Cursed by Jennifer L. ArmentroutTitle: Cursed
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publish Date: September 18, 2012
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.
The cover was okay. There wasn't really anything special about it.
I really liked this set of characters even though most of them were, pardon my language, asses to Ember. There were very unique, and I liked that about them. They were more real than a lot of characters because they weren't Perfect Pollys. Most of them like Phoebe and Parker had trouble controlling their gifts. They struggled with life, and that made it like I was actually in the book with them.
This was an intersting book. I love the concept of someone with a dying touch. It's actually really cool. But this reminded me a lot of Ember by Jessica Sorensen. You can find my review for that at the bottom of this review. Like the girls both have the same names, Ember. And they both have the same gift/curse depending on how you look at it. They are very similar in those likes, but they were taken in two totally different directions. Cursed reminds me a lot of X-Men which is actually a reference in the book. Ember is taken to a place where there are people like her and Olvia, her younger sister. They are helped to control their gifts so basically like X-Men.
This was a good book. JLA is one of my alltime favorite authors, in case you didn't know lol :) This was the second book by her that wasn't the Obsidian series that I've read. Oh my gosh this proves that she is an amazing author because she's good at series and standalone novels. I just love her and this book.