Review: Of Flame and Promise by Cecy Robson


Of Flame and PromiseOf Flame and Promise
Cecy Robson
Gikany and Una
Rating: B+

What We’re Talking About:

At first Gikany and Una thought we were getting Taran’s novel when we received Of Flame and Promise.  However, this is a prequel novella that gives Taran’s back-story and sets up what will be her journey in the coming novel.

This novella was a breath of fresh air.  We liked seeing behind Taran’s brash bravado into a sweet and vulnerable soul.  We also loved seeing her sisters through her eyes, especially her view of Celia.  Throughout the previous novels, Celia was unsure of herself and was plagued with worry about her relationship with Aric and the welfare of her sisters.  Taran sees Celia as the head of the family and a rock of support and guidance.  She also witnesses Celia’s absolutely devastating heartbreak and learns through Celia’s example that she cannot allow herself to be that vulnerable – no matter how much she loves Gemini.

This is the basis of what we think Taran’s journey will be.  We know she has buried deep inside of herself a trauma that prevents her from being able to commit fully to Gemini.  Even though they are mates, Celia’s experiences prove that sometimes even being fated mates isn’t enough to prevent heartbreak.  Taran would rather suffer the loss now than allow herself to feel a greater joy and risk an even greater heartbreak.

Despite the heavy emotions of this novella, it still has the characteristic humor that is rampant in the Weird Girls series.  We thoroughly enjoyed the disaster of Taran meeting Gemini’s parents.  It is an epic disaster that will leave you in stitches.  Anything that could go wrong goes horribly wrong.

Although this novella is labeled as book six, we think the events in the novella, make it book 3.5 or 4.5.  Knowing what happens in book five, we look forward to seeing through Taran’s eyes some of those events.  For fans of the series, this is a must read and we hope you enjoy its heartbreak and humor as much as we did.

Our Rating:  B+ Liked It A Lot


About the Book:

Cursed by a spell meant to destroy them, Taran Wird and her sisters instead developed unique magical talents. With the power of fire and lightning literally at her fingertips, Taran doesn’t fear much. Demons, vamps, whatever—bring ’em on! Only one thing terrifies her: commitment.

Taran is crazy about her boyfriend, Gemini, a sexy were with the incredible ability to split into two separate wolves. But after watching her sister go through heartbreak with the pack’s Alpha, Taran knows not to count on happily ever after—despite Gemini’s desire to claim her as his mate. Reluctantly, she agrees to meet his very traditional and conservative parents. Taran’s a badass with a mouth to match, and Gemini loves her for it. She’s just not positive these attributes will please Mom and Dad.

Unsurprisingly, every attempt by Taran to bond with Gemini’s folks proves disastrous. But in the end, Taran finds that winning them over means unleashing her powers . . . and proving that this foul-mouthed fire-starter is a force to be reckoned with.

Release Date: January 12, 2016
Weird Girls #6
ISBN: #978-1101886533
Paranormal Romance
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley

Purchase Info:
Of Flame and Promise (Weird Girls #6)

Reviews in the Series:
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)
A Cursed Bloodline by Cecy Robson (Weird Girls #4)
A Curse Unbroken by Cecy Robson (Weird Girls #5)

  • Carole

    I can’t wait to read this!!! I adore Taran and Gemini. :3

    • UnaReads

      It is interesting to now see beloved characters through a different perspective. Hope you enjoy!

  • I need to start reading

    • UnaReads

      It’s a fun series.

  • So glad you liked this one. I really need to dive into this series one day soon!

    • UnaReads

      It is a nice balance of humor and action.

  • cecyrobson

    Thank you so much for featuring OF FLAME AND PROMISE, and for your thorough review. It seems you really understood Taran’s heart, her insecurities, and the need to give readers a glimpse of her past in order to begin her journey forward. I’m very happy you enjoyed Taran’s first story.

    • UnaReads

      Thank you so much for sharing Taran with us! She has always fascinated me. I look forward to the next novel!

  • This is a series that I really need to start reading.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • UnaReads

      I recommend it, hope you enjoy it!

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