This fourth book in The Cursed Series was a bit slower than the previous ones, and I found myself on and off getting quite annoyed with Chloe for her irrational decisions that just made things unnecessarily complicated. But even so, it was nevertheless another cute and addictive read following Chloe in her struggles to navigate in a world of vampires, witches, lineage curses and epic love.
Warning! The review below contains spoilers, so please only continue reading if you have already read the book (or are okay with getting some parts of the story spoiled).
In this fourth book, Chloe finally made her choice which brother to be with, and even though I was previously leaning towards Team Jax, I agree that she made the right choice. After this big decision though, nothing really exciting happened in this book, until the twist at the end. There was mostly a lot of relationship drama, with Trent being surprisingly insecure and needy, and Chloe making a lot of irrational decisions that just made things unnecessarily complicated and caused a lot of apologizing and making up. There was also a bit too much of “I miss you/I love you” texting going on throughout the book.
I must say that the mistletoe scene was seriously cute though! One of my favorites in this series! I was also really happy about Chloe connecting with her dad and his family again. I also totally shipped the new couple Abby and Isach, who has really grown to be one of my favorite characters, which I never would have thought after reading the first book in the series… I just think that the start of the relationship between Abby and Isach could have been a bit better executed, and not having Abby forget all about Wyatt the second Abby tells her that Isach is interested in her. But I’m not complaining too much, since they were so adorable together. I did miss Ellie though, who was not included as much in the story as in the third book. She’s such a sweetheart that I would have loved to seen more of.
All in all, this book wasn’t quite as addictive as the previous three books but felt more like a typical middle book, mostly building up suspense and providing a bridge to the rest of the series. But I’m still very much invested in this magical and intriguing series and with that twist at the end I’m desperate to continue it! So, 3.5 stars rounding up to 4, for the way this book kept me invested and rooting for all characters.
Thank you to the author Kara Leigh Miller for providing me with an ebook copy in exchange for an honest review! All opinions are my own.
3.5 stars rounding up to 4
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