Sunday, January 6, 2013

Surreal Sunday: Sequel of Cursed?

The first Surreal Sunday in 2013! Woohoo!

Don't yell at me. I know Cursed is a stand-alone for the forseeable future. But JLA said "for te forseeable future". (Confused? Click here for the Q&A:

There's no guarantee that it will stay as stand-alone in the un-forseeable future.

So here's Cursed:

And the Summary:

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.


And my review:


Yeah, the book ends well. One of those probably-happy-ever-after ending. But what if...

There would be a sequel?

Okay, that Theo guy's dead. Problem solved, right? Nope, there's still Ember's ability, which she's still struggling to control even at the end of the book. Won't that be another problem? And since that her power is unique, won't others want her power for their ends (good or dark, whatever)? 

I'm not sure if I should be happy about the idea of a sequel of Cursed. I love JLA's books. I do. But Cursed is just not my cup of tea. I prefer novellas set in the world of Lux series (like Obsession) or set in the world of Covenant series (which is so very surreal, but I will love the idea). But I think that would be interesting.

Except there's a problem. 

JLA is currently working on Origin and Sentinel like crazy. And she still has to write the fifth book of Lux series, Tempting The Body Guard, and maybe, the sequel of Nephilim Rising. Whether she has time to write a sequel of Cursed is questionable. I totally understand the problem. And I'm totally cool with it.

Do you guys think Cursed should be the first book of a new series or continue to stay stand-alone?

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