November 13, 2020

#AuthorChat #BookReview: Lyrics & Curses (Cursed Hearts #1) by Candace Robinson @literarydust






Synopsis: Lark Espinoza could get lost in her music—and she’s not so sure anyone in her family would even care to find her. Her trendy, party-loving twin sister and her mother-come-lately Beth, who’s suddenly sworn off men and onto homemaking, don’t understand her love of cassette tapes, her loathing of the pop scene, or her standoffish personality. For outcast Lark, nothing feels as much like a real home as working at Bubble’s Oddities store and trying to attract the attention of the cute guy who works at the Vinyl shop next door—the same one she traded lyrical notes with in class.

Auden Ellis silences the incessant questions in his own head with a steady stream of beats. Despite the unconditional love of his aunt-turned-mother, he can’t quit thinking about the loss of his parents—or the possibility he might end up afflicted with his father’s issues. Despite his connection with lyric-loving Lark, Auden keeps her at arm’s length because letting her in might mean giving her a peek into something dangerous.

When two strangers arrive in town, one carrying a mysterious, dark object and the other playing an eerie flute tune, Lark and Auden find that their painful pasts have enmeshed them in a cursed future. Now, they must come to terms with their budding attraction while helping each other challenge the reflection they see in the mirror. If they fail, they’ll be trapped for eternity in a place beyond reality.

*Set in 1985 and full of nostalgia! Perfect for fans of Stranger Things and Pretty in Pink!
 




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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: This amazing story takes place in the 80's and I have to say that it worked perfectly!! It is a slow mystery where you are scratching your head trying to figure out what in the world is going on. I think for the most part the slow start worked out well for the story overall. But at times I thought I was going to just put it down.  As I like faster paced stories.  The only other issue I had was that I parts this had heavy descriptions which I don't think we really needed.  Other than that, I loved the characters and how we got both POVs it made the story well rounded and really allowed you to see more of what was going on.  This is totally a book for fans of Stranger Things!!  



Go Into This One Knowing: Slow to start, Heavy Descriptions 







Candace Robinson spends her days consumed by words and hoping to one day find her own DeLorean time machine. Her life consists of avoiding migraines, admiring Bonsai trees, watching classic movies, and living with her husband and daughter in Texas—where it can be forty degrees one day and eighty the next!

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