Cursed by Nykki Mills

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Gina is gifted, but it’s not something she wants or accepts. She’s been able to see auras for years, as well as having a few other special gifts but instead of embracing her gifts she spiralled into drink and drugs. The line between sanity and sobriety has been a very thin and wobbly one for her.

The novel starts after Gina has been clean and sober for over a year, living with her cousin and trying to get on with her life. But the appearance of her dead old neighbour is a sign that Gina’s powers are growing and something bad is about to happen. Her neighbour’s son, Ben, always seems to appear when she needs him and even when she doesn’t. Does he know more than he’s letting on? Gina starts having blackouts, endures horrific visions and predicts that a fellow school student, Amber, is about to die after being haunted by a dead woman in a red dress.  So when Amber goes missing Gina becomes an outlaw and she must find a way to prove her innocence.

I really enjoyed this, I found it gritty, easy to read and action packed. Mills doesn’t shy away from the seedier side of life, something I thought gave Cursed a unique angle. I loved the complicated relationships, the banter and how strong Gina as a character was. I hope there will be a second book about her adventures because it was such a great read!

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