YA Book Review: Cursed By Lizzy Ford


Title: Cursed ( Voodoo Nights #1 )
Author: Lizzy Ford
Expected publication: February 9th 2014 by Evatopia Press
Type: Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: NetGalley

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: The Red Man is coming …

Five years after her sister disappeared, seventeen-year-old Adrienne finds the strength to return to her father’s home in New Orleans. But soon after she arrives, the mark of a curse appears on her, leaving her worried. Will she be the next victim of a four-hundred-year old family curse … the next to be claimed by a serial killer roaming the back alleys of the city?

The day before his senior year begins, Jayden is given a skeleton key passed down through his family for generations — a gruesome reminder of how his ancestors betrayed their own people and sold them into slavery. He doesn’t believe in the curse the key allegedly bears and puts it away with the intention of forgetting about its message. Until he meets Adrienne, a girl he’s compelled to for more reasons than her beauty.

He’s not the only one who notices her. A man in a skeleton mask and a voodoo gang member are also drawn to Adrienne. One is determined to protect her. The other intends to mislead her. Haunted by the mythical Red Man, all are connected to the ancient curse.

Can they overcome their misgivings about one another and prevent the dark prophecy looming over them? Or will they be lured away from each other by evil’s siren song?


The book sounded like it would be really awesome read and the cover was really cool..but sadly the beginning didn’t keep my attention as much as i would like. The way the book was written was pretty plain to me and half the time i would find myself really bored.

I couldn’t relate with any of the characters. The characters in the book aren’t very rememberable to me. And it wasn’t just the characters. I would get lost on what was going on a lot and i had to keep repeating what i read. When stuff starts to get good it was rushed. you have to go threw a maze before you understand the whole plot. I did skip a lot of parts, not really meaning to but it just wasn’t catching my attention.

I really tried to like the book but it was hard. I had a difficult time finishing the book. It did have it’s good moments in the book and i also can see people really liking the book. It just wasn’t for me.

The book isn’t out yet, so i don’t want to say too much. I do honestly recommend people to read this book when it comes out and give it a chance.

The really cool thing about the book is it is based in New Orleans. And of course New Orleans screams Spooky and well parties but mostly spooky. and the book definitely highlights that whole New Orleans Voodoo Myth. I always wanted to visit New Orleans. The place just sounds so freaking fun.

Overall: The beginning was boring, I wish the characters would have stand out a little more and then maybe i could of got more into it. The book didn’t totally suck. I have read worse. The Writing i feel like can lean more towards older then younger.


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