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Staff Reads: A Curse for True Love

Staff Reads: A Curse for True Love

A Curse for True Love by Stephanie Garber

Reviewed by Anne Stewart, Teen and Adult Services Librarian

Evangeline has no memories of her past when Apollo, a prince, tells her he is her husband and will take care of her. Not sure what to believe, Evangeline moves into his castle. As the days go on, she gets visits from a man called the Archer. Evangeline immediately feels drawn to him and feels like he is the key to getting her memories back. She isn’t sure who to trust, but she still has a strong sense of self and uses it to chase her past.

Stephanie Garber never fails with her fantasy romance masterpieces. Everything she writes reads like a fairytale. I really enjoyed the characters (especially Jacks!) because sometimes you couldn’t tell who the true villain was. Morally gray characters are always my favorite because they keep you glued to the book to find out which path they choose. I love a good romance, and I love them even more when there are fantasy elements. The main character Evangeline has the power to unlock any door, and she is hunted for her gift. A Curse for True Love is actually the finale of the Once Upon a Broken Heart trilogy which is a spinoff of the Caraval series. I recommend reading the Caraval series first, but it isn’t a necessity. Everything by Stephanie Garber is 5/5 stars for me.

This book is technically Young Adult, but I’m an adult and adored it. I think it’s great for tween through adult. If you like Sarah J. Maas or Tahareh Mafi, this is the series for you. Also, if you love Disney movies, I definitely recommend this series! You can get it as an eBook, eAudio, or put a print copy on hold.