Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cursed by Jennifer Armentrout (REVIEW)


Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Category: YA Fantasy
Suitable for: Teens+
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Format Read for Review:  Kindle
Pages: 304

Description: Two years ago teenager Ember was killed in a car accident. Her little sister brought her back to life. Now anything living Ember touches dies. She meets a mysterious boy named Hayden that tells her she is gifted and that he can help her control her gift. She wants to trust him but his father may have nefarious motives for helping her. 

In Short: Overall this is a great book. With elements of romance, mystery and sci fi it makes for a very interesting read. I would put this book in the same category as books like Twilight and I think teenage girls especially would love it.

Pros: This book has a unique story with a lot of creative elements. There are a lot of interesting “gifts” and the way the characters use their gifts is interesting. The main character is likeable and I really admire the way she looks after her little sister. The story moves along at a good pace and has a lot of activity. I really got a kick out of all the little clues and secrets. The characters are all really well developed and you can sympathize with even the not so nice ones. There were a lot of surprising developments in the plot.  

Cons: Unfortunately I figured out who the bad guy was within the first few scenes he was in. I thought the clues were quite obvious but judging by the Amazon reviews for this book many readers may still be surprised at the end. Because I already knew who the baddie was I found the ending to be a little anticlimactic. Also it was over too quickly in the sense that the danger started and ended within a few pages. I think the danger in the ending could have been drawn out a little to be more suspenseful. 

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