The curse keepers by Denise Grover Swank Book Review
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The wall between our world and that of vengeful spirits has protected humanity for more than 400 years. It’s about to come crashing down. Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Virginia settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Only the descendants of the two men who banished the spirits of an enemy tribe from the material realm know what really happened to the colony. Ellie is one of those descendants—a Curse Keeper. Her father took pains to teach her what he knew of the curse and the responsibilities of its guardians. He taught her that if the two Curse Keepers ever meet, the curse will be lifted, the gate will open, and the raging Native American spirits will be unleashed to seek their revenge.
Despite her father’s seriousness, Ellie has always taken the legend for a harmless fairy tale. Until she meets the darkly handsome, but downright infuriating, Collin Dailey and realizes everything she was told is true. For when they meet, it’s like the air is sucked from the room. Collin’s presence is electrifying… and it’s not just attraction Ellie feels, but the inexorable pull toward her destiny. The prophecy is real, and now Ellie and Collin must battle supernatural forces and their loathing—and passion—for each other to set things right. The Curse Keepers are all that stand between the world and its destruction.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn't lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.
You can find out more about Denise at www.denisegroverswank.com or email her at DeniseGroverSwank@gmail.com
I was so excited when I read the blurb and other peoples reviews for this book. As you know I love a good paranormal. I was even more thrilled when mrs. Swank incorporated a piece of American history with the mystery of the Roanoke colony. As well as a book lover I do tend to watch my share of weird tv series and the Roanoke colony was part of the sleepy hallow series also. Mrs. Swank put her own twist on this mystery with this book, a CURSE was the cause! Of course with every curse there has to be a keeper/protector right. Well you have Ellie the skeptic last descendant of Roanoke family and Collin the other keeper. Ok ok so this whole book keep in mind this curse is a Native American myth. I swear I envisioned Collin as Jacob from twilight but much more rough around the edges, tattoos, and a dirty/mischief mouth!!! YUMMY!
Ellie and Collins story was crazy. She was water (ofcourse she's never been in it) and he was earth/land. It was endearing to read how serious Collin learned/took his history and believed the tales growing up. It was sad to learn why Ellie basically had no clue. Not going to lie Ellie's character was very frustrating at moments. I tried to sympathize with her but seriously when gods are knocking at your door you my need to have a clue why. As the book progressed we find out that Collins feelings for Ellie are mutual, but will anyone be strong enough to make the first move? Oh how I love the over thinking of a situation.
I liked this one. It started out fast for me then slow then fast again. Ellie and Collins fight to save the world is a interesting read. Good job mrs. Swank.