Review: A Curse Awakened by Cecy Robson (Weird Girls #0.4)
August 19 2014
Received from publisher
Kick Ass Chick – Celia Wird
From Goodreads –
Discover Cecy Robson’s sensational Weird Girls series—or return to where the magic first began—with this eBook original prequel novella about four sisters coming to grips with their unique supernatural powers.
Celia Wird shouldn’t possess the ability to transform into a tigress. Her three sisters should never be able to burst into flames, heal wounds, or transform common objects into deadly weapons. And yet they do.
Before they were born, the Wird Sisters were cursed by a spell that was intended to destroy them, not endow them with extraordinary powers. The sisters’ magic is untamed and explosive at best, and time is running out for them to take command.
Vampires have targeted Celia’s sweet, tragically human ex-boyfriend Danny. The sisters rush to his aid, but in order to take down the vamps, first they must face their dark past and break a spell that’s screwing up their powers. Except this curse wasn’t meant to be broken . . . and the witch who cast it isn’t done toying with them yet.
A Curse Awakened is a wee story set before the Weird Girls series by Cecy Robson begins. It is number 0.4 in the series. It is that because there is already a prequel novella out there, introducing us to the four sisters and their unusual powers. This novella shows us how they came about their powers. Well, some of them anyways.
One of my favorite things about these characters is how they are strong yet still quite vulnerable and innocent. In the full-length books they are fairly new to their abilities and that is quadrupled in this novella. In this book, they have powers but not nearly all of them. We are finding out how they gain access to all they can do. I found this to be very interesting. It was nice to see the dawn of who these girls are today, if I can say it that way.
Since this is a Weird Girls book, there is, of course, tons of action. I have to admit that I giggled quite a bit near the end of the first fight scene in this book. The girls are just too cute in their innocence! The fact that they are a little awkward and klutzy helps the humor. It’s nice to see truly how far they have come from this novella to the third full length book. And it’s made me even more excited to read the fourth book, A Cursed Bloodline, available November 18th 2014. Cecy is also good at including at least one “oh my goodness I can’t believe that just happened…and out of nowhere!” moments in her stories and this is no exception. It’s a good one.
If you are a fan of this series, then I definitely recommend you read A Curse Awakened. It ties into the series very well. If you have not read any of these books, I would almost start with either the #0.5 novella or the first full-length book and save this novella for a bit into the series. I just find it means more after reading some of the hardships the girls have had to endure. It puts things even more into perspective.
The Weird Girls series is fun, funny, gripping and exciting. Definitely a series urban fantasy fans need to try.
Books in the Weird Girls series –
A Curse Awakened (#0.4)
The Weird Girls (#0.5)
Sealed with a Curse (#1)
A Cursed Embrace (#2)
A Cursed Moon (#2.5)
Cursed by Destiny (#3)
A Cursed Bloodline (#4 – available November 2014)
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