Saturday, December 14, 2013

                      Cursed ( Voodoo Nights #1)

Author: Lizzy Ford
Publisher: Evatopia Press 
Pages: 246
Series: Voodoo Nights series
Genres: Paranormal 

   The Red Man is coming...

   Five years after her sister disappeared, seventeen-year-old Adrienne finds the strength to return to her father’s home in New Orleans. But soon after she arrives, the mark of a curse appears on her, leaving her worried. Will she be the next victim of a four-hundred-year old family curse ... the next to be claimed by a serial killer roaming the back alleys of the city?

The day before his senior year begins, Jayden is given a skeleton key passed down through his family for generations -- a gruesome reminder of how his ancestors betrayed their own people and sold them into slavery. He doesn’t believe in the curse the key allegedly bears and puts it away with the intention of forgetting about its message. Until he meets Adrienne, a girl he’s compelled to for more reasons than her beauty. 

He’s not the only one who notices her. A man in a skeleton mask and a voodoo gang member are also drawn to Adrienne. One is determined to protect her. The other intends to mislead her. Haunted by the mythical Red Man, all are connected to the ancient curse.
Can they overcome their misgivings about one another and prevent the dark prophecy looming over them? Or will they be lured away from each other by evil’s siren song? 

This story was interesting to me. I've never read a story with voodoo in it before this one. The author has a good series in the works. Lizzy Ford leaves this book in a cliffhanger and throws a few curve balls on the way. The characters are likable, all but one is. That's Jayden's ex girlfriend I could not stand her. The other characters like Jayden, but he has a lot of growing he's got to do for the next the series. Adrienne by the end of the book has it all figured or so she thinks. I give this five stars for a book with lots of twists and turns. Can't wait for the next book.