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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Book Review: Sealed With A Curse

Author: Cecy Robson
Publication Date: December 31, 2012
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Series: Weird Girls # 1

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
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“I glanced over, expecting him to take offense. Instead, he gave me a small nod and a wide, wicked grin. Either I’d impressed him with my backbone or my backside. Regardless, no way would I allow him to take a chunk out of me.” – Paperback Copy pg. 16

“The vampires greeted us on the steps of the mansion, standing at parade rest. Black cargo pants covered their muscular legs. Fine-gauge sweaters of black silk tightened over their powerful biceps, triceps, and abdominals. Combat boots sheathed their feet. These vicious creatures of the night looked dressed to maim, maul, murder.” – Paperback Copy pg. 133

“Infected vampires popped up from behind bushes, trees, the barn, and its rooftop, barely covered by the torn, blood-smeared rags they wore. Sickly glowing green eyes sparkled with gluttony as they fixed on me. Tongues flickered with growing anticipation. Twisted smiles spread across eager, jagged mouths. And Celia Wird just about peed.” – Paperback Copy pg. 154

“The hell it’s not. We killed the bloodlusters. Time to take our toys and go home.” – Paperback Copy pg. 156

 
I am slowly but surely adding paranormal/urban fantasy into my canon of genres to read! My avid readers know that I love stories that revolve around the relationship among sisters, and this new series by Cecy Robson fits both of those categories. This is a story about four sisters, the Wird sisters or better known as “weird,” and the curse that has been bestowed upon them since birth. The novel follows them as they defeat and destroy bloodlusters and other creepy supernatural beings that have no business messing around town. Each sister has her own gift or power that allows her to easily defend, help, and protect the others in combat. To sum everything up all you need to know is that these sisters are the most kick-butt team you will find!

The action in this book is like a volcano erupting. It was constant from the very first chapter. I tried to pull a few quotes out above to demonstrate just how action packed this book was. There is not one dull moment with Celia Wird and her sisters. I don’t know if I believe they find trouble or trouble finds them, I think probably the latter. Every time one of the sisters was attacked or attacked someone Cecy puts her readers right there in the action as well. I felt like I had a front row seat and my 3D movie glasses on. I think it was so easy for me to follow the action because of the awesome abilities and moves these girls use. They are prepared for every fight and their trash talk just adds the right amount of humor needed to make it feel real!

I know this was supposed to be mainly Celia’s story, but I couldn’t help but love her sisters as well. Each of their personalities were developed so well, not only Celia’s. I felt like this was very necessary so that I, as the reader, could understand how they work as a family. Just after the first few pages I could tell that Emme was the quiet, Celia was the alpha, and Taran was the one with the saucy attitude that you didn’t want to cross. I felt much more connected to the story and I LOVE how each girl has her own unique spark and qualities that set her aside from her sisters. This makes the story easy to follow and I immediately start trying to decide which sister I am most like. The bond between sisters is one that you only understand if you actually have a sister, and I really thought that the family dynamics were played up really well in this story because it was obvious from the first page that none of these girls was going to let anyone mess with her sisters!

I would say that the paranormal aspects as well as the action were more apparent than the romance, but that is not to say that romance was not involved. It definitely was! Celia meets some pretty hunky supernatural dudes and I am dying to see what happens next in the romance department. This book had just the right amount of everything! I am going to try my best to wait until the summer when the next book in this awesome new series comes out!

***Thank you to the publishers at Signet Eclipse for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review***

 





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