Release Date: October 10, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Occult, Horror
Being the new kid in town sucks, and when you're the only one not invited to the party of the year, you know you're a real outcast. So when Chloe discovers she's invited to the annual Halloween party after all, she throws together a costume and braves a hurricane to go. But there's more than weather threatening the fun, and unless she can find a way to counter the curse that's killing off the partygoers, it'll be the last party she or any of her classmates ever attend. Forget about trick or treats; tonight is going to be pure terror.
Sealed with a Curse is a Young Adult themed Horror novella that author Jenna Black released in time for Halloween. Which is totally why I am reading it now, instead of before Halloween! This is a story about a girl named Chloe who, along with her mother and grandfather, has moved 4 times over the past 4 years. This time to Miller's Point, Georgia where school has already started.
Halloween is a time of the year when the Oakmont's throw the biggest Halloween Party in town. A party that Chloe somehow did not get an invitation to until the day of the party thanks to the mail being delivered to another home. Unfortunately, a massive Hurricane is strolling its way towards Georgia, and what should have been the party of the year, ends up being a struggle for survival.
Chloe has scoffed at her mother's belief that the family has magical abilities to cast powerful supernatural curses on people. Something Chloe will become personally intimate with when she attends the Party along with a dozen of her classmates who were able to make it. From Chloe's decision to attend the party DURING a massive hurricane heading their way.
To a phone call from her mother URGING her to come home because the party has been cursed. To random accidents that happen to the attendees until it becomes apparent that something is definitely wrong, and everyone who attended the party is now in mortal jeopardy. With a massive Hurricane bearing down on them, and a curse winding its way through those that attended the party, it will be up to Chloe stop the curse before everyone dies.
Sealed with a Curse is a story that is both entertaining, and fast paced. I shall be brutally honest by saying that I dare Jenna Black to write more about Chloe and her mother and their abilities. I dare Black to pick up from where this novella leaves off and follow Chloe's trail after the terrible things she experiences and witnesses in this book. I realize that this probably won't happen, but a girl can dream!