Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cursed by H.M. Ward Review

"Ivy's on her way to kick ass and save Collin from the horrors of the Underworld. Along the way she discovers that the truth won't set her free. Deep-seated deception leads Ivy closer to her destiny. But, being queen of the demons is not the destiny she wants. Ivy will have to overcome lust, power, and love if she wants to survive."

Okay, Cursed might be still redeemable. (But I'm sort of desperate for books here. I can't go to the library anytime soon, so I will have to borrow from fellow neighbors).

Ivy Taylor is still an idiot. I'm not going to go into her character, but I'm going to say that she makes tons of stupid mistakes. If you don't know a world very well (or even a certain person), you study it (him or her or it) as hard as you can before it might kill you. This is what happens when stupid people take meth without looking into what is in it. Of course, there is no nutrition label on the back of package, but it is pretty much guarantee that there is probably going to be some household cleaners in there. And maybe some dead bugs. And rats. Screw it. This is why there are no nutrition labels on the back.

Okay. I need to get back on topic.

The love triangle makes me sick. Here are the candidates: 

Eric. He is the former teacher, who is now a very bad man. Oh, yes. He is a very bad man. He is the enemy, and apparently, he has a lot of problems. Anger issues. At least, that is what appears so far. Oh! And I'm not even sure if he is a good love interest. He seems kind of... violent? And crazy. I liked him better when he was just a warrior and a teacher and nothing else.

And Collin. He still remains... Well, unpredictable. And lost. Stuck in the Underworld, so that would be difficult for him to get together with Ivy.

And really, Ivy shouldn't end up with either of them. She is that terrible.

Okay, it looks like this review is going to put cut very short.

Cursed has only one redeemable trait. That is the plot. The plot makes everything so interesting, but it is so demanding. Because it cuts the characters of their traits. It turns Ivy into an idiot. Eric into a jerk. Collin into a missing guy who may or may not be helping a demon. Shannon (Ivy's former best friend) into a patriot betrayer and well, there is a few more, but I'm not going to name them all. Otherwise, that would be spoilers. Major spoilers.

Rating: Three out of Five

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