Review: A Cursed Bloodline by Cecy Robson (Weird Girls #4)
November 18 2014
Received from publisher
Kick Ass Chick – Celia Wird
From Goodreads –
Just when Celia thinks the supernatural world can’t turn deadlier, a new rival emerges, proving just how dangerous a power-hungry were can be.
Since being cursed with unique abilities, Celia Wird and her three sisters have fought the most bloodthirsty preternaturals in the Lake Tahoe region. But Celia’s greatest threat is someone she would have never suspected: Anara, a werewolf Elder who has allowed his hatred for Celia to spiral out of control. In a play for dominance, Anara tortures Celia and gives her an ultimatum: sever her mate bond with pureblood were Aric — or Anara will kill everyone she loves.
From the instant they met, Celia and Aric have shared an attraction that cannot be tamed. So keeping Aric away is impossible, and Aric would sooner die than allow anyone to hurt the woman he loves. Misha, master vampire and Celia’s sworn protector, also finds his way into the chaos, seeking blood from those who have harmed her.
Now Celia and her sisters are caught in the middle of a war driven by lust, fueled by hatred, and destined to end in tragedy. For Anara is a force to be reckoned with, and he will not succumb without robbing Celia of those who hold her heart.
A Cursed Bloodline is the fourth book in Cecy Robson’s Weird Girls series. This is an urban fantasy series that is wild and intense – both in the very best of ways.
This book starts up pretty much where the last book left off. BIG sh*t happened in that installment and Celia is left to deal with it, pretty much on her own. There is an Elder who is being a real stickler about how she and Aric should never be together thanks to his being a pure-blood werewolf and that she is not. The blurb mentions that this Elder is taking his hatred for Celia a little overboard and I totally agree with that. But for me, it was a bit frustrating. It really felt like too much for me. I understand the point and how it did work for the plot but I don’t feel it needed to be done quite as harshly as it was.
But otherwise, this was a good installment and a wonderful continuation to the series. I still enjoy all of the characters that have been ‘regulars’ since the first book. Misha, oh how I’m curious to see how his trip at the end of the book ends up! And Bren! Holy cow, I want him with Emma!
Celia…I’m amazed she hasn’t gone mad yet with all the things she has to deal with in these books. I wonder if Cecy ever sits down and thinks to herself “how can I screw Celia over today?” and writes that. Whatever Cecy does, Celia not only deals with what is thrown at her but does it while thinking of her family and friends and keeping her integrity in check. She really is an amazing character.
The sisters were cool as were the werewolf boys. They were not as much the focus this time around so, where their scenes were good, I didn’t feel there were as many. It made sense for the story though as the focus really was mostly on Celia this time.
Aric. I like Aric but I feel he could have handled certain situations differently in these books so right now, I’m not loving him. But it looks like he’s starting down the right path and I’m curious to see how he is in the next book. I may find my love for him once again by the end of that one…we’ll see.
The ‘ultimate battle’ that takes place near the end of the book is quite exciting but it does hold much sadness. My heart broke a few times and if you are a reader of this series, your heart will break a bit too. Or a lot. Probably a lot.
You really do need to read these books in order to fully enjoy them. Celia’s transformation from book to book is one of my favorite things about this series and you will only witness that fully if you start from the beginning. I only hope that she will catch a bit of a break in the next book, A Curse Unbroken, when it releases on March 10th 2015. I’ve read the blurb for that one and at least it sounds like she’ll be happy for most of the book and for me, that’s good enough for now.
Books in the Weird Girls series –
Sealed with a Curse
A Cursed Embrace
Cursed by Destiny
A Cursed Bloodline
A Curse Unbroken
*there are also quite a few really good novellas that tie into the series*