Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #62 ~ Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:


Jennifer L. Armentrout

First - The Blurb:

Dying sucks
...and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. 

After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.

Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he's a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she's more than interested. There's just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she's willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?

But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she's not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life.

For real this time

Second - The Tease:

His lips barely brushed mine, as if he wanted to test out what would happen. I didn't dare move. Because nothing happened, he pressed forward. Gentle and soft, then hard and hungry as the kiss deepened.

My world exploded.

Little shivers of pleasure and panic shot through me. I needed to stop, but I couldn't pull myself away, couldn't focus on anything other than how wonderful his lips felt against mine.

Third - My Thoughts:

I was waiting for my local library to get this one in but it seemed to be taking forever. Then I joined the Overdrive library (eBooks) and voila, there it was for me to borrow without delay.

So was it worth the wait? Definitely.

The story begins with us being introduced to Ember. Killed in a car crash two years earlier, she is brought back to life by her little sister - but not without consequences. In her reincarnated form, she cannot touch anyone, and no one can touch her. If they do, they will die. Labelled a 'freak' by her friends and  peers, she lives in almost complete isolation until Hayden appears.

Hayden - sexy without a doubt and completely smitten with Ember, spends much of his time trying to convince her that she is not cursed, and that with help from his adoptive father and family, she will be able to learn how to control her 'gift' so as not to hurt anyone unintentionally.

There is a lot of sexual tension between Ember and Hayden as she slowly learns how to control her ability so that they can touch without the fear of him dying.

There are also many twists and turns to the story and it will definitely keep you intrigued. Once again, Jennifer has written a great novel.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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  1. Great teaser!!! I do love kiss scenes like this one, always makes me want to get kissed like that!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nice pick- this is my least favorite of all JLA books. Ember annoyed me for some reason.

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  3. Ooh nice tease! I read this one so very very long ago! Can't remember it really...hope you enjoy the rest!

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  4. Ohh I loved Cursed, I thought it was so sweet. Great tease!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  5. Great teaser. I enjoyed Cursed a whole bunch and while it wasn't my favorite from JLA it certainly was special. Thank you for stopping by. Planning on starting the meme back up next week. Good week so far although it's freaking cold! Supposed to snow and I am desperately crying for my long underwear. How are things with you?

  6. I've heard lots of good things about this book. And going by that tease and your review, I should go out and get it!! Awesome review girl!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace