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The Curse Keepers (Curse Keepers Series, Book 1) par [Swank, Denise Grover]
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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 North Carolina 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.

Biographie de l'auteur

New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank has written 10 novels, including the Chosen series and the Rose Gardner mysteries. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri. At 19, she became a nomad, living in five cities, four states, and ten houses over the next decade before returning to her roots. Her hobbies include making witty Facebook comments and dancing in the kitchen. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads everyone to believe.

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160 internautes sur 170 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
HASH(0x9322fcfc) étoiles sur 5 Ends with a cliff hanger. Wait for the next book (Curse Keepers-Part 2) to be published before starting this one (CK- Part 1) 31 décembre 2013
Par TooManyHobbies - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
Caution - Some might consider this review a Spoiler, but I wish I had known this Spoiler before reading the book...

I really enjoyed reading this book up until the very end. The plot was unique and interesting (Lost Colony of Roanoke), the characters were well developed, the dialog was snappy, and the romantic relationship between the two main characters develops naturally over time. There was action, drama, and lots of humor. This book has all the ingredients for a "keeper", but the ending left me frustrated, unsatisfied, and just a little P/Oed.

The book ends at the height of the action with the Curse Keepers fulfilling their destiny. I read the last sentence of Chapter 30, and excitedly flipped the page to see what happens. And found nothing. Nada. That was the end of the book. I sat there in confusion that gradually turned to disappointment.

I know this is the first book in a series, but I like for each book in the series to stand on its own. Each book should have its own Beginning, Middle and an End. Curse Keepers has no End or conclusion. Nothing is resolved. It ends leaving more questions, turmoil, and romantic angst then when it started. This book should really be re-titled "Curse Keepers - Part 1".

So if you read this book just realize that you won't know how it ends until another year or so when the next book in the series is published. You might want to wait for the next book to come out so you can read them back-to-back.
50 internautes sur 54 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
HASH(0x91d88570) étoiles sur 5 Most excellent 3 novembre 2013
Par Pampered_Prepper - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
This is a story unlike any I've read in the past. When the curse keepers of today Ellie Lancaster and Collin Dailey meet at Ellie's place of work their lives both change forever.

The legend of the curse keepers has been nothing but a fairy tale and nothing Ellie took seriously since child hood. Now she's about to discover that is all too real.

Collin Dailey is handsome and dangerous. He's also spent his whole life learning how to save the world should he ever meet the other curse keeper.

The curse keepers had everything I love in a book. Mystery, action and best of all romance. I found myself turning the pages faster and faster as the story progressed.

Spouting the details of the book would ruin a good read. Instead ill just state that if your looking for something a little different then the typical world saving paranormal adventure then look no further.

I hope the author is quick to release the next book in this series because I am extremely eager to see what happens next. Recommend!
83 internautes sur 96 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
HASH(0x9273cb28) étoiles sur 5 Ugh . . . just terrible 8 juin 2014
Par Jessica@RabidReads - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle
There are a couple of things that immediately get my attention when I'm checking out new books.

It's no secret that I love the Fae, but they're a popular enough subject that I've had to start screening (lots-o-books = lots-o-potentially BAD books) .

Know what I love that doesn't have a surplus of books written about it?

Native American folklore.

Yep, there's Jane Yellowrock and Mercy Thompson, both of which I LOVE, and there's Walker Papers (do not love), and that's about it. I'm sure there are a few more that I forgot, but the point is that there are far fewer of these kind of books than my other FAEvorite (HA!) subject, so I get far more excited when I hear about a new one. AND I'm from North Carolina, so toss in the Lost Colony, and there's not much that could keep me from that book.

Would that there was.

The Curse Keepers was filled so full of bad cliché awfulness that I wondered a time or two if it was a parody and I somehow hadn't gotten the memo.

Ellie is like a bad impersonation of Sookie Stackhouse.

"But I didn't like Sookie Stackhouse that much to begin with," you say.

Funny, neither did I (the secondary characters are what made those books so great IMO). Oh, she grew on me, and I never absolutely loathed her (though I know that some of you did), but Sookie definitely had her faults. She was just . . . such a girl sometimes. And by "girl" I mean stereotypically female. But I didn't hate Sookie, b/c she could buck-up and do what needed doing. She was clever. She grew up hearing people's thoughts, so she accepted the (obvious) existence of other supernatural creatures without batting and eye.

Ellie was all of the bad Sookie parts, none of the good, and all of those bad parts were exaggerated.

She wants to marry a rich man, so she doesn't have to worry about money. She refuses to work with the other Curse Keeper (their meeting is what triggers the curse), b/c he's rude to her, even though it's THE WORLD that's at stake. She grew up learning about the curse of the Lost Colony of Roanoke, was taught to be ever vigilant, and yet, when she sees the undeniable proof of the things she was told as a child, she absolutely refuses to believe it.

And once the prophesied curse is set in motion, she and Collin (other Curse Keeper) have seven days to close the gates of the Underworld/Afterlife/whatever, and SAVE THE WORLD, but Ellie keeps waitressing and doing friggin' laundry at her family's B&B, b/c "it's not real."

And Collin?

Well, he's, of course, a smokin' hot, womanizing manwhore. A smokin' hot, womanizing manwhore who is not even remotely interested in Ellie that way.

Oh wait . . . yes, he is . . . she's his one true love. *bats eyelashes*

But, wasn't he completely disgusted with her only a day or so ago? The airhead waitress who didn't take her responsibility to the gods seriously? The girl who was unprepared to fulfill her sacred duty? The girl who PAWNED her holy hand grenade, I mean ancient relic?

Speaking of Monty Python, the gods who are trying to escape the gates of the Underworld/Afterlife/whatever have messengers. Messengers who appear as balls of light and BOOM out demands in a way that was vaguely reminiscent of God appearing in the clouds to send Arthur on his quest to find the holy grail . . .

Except in Monty Python and the Holy Grail it was funny.

Not so much here. Just one more silly thing to throw on top of the heap of silly things. Silly things like repeating the same sentiments over and over again . . .

Ellie and Collin didn't exactly get off to a great start, so Collin suggests they start over. Only that start didn't go so well either, so Collin suggests they begin anew. Only that beginning . . .

Yeah, that happened at least four times. In fact, it happened every, single day until they started having sex, so apparently that was what Collin thought of as "the right foot." And I lost count of the times he asked her if she was and angel or an enchantress. *throws up a little bit in mouth*

GAH, I just really, really hate this book. Patio furniture is more entertaining than Ellie, and probably smarter too. Collin is detestable, until suddenly, he's the perfect, doting boyfriend, and the plot is so predictable that I could have stopped reading halfway in, and still have been able to tell you EXACTLY what was going to happen. Not recommended.
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HASH(0x9273ce04) étoiles sur 5 Curses and Disappearing Colonies 22 septembre 2013
Par K. M. Martin - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
THE CURSE KEEPERS mines a different mythology for its paranormal elements than most of the paranormals I read. This one deals with ancient curses and trapped Native American gods.

Ellie Lancaster's father told her all the legends and tried to teach her about her heritage as a Curse Keeper. But after her mother's death in a home invasion, Ellie mentally blocked out all that he taught her. Now the curse has been broken, her father is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, and Ellie really needs to know what she blocked from her mind.

Collin Dailey has come to town. He is the other curse keeper of this generation. He is really handsome but also really arrogant and he isn't willing to cut Ellie any slack for what he sees as her irresponsibility. Nonetheless, Ellie and Collin have to work together. They have seven days to seal the gate or let loose vengeful Native American gods who have been trapped for 400 years.

Ellie is a pretty normal young woman. She doesn't know what she wants to do with her life. She is looking for the sort of relationship that she perceived her parents had but hasn't found the right man yet. She is in complete denial about the whole idea of curses.

Collin has known about his role as curse keeper his whole life but has made some choices along the way that are very questionable. He seems to work for a criminal boss who is eager to get his hands on Ellie because he thinks she knows something of value to him.

I began this story not really liking either of the main characters very much. Until I knew Ellie's story, I couldn't understand why she was so adamant in ignoring the curse. I thought Collin was just rude and not at all helpful. I still have trouble believing that the two of them would ever have any sort of relationship. The story was exciting, though, and had lots of twists and turns in its plot.

Readers looking for something different in a paranormal will enjoy this one.
12 internautes sur 13 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
HASH(0x9273cb34) étoiles sur 5 Very awesome book with an interesting premise 19 novembre 2013
Par I Feel the Need, the Need to Read book blog - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
I was a very lucky person and got to read this book well in advance of it's release. I have been pining for this book for so long!! I was not disappointed!! I LOVE Denise Grover Swank and all her books and knew that this one was going to be be great. I had high hopes for this book and it exceeded my expectations.

Ellie is a Curse Keeper in denial. She has spent years trying to forget the curse and any responsibility she has in regards to it. She's working as a waitress and she's helping out at her parents bed & breakfast. Her father has Alzheimer's and she tries to spend as much time with him as she can. She lives in Manteo, North Carolina where the famed Lost Colony of Roanoke disappeared. Ellie was told at a young age that it disappeared because of the curse. Yeah, right. There is no such thing as the curse. Or is there?

When Collin Dailey walks into Ellie's diner, she can't breathe and it's not because he's totally the hottest guy ever. She is having a physical reaction to him and she thinks that he is a dangerous person to be around. Collin is intrigued with her and shakes her hand before he leaves. It leaves a burn mark on her hand and she realizes that he IS dangerous. But she can't stop thinking about him and he keeps coming around. He tells her that he is the other Curse Keeper and they have only 7 days to fulfill their duty. She thinks that he is crazy and doesn't want anything to do with the curse or with anything supernatural. However, the supernatural doesn't play by the same rules.

This book starts out with immediate action and hooks you in so fast!! I was only to Chapter 2 and I had to message and Denise and tell her that I was hooked and couldn't stop reading!! I wanted to read and read and read and not stop until I was done with the whole thing. Unfortunately, life gets in the way and I couldn't. But, I did read it relatively quick because I couldn't stop reading it. There is so much action and drama and sexiness that it is practically non-stop. I am desperate for the next installment and I know that it's going to be awhile before it is out. I also must say that if every romance author wrote their sex scenes like Denise, then I would read a hell of a lot more romance!! HOT HOT HOT without being cliche. There was enough description without going overboard to the point where you would skip over it. I don't reread books often, but this is definitely one that I will reread.
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