Sunday, September 23, 2012

Cursed: Review

It's a book that is written by the author of Obsidian and Half-Blood, Jennifer L. Armentrout. And it's called Cursed. Check out the summary below:

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 have 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 don't really like a one book series... thing because I think it ends too soon until now. Cursed is an extremely well-written book that is very different from either Lux series and Covenant series by Jennifer. Not just the plot but also the character themselves. Jennifer can write different characters with different personality in a brilliant way. It's a talent not many authors can experience. That's why re-reading Lux series and Covenant series and Cursed will never be boring.

Ember, like Kat and Alex, is very tough. But the toughness is very different on Ember. It is more human. Not like the supernatural tough on Alex. She is caring too. Which, in a way, makes her very different from Kat. Not that Kat is not caring, but their version of care is very different from each other.

Jennifer can rule the readers' emotions. I don't know if I am too emotional or anything. But to me I can actually feel the tension, the anger, and the sorrow from Ember and other characters. This can also be seen in other books from her. I guess that's why it makes her books so special.

Hayden is also very different from Daemon and Aiden/Seth. Despite the fact that he has supernatural powers, he is so...human. Which makes the scenes in Cursed familiar to our readers. This is a uniquely good thing that make Cursed special and unlike other novels.

Reading the book is like reading detective fiction. Ember and her "new family members" keep picking up clues for the accident and all the stuff from her locker and the accidents that nearly kill her. I admit that I am not really a big fan of detective fiction. But Jennifer can mix romance and fantasy into detective fiction, which makes the book more interesting.

Although the book is very good, I can't say it's the favorite among other books from Jennifer. Something is off from the book and I can't put my fingers on it. Something inside the book left me a little hollow inside and I just don't understand why. But nevertheless, the book is quite good, among other one-book-novel-series.

Rating: 7.5/10

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