Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cursed by Diamonds by J. K. Ensley

Cursed by Diamonds is the first book in the Dance with Destiny series by J. K. Ensley. I just finished it and I have to say that it is a really good book. Jenevier is the main character and she has been marked by a Dark Prince. In order to be able to escape becoming the latest in a long history of women that the Prince has used up and sent to become his Banshee slaves Jenevier must go on a journey to find the one being that can help her. The journey is not only hers, her leaving affects not only her but two of her friends.

I started reading this book and was a little confused at first about what was happening,but all of my questions were answered at the end. The path that the main character takes to become what she is destined to become is such an interesting journey. I did not have any idea that this is where the story was going when I began reading it. Well worth the time I took to read it and I want to know what happens to these characters in future books. Well written and I really loved the worlds that J.K had built. I recommend this book to young adult and adult readers. There is romance and references to adult situations, but not graphic. Give this book a try and I think you will enjoy it.  Until next time keep reading.
Jenevier and Jezreel are childhood friends spending the summer with Jenevier's dying Aunt Marlise, the healer in a town called Moorglen. At Marlise's Life Celebration feast, the twisted Prince of Wrothdem marks Jenevier with a curse worse than death. A valiant young man joins the two maidens in a quest to break the curse and restore their carefree lives.
Alas, Fate has different plans. 
Decisions and choices are grand focal points in every individual’s destiny. One wrong step, no matter how noble, can irrecoverably alter countless lives. The path you choose to take, and what you are willing to sacrifice, becomes your true mark of worth.
Jenevier is forced to follow the cryptic warnings of her aunt and journey to a place she has never seen, trusting a man she knows nothing about. Alastyn travels north to find the hidden Elven people, rumored to have first-hand knowledge of the black curse. And, Jezreel chooses to follow a much darker path when she invites magic along for the ride.
Years will pass as each friend endures what they must for the sake of love and the duty of friendship. But, how much of yourself can you sacrifice before you are no longer who you once were? Is it worth it? Is winning worth any price? Is freedom?
Every curse has a blessing and every blessing has a curse. When you stand face to face with your destiny, will you be able to tell one from the other?

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