The Curse Keepers (Curse Keepers #1) by Denise Grover Swank

The Curse Keepers - 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 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



My thoughts:


This was a rather interesting read for me. I never heard anything of Lost Colony of Roanoke or some of the Native American myths used in this book. So, I couldn’t tell you how much of that is true to the myths or not, but regardless I found it semi unique compared to some of the urban fantasies out there.

The story is fast paced and kept me interested in the book. Once I made it past the 30% mark, I had a hard time putting it down and finished it rather fast.

I liked the characters, in the book a lot with all the learning and the mistakes they made.

Ellie was getting on my nerves a little in the beginning of the book with her denial. But after that she was a fun, to read. She was funny , witty, smart and quick thinking and loving.

Collin on the other hand is a complicated man and there is so much more to him than what you see or how he act. And even though after everything that went down through the book, I liked him a lot.

The sexual tension between them was just crazy and it was just a matter of when and not if it happens.

The book had lot of action, romance, heartbreak and betrayal . All nicely balanced.

Boy oh boy , while I saw the ending coming it was still like being stabbed.  What a cruel end. I can’t wait to read the next one and see how it continues.

Overall I think I can give this book a fair 3 ½ ★



*I received a free ARC copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!



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