Cursed [NOOK Book]

Overview

A compelling novel from Jennifer L. Armentrout, the New York Times bestselling author of the Covenant and Lux series. 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. ...
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Cursed

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Overview

A compelling novel from Jennifer L. Armentrout, the New York Times bestselling author of the Covenant and Lux series. 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 with abilities even weirder than hers. 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.
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Gr 7 Up—It's been two years since the fatal car accident that changed high-school senior Ember McWilliams forever. The accident claimed her father's life but took hers as well. Her gifted younger sister, Olivia, was able to bring her back from the dead, but at a price. Ember possesses the touch of death and believes she is cursed and destined to be alone. Once popular and outgoing, she is now a recluse, ridiculed at school and called a freak by her classmates. Caring for a catatonic mother and a five-year-old sibling, she is nearing her breaking point when a handsome stranger appears. Hayden Cromwell reveals that there are others with "special abilities" and offers help. After an "incident," Ember and her family are whisked away to live with the Cromwells, where only Olivia is accepted. Mistrusted, her only friend is Hayden, who works with her to control her powers. The two become inseparable and, as their relationship intensifies, Ember discovers information that leads her to question Mr. Cromwell, the accident, her mother's illness, and her own safety. Armentrout puts a fresh twist on this occult tale, creating a paranormal setting that has the right mix of suspense, mystery, romance, and adventure. Gripping characters with an X-Men feel drive the plot, leaving readers wondering who is innocent and who is guilty. This stand-alone novel with the potential for sequels is sure to be a hit.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444781489
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Publication date: 5/9/2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 53,177
  • Age range: 16 - 18 Years
  • File size: 631 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel, and her hyper Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories . . . therefore explaining her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Adult and Young Adult Urban Fantasy and Romance. Come find out more about the books of the Covenant series at: www.ACovenantNovel.com, visit her website: www.jenniferarmentrout.com, follow her on Twitter: @JLArmentrout, or find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout. Visit her website: www.jenniferarmentrout.com, follow her on Twitter: @JLArmentrout, or find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Great book

    Another great book written by jennifer armentrout!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    ???

    Why is this one cheaper than the other one???

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