up. She didn't let it handicap her. She perservered. As someone who struggles with a "curse" of poor health, it can be easy to just give up and quit fighting. Her strength, and her sheer will really encouraged me. No matter how sick I am, or how bad a day I am having, it could totally be worse! What if every person I touched died?

The infamous steamy love story that Armentrout is oh-so famous for was totally there! I'm not gonna get really into it, but WOW! I totally GET it now! The chemistry and sexual tension was incredible! Jennifer is a brilliant writer and I enjoyed this book tremendously!

If your a fan of dark fairy tales, or just a good romance, totally pick this one up!

On a side note, I've been pretty absent lately as you probably noticed. Life got kinda crazy but I'm trying to get myself back into the swing of things. While I had a blogging vacation I got an adorable Holland Lop rabbit that I named Toby. I am totally obsessed with his cute little face! 

One of our favorite things to do is watch episodes of Lie to Me. We love our crime tv shows! hehe

As you can see....Toby is hooked! 

I never would've thought it, but he has the same love for Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout that he has for Lie to Me!

Here Toby is curled up on the couch listening to me read aloud. I Could read for hours and he'd lay there totally entranced. And if I stopped he'd nudge me with his nose.

Here's a shot of him inching his way closer to me and lifting up his floppy ears to get a better listen.

That is one contented Toby! All we have to say is, we want MORE!!!

Have you read Cursed? Are you planning to? Let me know what you think in the comments!


  1. I'm glad you finally picked up an Armentrout book. I caved in last month and read the lux series and wow, i LOVED them. Like you said, the characters, and how she writes the stories just make her books so amazing!

    great review, and CUTE bunny!!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. Jennifer is incredible! And yes, her characters is what stands out most. This is also what I love most about her other books, she's phenomenal! Glad you are now also finally hooked and I'm sure you'll loooove her other books too!

  3. YAY -- welcome back. I missed you :) Sometimes a break is just what you need.
    Bunny is adorable.

  4. I am such a huge fan of Armentrout especially after picking up the first book from her lux series which is amazing. I have every plan of picking this book up as well. Great review!

  5. I still haven't read anything by her, but I do have Obsidian on my Kindle. I really need to remember to read that ASAP! Great review! I really need to get a move on with her books! I hear so many great things about them all the time!

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