Cursed by Tracy Goodwin

Dangerous prophecies. Forbidden love. Limitless power.
Fighting fate is just the beginning …

Tessa Egan is destined to die! When her powers as a witch are awakened, when she is hunted like so many before her. There is one problem: she doesn’t believe in destiny.

Fighting for her life, her survival places her on a collision course with a centuries-old conflict between species, a corrupt hierarchy that will do anything to destroy her, and the realization that her past was never what it seemed.

A prophecy proclaims she will become the most powerful witch her enemies have ever encountered. The mere promise of such dominance sends legions after her, as she struggles to master her abilities and win a war against forces far more sinister than she.

Adding to her already complicated life is a commanding guardian named Alec and his mysterious half-brother, Josh. The Prophecy of the Guardian’s Mark claims “Only a Guardian’s soulmate can see the Guardian’s mark.” Why can she can see both Findlay brothers’ marks? Why is Josh’s the opposite of Alec’s, evoking anguish and fear? Who is she fated to love?

The future of all rests in their hands as Tessa and the Findlay brothers discover that all species are in peril.

Dangerous prophecies. Forbidden love. Limitless power.

Fighting fate is just the beginning …

Cursed is the first book in the Shadow Souls series. At first sight, it seems to be quite a promising paranormal romance series. I must confess, at first, I was a little worried that the plot will fall into a thousand of clichés. After all, a lot of books talk about powerful heroines that fall in love with their guardians. Nothing new there, right? Nevertheless, I am pleased to tell you all that it delivers exactly what it promises and more. The author had some clichés here and there but who doesn’t love classics? Besides I believe she did an awesome job using a general theme people love and making it her very own with some twists here and there.
This novel tells the story of Tessa Egan, a witch that just found out she is one. Honestly, I jumped from surprised to doubtful and back again when I read how she could use her powers with such easiness even when she is just a newbie. I don’t mind geniuses but maybe I got a little jealous of the girl. I don’t believe many people would be able to relate with her if she is made too powerful in such a short amount of time and easy way. Then again, I guess I understand the reasons the author had for her to be the way she is. She was suddenly attached by almost all the supernatural world after just getting her powers. Of course, she would need a lot of strength and an army to defend herself. Too bad she only got two bodyguards, but what bodyguards!
I am amazed by the level of acceptance of Tessa. Honestly, I might now have been as understanding in her situation. Suddenly, everyone wants to kill her because she holds too much power and a little after she is supposed to find out who her soulmate is. Of course, fate had to complicate things even more by sending her two possible candidates and then turn things around to hurt her even more. I must say I was as hurt as our female lead with some of the twists. The again, without them there would be no story to tell.
I will be anxiously waiting for the sequel. Even though several of my questions were answered in this book, some weren’t. Don’t worry, this book doesn’t have a huge cliffhanger, it just indirectly tells you there is much more in Tessa’s story that will be later presented to the reader. I highly recommend this novel to any paranormal romance fans that have a soft spot for dangerous prophecies, forbidden love, capricious fate and a power that has never been seen before.
Reviewer of Romance Authors That Rock
4 ❤

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