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Review: Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson

Sealed with a CurseTitle: Sealed with a Curse

Author: Cecy Robson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: Weird Girls (Book #1)

Publication Date: December 31, 2012

Format: Paperback, 360 Pages

ISBN-10: 0451416732 (Signet/Penguin)

ISBN-13: 978-0451416735 (Signet/Penguin)

Reviewed by: Michelle

Synopsis:

Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twenty-something girls—with one tiny exception: They’re the products of a curse that backfired and gave each of them unique powers that make them, well, a little 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 if the vampires of Tahoe are plague-ridden.

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 area 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, he’s coming for her and her sisters.

This Wird girl has never had it so tough.

Quick & Dirty: Weird powers for four Weird girls cause a curse of messy proportions.

Opening Sentence: The courthouse doors crashed open as I led my three sisters into the large foyer.

Excerpt: No

The Review:

I haven’t read much Paranormal romance in a while, so I decided to add Cecy Robson’s Sealed with a Curse to the rotation. I haven’t read much Robson’s work, but they have always been received well. Sealed with a Curse starts off with bang, and I was instantly drawn in.

In Sealed with a Curse, the Wird sisters are outcasts. While they would normally steer clear from vampires, the must protect each other and their home. A band of rogue vampires are sweeping through Lake Tahoe, and the sisters must do what needs to be done. Four powerful preternaturals ally with a master vamp and a wolf from pure-blood royalty, and it makes for a witty read.

Robson introduces us to four sisters, orphaned at a young age. There’s Emme, a telekinetic healer, Taran, a magic worker, Shayna, with an ability to transform anything into a weapon, and Celia, with an ability to shift into a tigress. Celia gained custody of her younger sisters, and has never looked back at protecting her family. Each sister compliments each other with their witty snark and loyal personalities.

This story mostly centers around Celia. She is loyal and protective, funny and pretty cool. But while she appears to be filled with bravado and bad-assery, she was also very insecure, at times, to a fault. It wasn’t very fun to read how extremely self-conscious she was.

This is an interesting world. There are the humans and the paranormals, and the sisters are in between. The story progression was paced well, but I wanted to know a bit more about the supporting characters. I understand that this is a series, and most likely the other characters will get their own back stories, but the balance of detail between the characters just wasn’t there.

I enjoyed Sealed with a Curse, for the most part. While I found the characters and the story to be entertaining, there was just something that was missing for me.

Notable Scene:

“Ladies, you have my deepest apology for this unfortunate incident.”

Incident? Between my date with Destiny and the legions of orthodontically challenged waiting to munch on us, “incident” didn’t quite sum it up. “Take your apology and shove it up your—”

Shayna covered my mouth. “Dude! Are you nuts?”

“Oh, Celia, please. Let’s just leave,” Emme begged in a frantic whisper. “It’s almost their lunchtime, for goodness’ sake.”

I allowed them to escort me out of the courtroom while keeping my eyes on Taran. She runway-strutted the entire length of the aisle. Before making her grand exit, she threw one last comment. “By the way, Sir Aleksandr, your vamp sucked in bed.”

I continued to watch Taran until she safely returned to my side. But unlike most males who met Taran, Misha wasn’t captivated by her. No. His hungry gaze fixed on me.

Weird Girls Series:

0.4 A Curse Awakened

0.5 The Weird Girls

1. Sealed with a Curse

2. A Cursed Embrace

2.5 A Cursed Moon

3. Cursed by Destiny

4. A Cursed Bloodline

5. A Curse Unbroken

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FTC Advisory: Penguin/Signet Eclipse provided me with a copy of Sealed with a Curse.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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