Cursed By Destiny by Cecy Robson

January 6th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Giveaway, Review 90 Comments

6th Jan
Cursed By Destiny by Cecy Robson
Cursed By Destiny
by Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls #3
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Celia’s a girl in trouble. Her heart is bound to Aric, but he is a pureblood were who must deny her or risk condemning his species to extinction. And that’s just her love life. She’s also been called to take down a group of demon terrorists looking to overthrow the paranormal world. (No pressure.) In order to bring them down, Celia must ally herself to Misha, the master vampire who has made no secret of his desire for her. And if that weren’t enough misfortune for one girl, a clairvoyant’s prediction could destroy Celia and Aric’s love for good. The only way to protect the world from unbridled supernatural terrorism is for Celia to bind herself to her destined mate. And that doesn’t appear to be Aric….

Confession; I have mad love for the Weird Girls series and author Cecy Robson. When I got my hands on an early copy of Cursed by Destiny there may or may not have been a lot of fangirl squealing. Once again, Robson had me in her grips as she took me through this action–packed installment that gave us more of Aric and Celia while having us battle the Tribe. Mini review: My thoughts on closing the book-intense, kick-ass, action-packed and Cecy Robson is evil, evil, evil.

Celia has taken up residency in Misha’s guest house as she trains to take on the Tribe. She and her beast long for Aric while the pack continues to plan for his upcoming nuptials. Misha continues to put the move on Celia, and we learn clairvoyant prophecies about Celia and her mate saving the world. Only problem it’s not Aric. As if that wasn’t enough to make a girl cry the demon and supernatural community are trying to kill her.

I love the bond between Celia and her sisters; Taran, Shayna and Emme. These girls are tight, and I love how they have each other’s backs. We see growth in all of them regarding their skills, and I felt like we learned a little more about each of them. The love triangle fizzled as Celia made it clear to everyone where and with whom her heart lies. Misha revealed some of his softer side and his temper. He is snarky, and I continue to enjoy him and his minions. Celia actually begins to friend some of them, and I liked the banter between them. We see Aric suffer as he struggles between his loyalty to the pack and his love for Celia. There were moments where he made me angry, and I wanted him to grow a pair, but Robson explained pack rules and helped me understand his inner struggles. We see romantic development, and I truly had moments of happy. Robson introduced a new character a shifter lion named Tye. I loathed this king of the jungle from the moment I met him. Then Robson weaved her magic and made me think him noble. Damn her!

Cursed by Destiny was an intense, action packed ride with plenty of kick-ass action scenes. The growth in the girl’s abilities was fan-friggin-tastic and I cannot wait to see them grow stronger. We travel around the globe, fall from planes and even battle mythological beasts. Robson has tight control over the threads of her tale but she also likes to tease. She dangles what we crave in front of us making us feel complacent and then turns us upside down and the story twists leaving us winded and oddly begging for more. Oh please torture me some more! The last chapter had reveals and heartbreaking moments that left me spent and frantic for the next book. Like author Darynda Jones, Robson likes to leave you with a closing revelation in the last few sentences. These usually result in me screaming, OMG! What? Cecy Robson once again gave me one heck of a ride and left me at her mercy.

If you haven’t read the Weird Girls series and like Urban Fantasy with kick-ass characters and action packed scenes you need to rectify this immediately, Fans of the series, plan before you read because you won’t want to set Cursed by Destiny down.

Four and half cups of coffee out of five
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Thanks to Penguin publishing I have one paperback copy of Cursed by Destiny up for grabs. Open to US/CAN residents. Just enter the rafflecopter below.

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About Cecy Robson

Cecy Robson is the New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Robson counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest, she enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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90 Responses to “Cursed By Destiny by Cecy Robson”

  1. Viki S.

    Nice review. I like the sister bond too.
    I’m wondering how this is going to play out.
    Thank you.

  2. Jennifer P

    I adore these books so much-the humor, the bond between the sisters, the puppies…not the heartbreak so much, though I have faith! And I’m dying to meet Tye!

  3. Heather Jonassen

    I am chomping at the bit! Not too long before I can download it to my Kindle!!

  4. Nick

    I read the first book because of your review Kim and I absolutely loved it. I already have book 2, but I think someone mentioned a cliffhanger, so I’m waiting for this one to come out. I do love these characters dearly too. I loved the bond between Celia and her sisters. They are so adorable! And Aric! <3 I'm frustrated already that he does some annoying things in this one, but at the end of the day, I don't think I can hate him for too long!
    Great review, Kim! I'm excited to read this.

  5. Anita Yancey

    Great review! It sounds like a wonderful book with great characters. I love the super cover. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      you are welcome Anita, and I hope you get to meet the Weird Girls!

  6. Jenny

    Must read this Kim! I have the first book, but your comment about last sentence OMG revelations has me thinking I should wait until this series is complete (or nearly so) before I get addicted to it. Because I have no doubt I will:) Glad the love triangle fizzles in this one and Celia makes a romantic decision, love triangles in UF don’t bother me as much for some reason, but I still don’t like it when they’re dragged out too long. So happy that’s not the case here!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      cheater…LOL These are not major cliffs or anything just startling revelations that get you super excited for the next book, exactly like the ones in the Charley Davidson series 🙂

  7. erinf1

    Oh… I’m *dying* for this book 🙂 Love, love, love this series and Cecy is one of the very few authors that I can tolerate cliffhangers from. Thanks for turning the screws on my addiction to this series!!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ha, you are welcome and I agree her cliffies are good.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I think you will enjoy this series, it is fast paced with an interesting and fun cast of characters.

  8. Tammy

    This is the second time this series has been brought to my attention. I’ve already checked my library and they have it, yay!

  9. Debra Kay Neiman

    This is definitely a new series for me to dive into. Love this genre. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Debra I hope you get to try this series and that it is warmer in Oklahoma then Nebraska today 🙂

  10. Krysten M

    Love this series! Great review! Can’t wait to get this book in my hands 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sweet, so glad to hear you love this series too Krysten 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh my friend, we have some snow on the ground, but it is bitter cold (feels like -40) and the winds of hell at nipping at my house. Hope you get to try this series, enjoy your snow day!

  11. sarah c.

    I have read the first book and enjoyed reading about the girl’s unique abilities and the funny moments!! I just recently picked up the 2nd book and getting close to reading that one soon!!!

  12. Carmel

    This series is on my must-read list in 2014; actually, I think I’m going to give the audiobooks a go. And, we’re all allowed our little fan girl moments every now and then. There’s no shame in it Kimberly! Hehe 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I fangirl all over the place..LOL I am anxious to see what you think of the audio. Oooo and I loved Bitter Spirits, so I will stop by to see what you thought.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Well if you won all three then the fates are saying you must read them!!! Enjoy my friend:)

  13. Michelle

    I want to read the weird girls series for a couple of reasons.

    1) because you fangirled sequeed when you got the book 🙂 (that is almost enough of a reason for me lol)

    2) because I love that the female characters have a good bond and that they have each others backs. Too often I see friends and sisters going at it and just flat out not being good friends. it kind of makes me sick.

    3) I love paranormal series that have kick but abilities and characters. This seems like it will be right up my alley.

    Great review 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I totally think you will enjoy this Michelle and the paranormal creatures and plot thread are wicked. I agree I love that the girls have a strong bond.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I hope you get a chance to read this series Brandi!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Squee, I am so happy you are going to read these Ginny!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh no, I am glad to hear the audio version is good too 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, Adriana I have done that. This series is such fun 🙂

  14. Lauren

    I’m simultaneously super excited to read this and also terrified! I keep hearing that Robson likes to pack a punch with her endings. “Cecy Robson is evil, evil, evil” <—I think a lot of readers would agree with this! 🙂 Can't wait to read this nonetheless, and I'm so happy to hear that you are still loving the series!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Her endings aren’t cliffhangers per-say, more like one sentence bombs, that leave you eager for the next installment..LOL If you have read the Charley Davidson series you are very familiar with this last line zinger.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Enjoy when you get to it Sharon it is a fun, pull your hair out series!

  15. Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    Like you, I have so much love for this series! The sisters are all amazing, and Misha and his vampires always hilarious. I AM getting tired of everything going against Celia and Aric all the time, but hopefully that will change soon. I don’t think these too can take much more.
    Fabulous review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sweet, so excited you are starting this series, enjoy my friend! I look forward to chatting with you about it and hearing your thoughts 🙂

  16. Shy

    I can’t wait to get to this one. That was an amazing review and you know how much I love this series. I need more of this in my life.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Good luck Shy and I love when a book allows reality to slip away 🙂

  17. Berls

    I’ve seen this series a few times now and I’m always struck by the sister dynamic- I wish there were more books out there that focused on positive female relationships! I bummed though b/c the novella that starts the series is $2.99 for only 99 pages. I’m on a book budget now so Idk about that. I can’t find it in a library either, so I may have to bite the bullet since I do really want to read the series. Great review as always.

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  18. Jana Leah

    Looking forward to starting this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Good luck Jana, this is a fun series and I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  19. Donna Reynolds

    I have not read these yet but they sound so good I can’t wait to find the time to start Thank you for the great giveaway.