Disclaimer-This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review
An Average Curse takes place on a magical island that is secluded from the rest of the world. Flynn Hawthorn, the child of the prophecy, is said to be the savior and will ultimately protect her entire village from the evils of the Shadow Coven. But, how is she supposed to this if she has no magick abilities? Flynn is said to be a watcher, someone who cannot perform any magic. This is very strange since legend has it that she will be the most powerful in the land which leads her to believe that she is cursed.
Flynn is constantly running around with her best friend Hazel who tries her best to limit her magick while with Flynn. One day they find themselves in Dreamwood Forest which is inhabited by mystical creatures. They run into the woman of the woods: Pounamu. Pounamu is a very wise old woman who validates the girls of the prophecy and ensures that Flynn will be the protector, with or without magick.
The girls find themselves in a position that can ultimately be the death of them. They have the duty to protect their village while also keeping what they know a secret. Oh and lets not forget dealing with magick school while you cannot perform magick is not the easiest task. Flynn has some big expectations to fill and doesn’t want to be a disappointment to all.
I found the story as a whole very captivating and entertaining. Being a huge fan of fantasy novels explains my liking of this novel. I feel like the first few chapters were a little bit all over the place if not slightly confusing. It was hard to grasp the concept of the magick world in the beginning but I pushed through that and was soon surprised to encounter a very intriguing concept.
Overall, the characters were very entertaining. The two best friends portrayed the true power of old friendship plus the inclusion of some new relationships. And no worries, the book is not missing your beloved mean girl.
The novel ended with quit a cliff hanger which really makes me want to read the next book. I appreciated how the well written ending which truly strengthens the desire to read the second part of this series.
I give this book a 4/5 stars.
A big thank you to Rue for this book and thanks to everyone for reading! -Catherine 🙂