Sunday, September 22, 2013

Review - Cursed

Title - Cursed
Author - Monica Wolfson
Series - Tysseland Chronicles #1
Genre - YA Fantasy 
Published - June 3rd 2013
Publisher - Monica Wolfson
Format - Ebook review copy


When 17-year-old Sasha orders her latte at a local cafĂ©, she hardly expects to get robbed. Strangely, the men don’t want money from the register. Instead they are interested in the necklace she is wearing that her mother gave her years ago.
Sasha can’t understand why the men would want the worthless piece of stained glass that hangs around her neck from a leather cord. It’s not worth anything or is it? She comes to realize not all value is measured in dollars and cents. 
This is the night she meets Evan, who saves her life by distracting the robbers as the couple dodge flying bullets. It takes days for Sasha to acknowledge that her burgeoning magic abilities helped keep them safe. She’s adamant in keeping that secret from Evan. She doesn’t want him to know she’s a freak.
Cursed is a thrilling romantic and exhilarating read. Monica Wolfson takes readers to a fantasy world they won’t want to leave.

I received Cursed from the author in return for an honest review. Sasha life changes on the night that she stepped into her favorite coffee shop. On this night she notices the guy behind the counter but before she can flirt to much the door bursts open and the pair is held at gunpoint. The robber is intent on getting Sasha necklace but the pair is able to escape with the help of the blue sparks coming from Sasha’s hand. Suddenly strange men are after her who throw fireballs, but at least she’s sparked the interest of the cute coffee guy.

After talking to her mother she learns that her grandmother whom she’s never met has cursed her intent on getting revenge on her daughter Willow Bean. With the help of Evan her coffee guy she sets out to find a way to break the curse before it’s too late. She also learns that she will need to travel through a portal to another world where her grandmother is the queen. Will Sasha and Evan be able to break the curse before it’s too late?

Sasha is a fun character who reminds me of myself picking the non-trendy coffee shop to read. She’s easy to connect with smart and keeps a cool head when fireballs are flying. I think Evan is a perfect complement to her because they each have their own issues but fit well together. Cursed has a variety of interesting supporting characters that keep the story interesting. The romance between Sasha and Evan is sweet it’s innocent and clean romance.

Cursed is an intricate story filled with whirlwind adventure that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. A perfect blend of action and romance that keep me drawn into the story I had a hard time putting it down till I was done. The author has created a story that mixes the human world with the fantasy world which I found intriguing.  The characters in Cursed are engaging and easy to connect with you can’t help cheering them on as they fight against her grandmother. I really enjoyed all aspects of Cursed it’s a fun story that leaves you wanting more. I look forward to reading the next installment and seeing what happens with Sasha and Evan. I highly suggest if you like fantasy with romance you check it out it’s a fantastic story. Plus how can you not love the beautiful cover?
4 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review and I'm glad you enjoyed the story.