Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Book Review: A Curse Awakened

A Curse Awakened

By:  Cecy Robson

Publish Date:  August 18, 2014

Format:  eARC from NetGalley

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Series:  .06 in Weird Girls series; .05 Novella ~ The Weird Girls, 1st Book ~ Sealed with a Curse, 2nd Book ~ A Cursed Embrace, Novella 2.5 ~ A Cursed Moon, 3rd Book ~ Cursed By Destiny

Recommendation:  A glimpse into the past when the girls come fulling into their powers.

Synopsis:
Discover Cecy Robson’s sensational Weird Girls series—or return to where the magic first began—with this eBook original prequel novella about four sisters coming to grips with their unique supernatural powers.

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.

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**I read this for an honest review from the publisher.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Danny's desperate call for Celia's help gets Celia and the girls into action, days before leaving for their new home. Vampires are after him and his dad. A female vampire master has fixated on Danny's dad, feeding on him and now taken him. The sisters and Danny come across another vampire with the same target, looking to advance himself as a Master.

The sisters are determined and looking forward to the new move. They are growing and trying to control the touch of powers they have. The sisters don't want to get involved, but Celia wants to help the one person that has been good to them all. They try to avoid the paranormal world, but that isn't always possible. We see Celia struggle with her growing strength and control of her tigeress, especially with no prey to hunt. The stress of the moving have brought on the nightmares of her last hunt, and kill.

We see a bit of Celia's past with Danny, talk of their past relationship. Through Danny the girls learn a touch of curses and magic. He's been reading up on magic to help his friends, the sisters. And now, he believes the sisters are bound, holding their powers back along with their control of what touch they have.

This story touches on the girls previous experience with vampires and magic curses. The vampire experience is of both views, kind and horrid. Then the magic curse that was done to their parents, and them in turn. There is a nasty curse that is held over them. There is even a glimpse of what can happen to those that mess with the bad people of magic and powers.

Not the romance setting. But kicking on the action setting. The girls are a bit new on the fighting side of things, and it shows in the battles they get in. But I love that they are not perfect and are learning, even learning of their powers.

Cecy delivers with these sisters once again. They struggle, but fight strong and stick together. They are new to the fighting, but they fight hard. We learn more of the family curse set upon them, bringing a glimpse of the past with it.

13 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful feature and reveiw!

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  2. I haven't read any of the novellas, just the novels

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    1. Blodeuedd, this novella is good. It's how the girls came to there powers. :)

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  3. I haven't read any of the books but I enjoyed the novella and want to read the books. It's a good intro I think for those of us who haven't read the series yet.

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    1. Bea, glad you got to read this novella and enjoyed it. I hope you get to read the series. :) It's so good.

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  5. Oh I loved this one! But well I love the series. I'm glad you had a good time as well.

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    1. Melliane, lol. I'm with you on the love for this series. :)

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  6. That's funny, I'd never heard of this series, but its praise seems unanimous ! Great review ;)

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    1. Thank you Red Iza. I do hope you get to give this series a try. :) It's very good!

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  7. This was a hard series for me to get into at first, b/c I have three sisters, and I started with the prequel, and that was ROUGH. I'm still curious though, and I plan on getting back to it eventually.

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    1. Oh Jessica Haluska. That's neat to hear. I don't have any sisters so I can't try to relate anything. I hope you get to try the series and enjoy it.

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