Apr 2, 2013

Review: Cursed by Jennifer Armentrout

Title: Cursed
Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Publisher:  Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: 9.18.2012
Pages: 304
Genre: Paranormal
Series: No
Source: ARC from publisher

Rating: A

Summary (from Goodreads):
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.

What an amazing story.  The characters were unbelievable. You really felt like you knew them. Ember, the main character, was my favorite. Jennifer did an outstanding job getting you to understand their feelings and points of view. 

The overall believability of this story is very high. You can relate to the characters' courage, strengths, and determination in any real life situation. Especially with the help and companionship of great friends. 

Personally, I would love to read more of Ember and Hayden but she did a great job of ending this wonderful story. I loved this book.

Definitely would recommend it to anyone who loves this kind of thing. I love how you can relate to the situations even if you don't have a killer touch or can blow things up with your mind. It is more believable for the connection to the situation the reader can relate to with their own personal story. The only thing I think could have been improved on was more description of Mr. Theo and the facility. It would have given more explanation of the fear of it. 

Reviewer: Gabrielle


  1. I'm so glad to see you enjoyed this one Gabrielle! I read a lot of "meh" reviews for it, but I love Jennifer Armentrout something fierce so I'm still wanting to read it despite the lackluster response. Super excited to see such a high rating from you!

    1. Isn't this the line where we met, Jenny? Getting an ARC for this book? *sniffles* Ah, memories.

  2. Ohhh I am quite excited that you enjoyed it! I just got this from Amazon the other day :)

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  3. Believable stories are always great! :D I'm looking forward to read this book.



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