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About the Author
- ASIN : B00DGZI9NG
- Publisher : Berkley (January 7, 2014)
- Publication date : January 7, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 2151 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 367 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
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#442,803 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #1,209 in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories (Kindle Store)
- #1,594 in Gothic Romances
- #2,500 in Paranormal Angel Romance
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Holy Crap! I am sooooo in love with this series. It gets better and better with each book I read. Or in the case of this one, devour in a day. A long day but sweet Jesus.. It was off-the-frigging chain!! (Laughs) I love how the characters seem to be developing more and more in front of my eyes. Cecy has done an amazing job.
So now... this book takes off in a fast paced, heart throbbing, curled over laughing way and ends just the same. I love Celia and her relationships with the person's around her. Weather they be wolf, vampire or family.
Celia, for now at least is staying with Misha and his 'family', since she and Aric broke up. The house where she stayed with him has too many memories. Too much has happened to her. Her hope and love has been squashed. But, staying with the bloodsuckers.. (coughs) I mean vamps is helping her train to be the ultimate weapon for the good guys. Her efforts are not done in vain. Sparing with the fangs and using her shifting ability to its fullest power is helping her grow into a fighter. Martial arts, sparring, yoga and a lot of curses has built up her momentum and strength.
It makes sense, she needs to be focused. On her toes even. The Tribe is still out there, gunning for her and not backing down. The Alliance has managed to take out large numbers of the demons and their minions but that isn't enough. While sparring with the Catholic School Girls (Edith Anne, Maria, Liz, Agnes) she is bitten on the ass (lol) and the shoulder. No blood taken or tasted just just the wounds inflicted. Well.. let's just say Master Misha is NOT a happy boy after this. (Even if I found it hysterical)
Misha being Misha healed her shoulder wounds with his tongue. Her body acted as anyones does to vamp venom. Turn on! Even if she fought it the whole time. But he had to use her fingers (by sucking on them to wet them) to close the wounds on her ass because girlfriend wasn't having him anywhere near that... (snorts)
"Kitten, why must you make things so difficult?"
"Misha, I don't want his. I told you that before I moved in."
"It didn't appear that way a moment ago."
"I know, and I'm sorry. But I can't stay here if this is what you'll expect of me. You promised you'd keep your hands to yourself."
So, Misha backed off for... now at least. We all know he will try again. As they walked from the training facility back towards Misha's main house and the limo waiting to take them to dinner. That is when things go from... frustrated to downright deadly. As Celia goes to step into the limo a rushed smell of herbs hits her nose. She manages to step back, grab Misha and Hank (the bodyguard/driver) and shift them all before it explodes. The witches fire as Hank calls it once they resurface is angry. The limo is toast.
It was Hank that started putting it together in his head that someone tried to kill Celia. As they stood around watching the fire the phones of the vamps all starting ringing. They were ignored until Misha told them to answer it. It was Koda, Celia's big bad brother in law. (laughs) He was calling to make sure she was okay. Aric was there too. They seemed to believe her and settled down.
In order to punish the naughty vampires for biting Celia during their sparring, since Celia asked Misha not to kill them he took away some of their gifts and gave them to Celia. Taran's birthday was here and everyone gathered at their house in Dollar Point. The girls, their wolves, Bren, Danny and Celia. Celia gave the gifts Misha had gifted her (a car and a diamond necklace). They vampires left and the family went inside. They chatted, they ate and just when they thought everything was calm.... a Tribesman shows up. Not just any tribesman. A big ass snarling worm. (gags)
After a chaotic fight the thing is dead. The witches bring in a rain shower to wash the evidence away and they try to settle their nerves. But as with anything else in life their nerves stay on edge. It seems that no matter what they do they can't get a break.
There are things that even Celia can't foresee... Misha though tries to make her see her ability to change into another creature as a good skill and not one that is meant to torment her. She of course doesn't want anything to do with it. Does he listen, no. So he forces a change of her into a damn Spaniel. Not fun since she can't seem to calm her s*** to change back. But he isn't one to give up. He will force it if he has to. It only makes things worse when he brings in a bald eagle. Maybe her being a predator is whats needed. And slowly it works but its not a form she can keep. Practice makes perfect, right?
While attending a Gala at the Den, Celia is escorted by Misha and his family. This is a big deal. it's to honor the Alliance. She was nervous but this was something that had to be done. It could have been the skin tight white dress, or the fact that it barely covered her assets.. or the vampire on her arm but she drew many growls from Aric. The wolf was not happy. Though he was miserable without her. He had to tolerate the whores Anara kept thrusting at him after he refused to marry Barbara. Can you blame him? No!
This is when... Celia meets her "Destiny". Apparently the soothsayer, Destiny, the freaky chick with very bad fashion sense has seen that her and Tye, a werelion are going to have babies. ((laughs hard) This book I swear made me laugh more than any others.) Of course, no one except the big cocky lion is happy about this news. Well the elders maybe but no one else.
Aric is in over his head. Celia is in over her head and it takes them yelling at each other in one of the Campus gardens to bring themselves closer. After a hot and steamy reunion they pat ways. This gets off a chain reaction of secret rendezvous of hot, primal love making. Though it isn't long before her sisters and others will find out. (laughs)
As time goes by more and more things happen between them, with the elders and with the Tribe. The bastards have been cut down in large numbers thanks to the Alliance but its not enough. There is a meeting called at the Den and Celia knows its bad if she is willingly invited. As are Danny and Bren, who are pack but not really pack. The demons are trying to raise a 7 headed demon dragon... (blinks) that can't be killed. He can only be put back to 'sleep' for a millennium with 2 special rocks. One is in Chile, one is in Africa. So as usual teams are made and the Alliance scatters.
Aric, his warriors and Taran are sent to Chile with the biggest majority of the Alliance members to take on the dragon, get the first stone and hold him off until Celia, Danny, Bren, Emme, Shayna and Tye can get the second stone and get back to them with it. During the time Celia's team is in Africa they battle demons and the tribe.. but find the stone.
Arriving in Chile they see the devastation that the dragon brings. Volcanic ash, death and more death. After getting their asses beat up, thanks to Misha's arduous pushing for her to learn to take other shapes Celia is able to go Eagle and get Tye to the dragon. They hit him with the stone and he poofs. They are all licking wounds but the immediate threat is over.
Aric, Koda and many more of the Alliance are injured. Badly. Things are never going to be quite the same. Especially when the one behind the curtain, the one feeding the Tribe information on Celia is revealed. (And no I won't spoil that... but it made me blink.. though i had honestly already figured it out.)
Cursed by Destiny is book three in the Weird Girls series by Cecy Robson and we get no shortage of Ms. Robson usually action packed heart wrenching emotional read.
Ms. Robson has a way with bring out the action and heart stoping moments that make her books both overwhelmingly enjoyable and so emotional that I have to be in the wright state of mind before reading. Good god almighty I was excited and anxious to read Cursed By Destiny, though I had this book on my doorstep the day it came out I could not bring myself to read it write away. I was still so torn from the last book. As I am writing this I’m still in emotional overload and trying to digest how Celia can still stand and fight after all the emotional turmoil she has been dealt.
I enjoyed reading Cursed by Destiny, especially the action which there is no shortage that keeps the reader engrossed and the story going. I also enjoyed the plot twists. I saw one of them coming, but not the other and so I got a surprise, but their are a few things that have started to get to me with this sereis. One is the boyfriends to Celia’s sisters (they are werewolves) keep talking about Aric and how torn up he is, but they don’t seam to see that these comments affect Celia and make it harder for her to move on. I am frustrated that Celia has not gotten her HEA. I’m ready for her and Aric to stand together and show everyone that they are a power couple. As for the love triangle I’m not a fan of any triangles in any books I read. We have Misha who wants Celia, but he parades so many women around in front of her. No No Misha not a way to a women’s heart. Then we have Aric who is Celia’s mate but we all know whats going on in this department. Then to add more complicate to things a new player comes into town, a lion who is “destined” to be the father of Celia’s babies or is he?? As you can tell their is never a dull moment in Cursed by Destiny .
The Weird Girls are an adventures read, full of magic, action, and emotions that keep you coming back for more. I am anxiously awaiting A Cursed Bloodline. If you enjoy Urban Fantasy with a bit of romance with lots of action and heart stoping moments then I recommend giving the Weird Girls a try.
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Nice exploration of characters
There are going to be some minor spoilers throughout this review. You have been warned.
What I liked about the book:
There’s lots of gripping action. While reading, I couldn’t put the book down, there was always something exciting happening. Definitely no slow or boring parts in this story.
I also enjoyed the characters. They are all interesting and have unique traits. The characterization is consistent and the characters’ actions make sense. The author does a great job at portraying their emotions. I also enjoyed the interplay between the characters – it’s pretty intense at times but also made me smile in a number of places.
What I didn’t like:
Nothing happens. I know this sounds contradictory to what I wrote above, but while there’s lots of action, there’s no actual progress. After I finished the book and wasn’t glued to the page anymore, I realized that, where the overall story arc is concerned, we’re pretty much in the same place as before. Enemy shows up – fight ensues – enemy is vanquished. More powerful enemy shows up – more complicated fight ensues – well you get the idea. At least until the last big, bad, über-evil enemy at the end. Things are a little more involved there. But with the exception of the last few pages in the last chapter, that’s pretty much all that’s going on. Then, we’re faced with a sudden plot twist and a cliffhanger. Whoever likes cliffhangers?
Even the relationship between Aric and Celia, well, in the middle of the book I had strong hopes that this annoying love triangle would finally be resolved – but no, we end up pretty much where we started. Also, the reason that Celia and Aric can’t be together has always sounded rather thin to me. I mean, his whole species will go extinct if he marries a non-were? Really?
I also think that the author missed a great opportunity to add some depth to her story when she was portraying the bad guys. In the previous books, we learned that some of the bad guys are weres that rebelled because they had been ostracized and repressed and denied rights because they were loners, not part of a pack. Celia and her sisters even have a good friend who falls into this category. But still they fail to address the issue that this contributed to the war, and that some of the weres had a reason to rebel. When the bad guys in the book are described, any underlying motivation is missing. They are evil because they do bad things. They do bad things because they are evil.
This book is much darker and more serious than the previous two books in the series. Bad and painful things happen to some of our favorite characters. I originally bought the first book in the series because it sounded funny and interesting. I read purely for entertainment, and I want a book that makes me feel better after I finish reading it. This book though, I felt rather sad and depressed after reading it. And frustrated because of the cliffhanger. That’s my completely subjective experience, of course.
I found it hard to decide between three and four stars for this book. I wish I could give 3.5 stars. I’m giving it four because I will buy the next book to see where the story is going.
Trop confus, trop roméo et juliette et même trop long. J'abandonne la série.