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Cursed by K.K. Allen is an New Adult Romantic Suspense story featuring a mix of contemporary, fantasy, Greek mythology, and paranormal elements that will leave you wanting more.
“USA Today Bestselling Author, K.K. Allen, takes readers on a deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful adventure in a contemporary fantasy series based on a young woman learning the true nature of her bloodline and the enchanting world that awaits her.
Katrina Summer always knew she was different. Her fiery temper seems to perpetually land her in hot water, making her an outcast among her peers. When tragedy strikes and she’s sent to live with her only remaining family in the tiny coastal town of Apollo Beach, Katrina starts counting down the days until her eighteenth birthday.
Only then will she finally be free.
As Katrina learns the legends of her Ancient Greek ancestors, secrets from her heritage are exposed—secrets that her mother purposefully concealed. Her only solace is found in Alec Stone, the gorgeous guy next door. With his devastatingly charming smile, his persistent flirtation, and a love that sparks from the flames of friendship, he offers her a much-needed escape from the turmoil.
If only she wasn’t cursed.
As powerful forces threaten the lives in Apollo Beach, Katrina can’t escape the evocative world of mythological enchantment and evil prophecies that lurk around every corner.“
Going into this one, I had no idea what was in store.
I thought this was going to have more of that witchy-magic with mythological, fantasy elements, but I was pleasantly surprised to find more of a summery blend of dark, coven-like backgrounds and new adult, contemporary circumstances. I feel like this book is really hard to fully capture the true atmosphere due to all the elements that were pulled into writing such a rich story.
But it also doesn’t overpower. You really engage with the main character as she struggles with grief, bullying, self-discovery and also juggling with a lighter romance.
The writing itself had me on edge a few times. And not in the most pleasant way.
There were moments that had a blotchy texture of fast-forwarding through time, and I felt like I missed something between the top of the page to the bottom. In reality, I think that the author just wanted to quickly move through the story without adding all the fluff that didn’t pertain too much to the actual overall picture.
But besides the “wait, what” moments, I really loved the unique blending of it all.
The ending does power into a deep cliffhanger that makes me really excited to see what the next book, Fated, will have in store next month.
Overall, I loved the Greek-inspired, witchy atmosphere of her new trilogy. There’s a lot of character development and still a whole fantasy world that is just waiting to be explored. A great 4 star read!
More Book Info
Published: 6 July 2021
How I Read It: eARC from Wildfire Marketing
*Disclaimer: I recieved a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
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