I love, I love, I love, I love the premise for Love & Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford. Like, so much so that if I don’t get my hands on a copy soon I may cry. Which basically means I’m going to cry a lot because I can guarantee you I’m not going to have the funds to pay for it any time soon. Cue me sobbing about adult responsibilities and the fact that I can’t just blow all my rent money on that new book I want…
I mean, honestly? A curse? A curse that means if someone falls in love before they turn seventeen they die? Who comes up with something like that? And how is it that nothing I can think of right now could possibly be more brilliant than that?!
I think it’s safe to say that this book is on my TBR.
The Weyward family has been haunted by a curse for generations—if a Weyward falls in love before their seventeenth birthday, the person they love dies. Sam doesn’t plan to fall for anyone in the nine weeks before his birthday. He’ll spend his time working at the Eezy-Freeze with his dad; cooking up some midsummer magic with his grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother (the Grands); and experimenting with drag with the help of the queens at the Shangri-La, the local gay club. But when a new guy comes to town, Sam finds himself in trouble when they strike up a friendship that might be way more than that.
As Sam’s birthday approaches and he still hasn’t quite fallen in love, the curse seems to get more powerful and less specific about who it targets. A mysterious girl Sam talks to on the phone late at night and a woman he’s only seen in a dream might have the answers he’s been looking for—but time is running out to save the people he cares about.
What do you think of Love & Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford so far? Are you gonna read it? Are you gonna buy it? Are you completely devoid of good taste and have no interest in reading it (okay, I’m just kidding)? In all honesty, though, what are your thoughts on this book? If you really think it’ll be bad, feel free to break my heart in the comments. Interested or not, I’d love to hear from you all!