Curse - Steven James

Curse is the final book in the Blur trilogy, featuring Daniel who has been seeing ‘blurs’, which are basically hallucinations, or are they? In the previous books, he has been thrown into several murder cases because of this ability, but in Curse there is very little going on besides Daniel solving crime through his ability. Only, this time he is not only helped by his friends but also by some like-minded kids. By which I mean, they have special abilities as well. And these abilities just happen to be the exact ones they need to crack the case. What a coincidence, right?


This was another fast read, but I get the feeling more and more that I don’t completely understand the YA mystery genre. Teens solving crime seems weird to me under the best of circumstances but where is the police in all this? The ending did not surprise me, but left me wondering because Daniel didn’t really receive a way to better handling or accepting his blurs. As such, I had hoped Curse would bring more closure to the story.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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