Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Title: The Curse
Series: The Butterfly Effect Series #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 20th August, 2017
It’s been the butterfly effect.
I changed the course of my life because I warned a man.
I thought what I had was a gift, but it’s quickly turning into my curse.
Now I realize I’m much more than a girl with an ability.
Because now… I’m becoming a weapon.
THE CURSE IS LIVE!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF
I don’t even know where to start when it comes to writing this review. I’m in complete shock and awe about how Lexi’s story concluded. I’ve come to the conclusion that the author is a masochist, the amount of pain and anguish she puts Lexi through is staggering. Lexi’s abilities are still being abused in this book, especially after discovering that they are growing; only the man using her this time isn’t quite as nice as Jude is.
One of the points I admire about Margaret McHeyzer is her ability to make a lifelike villain. Enzo commits unspeakable atrocities in his efforts to break Lexi, and yet Lexi finds her inner strength and keeps on fighting even whilst bloody and beaten. Jude is still a very big part of the story that is The Butterfly Effect. He continues to straddle the fence between black and white. Only in The Curse he dances more in the shades of grey. He’ll do anything to keep Lexi safe. Say anything to help her believe in herself and her abilities.
“You have something no one else on this planet has and your power all lies with you. You’ve been thrust into a corrupt world, and you’re learning how to live within it without compromising who you are, and without it consuming you. So, to answer you, yes you may cry, you may even crumble, but you’ll never let it define the person you truly are.”
“But he doesn’t sound convinced. He has so much confidence in me. Pity, I don’t”
Through most of this book, except when you’re reminded, it’s easy to forget that Lexi is just 17 years old. She makes so many adult decisions, never forgetting the big picture, keeping her family safe.
“Probably the most powerful person you’ll ever meet. I’m the queen, the kind, the rook and the bishop all rolled into one. No one stands a chance against me.”
Lexi grows as a person and becomes someone that she can be proud of. Someone who is willing to fight for what is right even when that means taking the road least travelled. The ending to The Curse was one I never saw coming and I have to say I completely agreed with how the author took this book. Even if I believe she could have prevented throwing the kitchen sink at poor Lexi.
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