Samuel dreamed of being a lot of things, but a monster trapped in a forest realm never entered his mind. The Blacknoc Curse wasn't supposed to be true, only a children's story meant to persuade them away from evil. Yet, here he was tasked with hunting cursed kids. There's nothing left for Samuel except the horror surrounding him.
Layla, a young girl tormented by the same curse, is dropped into the terrifying forest every night, running from the monsters intent on taking her life. She meets Samuel and vows to save all the children, especially Samuel, from their torment.
Working together can they defeat the Blacknoc Curse?
Really great book
I really enjoyed this book. The story grabbed my attention from the start and held it throughout. It’s well written with well written characters. A book I didn’t want to put down. I’m looking forward to more from this author and would recommend reading.
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Compelling prose, a strong voice, and endearing characters
Curse of Blacknoc Witch creates an atmosphere reminiscent of a Grim Brothers fairy tale with a hint of Beauty and the Beast and Twilight. Two cursed teens fight for redemption, freedom, and love. Samuel is a monster rebelling against his nature to rescue and protect other cursed kids from becoming monsters like him. And Layla, one of the cursed, is determined to free them all—including Samuel, the monster she loves.
Compelling prose, a strong voice, and endearing characters hooked me from the beginning. The suspense heightens as things change within the cursed forest and the cursed children fight back. Then, a turn of events in the later half of the book leads this suspenseful tale on a surprising path.
I really enjoyed the characters and all the details and imagery poured into the curse’s forest world and history. Looking forward to reading more from this imaginative author!