Monday, September 29

Book Review: Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson

Author: Cecy Robson
Title: Sealed with a Curse (Weird Girls #1)
Genre: UF, Fantasy, Action, and Paranormal Romance
Pages: 360
First Published: December 31st, 2012 
Where I Got It: Borrowed from library

"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."

I'm so bad...I totally read the second one first and then the first one. 0.0 Oh well, but I am certainly glad that I went back and read the first one. I do advise to read them in order even though the second one was waaay better then the first.

Don't get me wrong, the first one is good too. It was nice to see how everyone met and how the girls managed to defeat their first major supernatural baddie. It was also nice to see Aric before he fell in love with Celia. He certainly was a man-whore. I did not like him as much as I did in the second one. If I was Celia I would be afraid to fall for him too, because I'm afraid he just wants me for one thing. Aric does prove himself later on that he genuinely likes and cares for Celia, but there is a seed of doubt in my mind. Same with Misha...he does prove that he cares for Celia too...not as much as Aric does, but still. I wish Aric wasn't so overly protective though, I would be SO annoyed after a while. I would say, "I get it care for me and don't want me to get hurt, but CALM THE F DOWN! JEEZ! AM I ALLOWED TO SNEEZE WITHOUT YOU PRESENT?!" Gah! 

Stupid Liam. >___> Emme deserves better. He is a patronizing asshole, who needs a good punch in the nose. 

I love Gemini AND Koda now. Awwwwe. :3 Koda didn't say much in the second book, but I now adore him, because he did get some spotlight to showcase how awesome he is. He did make me frown at one point, but Celia delivered him a nice punch to the nose (which Liam needs one of those badly) to make him open his eyes and see that he was being an idiot. I did love the main baddie...totally didn't expect that! 

I do tire of the love triangles between a were, vamp, and a human. This author did make the human a little less humany with cool powers, but she is still a "fragile" human and can die easily. I am glad that she is badass; she reminds me a lot of Anita Blake at times. I do wish that authors of this genre would try something different. If you MUST have a love triangle then try another combo of supernaturals. There are a million others you can try; maybe a demon and an angel. Or a fairy and a sorcerer. Just something different PLEASE!

I really, really want to know why the girls are the way they are. They do explain a "theory" on how they got their powers. It's really kind of lame and I hope that is not the would make me slightly annoyed. *fingers crossed* Hopefully, the author will not leave it at that stupid "theory" and actually give a good legit reason on how they got their weird powers. 

The ending was okay. A little fast for my liking, but it makes you want to read more. :D 

Overall, I liked this book. It was addicting just like the second one. I did enjoy the second one more then this one, which is odd, because usually the first one is better. I am tired of the love triangles, but she made it a little different, so it wasn't horribly normal. I loved the characters! The characters are what make the story! It was nice to see how everyone met and how the characters where before Cupid lands and creates chaos. I am DYING for the third book. I highly recommend this series to those that like the genre or who are looking for something a little different. Out of five stars, I shall stamp this with 4:) 

Favorite Character(s): Koda, Gemini, Aric (more towards the end), Taran, Celia, and the main baddie (ooooh I did not see you coming!).
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Misha (*sighs*) and Blonde she-wolf (I don't care to remember her name, she annoyed me with her stupid lie)