~Book Review~ “Cursed” (The Gaia Chronicles #1) by Grace White

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My Review:

Terra Materson grew up knowing she was different.  She feels things she shouldn’t . . .like the feelings of the natural elements that surround her and make up the world.  Ostracized as a child by others due to what they felt were odd behaviors, she was all too happy to move to her grandmother’s remote home when her parents died where she isolated herself from society as she basked in her grandmother’s love and acceptance of her gift.

When her grandmother dies, she gives Terra one last gift . . . admission into Atchison College.   She’s ready to learn to live in society again on her terms and from the moment Terra steps on campus, it feels familiar to her in ways she can’t understand.  She also finds herself drawn to four separate guys with personalities as different as possible.  They seem to call to her and she senses their personalities match the four elements that her gift has had her in tune with her entire life.

The more Terra explores, the more she begins to learn the answers she has sought her entire life.  But is she truly ready to know the truth of who she really is?  Terra finds herself on the cusp of an incredible journey with Ross, Cael, Sol and Endo that while it begins to make sense to her, is also beyond anything she ever could have imagined.

I found Cursed to be absolutely unique and spellbinding!  I couldn’t wait for Terra to begin learning more about her gift as she was fed clues by the four guys she met when she arrived on campus.  There is so much going on and happening in her life and it is such a time of transition for this character that I immediately felt invested in what was happening with her and wanted to know more about how she fits with Sol, Endo, Cael and Ross and how the four of them work together as well.

This book is only the tip of the iceberg and sets up what I can only hope is a phenomenal young adult fantasy and adventure series.  The ending is not a cliffhanger, but definitely left me wanting the next book right now!  5 stars!

Title: Cursed (The Gaia Chronicles #1)
Author: Grace White
Genre: Urban Fantasy romance (reverse harem)
Publication Date: Mar. 5th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
It isn’t easy being the girl who feels the world…

Isolation is all nineteen-year-old Terra Materson has known for the last six years. Hiding from the cruel whispers and judgmental stares of society, she suffers the pain of the world around her in silence. The air that moves … the water that flows …the fire that burns … the earth that grounds, Terra feels it all. Despite her grandmother’s insistence it’s a gift, she knows it is nothing more than a curse in disguise.

When her grandmother dies, leaving her alone and guideless, she is forced to step out of the shadows and into the light. Atchison College is the perfect place for Terra to learn to live again. Until she meets four guys with strange connections to the elements that torment her.

Together they lead her on a journey to the answer she’s always craved: Who is she? But as Terra quickly realizes, the truth is far more than her head, and heart is prepared for…

Cursed is the first book in an urban fantasy reverse harem series from Grace White

Grace White is the paranormal pseudonym of romance writer, L A Cotton.
She resides in the UK with her family, and lives for binge watching series on her Firestick, losing herself in a good book, and reliving her younger days through trashy teenage movies … not necessarily in that order.

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