My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Curse Breakers picks up not long after the ending of The Curse Keepers. Ellie is dealing with the fallout of Collin Dailey’s perceived betrayal, and the gods and monsters that were released when the gate to Popogusso was opened. Ellie has lost her father, her only living relative, and is left with her step-mother, Myra, to handle operations at the B&B.
Mayhem ensues as Ellie is picking up the pieces the ever mysterious Collin left behind. She has grown and is trying to understand her role as a Curse Keeper. She seeks out assistance from professor David Preston. He’s entirely insufferable in their first encounter, but he ends up in Manteo studying the (now recovered) Lost Colony site. He quickly becomes more involved and LIKEABLE! I’m not going to give too much away, but Collin does reappear a few times. And he swoops in to save the day at the end. And speaking of events near the end of the book… Okeus is one big creep. I mean… wow. I’m just going to tell you now that his boundaries are quite limited. Almost non-existent.
This second installment of the Curse Keepers series has left me thirsty for more. It’s just as engaging and well-paced as the first novel. I cannot wait for the third! *****Five stars*****