Review: Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson

Title:  Sealed With a Curse
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls #1
Release Date: December 2012
Publisher: Signet (Netgalley)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: 3.5 Hoots
Reviewer: Sarah
Buy From: Amazon / B&N

Sum It Up! Wonderful debut to the Urban Fantasy genre.

Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, 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: are the vampires of Tahoe cursed with a plague?

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 region 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, it’s coming for her and her sisters. This Wird girl has never had it so tough. (Goodreads)
The world that Cecy Robson has created is a wonderful debut to the Urban Fantasy genre. Everything an Urban Fantasy addict looks for is included in Sealed with a Curse. There’s action, adventure, suspense, magic, paranormal aspects, and even a splash of romance. As the first in a series, this novel is a great introduction into the lives of these four sisters, as well as the world they live in.
Each sister is gifted with a different ability. Celia, the main character, has the advantage of being able to shift into a tigress, but the disadvantage of turning into whatever creature touches her if she’s caught off guard. This ability definitely creates some interesting moments in the story. Celia is everything you’d expect a tigress to be, strong, determined, loyal and fierce. Yet, Celia is insecure, shy, and lacks self-esteem. Those additions make her all the more human to a reader, and it is great to be able to connect to someone who can turn into a tiger. Of course, all of the sisters are great to read about and I am interested in finding out how the rest of the series will play out. Will each sister have a book? Or will they all be from Celia’s perspective?
The only downfall for this book, which is why it only got 3.5 hoots instead of 4 or even 5, is that the plot seemed a little bit disordered. In the middle of the book there is a huge fight scene, worthy of an ending for the book but the book continues for another 100 plus pages. Not to say those pages aren’t important, I just feel like there was a disconnection between the plot and where the story was supposed to go. If the book were rearranged differently, it would be an awesome debut!
Anyone who enjoys Urban Fantasy with a dash of romance will enjoy Sealed with a Curse. It has all the requirements plus relatable characters.

1 comment :

  1. The next two books will still be in Celia's POV I heard, I think book 5 will be Tarran's? Aric is really yummy!


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