Book Review: Curses & Ash by Tiffany Daune

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Curses & Ash (Coral & Bone #2)
 Tiffany Daune

Publication Date: January 2016
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult


A demented twin sister, a demon hijacking her powers, and a mysterious journal filled with more questions than answers—Halen needs her Guardian Dax more than ever. But if she confides in Dax, she fears he will never forgive her, not after all he sacrificed to help her vanquish Asair. Halen drowned Asair in a tornado of wings—at least, she thought she killed him. Why then does his mocking voice snake through her thoughts, enticing her to surrender her power? Maybe she screwed up—big time—but she will never allow Asair to control her magick. And when Etils’ fires threaten the Earth, suspicions surrounding Asair’s death rise, igniting restlessness within the realms. Her life in balance, Halen must race time, purge the demon’s soul before flames consume the Earth or the Tari strike first.




This is the second book in the Coral & Bone series. I actually reviewed the first book in the series, Coral & Bone, in September 2014 for a blog tour. You can find the review HERE. I was a little late to the game because I didn’t realize the second book came out. You can bet I jumped right on it last week!

This series is one of the most creative I have read in a long time. The characters, their names, the mythology . . . it’s all beautifully constructed and hypnotizing. Just like the first book in the series, I found myself drawn in immediately. Halen has grown since the last book; she’s a stronger character with a strong sense of self. Dax is a character with a lot of baggage, that I’m glad to have seen hashed out a bit more in this book. There was always some sense of mystery with him, and I’m happy to say some of that was unveiled in Curses & Ash. And Asair! I couldn’t wait to finally learn a bit more about his past. This intense, deeply negative character drew me in from the start. He made me feel invaded and frustrated in such perfect ways.

Overall, I was very happy with this read and can not WAIT until the next book comes out.


The Final Countdown

Characterization – 5/5 Stars
Dialogue– 4.5/5 Stars
Plot – 5/5 Stars
Visual Imagery – 4.5/5 Stars
Structure/Pacing/Editing – 4.5/5 Stars
Ending – 5/5 Stars

Total: 4.75 Stars

Coral & Bone (Book 1) Amazon Buy Link
Curses & Ash (Book 2) Amazon Buy Link
Goodreads Book Page

About the author:

TDaune Image“I write stories about magick, love and dark creatures lurking in the shadows. When not lost in Editland, you can find me reading a book from my towering TBR pile or kicking back and watching movies with my family. I don’t have a lucky number, but my favorite time is 11:11. I believe the fortunes found inside cookies come true and that you must be careful when wishing on stars. I live on an island in the Pacific Northwest surrounded by mermaids that are much nicer than the ones found in my books.”