Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: 09/18/2012
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
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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.
So.. I had high hopes for Cursed since it's written by the awesome JLA. But nope, the Lux series is still waaaay better.
Ember McWilliams had died in an accident and was brought back by her sister, Olivia. Now she can kill things with just a touch. Everything dies. It was like she was Death. Now she has a no-touch policy with all living things.
Then Hayden Cromwell showed up and said she had a gift. He could help her, but she had to trust his father.
I thought Cursed was okay.. not bad, but not amazing either. Ember can't touch anything and I guess that sucks. She keep thinking she's a monster and that she has a curse. But Hayden seems to think otherwise and tries to help her.
In this book, she goes through a bunch of crazy stuff. She was trying to adjust to her new life all the while being targeted. Someone wants to kill her. And she will find out who.
The killer's identity didn't really surprise me much. I'd been suspecting two people and one of them was him/her (can't tell you who, can I?). Weird psychopath *shivers*
The plot was really good. It kept me interested and wanting to know more all throughout the book. I always kept thinking that she would control her gift/curse one day and find out who wants to kill her. And she did :) Yay to accomplishments!
Overall, this is a great book if you're into the whole killer-touch thing. Want some action? Definitely pick this one up!