A Curse Unbroken
Author: Cecy Robson
Reviewer: Gikany & Una
What We’re Talking About:
For fans of the Weird Girls series, fear not. A Curse Unbroken is not the final novel in the series. It is only the last book from Celia’s point of view, “for now”. This novel nicely wraps up Celia’s relationship with Aric and the ramifications from the last battle in the previous book with a nice pretty bow.
Since the stories in the Weird Girls series build upon themselves, one should read them from the beginning. If you enjoy dark action and drama lightened by irreverent humor and witty banter between four strangely but powerfully cursed sisters, their hot werewolf boyfriends, and the sex crazed vampire allies, then you seriously need to pick up the first book.
Celia and Aric have been through hell and back. They met, fell in love, were pulled apart, betrayed, threatened, and almost murdered. But their love for each other and the mating bond their animal halves know continued. It was a long and difficult fight and though they had more to contend with in this novel, they finally get their happily ever after. This is not a spoiler. I don’t think any fans of the series would have enjoyed it if their HEA never came to fruition. We always knew it would happen and we are happy to say, it did. Though we were not on Team Aric for most of the series, we are by the end of it. Aric and Celia do love each other, fight for each other, and protect each other. Their bond is beautiful and special. It was awesome to be on this journey with them.
We had two major expectations for this book. One was the final resolution of Aric and Celia’s relationship, which we already touched on. The second was the resolution of the ramifications of the damage Celia suffered from the battle with Anara. Though we could tell the means of how that would be resolved in this novel, we didn’t know exactly how it would happen. We really enjoyed how the tale twisted and turned until the end. Shah was a truly fun and fascinating character. We loved his quirky humor and enjoyed the light-heartedness he brought to the story.
Though overall we liked A Curse Unbroken there was one glaring issue we had that knocked it down to the B rating. The first chapter of the book felt like we had read it before. It was so familiar we were worried that we were rereading a novel we had read before. It turns out that the epilogue from the previous book, A Cursed Bloodline, is the first chapter for A Curse Unbroken. This bothered us greatly. It felt really weird to read the same thing twice. In our opinion, the epilogue from A Cursed Bloodline should have been a sneak peak into the next novel and not the first chapter of A Curse Unbroken. Especially considering it flows right into the action and set up for this novel. The story couldn’t be told without it so we had to reread it. This really irked us, but once we got past it and the uncomfortable feeling of worrying about rereading something we had read before, the novel drew us in and we were hooked back into this world that we enjoy.
We eagerly look forward to the next book in this world. From Ms. Robson’s website we know that it will be from Taryn’s point of view. We, along with Celia and her sisters, worry about Taryn and look forward to seeing her heal and find herself again. It would also be fun to see Celia and Aric from Taryn’s point of view along with more of their HEA. We also continue to hold out hope in seeing an HEA for Emme, Bren, and Misha. We love these characters and are so happy to know that we have more of their stories to look forward to. That being said, A Curse Unbroken is a wonderful final “for now” Celia novel.
Our Rating: B, Liked It
About the Book:
The preternatural world is changing. After a massive magical throwdown tore apart the established order, the dark elements are rebuilding their ranks unopposed. Celia Wird’s world is changing, too. She’s the mate of the pureblood were Aric, and his Warriors are honor-bound to protect her family as she and her sisters recover from unimaginable horrors.
Celia hesitates to reveal the true extent of the Wird sisters’ trauma, but they aren’t the only ones keeping secrets: Aric and the werewolf Elders are tracking a stone that grants limitless power. So is a tough coven of witches. Then Misha, a master vampire with his own plans for the stone, sends Celia after it. Can she and the vamps beat both the weres and the witches to the treasure before it falls into the wrong hands?
Fearing for Celia’s safety, Aric begs her to stay out of the hunt. What they don’t realize is that they’re the ones being hunted. But Celia’s ready to prove that she’s not easy prey.
Release Date: March 10, 2015
Series: Weird Girls #5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley
A Curse Unbroken (Weird Girls #5)
Reviews in the Series:
The Weird Girls 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)
A Cursed Bloodline by Cecy Robson (Weird Girls #4)