Saturday, November 22, 2014

ARC Review: The Curse Keepers (The Curse Keepers #1)

The Curse Keepers (The Curse Keepers #1) by Denise Swank

Publisher: Amazon Publishing, 2013
312 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Link: Goodreads

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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.

My Review:
I am a fan of The Curse Keepers and a fan of Denise Grover Swank's other works too. What sets The Curse Keepers and her other works apart from many other books, is Swank's ability to keep the relationship of the two main characters at the forefront. They're not sure if they love or hate each other, but either way the sex is awesome. The secondary characters are believable too. I like that all of the characters are shown in a balance manner with good and bad.

The setting of The Lost Colony is most assuredly present in the storyline and who doesn't love a good unsolved mystery. The pace of the novel has a tension that keeps building through to the end so I feel like I do when walking to Lady Gaga's Applause--kind of like my heart is going to explode--but in the best way!

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