mercredi 18 mars 2015

Cursed (Fallen Siren 1) by S. J. Harper

Hello to all!

                       Here the Carnaval has ended which means calm has come back ( and fiable internet connexion as well) and i can share a new reads with you.
But first i wanted to thanks everyone of you who helped to make my Birthday, monday, a fantastic day when i felt cared for. Be it via a small message, an email, a letter or a gift you all made me feel loved and for that i'm really grateful so thank you to each of you!

Now today i'm sharing with you my opinion on Cursed, the first book in the Fallen Siren series for which i had sharefd the prequel novella sometimes ago.

Happy reading and once again Thank you!
Publisher: Roc
Publication: 2013
ISBN:  0425263290
Genre: urban fantasy
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: won

Description from goodreads :

 Meet FBI Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.
She's cursed. He's damned. Together, they make one hell of a team.

Emma Monroe is a Siren, cursed by the gods and bound to earth to atone for an ancient failure. She’s had many names and many lives, but only one mission: redemption. Now that she works missing persons cases for the FBI, it could be just a rescue away. Unless her new partner leads her astray.

Special Agent Zack Armstrong just transferred into the San Diego Field Office. He’s a werewolf, doing his best to beat back the demons from his dark and dangerous past. As a former Black Ops sniper, he’s taken enough lives. Now he’s doing penance by saving them.

Emma and Zack’s very first case draws them deep into the realm of the paranormal, and forces them to use their own supernatural abilities. But that leaves each of them vulnerable, and there are lines partners should not cross. As secrets are revealed and more women go missing, one thing becomes clear: as they race to save the victims, Emma and Zack risk losing themselves.

My opinion:
          This first instalment promises a great series if the quality stays the same. I spend a wonderful reading moment with this book and while I had read the prequel and enjoyed it this is even better that what I hoped. Reading the prequel also helped me to understand the characters a little better since it was their first encounter but for those who can’t get the prequel, don’t worry this novel is sufficient by itself to enthral you.

I really like Emma and I feel for her… having to see so many of her friends die with time but still being able to create relationship and care for other that’s require a lot of courage I think.  Demeter sound really like a vengeful b**** to me now it’s true roman and greek goddesses were often portrayed that way but still thousand years of punishment that’s enough but no and she keep coming to torture Emma  with threat and memories…
Emma really hasn’t it easy she can’t use her powers all she wants, she must stay discreet, hiding her true identity and features but she also must guard her heart if she doesn’t want to see her loved one killed.
After meeting Zack in a past affair and working with him they both succumbed to their strong attraction but with the condition not to keep contact, see each other etc after…no string attached in the stronger sense of the expression… but that doesn’t mean she can forget easily…so when he appears again in her life she is torn by curiosity and hope but also terrified of the consequences. However despite her personal problems she takes her job as FBI agent specialised in finding missing person very seriously and she is doing her best (even before her friends get concerned.) She also puts other before herself.

Zack is a werewolf, a secret one safe that Emma knew it at first glance. He is an alpha, loyal, protective but filled with guilt from his past as well. Deeply attracted to Emma, he pursues her but in a respectful way, respecting her wishes and her secrets. He doesn’t know what she is only that she is different ant that there is something between them, not what danger it means.
I really like him as well and I hope his power will reserve us some surprise ;)

The story was really interesting as well.. missing people… missing vampires, investigations that must be done under the radar and  a really well written plot all to make you so interested that you can’t stop turning the pages.
Part of me wonder what aside siren, goddess, witches, were and vampires can this world offer us next and it makes me even more impatient for book 2. Especially since one master vampire got on my bad list all my warnings bells chiming but I can’t really guess why so far.

Definitively a series to try and to follow up.

Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


4 commentaires:

  1. I am a fan of S.J. Harper, the writing team of Samantha Sommersby & Jeanne C. Stein. These collaborations seem to fascinate me. I have Captured, Cursed, and Reckoning. Thanks for your review.

    1. i still need to get book 2 but i do plan to continue this series i really love it ( despite the sad part at teh moment^^ i want her with zack!!)

  2. Je suis vraiment contente que tu ais passé un super moment avec ce roman j'avais beaucoup aimé le tome 1 et 2. Je viens de poster mon avis du 2, j'étais un peu longue à le mettre comme lu en Octobre mais j'ai hate d'avoir la suite !!!!

    1. j'ai vraiment apprécié ton avis sur le tome 2 même si ça me pousse à me demander si je devrais pas attendre avent de continuer la série qu'elle soit un peu plus avancée