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Verity Cursed #1Sixteen year old Perdita Rivers has spent her entire sheltered life being told what to do Lately she’s felt ready for a change and the universe seems to agree Her new best friend’s brother is Her life has been controlled by her family On one hand her father refuses to allow her to do anything on the other her grandmother allows her to spread her wings providing her father doesn’t know and if he finds out well grandma really doesn’t care There is Perdita stuck in the middle sixteen and anxious to live a little do what her peers do in other wordsbe a teenVERITY by Claire Farrell has nailed the trials and tribulations of being a normal teen but Perdy is far from normal and not even just regular “far from normal” Perdy is part of a curse and she is clueless totally clueless One thing she does know is someone or something seems to be following her watching her and just maybe her father had the right idea keeping her hidden awayand then that rebellious teen thing rears its headLiving life in school on the outer fringe with only her cousin and one girlfriend life begins to change for Perdy when Amelia and her brother Nathan start classes Amelia is determined to become great friends with Perdy and Nathan is determined to ignore her Poor Perdy how does she deal with Nathan She has seen him in her dreams before she ever met him As she discovers their family secret Perdy comes to realize that things that go bump in the night really do exist and she is caught up in the middle of something she once again has no control overHave her father and grandmother been keeping something from her Is she losing her mind Werewolves Werewolves following Perdy Who is Nathan to her Why is hot one minute than cold as ice the next Perdy wanted a freedom and a life but maybe if she had known what she knows now she would have watched what she wished forClaire Farrell has created a teen character in Perdy that is extremely and painfully realistic and often hard to deal with then again I have never been FATED to mate with a werewolf Nathan werewolf in uestion is definitely NOT the alpha type He actually has a pretty spineless streak that makes him less than the hot hero guy in my bookThis is the first in a series so a lot of unanswered uestions and murky answers are sure to be cleared up later on and hopefully combing the tangles out in the process A YA read that nails angst immaturity and “being thrown to the wolves” perfectly proving that NOT keeping dark secrets can shed light on potential problems before they become ginormousSeries Cursed Book 1Publication Date April 24 2011Publisher Claire FarrellGenre YA Fantasy | ParanormalPrint Length 188 pagesAvailable from | Barnes NobleFor Reviews More

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kindle ✓ Verity Cursed #1 Û 224 pages Download · Claire Farrell Õ Sixteen year old Perdita Rivers has spent her entire sheltered life being told what to do Lately she’s felt ready for a change and the universe seems to agree Her new best friend’s brother is the boy of Perdita’s dreamsRs of wild animal sightings that seem to mean to her new crush’s family than they should Perdy’s on a mission to find the truth but maybe the truth is the danger she should hide from after al Verity Review for GoodReadsSo for my fourth venture out into the world of YA bandwagons here's another one Kindle suggested for me which is about werewolves This is uite a short read and set in the village of Dublin seriously the capital city of Ireland felt like random American small town #1827 in this which is a settingNow let's get startedTHE COVER A wolf a forest and a girl who's either put her finger to her lips as a shout out to Hush Hush or is about to pick her noseTHE PROLOGUE There's no pretence to mystery in here we learn the love interest's a werewolf in the very first sentence which takes place in Devon for no reason and then we go to a wood in Poland for a reason that won't make sense until the epilogue and even then only barelyTHE MAIN CHARACTER Perdita's an outsider and a freak—I know this because the best character Dawn said so Sure it might seem like the book goes down Perdita's own estimation of herself—that of a non entity—but she doesn't need a personality she has a soul mate for that She does have a really strict and controlling father though which is essential so there can be an obstacle between the lovers—oh wait no that doesn't become an issue at all I guess it's essential for wangsting purposes though I will give Perdita this she did actually do something in the second to last chapter though what it was exactly I'll leave as an exciting mysteryTHE LOVE INTEREST Nathan sure is a werewolf It seems like he might have some mind control powers at one point because everyone in the school immediately likes him for no reason but it turns out they just like him because of his even fearsome power of being a Gary StuTHE BEST FRIEND Ah Tamera Like most best friend characters she's used to make the supernatural creature things look good by comparison It seemed like the author wanted to give her a personality but just couldn't uite decide what it should be and ended up making her sort of evil I'm sure that will be resolved in the seuelTHE ANTAGONISTS Has Verity ever got a treat for its readers with these antagonists They're so mysterious we don't even learn their names until the epilogue Now some might say they come out of nowhere for seemingly no reason and leave barely any impact throughout the storyHmm Oh no I was doneWORLDBUILDING Well werewolves exist And they have soul mates And there's a convoluted nonsensical gypsy curse which makes you wonder how any of the other werewolves even exist but it's not nothing and with these books that's somethingPLOT Now this isn't a self contained story—kind of like Game of Thrones; the seuels continue on the same struggle rather than picking up a new chapter in their lives like the Twilight novels so you'd expect a few plot threads to be unresolvedHowever when the plot only actually has one thread mostly shoved in uickly at the end it can create the illusion that nothing actually happened in the book outside of the first half of Twilight with werewolves In Ireland Of course an experienced reader such as myself can see through such illusions to the true story of Verity; the life and times of Dawn Talbot yes Talbot It's an homageTHE REAL HERO Ah Dawn Talbot the stereotypical mean American cheerleader of Ireland who's not a cheerleader I'm afraid you have replaced Marcie Millar in my heart Such passion for taunts worthy of one than half your age Such a lack of any motivation Such dedication to making the heroine's life miserable by your very existence for no reason We salute you DawnAnd that's Verity in a nutshell the story of one girl's slow meandering fall into the passionate romance of the very uh hour and some werewolves or something A one out of five on GoodReads for lack of plot lack of originality and general lack of point but a seven point five on the Karataratakus scale of Things that Entertained me with their Badness for the one thing it did have; DawnShine on you crazy not cheerleader you

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The boy of Perdita’s dreams Literally Even though he plays hot and cold she’s sure there’s to it but she’s kind of distracted by the sense she’s being followed not to mention the rumou I think I may have overdosed on paranormal YA recently and its possible that is clouding my judgement Verity deserves of a 35 probably This is a perfectly fine YA romance with werewolves Girl dreams of boy Girl meets boy Boy must resist acting on his lurv for noble reasons Girl finds out werewolves exist Girl turns out to be than just your normal humanTwilight or Leopard Moon Destiny Binds Intuition series fans would uite like this one I imaginePerdita lives with her grandmother and father who fight over how she should live her life Sadly her father wins most of these arguments He is so paranoid obsessive about her safety she's never stayed over at her best friend Tammy's house never goes out and must wear button down sweaters to school all the timeNaturally enough Perdita is a fringe dweller in her high school Her only friends are Tammy and her nerd clueless cousin JoeyBut then Amelia and her brother Nathan show up at school Nathan's got the same brown eyes Perdita has dreamed of and doodled for years And along with the newcomers dead cats big shaggy dogs and strange staring men also pop up in Perdita's small Irish townWill she win the battle to be a normal teenager What are all the mysterious men and shaggy dogs doing Why does Amelia's family have so many pictures of wolves in their house Okay so it was kind of cool reading the occasional non Americanism let's sort this etc It was also cool to have a non American setting and culture although I could have used even of that Perdita is suitably spunky at times and romantically overwhelmed by Nathan at times So why did I rate this less than the 4 starsBlame my jaded palate I can't be satisfied with the normal YA paranormal any I need either a POV character who totally wrings my heart or a lime twist on my glass of teen angst adeWhile I had no problems with Perdita she didn't get under my skin either And the whole werewolf thing is a blatant elephant in the room The somewhat confusing prologue for me with the werewolves in Europe and then the whole Amelia wearing a werewolf charm bracelet I mean really she calls the charms werewolves Why would she do that Why doesn't Perdita get the little bit curious or clued inalong with the many wolf pictures in Amelia's house gives it awayThe other thing that kind of made this 3ish for me was the blatant over the top villainry of the High School ueen Bee and another person supposed to be Perdita's friend I don't mind villainry but I like grey in my villains It just struck me as weird that Nathan would be so clueless even if he was being noble and hesitant that he would go along with such blatant bullying It made him seem wishy washy and clueless as opposed to angsty and conflictedOn the other hand the last third of the book picks up the pace uite nicely bringing in an interesting cursewerewolf story involving Nathan and Perdita that sets up some nice angst in the unresolved endingThis Book's Snack Rating Like eating a can of Pringles for the perfectly snackable plot and characters without any special flavor or twist