Cursed

Cursed

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by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Saskia Maarleveld
     
 

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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

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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.

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School Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781494504359
Publisher:
Tantor
Publication date:
08/28/2014
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 5.82(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

#1 New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. All the rumors you've heard about her state aren't true. Well, mostly. She spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. 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.

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Cursed 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book written by jennifer armentrout!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though not as good as her Luxe Series (which I am more than obsessed with), Jennifer has brought another world to life yet again. I love her ability to connect you to the characters even though you would never be in their place. Strong characters, good story line, great outcome. I would definitely suggest to anybody to read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BloodClan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED your story and i hope you write more of them.btw, can you tell me where to find the other clans?thanks.
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SelenityJade More than 1 year ago
I found the blurb interesting and thought I’d pick it up. This is a stand-alone novel written by one of my favorite authors. As usual, the character development was amazing and the author really does get into different people’s motivations very well. While this is a YA paranormal romance, it isn’t part of a series, and I think it should stay that way, personally. I didn’t get into Hayden as much as some of JLArmentrout’s other boys, but he’s a decent enough type of guy. Ember was as usual easy to relate to and get into and I really did like her. Yet she isn’t like a super awesome character like Kat in the Lux series. What sets this novel apart really is that there is a lot more mystery in it. It’s a bit of a who-dun-it type novel regarding to certain aspects of Ember’s past – or rather her death. Although, I kind of did see the villain coming a mile away. I really can’t wax poetically about the plot or characters. So overall, a decent read, but nothing I’d write home about or give fangirl squeals over. I recommend this to any JLArmentrout fan as we all like to read her, but otherwise, it’s a decent read if you want to pick it up. Don’t expect the usual brilliance though. I rate it 3.5 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is this one cheaper than the other one???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did a test and it was bloodclan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RockClan or CelestialClan or possible BloodClan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot vote a clan you are leader of, just the most active!!!