Reviews

Cursed by Grace White

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Synopsis

It isn’t easy being the girl who feels the world… 

Isolation is all nineteen-year-old Terra Materson has known for the last six years. Hiding from the cruel whispers and judgmental stares of society, she suffers the pain of the world around her in silence. The air that moves … the water that flows …the fire that burns … the earth that grounds, Terra feels it all. Despite her grandmother’s insistence it’s a gift, she knows it is nothing more than a curse in disguise.

When her grandmother dies, leaving her alone and guideless, she is forced to step out of the shadows and into the light. Atchison College is the perfect place for Terra to learn to live again. Until she meets four guys with strange connections to the elements that torment her.

Together they lead her on a journey to the answer she’s always craved: Who is she? But as Terra quickly realizes, the truth is far more than her head, and heart is prepared for…

Cursed is the first book in an urban fantasy reverse harem series from Grace White.

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Review

Compelling start to a brand new saga…

I make no secret of the fact that reverse harem is one of my favourite types of book to read… there is nothing better than knowing, or at least hoping, that when the final page is turned the girl will get all the guys… add to that a young adult/paranormal story created by the alter ego of one of my newly discovered favourite authors and this book was always going to be a must read for me…

The original premise deals with weighty topics of loss, and isolation but underpinning all of this is humour and the first tentative steps towards a sweet but complicated love story and a future where Terra, ‘the girl who feels the world’, will be thrust centre stage as secrets and revelations come to light….

I really was immediately drawn to Terra, who is quirky she has a strange perspective on life and her voyage of personal discovery is full of false starts and misunderstandings..and as for the men….they all different and their response to the events playing out so disparate… these are realistic and relatable complex characters who are intriguing as individuals but as a whole have the potential to be addictive…

I love this author’s voice both fluent and expressive….. this book is very much concerned with setting the scene, developing the characters and establishing the complex relationships and as such it is rather short on action and plot development; that said what has been created is an alternative universe carefully described and utterly believable….and now the world has been built and the inhabitants within it placed I look forward to seeing where this fascinating story leads…

This is a promising start to a brand new saga which I can not wait to embark on …If I have one word of caution for the author it would be this…by and large RH fans, like myself, are a picky bunch…they don’t like cheating among the cohort and no matter where the drama takes the heroine and her men, in the end, they all need to be together in their happy ever after….

~Sheena (4/5)

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