(Review) Cursed by Christina Bauer

Cursed by Christina Bauer (Beholder Series #1) Release date: 29th March 2016 Publisher: Ink Monster LLC Most days, Elea c...

by Christina Bauer
(Beholder Series #1)
Release date: 29th March 2016
Publisher: Ink Monster LLC
Cursed (Beholder, #1)

Most days, Elea couldn’t care less about having Necromancer magick. Who needs to conjure skeletons and sprits when you’re a farm girl? Elea only uses her powers to speed up chores and scare off suitors.

Everything changes when the evil Necromancer Tsar curses Elea. Now, Elea has five years left before she burns as a ghost, tortured for all eternity. They say there’s nothing she can do, but Elea disagrees. She decides to embrace her Necromancer powers, train as a magickal assassin, and kill the Tsar… All before his curse kills her. Impossible as it may sound, Elea thinks she has it in the bag, but then everything goes horribly wrong.

That’s when a handsome mage named Rowan steps up to help. Elea wants an ally, but she doesn’t need all the mixed-up feelings that come along with Rowan’s crooked smile.

An assassination mission is no time to fall in love, but Elea’s heart may have other ideas…


I am lucky enough to receive an e-arc of this book in exchange of an honest review, huge thanks to Ink Monster and Netgalley.

Another kick-ass novel by Ink Monster! Trust Christina Bauer to deliver a super bad-ass heroine and majorly page-turning plot line. Cursed is definitely a must read for you guys who love PNR or UF.

The concept of necromancers and casters are definitely unique compared to our usual vampire werewolf stories (not that that's not interesting either). The whole story is so well written that you just can't help finishing the whole novel in a blink. One step through the first chapter and I am definitely hooked. If you read my review of Christina Bauer's previous book Angelbound, you would know how obsessed I am with her writing style. Furthermore, our heroine Elea is the kind of heroine that I always look for in the books I read, strong willed woman who can stand up by herself. And then there's our swoon worthy hero, Rowan. I don't know what else I can say other than 'he's amazing.'

Although I can't help but hoped that the romance developed faster than it did. Some people might think that it's fast enough but I just love a good fast paced steady romance in an action novel, the one that stood there in the background midway through the story while the other conflicts unravels.

Overall, not perfect but I can't deny that I am in LOVE with this book! totally recommended! Now I just need to occupy myself while I'm waiting for the next instalment.

4 EYES OPEN (4/5)

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