Title of Book: Persuasion (Curse of the Gods Book 2)
Author: Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington
Main Character(s): Willa Knight and the 5 Abcurse Brothers
First Published: May 2017
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Pages: 398 pages
First Sentence: “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my eighteen life-cycles, it’s that the most special moments—the most magical pockets of our existence—are always going to be the parts of us that the rest of the world won’t understand.”
Last Sentence: “’We haven’t slept in two sun-cycles. We’re going back to bed. Chaos can wait.’”
Tag Line: Give godly powers to an accident-prone girl and you end up with a world turned on its end.
Story Line Overview: Willa Knight is the most accident-prone girl alive. Thrown into a world where the natural order of things has been disrupted, Willa finds that she is no longer just a dweller meant to serve the more powerful beings. She has powers of her own.
While trying to stay under the radar of the gods, Willa is brought to the attention of the creator himself. Rau is the only original god without a Beta. Once he finds his Beta he will be more powerful than ever before. When Rau’s curse hit Willa (instead of one of the Abcurse brothers), her soul was fractured. A part of it is now in each of her Abcurses. Their bond is broken by Rau when he tries to take Willa from them.
Cyrus, the Neutral God, sides with Rau and decides it would be best to kill Willa so she could ascend into Godhood. But his plan doesn’t go as intended.
My review: Again, I went without sleep to finish this book. I was completely enthralled by the story. The love of the Abcurses and the revenge of Rau had me biting my nails in anticipation. Willa seems to be weak and fragile at times but then she is also strong willed and determined. I love the world of Topia and the beauty of the love between Willa and her gods. I can’t wait to find out what will happen next.
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Willa Knight is used to getting into trouble. She is the most accident-prone dweller in her village. Her best friend, Emmy, has grown used to Willa getting hurt, or setting a building on fire, or causing someone to go bald. Pretty much, if it is impossible or unlikely, then it will happen to Willa.