The Curse That Binds Us by Katie Hayoz

Book Genre Tag "Fantasy" with image of fantasy world of mountains and water
Book Genre Block - "Young Adult" with 4 young adults

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I’ve accidently chosen a few Roanoke books lately, and I’ve enjoyed reading the very different ways the authors have chosen to explain what happened. In The Curse That Binds Us, the explanation is quite evil…

The story is told through three perspectives: Redd, John, and Elinor. Redd is a teen with a mom who has odd, overbearing rules and is constantly running from a creepy box that shows up every year on Redd’s birthday. John is a mysterious teen who shows up in Redd’s life with a goal of bringing Redd back to his hometown. Then there is Elinor. Her story is the historical view of what happened at Roanoke. These three characters’ stories intertwine in such a surprising, interesting, and terrifying way.

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