Title: The Curse Defiers
Author: Denise Grover Swank
For centuries the gods have waited—for the betrayal that will release them, for the traitors who will defend them, for the warrior who will challenge them. Now at long last the gate between the human and spirit worlds is open, and with it, an army of vengeful demons poised to swarm the earth. Only the Curse Keepers, Ellie Lancaster and Collin Dailey, can stop it…if they can break free from a tangled web of treachery, jealousy, and lies.
Torn between two men—her heart belongs to David, yet her soul is bound to Collin’s—Ellie no longer knows who she can trust. Demons slipping through the gate are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake, each death a chilling reminder of the power of the ancient spirits to bring humanity to its knees. Faced with an unimaginable future, Ellie realizes the time has come to turn her back on prophecy and choose her own destiny—even if it means defying the gods themselves.
In the thrilling conclusion to the Curse Keepers trilogy, humanity faces its final battle for survival!
I love this series so I was extremely happy when I got the chance to read the book early. I was waiting for this one since I finished the second part on release day and I can tell you that were a torturous few months.
Considering my high expectations of the book, I was extremely happy that it didn't disappoint. Not that I expected it to. Come on, it's a Denise Grover Swank book ;)
I loved all the intrigue and suspense in this book. It really kept me glued to my couch with all the revealed secrets, the heartbreak, the love... There isn't even one page that can bore you which considering that the book is close to 400p is really tough to do.
The characters are so real that it feels like I know them. They are imperfect, they make mistakes and their actions are quite frustrating sometimes but I think that's what makes them so lovable :) For me, Ellie is the most stubborn and frustrating character of all and quite often in the book I didn't agree with her actions. But by the end, I think she finally came to terms with her destiny and started doing things right.
On the other hand I am definitely torn between the two male leads in the series, David and Collin. Originally, I was all for Collin winning Ellie's heart, but now I am not so sure that he is the right one for her. But I mean, come on, what's not to like on both of them. On one side we have the ultimate bad boy, Collin, with a record and a dark rugged look and on the other side we have the extremely hot British professor. How is a girl supposed to choose between those two?
I have to mention, that for me a really big winning point for the series is it's that it is based on historical facts and real mysteries which makes it even more captivating :)
In a few words the book is amazing. To be honest the whole series is. And if you haven't read it yet, I definitely recommend it. You won't be disappointed. I can guarantee that.