Four Star Review: The Curse Keepers (Curse Keepers Series, Book 1) by Denise Grover Swank
Kindle Unlimited Copy
Publisher: 47 North
Released: November 19, 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Length: 314 Pages
The wall between our world and that of vengeful spirits has protected humanity for more than 400 years. It’s about to come crashing down.
Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the North Carolina settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Only the descendants of the two men who banished the spirits of an enemy tribe from the material realm know what really happened to the colony. Ellie is one of those descendants—a Curse Keeper. Her father took pains to teach her what he knew of the curse and the responsibilities of its guardians. He taught her that if the two Curse Keepers ever meet, the curse will be lifted, the gate will open, and the raging Native American spirits will be unleashed to seek their revenge.
Despite her father’s seriousness, Ellie has always taken the legend for a harmless fairy tale. Until she meets the darkly handsome, but downright infuriating, Collin Dailey and realizes everything she was told is true. For when they meet, it’s like the air is sucked from the room. Collin’s presence is electrifying… and it’s not just attraction Ellie feels, but the inexorable pull toward her destiny. The prophecy is real, and now Ellie and Collin must battle supernatural forces and their loathing—and passion—for each other to set things right.
The Curse Keepers are all that stand between the world and its destruction
Review by Lissa
I was browsing one day and came across this book. It had good reviews and seemed interesting.
First, impression of the main character Ellie. She was annoying. It took almost 20% in for her to believe the curse. She didn't believe it, then she did, and then she didn't. I mean if things start happening. That was taught to you as a little girl and you're like it's not true. Then you have this imprint on your hand, A symbol. You're still like nope. I mean, what?!
When Collin comes in the picture he's a little sketchy. When he says don't do something, she does the opposite. Like don't open the door, stay inside. Hey let me open it. She reminded me of the girls in horror movies, that trip on nothing.
The story of the curse was interesting. That's what kept me going. As much as the characters are opposites, they are alike. They always want to get what they want. They both had to pay the ultimate sacrifice. Ellie did grow throughout the book and became a stronger character. I like strong female characters, that can kick some butt.
I'm glad I continued to read. It ended well. Overall it was an enjoyable read. I'll have to continue to read the series now.