Review: Curse Keepers

Title: Curse Keepers
Author:  Denise Grover Swank
Finished: January 8th
Purchased: Netgalley 
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 Virginia 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.

I really wanted to like this book. I thought that the concept was great and I was very excited to dive into what I thought was going to be an amazing story, but I was sadly disappointed. I can usually finish a book in a day, Curse Keepers took me almost five days. I could not get through the book, but I never leave a book partially read, so I geared through it. And it was rough.

I actually really enjoyed the characters and their interactions with each other, which I have found to be something most people didn’t like. I found their relationship to be more real than many other relationships I have read in books lately. I enjoyed that it brought together aspects of Native American Cultures and found it interesting. I think that my main problem was the style of writing, I could not read it, I would get bored and start doing something else. It did not capture my attention.

I found that the book, with exception to the last few chapters, dragged on. It was boring and confusing and was so difficult to get through. While I actually enjoyed the character relationship, and pretty much loved the ending, I would not recommend this book.

xox Cat


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