The Queen of Cursed Things by S.M. Gaither - Book Review

Friday, September 15, 2017

She's the last member of a cursed and deadly clan.
He's the crown prince with a dangerous secret.
Together, they'll save the empire--or destroy it. (Goodreads)

I recently had the opportunity to read Skykeeper by S. M. Gaither and thoroughly enjoyed it. Therefore, when I was notified by Hidden Gems that she had another book available through them, I immediately requested it and was super excited when my request was accepted.
The story immediately drew me in, but as it continued, I slowly grew more and more disappointed. Overall, it just felt rushed, especially as it got closer to the end. I recall seeing the little counter at the bottom of my Kindle's screen that told me how much was left in the book and my thought was "Well this must be book one of a series and it is going to end one a cliffhanger". Nope. Everything is concluded within 10% of the book. The majority of the action takes place...in the last 15% of the book.
Many of the transitions between chapters felt so disjointed that it made it hard to stay fully immersed in the story. We are given hints of the stereotypical YA love triangle, only for it to go nowhere and many of the events that happen at the end of the book did not feel like they fit with the beginning of the story. The Queen of Cursed Things comes off as an idea that Gaither had that was put into a rough draft and then forgotten.

Rating: 3/5
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