Luke can uncross almost any curse—they unravel themselves for him like no one else. So working for the Kovrovs, one of the families controlling all the magic in New York, is exciting and dangerous, especially when he encounters the first curse he can’t break. And it involves Jeremy, the beloved, sheltered prince of the Kovrov family—the one boy he absolutely shouldn’t be falling for.
Jeremy’s been in love with cocky, talented Luke since they were kids. But from their first kiss, something’s missing. Jeremy’s family keeps generations of deadly secrets, forcing him to choose between love and loyalty. As Luke fights to break the curse, a magical, citywide war starts crackling, and it’s tied to Jeremy.
This might be the one curse Luke can’t uncross. If true love’s kiss fails, what’s left for him and Jeremy?- Goodreads
Well well.. this was something I was not expecting. Jumping right into this the book is a bit cliche. Breaking the curse for a chance of love with the one you really want. We’ve heard it and read it before. The thing about it you are reminded how much you have heard this before.
Jeremy is the perfect human being that is getting hit with the worst things possible and needs saving, a real good hug and love. But the thing with Jeremy is despite that he was an entitled brat and at times came off really, really annoying. Like roll your eyes status I liked Luke with his “we can do this at any cost” attitude. But there romance was a little weird for me. Personally, Jeremy wouldn’t even be the last person on earth, I would speak to. I would avoid him. So it was interesting to see Luke falling for him.
I did enjoy the romance between the two but it seemed to die down as the book went on and I wasn’t too thrilled with that. I wanted that spark to keep burning for like ever.
What I loved was the setting and how the author created this magical world. I wanted more from this world. Not necessarily Luke or Jeremy but the author did some really good stuff creating the environment in which magic rules.
But the book despite it being only 292 pages on the ebook felt long and at times I felt the author was reaching. There was too much repetition within the book especially with Luke and Jeremy fighting. Also the lack of backstory was a killer. I love when books jump right into things but questions that would normally come in the beginning need to show up during the book.
Also the ending could use some work. Leaving it open for either a book two or just because isn’t appeal and can come off as lazy.
Overall, it was an alright read. There is ton of potential and the author can pull you into a world. The trick is keeping you there.