Wednesday, December 26, 2012


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.

So I've read the Lux series by this author and loved them! Everyone has been talking about Diety, the next book due out on the 6th for the Covenant series, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and start reading the series so I'll be caught up for the release. However, my blogging partner has already read them so we decided to read Cursed since it looked really good and we both haven't read it. Let me tell you how awesome this book is, I'm really hoping it's going to be as series because I'm not ready to say goodbye to Ember and Hayden.

So about this book, but where to begin...sigh.. Love is all I can say right now. So Ember died, literally, but was brought back. Oh, I should warn you that this is sorta paranormal so if you don't believe in reading about people who have "abilities" though this is a really good book that's written very well, it's probably not the book for you! So Ember's sister Olivia is considered "gifted" with the ability to bring you back from the dead. That's what happened to Ember. There was a car accident that killed Ember and her father, but Olivia brought back Ember. Now Ember's skin is scarred from the accident, her eye color changed to a pale blue, oh and if you come into contact with her skin you die.  With a catatonic mother, Ember raises her sister for two years, that is until Hayden enters the scene.

Hayden Cromwell has a past and a secrete of his own. He's been watching Ember for two years. It started with interest in Olivia, but the night Olivia brought Ember back, John Cromwell with the help of Liz,another gifted, a new gift was born that night. That brought them to check on Olivia and Ember, but that's also when Hayden's interest in Ember began surfacing. Realizing Ember saw him at the school he decided he was going to talk to her. He followed her to the library and spoke a few words, which only furthered his curiosity. The next contact they had was when he was bringing Ember to his home.

Ember has trust issues and when thrust into a situation that wasn't talked about before hand, made you less inclined to be nice.Struggling to be in a house where your own sister rather stay than be with you, surrounded by people with a variety of gifts who obviously didn't want you there, Hayden was the only one who didn't make her feel unwanted. Not to mention wiping the memory from the only friend she had after the accident, which made me bawl by the way, I seriously cried every time Adam was brought up, makes it hard to trust the people who say they are trying to help her. Even with her doubts, Hayden wants to help her control the gift she refers to as a curse, but someones out to get her. With feelings soaring high between Hayden and Ember, will she be able to trust him fully? Will the person who wants her dead succeed? Will Hayden and Ember be able to love? You're going to have to read this book to find out!


I have read almost all of the books by J.L. Armentrout, and loved them all. Cursed was a different kind of story, but it had me on the edge of my seat through the whole book. 

Ember McWilliams knows what it's like to die, she has and her gifted little sister bring her back. Ember is left with the touch that kills people. Her mom is depressed because the accident that killed Ember , killed her father. Her mother doesn't leave her room and Ember has to raise her sister on her own. Kids at school made fun of her for being different, and she is called so many names.  When one boy touches her, and dies , everything Changes. 

Hayden Cromwell shows up and, Says she's gifted and special and makes her really like him. Until his father takes her, her sister and her mom to a house for "the gifted" . People like her sister. However Ember considers herself cursed. And so do the people at the house. They don't treat her with any kindness. Hayden's gift however cancels out others, and he can touch we though, through brief periods.  He works with Ember to control her gift. 

Can she learn? And can She have a relationship with Hayden? And what happens when someone comes for them? Hayden finds out that she truly isn't cursed.
I enjoyed this book! Go check it out :)  


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