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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Book Review: The Curse Breakers

The Curse Breakers (Curse Keepers #2) by Denise Grover Swank

The Curse Breakers (The Curse Keeper, #2)Book Two of the Curse Keepers trilogy.
For more than four hundred years, the Curse Keepers guarded the barrier between the human and spirit realms. All that changed the day Ellie Lancaster met Collin Dailey. Prophecy demanded they defend the world from evil…even as it ignited a passion that threatened to consume them both.

Now Ellie faces a frightening new life, abandoned by the man she loves and tormented by malevolent spirits unleashing their vengeance upon the earth. Her only shot at protecting humanity—and herself—from the demon scourge is to claim the mark of the god Ahone as her own. Finding it means trusting Dr. David Preston, a handsome professor of Native American studies whose skepticism is surpassed only by his attraction to Ellie. Together they must finish what the Curse Keepers began, defying the forces of darkness to face hell on earth—and unlock the truth of Ellie’s destiny.

Kindle Edition, 406 pages

Expected publication: May 20th 2014 by 47North 

Book Review
Wow! So much change between the first book and this one, Ahone & Onkeus are not giving up on either needing Ellie or wanting to kill her. Since Ellie's father died she never realizes how much information she forgotten that she needed her father's help. 

Collin is out of the picture . . . sort of but he's the last person Ellie would go to for answers so she hopes that the professor Dr. David Preston might help her if possible. But 

Ellie's life is at stake, the protection mark is fading and the gods are stirring up more trouble. Whether Dr. David Preston believes her story about the gods, he determine to use his knowledge about the old legends to help her out and find the answers she needs.

Will Ellie figure out what's she missing, what will it takes to close the gate? 
The Curse Breakers brings more to the table, and leave you wanting more of what will happen next for Ellie. Will she be able to close the gate and place her trust in someone who already lost her trust? 

I give this 4.5 Cat's Tails UP, I like that Denise brought in a new guy with an accent but also raising the stakes. 

MEOW . . . MEOW . . . MEOW
I had to go back to the last few pages of the first book because I couldn't remember what had happen leading up to the open pages of The Curse Breakers. The gate has opened and all of the gods are stirring, now things have heated up for Ellie that she has to figure how to stop it before it becomes a serious issue. 
Collin will always be a question in my mind, what EXACTLY did he give up? He still remains mysterious but when his own actions affects Ellie in so many ways and in personal ways, In the end he loses her because of his actions. Ellie makes sure that she reminds him of his mistake and what were the consequences of his actions.

Ellie struggles with the loss of her father, she suffers even more now that everything that she couldn't or didn't remember about the gods now lies with him. But her father despite his dementia left trails and left memories that only Ellie can access in her mind. 

Since Ellie has to find answers somewhere else, she started at her local college hoping that Dr. David Preston a history professor might help but he wasn't so willing to help until he hear about the gods and the legends are true. 

Ellie face Okeus numerous of times even with his messenger but when he reaches out to her in her dreams, Ellie couldn't be more in danger. Okeus shares his big master plan, which includes Ellie herself but even Ellie knows that Okeus thrives to have her as his own. 

The Gate has to be closed before all hell breaks loose, if not already.


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