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.
My Thoughts: What to say, what to say. I thought this sounded interesting. And it is. It reminds me of Shatter Me, well, in that the main character has the touch of death. Ember is much more likable. Sure, she’s been dealt a shitty hand, but she doesn’t have an abhorrent attitude. Sure, she’s down on herself, and she’s lonely. Aside from annoyance with her behavior regarding Hayden and his family, I thought she was actually a great main character. She’s got a heart and great wit, too. I mostly enjoyed her voice.
The plot in general was all right. I felt like it was overdramatic at times, especially when it comes to relationships in the book – and I’m not just talking Ember and Hayden. But then, when I look back, I remember having highly dramatic relationships at her age, so perhaps it’s true to the age of the character. Aside from this, it wasn’t bad. While somewhat predictable and easily figured out, there were a few surprising twists thrown in there.
Overall, this is one of those books I could give or take. Would I recommend it? Maybe – depending on what the person I’m talking to likes. Do I feel like owning it? Nah – I don’t think I’ll need to read this again.
Source: Received through Around the World Tours for review.
Read It: Cursed is scheduled for release on September 18, 2012. You can pre-order your own copy HERE. (This is a Book Depository link, and purchase through this link will result in my receiving a small commission at no cost to you. Your support is appreciated!)
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