- File Size: 830 KB
- Print Length: 217 pages
- Publisher: Andrea & Robert Peart (January 4, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 4, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EFMKU7M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,546,374 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Helen's Curse Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I have to say, however, that the description of this book is very misleading - Book 1 is the first part and then it states the conclusion is Book 2. NOT SO - at the END of Book 2 I THEN find out there WILL be a BOOK 3! I didn't mind paying for the second book to learn what happened but to reach its end and discover I've been misled and dropped down the rabbit hole made me quite angry. It caused me to feel cheated and led on. I believe all authors must be honest about the length of a series of books and not imply that it will end only to extend it in order to 'sell' more.
The tale is 4 star as far as it goes. If you are ready to purchase sequels, it is a good read (unless of course part 2 also ends in a cliffhanger!).
The narrator of this tale is Helen, who is very dead (no, the book never tells us how she died!). The granddaughter of a powerful witch and coven head (in New Orleans), she has been hunted essentially since birth by a rival (male) faction (we never learn what their beef is) out to kill her. The appointed killer, however, falls in love with her instead, though he has no idea who she is or where she can be found. That's nearly all there is except for a few additional cliffhanger inserts in the final third of the book.
I really wanted to like this book as I believe the underlying premise is good but I just could not wade through all the inconsequential parts of the plot that seemed thrown in to lengthen the book and justify a Book 2. Almost want to read Book 2 to see if the storyline improves but then again...
The story that I did read really gives the back ground of Dante and Helen only. Dante searches for her as part of a quest and Helen tries to ignore her witch background.
If you are willing to purchase both books, I would say go for it, but don't purchase this one if you are not willing to shell out the money for the second. Right now, I am just too annoyed to do so.
Now about the book…
I had no problem figuring out that this was the first in a series of books and I don't mind that I had to pay for the second book. I would have gladly paid more than I did and I am willing to purchase the 3rd as well. The books are simply that good. I am an avid reader and to find stories that completely pull you in and keep you wanting to turn the pages long after you should be asleep are rare. The story is original and the plot has lots of twists to keep you guessing. I have never read anything like Helen’s Curse.
I am patiently awaiting the 3rd book and I don't mind paying for a great story! I have put this author on my must watch list and will pick up anything from them in the future, free or not! :-)