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Book Review: Cursed by Benedict Jacka

cursedI think I’ve found an author I like as much as Frank Tuttle. Not that the books are really the same, but Benedict Jacka has that same ability to create dynamic and incredible characters. I just *have* to know what is going to happen to them. I *have* to keep turning the pages. So, like I do with a Tuttle book, I set aside an entire afternoon to read the second book in Benedict Jacka’s Alex Versus series: Cursed.

I loved it. It’s got adventures, magic, heart and some of THE greatest side characters ever. The mystery is even better in Cursed than it was in Fated. On top of all that, Benedict Jacka takes time to fully create and portray bad guys/suspicious characters. They aren’t just pure evil. Well, some of them are definitely more evil than others. But people are never easily defined in real life and the author does a good job of using that. There is some good to the bad characters, and Alex Versus, the main, is astute enough to recognize that even the bad guys can sometimes be of use. These sorts of relationships create enough tension to caused ripped pages. You never know what to expect, and you can’t turn the pages fast enough. Reading a Benedict Jacka novel is not only a delight, it’s downright FUN.

When you’re done, you’ve met at least one or two characters that you’d love to have over for dinner. I’d especially like to invite Alex’s seamstress over. How UTTERLY cool would that be???? Lord knows I can use the help with my wardrobe…

This series is going straight to my top reads for 2013. Good stuff. Five plus stars.

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Posted: February 7, 2013
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  1. I’ll have to moved Cursed up the TBR list closer to the top thanks to your review.

    I’d love to have his seamstress too! No matter what, I’d always know that whatever I was wearing looked good on me.

    Comment by April — February 7, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

  2. Plus she is THE coolest character. I even have a place where she could stay. 🙂 She’s always welcome here!! (I hope Frank’s banshee doesn’t get jealous. I told him that he could not bring the banshee to dinner. Sigh. Just out of fairness I might have to rethink that.)

    Comment by Maria — February 7, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

  3. Oohhhh…this sounds good. I’m adding it to my wishlist.

    Comment by Yvonne — February 7, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

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