by Cecy Robson
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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
Fans of the Weird Girls series are going to love the glimpse back offered in A Cursed Awakened by Cecy Robson. We travel back to the time right before the sister’s headed for Tahoe. We learn how they break the binding spell that is messing with their abilities. Action-packed, A Cursed Awakened is filled with humor and danger as it answers questions about the girls’ powers and introduces them to the supernatural world.
Through Celia’s narrative, we learn about the sisters’ curse, their parent’s deaths and meet Danny. Danny, Celia’s ex-boyfriend, is in serious trouble with a group of vampires, and the girls decide to help. First, they need full control of their powers, and Danny may be able to help them. The tale that unfolds had me consuming it in one breathless, hilarious sitting.
Robson delighted me with the sister’s banter and snark in A Cursed Awakened. I love how genuine the girls are as they attempt to free themselves and help Danny. Seeing them fight with their abilities before and after the binding was awesome and hilarious. Robson explained each of their powers, and we witnessed the changes in those abilities. The focus here is truly on the sisters, so there is no romance and all of that lovely drama, but it was so refreshing. While this is a novella, Robson proves once again that she is a master storyteller regardless of the length. Fans of the series will gobble this up and be eager to dive back in with the next release, A Cursed Bloodline releasing November 18, 2014. This Weird Girl fan cannot wait!
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