Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ Review

Title:                  Cursed
Author:             Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher:          Spencer Hill Press
Date:                 18 September 2012

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

Do we really believe adults are so quick to judge and dismiss teenagers?

Do we have the right to judge people around us?

So in this book Ember has the ability to kill with a single touch. For two years she has managed to keep this secret from everyone and not kill anyone. But one day someone touches her and then her world comes undone, with the boys death comes a lot of change, distrust with herself and others.

I enjoyed this story, it was well written and easy to follow. Since there aren't many characters in this book to point the finger at it is easy to learn who wants her dead.

People can be so mean, they're quick to judge based on appearance and what they've heard. This book looks at what it's like when you believe you have no one……. It also looks into the way teenagers see adults, the big bad people that don't listen to them and do as they please, at least in this book anyway.

This story features a bit of instalove and stalkerish behaviour. I don't believe we should turn around and love creepy stalkers… Just to warn you all.

By the way her hair is a frizzy mess Mr cover maker

This was my first book by Jennifer L. Armentrout, but it won't be my last!

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