Thursday, June 5, 2014

[Review]: "The Curse Breakers"

The Curse Breakers by Denise Grover Swank
Publisher: 47North (April 29, 2014)
Series: The Curse Keepers, 1
Genre: NA Paranormal

For more than four hundred years, the Curse Keepers guarded the barrier between the human and spirit realms. All that changed the day Ellie Lancaster met Collin Dailey. Prophecy demanded they defend the world from evil?even as it ignited a passion that threatened to consume them both.

Now Ellie faces a frightening new life, abandoned by the man she loves and tormented by malevolent spirits unleashing their vengeance upon the earth. Her only shot at protecting humanity?and herself?from the demon scourge is to claim the mark of the god Ahone as her own. Finding it means trusting Dr. David Preston, a handsome professor of Native American studies whose skepticism is surpassed only by his attraction to Ellie. Together they must finish what the Curse Keepers began, defying the forces of darkness to face hell on earth?and unlock the truth of Ellie's destiny.

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Reviews of Swank's Previous Books:

The Curse Keepers (#1) -- TBQ

My Review:

I so loved The Curse Keepers; it was one of my favorite reads of 2013. Such a unique story, filled with great details about Native American myths – many based on real stories handed down through the generations, I'm sure. It was amazing, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on the rest of the series.

The Curse Breakers was also amazing, and I loved it, to the point that I will be buying a print for my keeper shelf. New twists came to light in this book, and I was once again waiting anxiously to see what happened next. Swank has a true talent for that!

But the romance . . . Oh, I have some mixed feelings about that! I can see how Collin was a jerk and I have a love/hate relationship with most of his actions. I'm still not sure what his plans are, or who's side he is on – besides his own, that is. However, the sudden entrance of David, and how quickly they fell in bed –and love—surprised me. Not in an entirely bad way, but I'm still working through my thoughts on the matter. It may require the next book before I fully come to terms with this.

Still, I felt like I was once again immersed in an epic adventure as Ellie races to find her path and save the world (as cliché as that sounds!). I'm dying for the next book and I cannot recommend this series enough. If you want a new PNR (yes, this one is technically NA, but trust me!) and love Native American myths, as I do, this is the series for you. But be sure to read it in order!


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I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Have you read Denise Grover Swank before? Are you a fan of unique myths in PNR?


Until Next Time,


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Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

That sounds pretty awesome Danielle! I've not tried these yet but do love reading about Native American culture and the stories and traditions passed down. Very interesting. You have me totally curious :)

The_Book_Queen said...

In that case, my work here is done. :)