Tuesday 11 October 2022

Book Review: A Curse on the Wind by Joni Sensel (YA Historical Fantasy)

Title: A Curse on the Wind
Author: Joni Sensel
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: 19 September 2022
Pages: 237
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Source: ARC via NetGalley

In A CURSE ON THE WIND, a would-be actress, a good-looking gravedigger, and a cemetery haunted by an invisible power collide with the unintended consequences of a curse. This YA historical fantasy features 17-year-old Gethsemane, who gives in during a weak moment and casts a dramatic curse against someone who wronged her. In 1909 Ohio, buzzing with modern machines and inventions, she never expects it to work. When the spirit of the Wind delivers her curse and expects her to marry it in return, she has to somehow escape its unwanted attention or give up the chance to ever be loved. Only by facing her own shadow and trusting an unlikely ally can she outsmart the Wind to find true love instead.


A Curse of the Wind was a fun story in many ways. I enjoyed the premise greatly and it was a cosy and easy little read. A part of me would have liked it to have been a bit darker at times, since it tended more towards whimsy, but that's simply a personal preference. I also struggled a little bit with the romance element, which felt a bit sudden. But, again, other readers may not feel the same way. Overall, though, this was an entertaining story with an interesting setting and a captivating storyline, and if you are a fan of YA fantasy, it's worth checking out. It gets 4 stars from me.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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