Curse Defiers (Curse Keepers #3) Denise Grover Swank-
For centuries the gods have waited—for the betrayal that will release them, for the traitors who will defend them, for the warrior who will challenge them. Now at long last the gate between the human and spirit worlds is open, and with it, an army of vengeful demons poised to swarm the earth. Only the Curse Keepers, Ellie Lancaster and Collin Dailey, can stop it…if they can break free from a tangled web of treachery, jealousy, and lies.
Torn between two men—her heart belongs to David, yet her soul is bound to Collin’s—Ellie no longer knows who she can trust. Demons slipping through the gate are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake, each death a chilling reminder of the power of the ancient spirits to bring humanity to its knees. Faced with an unimaginable future, Ellie realizes the time has come to turn her back on prophecy and choose her own destiny—even if it means defying the gods themselves.
In the thrilling conclusion to the Curse Keepers trilogy, humanity faces its final battle for survival!(
* Received a copy in exchange for an honest review
Overall: Adventurous and Romantic Fun!
Characters: Collin, Ellie and David
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: David
Genre: Paranormal Adventure and New Adult Romance.
Sex Scenes: No
So Curse Defiers is much like all other Denise Grover Swank Books. And thats not just a good thing, its great! The great thing about this book is the character development and that the reader finally gets answers! The bad? This isn't the last book. So FAIR WARNING. Even though the blurb does say its the conclusion, it is not. More specifically, the publisher picked up 3 books so Grover did a trilogy with the publisher, and will continue with the series with, or without the publisher. This information, while important should have been provided in more detail. Because the ending of the book is CRAZY. I thought for sure there was an ending, a conclusion that would finally make everything come together. UGH But alas thats not what happened, and I actually docked stars for that. (RANT- this REALLY upset me that this was publicized as a trilogy when its not, and that little information is given on a "fourth book". In addition, there is no conclusion at the end, NONE! The blurb therefore is wrong! And that in and of itself makes me weary of the author, who I have stood by for years. END RANT)
|Matthew Davis as David|
In my objectiveness I rated this book based on the book itself, the writing, plot and characters.
The Plot is great, BUT its what I liked least in this book. While the development was finally coming together between the storyline and the characters, I was excited to find out the real reason for everything occurring and to see who Ellie picked in the end (TEAM COLLIN!). I was disappointed, while Ellie remains between Collin and David, she makes quite a few discoveries, about herself and the curse history, the creation. But everything gets a little confusing. I have more questions now, even though I have tons of answers. While I completely understand now why there is a need for another book(s), I certainly hope its only one more, and that it can really round out this series, ending with a great BANG!
I like the added issues is this book, the Moreno issue finally comes to a head! This action packed, answer fueled book really dives into all the outstanding questions and surrounding plots that have led the book to the "grand finale". I mystified by Collin, who is seemingly selfless throughout this book, when he has a change of heart all of the sudden, which I can't say is a bad thing. Its a nice change of events to see how he and Ellie can really work together. And the three of them, holy cow. their work is amazing! It was really awesome to see how these three people could work together, and really start changing for the better. I enjoyed their dynamic and their entertaining banter. If anyone or anything annoyed me, it was certainly David, I found his unwavering love for Ellie to be kind of annoying. Not just because i like Collin but also because they haven't really known one another all that long, so for him to be so committed to her felt a little odd.
In the end, Im excited to see where this adventure will take us for the next book, (though annoyed) and hope that the next one clears everything else up!