A Curse Awakened: A Weird Girls Novella
Author: Cecy Robson
Reviewer: Gikany & Una
If you haven’t tried the Weird Girls series, you are in for a treat. In A Curse Awakened, we are given a prequel to the Weird Girls series. In this novella, we see the sisters in their home in New Jersey, prior to their move to Reno and are given a great insight into why they felt they were cursed. Gikany and Una enjoyed this novella with all the trademarks that we have come to love as part of the Weird Girls series.
The sisters are not as we typically see them. Their powers are not as robust or dependable as they become later in the series. After they were initially cursed as children, their powers were further bound by another spell. Through the course of this novella we find out who was responsible for the curse and why their powers are more of a curse than a gift. It also explains the deep friendship and bond the sisters have with Danny, Celia’s ex-boyfriend. Through this romp, we watch as Danny goes from Celia’s ex to a friend who believes in them and supports them.
A Curse Awakened has the wit, fun, and dash of scary evil we have come to love and expect in the Weird Girls series. It was especially insightful to experience why the sisters felt that their powers were a hindrance rather than the gift that they currently possess. We also enjoyed watching how Danny went from being the ex to being a part of their inner circle. This is a must read for any fans of the series and for those thinking about it, a great test read. Hope you enjoy as much as we did!
Celia Wird shouldn’t possess the ability to transform into a tigress. Her three sisters should never be able to burst into flames, heal wounds, or transform common objects into deadly weapons. And yet they do.
Before they were born, the Wird Sisters were cursed by a spell that was intended to destroy them, not endow them with extraordinary powers. The sisters’ magic is untamed and explosive at best, and time is running out for them to take command.
Vampires have targeted Celia’s sweet, tragically human ex-boyfriend Danny. The sisters rush to his aid, but in order to take down the vamps, first they must face their dark past and break a spell that’s screwing up their powers. Except this curse wasn’t meant to be broken . . . and the witch who cast it isn’t done toying with them yet.
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Series: Weird Girls #0.4
Genre: Urban Fantasy, novella
Book Source: NetGalley
A Curse Awakened (Weird Girls #0.4)
Reviews in the Series:
The Weird Girls: A Novella by Cecy Robson (Weird Girls #0.5)
Sealed With a Curse by Cecy Robson (Weird Girls #1)
A Cursed Embrace by Cecy Robson (Weird Girls #2)
A Cursed Moon by Cecy Robson (Weird Girls #2.5)
Cursed By Destiny by Cecy Robson (Weird Girls #3)