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Monday, June 30, 2014

The Curse Keepers Series By Denise Grover Swank (Bree)

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 Virginia 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 (Goodreads summary)
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Oh wow! Oh wow! This book had been on my to-read list for such a long time. I never got around to reading it because I was on this huge NA kick, but after I received the first book for free on net galley, I decided to go ahead and start it. I am so glad I did. This is an amazing series that involves history, a bit of supernatural, and romance. Ellie  is part of a curse that says the first born of each generation is the curse keepers. If she touches the other keeper, then the gates to the spirit world will open and it is her job to close it. In a chance meeting, she touches the other keeper, Collin, and unleashes the 400 year old curse. It is up to her to figure out how.  Along the way she finds that they share something deeper, something soul crushingly deep. This book is wonderfully written and shows a wonderfully imagined story of love and adventure. It felt like a mixture of Indiana Jones and National Treasure. There are secrets, deception, history, romance, and so much more! After I read this book, I went right out to buy the second and am already awaiting the third book!
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