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To Kill a Curse

(Lingering Sea #1)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Would you touch the one you loved, even if it might kill them?
Antonio, a merchant sailor, has no idea how dangerous Fina Perona is when he rescues her from drowning in the middle of the Lingering Sea. His ship is headed to the home Fina just abandoned, carrying desperately needed payment for her father's prized wine stores. Pirates attack, and as Antonio and Fina escape t
Paperback, 350 pages
Published October 24th 2019 by Flying Unicorn Press
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Oct 25, 2019 rated it liked it
"Beware the touch of the snake! Her skin is poison, and she carries misfortune wherever she goes!"
Fina Perona is a walking curse. Those who touch her skin have terrible luck, sometimes lethal, befall them. Since getting cursed, Fina has pushed everyone away for their own safety. Soon she becomes too dangerous for even her own village so she decides to steal a boat and leave the only home she's ever known. But a terrible storm crashes her little boat and she is saved from the wreckage by a myster
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Flying Unicorn Press and RockStar Book Tours for this free copy.

Oh my gosh, both the book and this cover were pretty damn beautiful if I do say so myself.

But anyway.

I have a thing with journeys on the high seas, and even though these guys aren’t technically pirates – well at least not on the surface -, they are giving me that kind of vibe. Actually, the beginning of this
Sifa Poulton
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an review copy as part of a blog tour

3.5 stars

A lovely Italian inspired world at the time of the Ottoman Empire. It was interesting and fun enough to read in one sitting, but didn't stir anything emotionally

Full review to come on
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lovely sweet romance with action and magic. I loved the setting (pseudo-historical Italy, if I’m not mistaken?), and the characters (mostly for their witty dialogue). I was actually able to read a manuscript of this before it was finished and the author ended up making a few major changes in the storyline that were so good—Fina is more proactive, the villain has a stronger motive, and the magic of the curse is more developed and believable. There are still some loose ends that I wish were explai ...more
Kate ✨ is a dreamer
Oct 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: magic
3.5 stars

Read my full review on Cover to Cover Book Blog.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, but it does not influence my opinion of the book nor the contents of this review in any way.

This book follows Serafina, or Fina, as she attempts to run away from home. I say “attempts,” because she doesn’t get far before her little boat capsized during a storm and she was fished out of the water by Antonio, and taken aboard the ship he
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was really engaging and interesting. I like how it’s clearly historically anchored in the Mediterranean, Italy during Ottoman times specifically, but also magic and curses exist. The character descriptions are vivid, and I’m curious to see what the other books in the series will be about.
Angie Taylor
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
A totally fun, pirate fighting, swashbuckling adventure filled with magic and romance. Fina and Tony reminded me of Flynn Rider and Rapunzel from Tangled. I really enjoyed it.
Savannah Eldredge
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! The story is beautiful and I love the way the characters and all of the storylines fold together in the end. DYING for another book in this world.
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3.5 stars
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
I couldn't bear to continue the book. Fina was 25 but acted 12. I really hope the ending redeems the story, but I won't be sticking around to find out. ...more
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it enough to use for book club! Fun, adventuresome story.
May 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
I hate how she kept calling him Tony
I have been a fan of Jennifer’s since the moment I was blessed with an early e-copy of Nameless way back in 2015 (oh my…has it really been that long?!). I have now read Nameless three times, Clanless twice, and Fearless once, and I am a forever fan. I don’t think I even looked at the book summary when the notice for this blog tour came across my email – I merely saw the name Jennifer Jenkins and I jumped!

So, unlike Jennifer’s previous books, To Kill a Curse is actually an adult book, not YA. How
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I love novels set on the high seas so I couldn’t resist picking up this novel after reading the synopsis. The story follows a young woman named Serefina who bears the mark of a curse placed upon her by a dying witch as a child. Whatever or whoever she touches will have misfortune brought to them. Fina feels like a constant burden to those around her so she decides to escape her family’s vineyard and ends up on a merchants ship. W
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