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Eternal Curse

(The Cursed Series #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  47 reviews
After pulling the plug on her mother’s life support, seventeen-year-old Chloe Madison moves to live with relatives she hardly knows. Her new hometown in the Adirondack Mountains is barely more than a pinpoint on the map, but it’s shrouded in deadly secrets and strange family legends. Chloe is determined to keep her head down, finish high school, and get the heck out of the ...more
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Published September 15th 2020 by FireChicken Press, LLC
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Chloe is a seventeen year old girl who had to take her mother off life support as per her own wishes. Chloe blames herself for the accident that put her mother in the hospital in the first place and carries that guilt with her to her new home in Keene Valley.

Settling in with her aunt and uncle, she never expected to meet a boy who would turn her world around and make her feel alive. Unfortunately, the romance is ill fated because Trent and his family are cursed and there seems to be no way to b
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copies
Just like the author of this book I spent quite some time with both Twilight and the Vampire Diaries. Twilight was the series that finally got me back to reading after high school had ruined the fun for me. The Vampire Diaries was one of the few things that could calm my mind during a very dark period of my life. So, when I read that this story was influenced by both these stories, I couldn't say no to the review copy from Booksirens anymore!

And what a wonderful rollercoaster ride is this! This
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the story and read it all in a short period of time. I thought it was well-written and had a nice flow. I thought the main character was acting a little too aloof at times and didn't really process things well... but it was believable. This story is light on romance which is understandable because the characters are still in highschool. As for the aunt and uncle... what was with the guilt trip and crazy early curfew with any little transgression?

The reason why the story did not
After the death of her mother, seventeen year old Chloe Madison leaves her Florida home to live with her Aunt, Uncle and Cousin Abby in the secluded Adirondack town of Keene Valley, NY.  The move is hard on Chloe, especially after losing the only parent she has ever known.  Luckily, Chloe's cousin Abby helps her adjust to her new school along with fellow new kid, Trent Halstead.  Chloe falls into a new routine and becomes friendly with Trent.  However, Chloe seems to be haunted by strange vision ...more
Aug 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 10-and-11
Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of Eternal Curse in exchange for an honest review!

For a pretty by the books opening to a YA paranormal romance, Eternal Curse is wonderful! Miller's writing shines in a genre full of blank 'woe is me' narrators and it kept me interested from beginning to end. She also takes care to add her own backstory, lore, and changes to traditional vampire and witch stories.

A few things were rather underdeveloped (Chloe's other friends are quick to fall to the s
Katie O'Connor
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This novel was well written and moving. A young adult romance, it nonetheless appealed to me.
I read hundreds of novels a year and this one stands out among the best.
Nicki Greenwood
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
The author provided me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This debut novel in Kara's Cursed Series follows Chloe Madison, newly arrived in Keene Valley, distraught over her deceased mother and resentful of her absentee father. Chloe isn't prepared for the change from living in sunny Florida to this tiny rural town in upstate New York. She's even less prepared for the other creatures that call this town home: vampires and witches. Before she knows it, Chloe is caught in a decades-old t ...more
Angel 一匹狼
Oct 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: booksirens
Prepare yourself for a very fun and entertaining read. "Eternal Curse" is one of those books that can be read in basically one sitting, so much fun it is to be with its characters and so fast is the pace of the plot, with things happening here and here so boredom doesn't set in and with a not overly complicated and easily to jump in world.

It all starts with Chloe, whose mother just died, arriving to a new town, to start a new life with her aunt, uncle and cousin Abby. The story is seamlessly set
Nov 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
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After a freak accident leaves her mother in a coma with little brain activity, Chloe Maddison has no choice but to respect her mother’s final wishes and pull the plug. Now, Chloe has to move away to a small town in the Adirondack Mountains, far away from everything she has ever known to live with her aunt and uncle and cousin Abby she has seen only a handful of times. In spite of everything that has happened in a short time, Chloe resolves to spend the rest of her high school days planning to le ...more
Beverly Laude
May 28, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chloe Madison is a typical teenager except for the fact that she killed her Mother (or so she believes). After her Mom's death, she moves to the Adirondack Mountains to live with her Uncle Dean, Aunt Beth and cousin Abby. Keene Valley is very different than Chloe's home in Florida and she's not sure she can adapt to the small town lifestyle.

On top of grieving for her Mom, Chloe now has to face being the "new girl" in school. On her first day, she literally bumps into a handsome boy named Trent H
Aug 31, 2020 rated it liked it
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

After her mom dies, Chloe is sent to live with relatives she barely knows in Keene Valley. Lonely and sad, she attempts to find her place and adjust to her new life. However, she quickly becomes intrigued by Trent, another new student. He's full of secrets and she can't help being drawn to him. Things take a dark turn when Chloe's classmates start turning up dead; plus, she starts to see things that aren't really there. And then sh
Mar 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
After Chloe looses her mother and now is headed to a new home in Keene Valley and her aunt and uncles house . All she wants to do is finish high school and get out until she meets Trent . Then everything starts to go haywire . Chloe is having bad dreams and hallucinations that are showing the boy she likes is more . Trent is hiding a secret that is lethal . Will they be able to find the love that beckons them and figure out who is murdering the kids .
Chloe just wants to have her mom back , yo
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
May 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Why do I always find the books that are part of a series? This is book 1 of 6. I absolutely loved it.

It takes place in an area of New York State that I am very familiar with which made it even more enjoyable. The author does a great job of describing the area and it's waterfalls. The Adirondacks are a great place to set a novel of this type. Hint- vampires and witches! Our heroine just lost her mother in a car accident and since her birth father can't be found, she must relocate
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to @booksirens and #firechickenpress for giving me a free ARC of #EternalCurse by #KaraLeighMiller in exchange for my honest review.

5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Chloe Maddison is uprooted following the death of her mother and moves in with her Aunt, Uncle and Cousin in the Aridondack Mountains. She just wants to keep her head down and start to heal.

On her first day at school she meets Trent Halstead and soon finds herself falling for him. Chloe soon discovers that Trent is a vampire and when two of he
Little Blue Butterfly
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an Advanced Reader Copy for an honest and voluntary review

What an amazing book!! I couldn’t put it down!! Author, Kara Leigh Miller, really wrote a beautiful story ♥️ This book has a lot of great elements to it!! Mystery, Adventure, Romance, Fantastic Dialogue. There were a few beautifully written scenes where I needed some tissues. Kara Leigh Miller has really created a very creative unique world, with amazing characters, who have great chemistry. Everyone really flowed well togethe
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I originally DNF'd this at about 25% but gave it another try and forced myself to finish this since I requested the arc, but honestly, it was pure torture. The storyline/ plot development was awful- like a really bad retelling of Twilight (eyes changing colors, teen vampire soulmate, tiny uneventful town, etc). The male MC is supposedly 102 years old but he acts like your typical sixteen year old, doesn't apply any previous life experiences. He practically gives himself
Heather Brock
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-sirens
Eternal Curse is a vampire-human romance. The author has the dedication, "For all my fellow Twihards" in the beginning, so it can reasonably be assumed that the Twilight series was a source of inspiration. You can see some similarities, but there are a great deal of differences and this book is able to stand on its own two feet. Chloe as a character is fine. She is far less annoying than Bella. I really like Trent, though I question the choice of names for Trent and Jax when you consider the yea ...more
Sep 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eternal Curse was a book I delved into immediately, and I devoured the book in no time flat.

My only complaint is that the two MC’s are really kind of generic, to me they were pretty forgettable. I really didn’t like Trent. He was supposed to be another swoon-worthy book boyfriend, but to me after reading the book, he just seemed to be a pretty selfish guy (both when it came to his brother, and with the other MC, Chloe.) The one act he did that made him seem like he wasn’t selfish didn’t even hel
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book first struck me as a less cringy version of twilight cross with a love struck WATT PAD page turner. All the mystery and fantasy of a new world that hasn’t been investigated with a dash of teen imagination and infatuation. I’ve fallen in love with many a book but maybe this lets us watch as the characters them selves fall in love with eachother, digging deeper into the secrets of the world they live in, trying to fall in love with the good in their own stories.
I smiled a lot during thi
With the exception of a couple details, this was so like reading a modified version of Twilight. I haven’t done a re-read of the Twilight series in ages so reading this didn’t feel as repetitive as I thought it would initially.

The differences in the story with the addition of a witch’s curse made it so I was hooked into the storyline from the beginning. There were also instances where the female lead Chloe reacted to the supernatural world in a way that was “normal” and in a way that we all wis
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Before reading this and from the descriptions/synopsis of the book, I felt this book would be right up my alley to read.
I mean, I really did enjoy Twilight and Vampire Diaries and this book states it's perfect for fans of those books.
This book was good. But it resembled way too close to Twilight for my liking.
I will say what this book had going for it that I really enjoyed was the curse aspect. I want to see this played out a bit more.
Honestly, I will say after a few scenes in this book I do
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

What can I say? It was not what I expected and that's not in a good way.

The story is about Chloe Maddison a girl who moved from Florida to a small town after her mother's death because her father was absent for the last 10 years of her life. She lives with her aunt and uncle and cousin and becomes romantically involved with a vampire.

Imagine a copy paste of twilight without the finer details like living with her dad instead of her relatives. T
Sara Williams
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book is amazing.

I'm typically not a paranormal romance fan, and if I read about vampires, I prefer an historical steampunk story. I adore this cover SO MUCH. Thought I'd check it out. This novel was so well done. Fantastic characters, beautiful foreshadowing. Great chemistry and romance. I really enjoyed the back and forth between the two, and the crazy introduction of other characters who do nothing but cause problems!

I appreciated that it was clean - no sex and language at this point. Fo
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Although the storyline in Eternal Curse is sometimes eerily similar to the story of Twilight, this YA story kept my attention all the time. I raced through the story, feeling Chloe's pain of losing her mother, understanding her struggles to find a new home with her estranged aunt and uncle and being pulled into the brooding attraction with Trent and his always angry brother Jaxon. And why was I not surprised when Trent turned out to be a vampire?
So, yeah, definitely a lot of parallels with Twili
Pam Funke
May 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Twilight what?

This is my very first book by this author and all I can say is wow! She pulled you right into the middle of the main characters lives. The love and passion between them is beautifully written. It makes the reader wish that a love like that actually existed in the real world. There are times when I am reminded of Romeo and Juliet while reading that makes me pause for a moment or two before I'm devouring the rest of the book to find out what happens next. I don't want to give away an
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read by this author and it was very good. It was a vampire/witch story with a love interest between human and vampire and hate interest between vampire/witch. The story had interesting characters with typical teenage problems, except for the vampire angle and a plot much like the Twilight books. I will mention that the story doesn’t conclude with this book, but continues with the next book. If you would rather read a stand alone, this isn’t for you. I did enjoy this book and it ...more
Aug 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Truly a mash up of Twilight and Vampire Diaries. You either love it or hate it. I am still unsure. The ending made me mad as heck and I will need to wait for the second to make a full decision.
The main character is ditzy, she misses everything and it feels like the worst parts of Elena and Bella. But I still liked her?
The guy was a swoon for me. Here for it.
Overall enjoyable, read in one evening. Just wish I had the second and don't want what I think is going to happen, to happen.
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. It was entertaining and fast paced. The storyline and character development were okay. A little naive in the main character but all in all she’s likable. The thing I struggled with the most was the similarity to Twilight - at times it was very very obvious the author is a huge fan and gathers much inspiration from the series which isn’t a bad thing necessarily, but my childish attachment to the Twilight series being unmatched in everything YA vampire land makes it difficult for me not ...more
Joanna S Willey
I really enjoyed this book even though I’m currently not happy with the ending, but since this is a series there is always a chance for that to change. If you like vampires and the Twlight saga this series might interest you. There are some similar themes in the story that keep you engaged but the storyline is totally different. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Chloe went to live after her mother passed away and now gaining a sister she never had with her cousin Abby. The first day of school she hits the guy next to her locker Trent. We was new also. They both were drawn to each other and soon they became boyfriend and girlfriend. Events started to happen Chloe and she thought she loosing her mind. In time all is reveled and Chloe has to leave to California.

I voluntarily read and reviewed this ARC.
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Born and raised in the small town of Mexico, New York, Kara Leigh Miller was an only child who was forced to find ways to entertain herself. Playing make believe with her Barbie dolls and stuffed animals was her first real taste of storytelling before she became old enough to develop a love affair with the written word.

She began her venture into the publishing world as a wet behind the years autho

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