The Blurbage: "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…
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…"
CURSED BY DESTINY is out January 7, 2014 Amazon | B&N
Signed copies of SEALED WITH A CURSE and A CURSED EMBRACE from University Bookstore: http://www.cecyrobson.com/Autographed_Book.php
My take: I am trying to be as spoiler free as possible, but damn, Celia's life is in the crapper. I really, really hate the whole werewolf pack and the Elders. I'm thinking Bren had the right idea of going lone. Yada, yada, save the earth, blah, blah, they still overall are such sanctimonious jerks.
OK, now that I've gotten that off my chest, we can go back to the rest of the review. The action was awesome, as always. That has been a hallmark of this series from the prequel novella and I was not disappointed. Nasty adversaries and there are prices to be paid. You can't fight a war without casualties. I'm still reeling from everything that happened.
I love Celia and her sisters - that has consistently been my other favorite part about this series. Their relationship has changed a bit, but is still strong as ever. Now that we've gotten a Bren novella, I'm hoping we'll get a story or two featuring one of the other sisters.
Misha is much the same, but would you want him any other way? I liked how Celia had to train. Her powers are growing but she has to work for it.
Now, the other "destined" mate? Not on my happy list, but that's OK. I like how things were handled with him.
I'm really, REALLY wondering where this is going to go next. It's not necessarily a total cliffhanger, but there is a solid punch of a reveal at the end. Some of it I expected, true, but to end on it, just WHEW!
I will most definitely be reading book 4.
[received a review copy]
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