Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Cursed by Destiny by Cecy Robson - January 8, 2014

Cursed by Destiny
Author:  Cecy Robson
Series:  Weird Girls 3
Publisher:  Signet, January 7, 2014
Format:  Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 368 pages
List Price:  $7.99 (print)
ISBN:  9780451416759
Review Copy:  Provided by the Publisher

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…

Celia’s a girl in trouble. Her heart is bound to Aric, but he is a pureblood were who must deny her or risk condemning his species to extinction. And that’s just her love life. She’s also been called to take down a group of demon terrorists looking to overthrow the paranormal world. (No pressure.)

In order to bring them down, Celia must ally herself to Misha, the master vampire who has made no secret of his desire for her.

And if that weren’t enough misfortune for one girl, a clairvoyant’s prediction could destroy Celia and Aric’s love for good. The only way to protect the world from unbridled supernatural terrorism is for Celia to bind herself to her destined mate. And that doesn’t appear to be Aric…

Qwill's Thoughts:

In Cursed by Destiny, a title that has more than one meaning for me, Cecy Robson ups the stakes for the Wird sisters and goes darker the ever before.

The same wonderful cast of characters are back: Celia and her sisters, Aric (Celia's mate who she can't be with) and the werewolves, Misha and his vampires. There are some new interesting characters as well that I enjoyed. The Tribe (the evil that wants to rule the world) is back too.

Celia's relationship with Misha is explored more in Cursed by Destiny. I love the interactions between them. I actually like Misha more than Aric, but only because Misha is the head of his vampires and can do what he wants where as Aric is constrained by the rules of the Elders of his pack, which are preventing him from being with Celia. Aric is trying to do what is required of him and marry someone who is not his mate to perpetuate a pureblooded line of werewolves, but it is putting a huge strain on him and his beast.

Celia continues to train and live at Misha's estate. She's developing her powers and agility, which is very important as the Tribe is after her. Celia's sisters, Emme, Taran, and Shayna, are each interesting and well-developed, characters whose own talents are developing as well. Emme begins to deal with the trauma she previously suffered at the hands of the Tribe. The werewolf boyfriends and/or husbands of Celia's sisters are terrific as usual.

Celia, her sisters, the wolves and vampires fight the Tribe in various locations - Patagonia, Africa, Nicaragua and Tahoe. The action sequences were really well done!  The intrigues and plots kept me guessing throughout the entire novel.

I found Cursed by Destiny a much darker novel than the prior novels in the series. It's also an incredibly emotional novel as Celia deals with Aric's upcoming marriage and much more. The last quarter of the novel is a rollercoaster ride with so much happening that I was left stunned... and really looking forward to the next novel.

About Cecy

Cecy (pronounced Sessy) Robson is a full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest. A member of Romance Writers of America, she attributes her passion for storytelling to the rough New Jersey neighborhood she was raised in. As a child, she was rarely allowed to leave the safety of her house and passed her time fantasizing about flying, fairies, and things that go bump in the night. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, she began writing in May 2009. Her Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series is published with Penguin Random House’s Signet Eclipse and released to stellar praise from multiple reviewers including: Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, and Romantic Times. THE WEIRD GIRLS: A Novella, SEALED WITH A CURSE, and A CURSED EMBRACE are now available. A CURSED MOON: A Novella, releases December 3, 2013, followed by CURSED BY DESTINY, January 7, 2014.

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The Giveaway

What:  One commenter will win a Mass Market  Paperback copy of Cursed by Destiny (Weird Sisters 3) by Cecy Robson from Cecy. US AND CANADA ONLY

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  1. I can't wait to read Cursed by Destiny. Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. I love this series! Can't wait until i have time to read this one. The weekend can not come soon enough!

  3. OOoh nice! I soooooo cannot wait to read this one! I LOVE this series!

  4. I have heard amazing things about this series! It is on my must read list!!!

  5. Thank you, Sally for your wonderful feature and the attention you've given to my Weird Girls series. Thank you also to those who stopped by. Wishing everyone a fabulous 2014!

  6. Looking forward to Cursed. I understand the whole mate bond thing versus duty, but I'm more of an fan of Misha too.


  7. I love this series!!!! thanks for the review and the chance to win!

  8. I'm loving it so far-I can't wait to read the ending I've heard so much about!!!

  9. I would really like to read this! thanks for a chance~