Good weds all . Hope your week is going well. It is hump day. SO HAPPY HUMP DAY all
Today I am going to review an ARC I got from NETGALLEY. THE CURSE KEEPERS from Denise Grover Swank
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 North Carolina 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 pa
ssion—for each other to set things right.
The Curse Keepers are all that stand between the world and its destruction.
This is a story unlike most stories I have read lately. It was a refreshing story that made me smile and laugh out right in a few spots. Ellie has lived her whole life in the same place hearing stories from her father about the curse keepers and the lost village of ROANOKE. She grew up thinking these stories were just fair tales . After her mothers death she ignores all the stories and forgets the ways . Until the day Collin Dailey walks into her life. He takes her breath away literally on their first meeting. As they realize what is happening. They go on an adventure to recover the artifacts that needs to be down before the dawn of the seventh day to close the gates to hell . Along the way they fall for each other but can they handle the betrayal that befalls them along the way .
I received this as an ARC from NETGALLEY. I started reading and couldn't put it down. The heat between Collin and Ellie is electrifying . The bad boy and the good girl knowing that they shouldn't be together . But are pulled together to save the world. The author weaves a tale mystery and native American lore all in the same book. The setting of the lost village of ROANOKE was a great add to the backstory . Wouldn't it just be great to find out exactly what happened to that village. I am also a sucker for a story that has folk lore in it. The history that is wrapped up in those folk lore stories .
Denise's characters are written with such a passion, you just want to love them. The way she mixes the lore with the characters . Weaves the past with the present. The not knowing if they are going to survive in the wake of what happens . All the characters are fun to read . You just know that something will eventually tear the characters apart.
I will tell you though the book does leave you on a big ole cliff , so I am going to get the second book cause I want to really know what happens to them. So if you don't like hanging off the cliff get both the books and have a night of reading . You will learn a bit of lore , get wrapped up in some mystery, and watch them fall in love. So check it out , I hope you won't be disappointed in this fun read