AUTHOR: H.M. Ward
RATING: 3 STARS (3.5 STARS)
PUBLISHED: August 2011 - Laree Bailey Press
SERIES: Yes; Series Still in Progress
- Demon Kissed (April 2011)
- Cursed (August 2011)
- Torn (November 2011)
- Satan's Stone (January 2012)
- The 13th Prophecy (March 2012)
"Ivy's on her way to kick ass and save Collin from the horrors of the Underworld. Along the way she discovers that the truth won't set her free. Deep-seated deception leads Ivy closer to her destiny. But, being queen of the demons is not the destiny she wants. Ivy will have to overcome lust, power, and love if she wants to survive."
Cursed is the second novel in the Demon Kissed series by H.M. Ward.
The beginning of this novel was extremely repetitive. I’ve already read the first book in this series; I don’t need nor want the author to remind me of every single thing that happened. I don't mind a few recaps here and there, but I don't need to be retold every event. The first 30% of this novel was either repetitive or predictable. Yes, I learned a few new things, but not many.
The middle of this novel was fantastic. It was suspenseful, scary and, addictive. Ward’s creative underworld was filled with action and shocking revelations. I could easily picture Ward’s mystifying and spooky underworld. And, I wasn't expecting ANYTHING that happened while Ivy was down there, especially through the Lorren. All I can really say is WOW!
I am still in shock from the conclusion. Did that really just happen? I honestly don't even know what to say. I'll just give you two words: MASSIVE CLIFFHANGER.
I gave Cursed by H.M. Ward 3 STARS (3.5 STARS).
Why I bumped this novel from 4 STARS to 3 STARS?
1) The repetition.
2) Ivy's complaining and negativity bugged me more in this novel than Demon Kissed. Maybe I noticed it more in this novel because I was looking for it. Who knows? I want Ivy to have some happiness, confidence, and hope. I want her to be a strong and spirited heroine. I know her life is really hard, but she needs to accept things and stop whining.
3)I also wanted a lot more romance!! I miss Collin. Ivy and Collin are together A LOT more in the first novel.
Even though I didn’t like Cursed as much as Demon Kissed, I still really enjoyed it. I look forward to reading the rest of the novels in this series. In fact, I need to go get started on Torn now ;)