Weird Girls, Book 5
Synopsis: 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.
Review: We had gone through many emotional states in the previous volume. Oh yes because Cecy Robson really had not been kind to her characters and that is also why we suffered with them. I was therefore really curious about the events there, to see how the sisters would be able to evolve after all the changes in their lives. In addition, you must know that this is the last novel featuring Celia as a main character and we will turn now to the other sisters. I am also eager to see how the transition will be made.
Beginning the story, I admit that I was a bit lost in the first pages. I must say that from the first sentences, events keep coming before we really have the time to really understand what is happening. This is not really a problem but it’s true that I did not really expect that. Once past the surprise, we’re caught in the history, we also welcome back all our dear characters and we watch them facing the trials of the previous novel. No one will be spared by that matter! Indeed, Taran and Gimini have some serious problems in their relationship as the woman mismanages the loss of her arm and the consequences. This is something that really broke my heart because we don’t expect something to break them this way and we hope throughout the story that everything will work out very fast. But of course, we focus a little more on Celia and Aric as always. Ah, our two characters have to face a lot of things and when you think it’s over, it’s to start again thereafter. No respite ounce is granted and we perfectly feel it. Both in the moods’ changes and the strange attitudes, and even if we understand that something is wrong, we will actually have to wait for the end of the story to find out what really happens.
Aric is rather insisting on the fact that Celia has to give up her job to go back to work at the hospital, something that does not appeal her at all. Understandably, he hopes she will be safer, but we also understand her because this is not something very interesting in the end. Yet they will both end up looking for a stone of great power, each for a different faction and I was curious to see how it was going to end. Oh yes, because the author has many surprises about it. I also did not expect to appreciate that much this stone so intriguing and different.
As you can see, Cecy takes us once again into an insane pace! The sisters are evolving, changing and finally trying to find their place. Enemies that we do not expect appear and I was very curious to see how it would end. Relationships are formed, some break, some get stronger and I‘m anxious to see what will happen to them afterwards. So many things here, we’ll even get to see Misha and his girls, though it’s not a lot and I loved seeing them each time.
This is a series to discover and it now remains for me to wait and see for the sequel.
Why I Love My Vampires
Thank you so much for hosting me today. Vampires have been redone a thousand times over, from creepy, to uh-ma-gawd sexy. When I set to create the vampire coven in my Weird Girls series, I thought this would be my time to have fun. While Misha Aleksandr, my very suave, very sensual master vampire commands a room, demands respect, and is among the most revered supernaturals on earth, the vampires under his watch are the most inappropriate, laugh out loud, monstrously entertaining band of misfits the mystical world has ever known. The females closest to him dress like naughty Catholic schoolgirls because, hey, why not? And their personalities? Talk about self-centered and entitled. And yet as much as they can skewer hearts like chicken breasts with their claws, and say whatever they want, to whoever they want, it’s hard not to like them.
Below is one of my favorite scenes from A Curse Unbroken. It features Agnes Concepcíon (genius and diva in platform stilettos) as she gives Celia, Taran, Shayna, and Emme Wird an update on their mission to find Shah, a magical stone they must obtain before the bad guys reach it.
The radio crackled and Agnes’s voice blasted over the speaker. “Listen up, freaks. We have three potential spots where Shah might be. One’s a hotel on the east side of town close to the club we hit last night. A team is searching it now. One vamp’s been blown to bits, but it was kind of an accident so we think it’s a dead end. I’m with the team searching the underground lair beneath Dilip’s compound. We think Shah might be here, given how many have been eaten.”
Emme gasped. “Eaten?”
Agnes huffed. “Yeah. Can you believe it? So far we’ve lost two vamps and a rogue witch to something with tentacles—”
A shrill scream cut Agnes off.
“Make that three vamps,” she continued. “So if you see any tentacles when you get to your location, run like hell. I don’t know what this thing is, but damn, it’s hungry.”
None of us moved, but Taran had plenty to say. “That’s your advice to us? Run like hell?”
“Unless you prefer to be eaten,” Agnes sang.
Yeah. So not a fan of Agnes.
As you can see, warm and fuzzy are words not found in Agnes’s vocabulary. The thing is, sometimes you need an Agnes―or any one of the naughty Catholic schoolgirls. Why? Because as dark and dangerous as my “weird” world can be, it’s not without its humor. So if you haven’t already, check out my Weird Girls series, and see why everyone could use a naughty vampire in their lives.
Author Info: Cecy Robson is the New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.