Review: Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson

Posted January 14, 2013 by Gikany-Una in 4 stars, Paranormal Romance, Rating A, Reviews Tags: , , ,

Sealed with a Curse

Author: Cecy Robson 
Release Date: Dec. 31, 2012
Publisher: Signet
The Weird Girls #1
ISBN: #978-0451416735
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (368 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher

About the book:

      Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they’re products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, 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: are the vampires of Tahoe cursed with a plague? 
      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 region 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, it’s coming for her and her sisters. This Wird girl has never had it so tough.

What G & U are talking about:

      Sealed with a Curse is the debut novel in the Weird Girls series.  We find this debut of Ms. Robson to be a delightful and intriguing new series in the Urban Fantasy genre.  There is a prequel novella that introduces the sisters but is not necessary to read it prior to Sealed with a Curse.
      Our main heroine, Celia, is a fascinating leading lady.  She is a tomboy surrounded by her three girlie-girl sisters. Despite being a physically and emotionally strong person, she is humanized by her self-esteem issues.  Her golden tigress other half tends to scare off not only the competition, but the prizes as well.  Celia is easy to connect to and we found ourselves at times bogged down by her own self-criticism.  The bond between the sisters is iron clad and reassuring.  The care that they have for one another is heartwarming.  However, we hope that later on in the series we might find out more of what is alluded to in the sisters’ past.  At first we thought Sealed with a Curse would be Celia’s book and another sister would be the focus of the following book.  We now think that the Weird Girls series will be chronicled by Celia.  This thought gives us an inkling that things could change in the love lives of the sisters and wolves.
      If you are looking for some hot werewolves, or vampires for that matter, come check out the Weird Girls series.  The werewolves are young and hunky, the mythology is slightly different and the twists are fun.  Although it is a little convenient that each sister seems to end up with a werewolf, maybe things aren’t as set in stone as they appear.  The mythology of the vampires is also a little different, but they are as fascinating as the werewolves.  However, like other mythologies, it is the werewolves that protect the earth from the vampires.

      One drawback of Sealed with a Curse is that the “big bad” was very easy to figure out.  Although watching everyone else figure it out was not as annoying as it could have been.  The “big bad” covered their tracks well enough to confuse the characters in this book, but any well-seasoned reader would have been able to point this person out immediately.  But again, it did not wholly detract from our enjoyment of Sealed with a Curse.

      We enjoyed this new series, laughing out loud during portions.  If you are looking for an interesting but light-hearted new urban fantasy romance series, the Weird Girls may be for you.  If Sealed with a Curse is anything to judge by, Gikany and Una eagerly look forward to the next novel in this series (which you will get to read a snippet of at the end of Sealed with a Curse).

Their Rating:

Enjoyed – strongly recommend (A-)


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