Series: Weird Girls #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published by: Signet on December 31, 2012
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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.
A breakthrough series in the urban fantasy genre!
The Wird Sisters are back with even more butt-kicking action, suspense and sarcasm than before! There’s never a dull moment for these four sisters who try their best to stay under the radar of the supernatural world only to have it show up on their door step. When Celia’s sister Taran has an encounter with a vampire who ends up dead, the Wird sisters are brought forth to the vampire council for judgement, and in turn asked to help identify a plague infecting the vampires of the region by none other than the man who almost had them executed, the charming Master vampire Misha. Just when things aren’t interesting enough, the Wird Sisters meet a pack of sexy werewolves and Celia think she’s met her match in Aric, the pack Alpha. Together the sisters will try to solve the mystery of the vampire infection while taking a chance on a pack of werewolves in the hopes of finding happiness.
SEALED WITH A CURSE delves deeper in the paranormal world of the Lake Tahoe region and introduces us to more than just witches. Celia is still the protective sister and matriarch of the family who will stop at nothing to ensure the safety of her siblings. I find her to be the most multi-faceted and complex of the sisters and I love how she’s the oldest and strongest fighter of the group, yet totally clueless when it comes to matters of the heart, it shows the real devotion she has to her sisters. Celia’s lack of experience with men makes the semi-love-triangle with her, Aric and Misha all the more interesting. While most women would love nothing more than to have these two very different Alpha males vie for her attention, Celia is usually embarrassed and confused by it all.
The men in SEALED WITH A CURSE are the sexy heroes I love in my literary world and each has his own charm and distinct personality. There are a few sexy men in this book but I’ll focus on the two main ones. Aric, the werewolf, is a great combination of Alpha male and sweetheart. I like that he takes his time courting Celia. Misha on the other hand is far from the brooding vampire, he’s flirty and regal and wastes no opportunity to woo Celia. While we clearly learn where Celia’s heart lies by the book’s end, it’s fun to watch these two yummy men compete for her affection. I really enjoy that unlike the other romances in the story, Aric and Celia’s relationship isn’t instant and is slowly blossoming.
My favorite element of this series is the connection and interaction between the sisters. The author has fully developed each personality and given each sister a voice, along with her own paranormal ability. The Wird sisters have great chemistry and their bond is worthy of envy. I connected with them instantly and commend Ms. Robson for introducing us to some strong heroines with Latina roots instead of the usual cookie-cutter leading ladies we often see in the genre.
Filled with mystery, action, a little bit of romance, creepy villains and plenty of heart, SEALED WITH A CURSE undoubtedly supersedes its prequel, The Weird Girls. Cecy Robson’s writing style is fluid and stellar in my opinion, there’s just enough detail without taking away from the engaging plot. The Wird sisters will charm their way into your heart and wishing you were part of the family! I’ll anxiously await their next thrilling adventure.
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What a wonderful review. Thank you so much, Lori. I am thrilled beyond words that you enjoyed SEALED WITH A CURSE.
Haven’t heard of this series, but I really like the sound of it. Great review, and thanks for the contest. I’m in.