Twilight meets The Covenant movie in this cute, fast-paced and addictive story full of magic, vampires and a coven of witches on the hunt for revenge.
This second book in The Cursed series follows seventeen-year-old Chloe, as she’s lost her mother and been forced by the father that abandoned her as a child to move across the country to his new family. Grieving her mother and feeling lonely and miserable at her new snobby prep school, Chloe can’t wait to turn eighteen and get to decide for herself where to live. In addition to being lonely, she also has the feeling that she’s forgotten something important. But just as life takes a turn for the better, with high school hottie no. one, Simon Parker, asking her out for a date, her memories start coming back as well as two guys from her past. As if that wouldn’t be enough, the devastating family secret Chloe discovers in a box of old family photos, forces her to make the most devastating choice in her life – give everything up for the boy she loves or lose him forever?
I had the pleasure of receiving an ebook copy of Eternal Choice from BookSirens in exchange for an honest review, without having read the first book in The Cursed series. This second book can be read as a standalone, but I do believe that some parts of the story would have made more sense if I had read the first book. Now there were parts that were a bit difficult to fully understand without all the background information.
Nevertheless, I really rooted for Chloe at once and I especially appreciated that she was not just another version of Bella Swan. I loved that she had so much depth and integrity and that she was not swept away or feeling dizzy just because Simon Parker took an interest in her. I really enjoyed her fierceness and the bantering between her and Simon. And then the twist… not having read the first book the twist was so much more unexpected! I really enjoyed the turn to magic, with the vampires and witches showing up and the epic love story unfolding!
I just have two minor complaints. The first one is that the story was a bit too unrealistic at times. And I don’t mean the premise that there are witches and vampires and old lineage curses demanding sacrifices of descendent in order not the threaten balance of things, I’m all for that! I mean things like getting into cars without hesitation with suspicious persons you know you can’t trust, or coincidences that are just a little too obvious. The second complaint is the second love triangle. Yes, there are two of those potentially… The first one was really greatly done and so sweet and understandable. But the second one felt so unnecessary and made me believe less in the main love relationship. If you’re willing to give up your life for someone, your aura really shouldn’t get all hazy red with lust every time you’re close to someone else. This brotherly competition was all a bit too much Vampire Diaries for me.
But those two minor complaints set apart, this was such an entertaining and addictive read that kept me on the edge all the way through. And that cliffhanger! Now I can’t wait to read the next book in this magical series! But first, I need to read the first book (Eternal Curse) to get the full picture, I really feel that this book, and the series, deserves that!
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Kara Leigh Miller
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