Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cursed by Fire by Jacquelyn Frank

Cursed by Fire by Jacquelyn Frank

Average Rating on Goodreads: 3.75 of 5 stars
My Rating: DNF 
Page Count: 352

From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes the scorching hot first book in a thrilling new series featuring four warrior brothers who have the power—and the curse—of immortality.
For centuries, Dethan has been trapped in a fiery inferno for defying the gods and snatching the power of immortality. Condemned to have his battle-hardened body licked by flames only to regenerate and be consumed all over again, Dethan has lost all hope—until the Goddess of Conflict appears. She will release him from torment—if he’ll use his power and strength as a warrior to raise an army and defeat a fierce enemy faction of gods.

Free to live as a man once again, Dethan meets Selinda—heir to the throne of Hexis—and his thoughts quickly turn from the conquest of cities to the conquest of this headstrong beauty. Betrothed to a cruel, calculating powermonger, Selinda needs a champion, and so Dethan enters into another bargain: If she will share her bed—and her body—with him, Dethan will save her city from destructive forces within and without. As the lovers ignite a searing passion, Dethan will risk all—even the wrath of the Goddess of Conflict—for a chance to make Selinda his forever.

**I received an eARC copy via Edelweiss**

When I first requested this book, it looked so good! It was about the Gods and I always love those kinds of books, but what I didn't realise was that the Gods in this book only mimicked the Greek gods. That wasn't the problem with this book though...

From the very beginning, the writing bothered me. I can pinpoint exactly what it was because it wasn't like the structure was bad or the word choices were bad, it was just that it sounded like an amateur was writing it. Too many things were described in too much detail (I never thought detail wokld turn me off a book) and it was also in third person. Third person books aren't really my thing unless the book is like fantastic or something.

I only made it to about chapter 5 before I decided I couldn't do it. I have many books I need to read this year and I couldn't spend my time on a book I knew I wouldn't like if I continued to read it. The characters were kind of dull and the dialogue seemed forced and slightly unrealistic. It just wasn't the book for me /: and I was really excited to read it


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