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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?
REVIEW (By Bonnie ADMIN)
I was gifted this book by the author for an honest review.
I feel I must pre-empt this review with the disclosure that I am a Lizzy Ford Addict and have loved every book I have read thus far.
Cursed had a bit of a slow start for me because of the voodoo references and dialect, however by the third chapter, I could not put it down. This is a great book for YA audiences and is set to characters that overlap young adult (high school) and new adult (college) age bracket but also ties in the adults in their lives. Jayden is the hot, African football star- Addy the token blonde white girl. What this book does bring in is racial conflict, voodoo history, family curses, serial killers, black magic and love. This book was really not lacking for anything except more words because it was too short and ended leaving me breathless. I really, really, really liked Rene and want to see more of him in the next book. I am hoping for a little bit of a love triangle going on and hope that Addy’s dad can overcome his issues as well. 5 fangs easily and Lizzy needs to hurry up with the next installment.