Cursed by Jennifer ArmentroutTuesday, September 18, 2012
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
Source: BEA 2012- Thanks, 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 and Olivia are survivors of the car accident that took the life of their Dad. Well, Olivia is a survivor, however Ember did die in the accident and Olivia brought her back just by touching her. Now that Ember is alive she has to live with her skin covered because if she touches someone, they will die. Yes, it definitely sucks, especially because she hasn’t touched, with bare skin, anyone in two years. It wasn’t until Dustin does something that no one else has done that Ember’s life spirals out of control. Cursed is a fast, action-packed novel that I had trouble putting down.
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.--Goodreads
I hate judging books by their covers, because the book might not turn out as bad as the cover. I was so thankful that I didn’t think too much about this cover to let me stop from reading it because I would be missing out on an awesome read if I had. There is something about the cover: the girl on the front looks too perfect, too set-up. It is a bit weird and confuses me whether she is supposed to be dead or just taking a nap in the woods.
If you look at your own copy of Cursed, on the back cover, is a blurb from this exact book review!
Rated PG-13 for brief language, sexual references, and violence.