Review: Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robsonon January 17th, 2013
Title: Sealed with a Curse
Author: Cecy Robson
Published: December 31, 2012
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Series: Weird Girls #1
Source: Publisher for honest review
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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.
Yes! I found a new UF series to fall in love with. It’s weird, because I actually grabbed this off of Netgalley without even fully reading what it was about, but it obviously has werewolves or shifters by looking at the cover. Here’s the thing: I’m not big on werewolf and shift stories, so I usually pass them up. The book gods were definitely guiding me with this, because I don’t know what would possess me to immediately get Sealed with a Curse when I normally wouldn’t have.
Sealed with a Curse is much more than a were book. There are a lot of supernatural creatures, including vampires and witches. The book opens with Celia and her sisters on trial for murder in vampire court. They aren’t vampires, though. In fact, Celia and her sisters don’t exactly know what they are. They’ve stayed out of the supernatural community and under the radar until now.
The characters is this book are great. I loved the dynamic between the four sisters, and hell, between everyone! Seriously, Robson put together one hell of a group. There were other characters that added great moments too, but these are the main ones. Here, I’ll introduce you to them:
The Sisters: each have their own unique abilities.
- Celia – the oldest sister at 25. The story is told from her perspective, and her internal dialogue is a riot! She has a very powerful inner tigress and can shift into one. Unfortunately, she will also unwillingly shift into any animal that touches her, which makes for some hilarious moments. She’s not exactly skilled in the ways of men, but she has some super hotties after her now.
- Taran – the tough, sassy sister who uses magic in the form of fire and lightening. She is pretty damn funny, too, and has quite a colorful vocabulary. Taran, on the other hand, is very skilled in the ways of men.
- Shayna – the sunny and friendly sister, who will cut you will her special abilities before you even know what hit you.
- Emme – the shy, timid sister with some mean telekinetic and healing skills.
The Men: Oh-la-la
- Aric – the super smexy, powerful pure wolf who gets Celia panting whenever he’s near. He can shed in my bed anytime.
- Misha – mmmm… the ridiculously good looking Russian master vampire who wants to get Celia panting.
- Bren – I love this guy. He’s a lone wolf and one of Celia’s bff’s. His antics had me rolling, and I need to see more of him in the next book.
- Gem, Koda, Liam – the wolf pack. Three very large, scary guys who turn into a bunch of puppies around the sisters.
- Danny – yes, I’m including the socially awkward brainiac in the group of hunky men, because he’s so damn adorable. Even if he is only human.
Seriously, you have to meet them yourself, because I can’t believe how much I laughed while reading this. Plus, the setting is Lake Tahoe! I love when books are set in places I’m familiar with and add something ‘magical’ to it.
The story itself was really good too. Misha’s family of vampires are being infected with bloodlust, causing Tahoe to become a very deadly place. Celia and her sisters get pulled into the melee and kick some major ass. Not to brag or anything, but I immediately called the who, what, and how. Okay, okay… I’m totally bragging, but I still enjoyed the ride a lot.
Overall, Sealed with a Curse was funny as hell, exciting, and swoony! I can’t wait for the next book, A Curse Embraced.