The Curse Breaker

April Kelley
Young Adult

FANTASY:  Eris’s sister goes off to the city on an errand for her parents, but not long after she departs, no one in town can remember her—except Eris. Meanwhile, Prince Knox tries to overcome a curse that leaves him corpse-like during daylight hours every day. It is prophesied that a girl with light magic can overcome the curse. If she is not found by his twentieth birthday, he will die. When Eris hurries off to the capital city to find answers about her sister, her fate and Knox’s become intertwined. However, their fates are not theirs alone to control. If the Queen of the Underworld has her way, she would use them both as pawns in her evil plans. 

April Kelley Jones’ “The Curse Breaker” is one of those books that is hard to put down once one has started. The unique storyline is captivating and keeps the reader engaged all the way through. Both Knox and Eris are incredibly well fleshed out, imperfections and strengths alike. The singular flaw may be that the pacing, at times, is a bit slow. Information that had been learned in previous chapters is sometimes repeated several times, causing the reader to want to skip ahead to get to the next part of the action—which was inevitably fascinating and intriguing. This fantastical world is one that readers will undoubtedly want to revisit again and again. 

Shailyn Rogers