Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My review: 4 of 5 stars
Armentrout has quickly become one of my favorite YA authors. I particularly enjoyed the Lux series. Armentrout’s books tend to feature older, more mature teens and maybe that is part of what appeals to me. I also enjoy paranormal romances when done well. Cursed is both a mystery and a paranormal romance, so double the pleasure. Cursed grabs the reader immediately and doesn’t let go. It also has a droll sense of humor with an authentic teen voice. Unfortunately, in the version I read there were a lot of mistakes not caught in the editing process that tended to break the spell of the story. Hopefully future editions have cleaned these up. The premise reminded me of X-Men but with exquisite sexual tension. The story was somewhat predictable but still a fun read. I recommend it for older teens and teens at heart.
“You hurting would never make me happy” (p. 75).
“I was unnatural and wrong. I could understand why someone wouldn’t want me here” (p. 127).