donderdag 12 november 2015

Cecy Robson - A Cursed Embrace

The second book in the Weird Girls series, published June 2, 2013.
Genre: urban fantasy
Cover: strong

 photo 51V0NYC-fhL.SX316_zpsmcinhvb0.jpg

After Celia Wird and her sisters help master vampire Misha save his family, their powers are exposed to the supernatural community of the Lake Tahoe region. But fame comes at a price, and being "weird" isn't always welcome.
To make matters worse, Celia desires the love of Alpha werewolf Aric, but his pack is bent on destroying their relationship to preserve his pureblood status. And once weres start turning up dead - with evidence pointing to the vampires - she must face the prospect of losing Aric forever. But the chaos only masks a new threat. An evil known as the Tribe has risen-and their sights are set on Celia and her sisters.

The first time I tried to read this book, I stopped because I was stupid enough to read some reviews about it, and I did not like them. So over a year later, I gave this book a second try and now I did finish it, and enjoyed it.

I really do like Celia and her sisters, but I don't like Aric, her love interest, at all. Celia is very capable in protecting herself and her sisters, as she has been doing for decades. And now he wants to treat her like she is made of glass, keep her out of everything remotely dangerous and not understanding her protective nature at all. So what if she doesn't heel and regenerate like he and his pack of werewolves can? She did fine without him for all those years. And the fact that she is his mate but he gives in to his pack Elders in their demand he marry someone else, is totally making him a jackass in my book.
Not wanting her to see anybody else, like the handsome vampire Misha who also has feelings for her, but it is allright for him to date gorgeous she-wolves? No way. And for his pack members to be dating Celia's sisters and keeping him apprised of what she is doing, that is just wrong.
Okay, so far the relationship stuff. The story stuff is what makes this series so interesting. Demon babies are hatching, eating their way out of their human mothers' bodies, and they need to be killed. And that is not an easy thing to do. And when the demon Lord focuses on Celia, she and her sisters are smack dab in the middle of it all. And when ever Aric tries to "protect" Celia, he puts her in even more danger. You think he would learn from his mistakes, wouldn't you? When it takes a whole pack of were animals to kill one demon lord, and Celia manages to do it on her own? Who is the better fighter then? And still they look down on her for not being a shifter like they are.

What I loved the most though, is the ending. You go girl! I am so going to read the next book!

8 stars.

buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery

© 2015 Reviews by Aurian

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Reacties
    1. I am really disappointed that the rest of the series is not available in paper at Bookdepo.

  2. I really don't like it if the hero's a jerk. If he can't see his woman for what she's worth and does those things to her I read here, I wouldn't finish the book. To many other books to read!

    1. But it is still a compelling and original story, and I will read the next one soon.