Sunday, January 27, 2013

Review: Sealed with a Curse (Weird Girls #1) by Cecy Robson

Release Date: December 31, 2012
Published by: Signet Eclipse
Source: Purchased at Amazon

Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twenty-something girls—with one tiny exception: They're the products of a curse that backfired and gave each of them unique powers that make them, well, a little weird…
The Wird sisters are content to avoid the local vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region—until one of them blows up a vampire in self-defense. Everyone knows vampires aren't aggressive, and killing one is punishable by death. But soon more bloodlust-fueled attacks occur, and the community wonders if the vampires of Tahoe are plague-ridden.
Celia reluctantly agrees to help Misha, the handsome leader of an infected vampire family. But Aric, the head of the werewolf pack determined to destroy Misha's family to keep the area safe, warns Celia to stay out of the fight. Caught between two hot alphas, Celia must find a way to please everyone, save everyone, and—oh, yeah—not lose her heart to the wrong guy or die a miserable death. Because now that the evil behind the plague knows who Celia is, he's coming for her and her sisters.
This Wird girl has never had it so tough.

Sealed with a Curse is a fantastic urban fantasy debut filled with bad ass heroines, sexy supernatural heroes, intense action scenes, and plenty of laugh out loud moments.

The Wird sisters, Celia, Shayna, Taran, and Emme, were all well-crafted characters with a variety of personalities and unique talents. They possess abilities that are not easily defined and cannot be placed into one category. This makes them oddities in the supernatural community. 

Celia, the Wird sister who is the main focus of this story, has the ability to shift into a tiger. But she's not a were. Of all the sisters, Celia is also the loner of the group. She's the least social, the least likely to date, and places the care of her family above everything else. 

They have all lived separate lives from the majority of the supernatural community, preferring not to flaunt their magical talents and remain under the radar. But all of that changes when Taran is accused of murdering a vampire and they are all forced to stand on trial.

This is when they are brought to the attention of vampire master Misha Aleksandr and he eventually plays a large role in Celia's life. Both as someone who is romantically interested in her and someone who drags her into a mystery that places her and her sisters in danger.

But Celia has her sights set on Aric, leader of the werewolf pack. They have an undeniable, very intense attraction and I loved the relationship that developed between them. He's constantly looking out for Celia and makes several attempts to talk her out of helping Misha in discovering who is responsible for the ravenous, bloodlusting vamps that are roaming the city.

Sealed with a Curse is a debut that urban fantasy fans will happily devour. Robson has created an imaginative world with an abundance of paranormal creatures and a likable group of heroines that excel at kicking ass. The sequel, A Cursed Embrace, is scheduled to release July 2, 2013.


Braine TS said...

I super loved this novel! The sisters are whacked, Taryn is my girl and Aric got my knickers in a bunch.

Melliane said...

I really enjoyed this one as well, it was a nice start and I'm so curious about the second one now! great review!

Cecy said...

Whoa! What a great review. I'm so happy you enjoyed the novel. To Braine and Melliane, thank you so much for stopping by. Braine, I'm hoping to have good news about Taran soon.

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

I totally loved this one too. I enjoyed reading about the sisters, and I developed a major crush on Aric, like any sane person would. No surprise there. Also, I'm totally excited about book two, I think I'll have to crawl and beg for an arc. :)
Great review!

jmcgaugh said...

This looks like an interesting series.

Adriana NaNa said...

Sound a little like the Witches of East End, which I loved, so I am definitely reading this book. ;D

Addicted2Heroines said...

Thank you all for the comments! Glad to see so many of you enjoyed it.

Thank you for stopping by Cecy!

jmcgaugh & Adriana - I would love to know what you think if you read it!

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