The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: eARC courtesy of 47North via NetGalley
Denial. I’m sure everybody has gone through some sort of denial over one thing or another. I know I certainly have and results, as always, are disastrous. I really should have learnt my lesson by now to face it first up or suffer the consequences but I never do… So when it comes to reading a book where a character is in some sort of denial, I’d know where she’s at but at the same time got totally frustrated that she just won’t accept / face the situation as it is.
Ellie Lancaster, understandingly, did not believe in her father’s stories about the legend of the Roanoke’s Lost Colony. However when supernatural things were starting to happen around her and to her, it took her quite a long time to face up on what’s real. And when she did, she’d insist on doing things her way even though she doesn’t know exactly what she’s doing. There was a lot of up and down and I supposed she was confused which therefore means I got confused then frustrated.
The backdrop of this book certainly sounds promising. Whilst I only vaguely know about this mystery, I thought it somewhat unique. I haven’t come across many Native American’s legend in this type of genre (paranormal) so it was a pleasure to read something different even though I got totally confused about who’s good or evil or if there was actually good and evil involved! This seems to be something to be explored later on.
This was a pretty average read for me, whilst I didn’t particularly like Ellie, I did like the tension between her and Collin. I like their humorous clashes and the sparks between them; this is exactly what kept me reading. I wanted to see where they got to and how. Just like everyone else though, I got so taken in by the ending. I knew something was up but still, it was a heartbreaking head-banging hair-tearing type of moment. I’d really like to know where Denise Grover Swank will be taking Ellie.
Thanks to 47Noth for copy of eARC via NetGalley