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4.32  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Dangerous prophecies. Forbidden love. Limitless power.
Fighting fate is just the beginning ...

Tessa Egan is destined to die! When her powers as a witch are awakened, when she is hunted like so many before her. There is one problem: she doesn't believe in destiny.

Fighting for her life, her survival places her on a collision course with a centuries-old conflict between specie
Kindle Edition, 1, 355 pages
Published May 19th 2017 by Amaranthine Publishing
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Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cursed is the first book in the Shadow Souls series. At first sight, it seems to be quite a promising paranormal romance series. I must confess, at first, I was a little worried that the plot will fall into a thousand of clichés. After all, a lot of books talk about powerful heroines that fall in love with their guardians. Nothing new there, right? Nevertheless, I am pleased to tell you all that it delivers exactly what it promises and more. The author had some clichés here and there but who doe ...more
Gerry Bartlett
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Most teens look forward to their eighteenth birthday. It means prom, high school graduation, and looking forward to college. Not Tessa Egan. Instead, that birthday begins a curse for this daughter of witches. She’s being hunted and will face death if she can’t defend herself successfully. She’s trained for this ordeal but she’s sure to be outnumbered. Fortunately, there are guardians to help her. And what interesting guardians they are: half brothers who could each be her soulmate. But which one ...more
InD'tale Magazine

"Cursed" is the first book in a promising series, featuring two very strong males trying to protect a female coming into her own powers.

Read full review in the 2017 September issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Karen Pugh
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tessa Egan longed to have a normal life. Instead, her parents sheltered her from the outside world. She was home-schooled and never allowed to have any friends. When she loses her parents at a young age, she is placed in the care of an older woman that she has never met and who continues to guard her. To complicate her protected existence, her father appears to her in spirit form and tells her to trust no one. He attempts to help his daughter prepare for what is to come on her eighteenth birthda ...more
Alice Taylor
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cursed is the first book of the shadow souls series of books. Cursed is about Tessa Egan. Tessa is very angry that she could not be a normal child like all the other children. When a witch turns 18 one of two things happen, they either die or disappear. But Tessa has a very strong survival instinct. Her parents had not shared much to help her prepare but her dad had told her she had to be ready when she turned 18 for a battle with some unknown monster. She says goodbye without actually saying g ...more
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. It was definitely NOT your typical witch story. On her 18the birthday Tessa quickly learns her life will be anything but boring any longer. Both her parents died long ago... She feels so very alone.... Knowing on her birthday she had to fight to stay alive she fights the hunter who came to kill her. No clue why this is happening.... Out of nowhere her Guardian comes to help her survive. Except instead of 1 hunter coming for her it seems there's a hoarde. Fighting back t ...more
Jammie Bebout
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first I have read from this author, and I have to say that I was not disappointed. The plot is engaging, the imagery incredibly vivid, and the characters complex and well thought out. These characters draw you right into the story and make you believe in a world filled with guardians, witches, hunters, and werewolves. They are real and raw and beautifully flawed in all the best ways. They are also strong and brave and honest, and try as you might, you just can't help but become inves ...more
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great book to start a new fantasy series. The writing was great and sucked me in until I finished the book. I felt like I was right there. It had witches, guardians, fight scenes and a great deal of paranoia. It is of the story Tessa an orphan that has to fight for her life once she turns 18 and finds out she is a witch. Full of twists, never knew exactly who was on Tessa's side. I thought a few scenes were hysterical and others just plain crazy. I loved Tessa's inner monologues and her s ...more
Lisa Knight
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Goodwin Converted Me

We all have reader biases, things we just don’t care to read. It might be hero cops, vampires, stories set in small towns, etc. One of mine is witches. I don’t normally get pulled into stories featuring witches. Tracy Goodwin’s CURSED grabbed hold of me from page one and never let go. I loved the Tessa's spunk, found the world-building well thought out, and lots of action to keep my attention. If you dig witches, definitely pick up this baby. If you don’t care for witches, I
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written book that captures your attention at the beginning and holds it until the end. A page turner for sure. Witches and YA are not my usual genre and I was surprised that I liked this book. A very engaging story line and great characters. Quite a read. Fantasy with lots of emotion, surprises, twists and drama. I received a reader copy of this book and am glad I did because otherwise I would not read it. It was such a good book that I voluntarily chose to review it so that other ...more
The Mysterious Reader
Tracy Goodwin is a new author to me, and I came across this book in one of those random freebie offers. It was free and the blurb looked appealing so I figured "what the heck" might as well try it. Boy am I ever glad that I did. This is a really well written novel. The star is a feisty heroine with a fun snarky attitude who's really a pleasure to follow along. The supporting cast and plot are top-notch. I am definitely looking forward to Shadow Souls book 2. Tracy Goodwin may have been new but I ...more
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I read written by Tracy Goodwin. I thought this book was written well, the characters were well developed and the book itself keeps you engaged throughout. From the very beginning it keeps you wanting more and you feel that you are in their world of the paranormal. There's romance, intrigue, suspense as well as so much more. I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book. I highly recommend this to others.
Linda Levine
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This has a really interesting storyline and characters that hook you in from the beginning. I liked Tessa a lot. She is facing incredible danger but still manages to find some humor in it all. There are many different types of paranormals in the story and I liked all the action and the surprises. There is a good romance opportunity as well. I look forward to seeing what is next in the series.

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy I received.
Becky Baldridge
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don't typically read young adult, but this one peaked my interest. I was pleasantly surprised with how captivated I became with Tessa's story. There's action, romance, and twists galore along with a strong heroine that you genuinely want to root for. This solid first book makes this a series to watch.
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down. It's a whole new take on the supernatural with amazing characters and so many twists that it could be a maze.
You never stop guessing as the book progresses. A must read!
I received a ARC of this book and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A magical engaging YA page turner that captures your attention at the beginning and holds it until the end. With a plot full of emotions: fear and sorrow, anger and distrust, along with the action and suspense, love and friendship.
I voluntarily to reviewed an Advanced Review Copy of this book.
Susan Toussaint
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Seriously in love

I can not believe everything that happened. And the ending!!!!! What is she transforming into!!!! Loved this book. Can not wait till the next one
Leslie Sanchez
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a good book! I loved Tessa and her determination to survive and live her life. Alex was ok and seemed to be everything she wanted, until I met Josh. Now to me, he was the ultimate Guardian (even though he wasn't). Not to give anything away, suffice it to say it was Fan-freaking-tastic!! Oh gosh, I am so excited for the next book. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
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Tracy Goodwin is a USA Today bestselling author. Throughout a career spanning a decade, she has achieved both traditional and indie publishing success. She is the author of the sexy New York Nighthawks contemporary romance series for Loveswept. In addition, she pens sweeping historical romances and vivid urban fantasies. Though the genres may be different, each story delivers her unique blend of p ...more
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