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Posted January 10, 2014
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Just when you think things can’t get any crazier…it does! Cecy pulled every trick out of her hat in this installment and once again leaves you wanting more!
Cursed by Destiny picks up right where A Cursed Embrace left us, with a whole lot of evil on the loose and a heartbroken Celia. She’s currently living with the master vampire Misha and spends her days training and trying to forget about her true love Aric and his upcoming nuptials. With Tribe of demons roaming around every corner search of her, Celia faces her biggest threat yet but as usual she’s not alone. The Weird sisters are right by her side, along with her new family of weres, vamps and some new unlikely alliances. Destiny has tried time and time again to tear Celia from those she loves, but this tigress is not ready to give up the fight just yet!
I was just as heartbroken as Celia at the end of A Cursed Embrace and was really hoping she’d give Misha a chance this time around, but of course I was disappointed. Yeah, my girl only has eyes for Aric, which I totally get but a girl could dream, right?! As much as I hated the circumstances, I do appreciate that Celia didn’t just pull a Bella Swan and locked herself in a room in a state of depression. Her goal to keep her home and sisters safe never wavers and gives her purpose during this trying time. She’s really grown as a character and while she does have a couple of moments of weakness in this book, Celia remains the strong and outspoken heroine I love. We learn more about her abilities and I can’t wait to see what she’s capable of with a little more training.
The battle for Celia’s heart continues in Cursed by Destiny with Aric, Misha and a new were-lion suitor named Tye. I won’t go too much into detail, but I’m happy that among all the flirting and nakedness that ensues, Celia manages to stay true to her heart and defends her love for Aric (I would have probably given in to all that yummy temptation!). I was a little ticked off at Aric for choosing his duties over love but we learn more about him and his sacrifice which made me see him in a different light. I never doubted his love for Celia but his actions did make me question his “alpha-ness” (yeah, I made that up just now). He won me over by the end of this book and I was rooting for their HEA. I also didn’t expect the smexiness between Aric and Celia, usually it’s a fade to black scenario with them, but Ms. Robson gives us a couple of racy scenes I’m thankful for!
Misha on the other hand I genuinely felt bad for. He’s never made his intentions with Celia a secret, but he sets himself up for heartbreak. The bond between him and Celia is stronger than ever, but there’s only room for one man in her heart. Misha is one of my favorite characters in the series and I truly hope he can remain friends with Celia and find love with a worthy leading lady, he deserves some romance!
The Weird sisters always bring some fun and laughter to the mix and this time is no different. One of my favorite elements of this series is the strong bond they all share and how they’re willing to sacrifice themselves for family. As the oldest, Celia is usually the caretaker and main protector but the girls definitely show her they can hold their own in this book. I’m glad that the author switched things up a little with Emme in this book and that everyone doesn’t have their HEA just yet, it keeps things interesting!
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Posted January 15, 2014
Cursed by Destiny is the third book in Cecy Robson's Weird Girl
Cursed by Destiny is the third book in Cecy Robson's Weird Girl series. It is a mix of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance that will entice readers of both genres. With plenty of supernatural elements and a romantic twist, this book is at turns dark and light. Robson uses humor well in this book to lighten the somewhat evil machinations of the Elder. Fans of the series will be rooting for Celia to find get her happy ending, but there is a ton of were politics and a sexy vampire standing in the way. Another great book about a group of sisters, cursed with unique abilities.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
What I liked:
This is a great urban fantasy series and If you haven't started reading it yet, you are missing out. Each book can be read as a stand alone, but I think readers would be missing a great deal of background and essential story set up to make them as enjoyable as when they are read together.
In Cursed by Destiny, Aric has made his choice and is expected to marry Barbara a pureblood were. He has basically left Celia in the dust. But he hasn't quite let her go. He is furious that she is living with Misha, the vampire Master and that she may have ties to a new character, Tye, who has been prophesied to have children with Celia, who will save the world. Not a love triangle, but a love quadrangle. Now that's ambitious for an author to pull off, but it works for this book. Readers may be getting a little frustrated with Celia and Aric's tormented love and may need something of someone else to latch on to.
I liked the way that Robson has no fear in her writing. She isn't afraid to place her characters in mortal danger. Her villain is so dark that he makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. This is true urban fantasy writing, where the darkness takes you right to edge before good wins out. You get that feeling of this may go the other way. The bad guys just might win. Is that possible? It could be in this series, Robson gets you that wound up. A hallmark of a great writer.
What I didn't like:
There is just soooo much going on in this book. Celia and Aric's tragic love story. Celia and Misha's connection. A new possible love interest in Tye and that's just Celia'a love life. The other issues with the Elder and saving the world and being on the outs with the were's and how her sisters fit into this and what the possible outcome could be. It's dizzying at times. There was enough here for more than one book. A little bit slower pace might have been more enjoyable.
It's been three books. Celia and Aric need to settle this thing. Either they need to get together and stay together or they need to split and stay split. It's exhausting trying to keep up with where these are in their love story, or if they really even have one.
This is a great series, but this book had way too much going on. I loved the relationship between Celia and Misha and even the introduction of Tye, but this thing with Aric needs to be resolved in one way or another. How does one woman deserve all this attention? I'm not quite sure Celia pulls it off. A good book to be sure, but maybe not my favorite of the series so far.
Posted December 15, 2013
Oh my. Yes. You love the connection between Celia and Alric. And the fight to survive.
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Celia's staying at Misha's, training to be a valuable weapon for the Alliance against the Tribe. Misha desires more. Then Celia meets another that is destined for more. Celia's not ready for more with any, other than her mate. Someone is trying to kill Celia. Over and over again.This someone is percipient and insistent that Celia is to die as she is a threat to their existence. With all the complications and stress around Aric, Misha, attempts on her life, and sisters, Celia is ready for any mission she can get against the Tribe. But there are greater threats that will come.
A roller coaster ride of emotions with Celia, her sisters, the wolves, and so many more. My heart thumps for them, in excitement and in tribulation. But my thoughts in the end are always for hope with the moments we do see it.
Dang! I'm waiting for the NEXT story. I need to see what Celia does next!
I can see many different views coming from this book. There is a good bit of tribulation for the girls and many more in this book. It's good to see some come through, but not all do. The heartache can go both ways with readers in this series. This is the third book of the series, I'm not sure what others will think, but I'm thinking mixed thoughts will come about. I love the struggle, that love IS worth it. But there is a lot of struggle and some might be ready for that to be easing up. *shrug shoulders* We will see. I think there is a string of hope left for us to grasp to, while we wait for the next book.
I love reading these books they are full of everything in the Urban Fantasy and Romance realms. From the magic to feeling my heart bleed for them all. I'm holding out hope though. I have too. I know love is not easy and life creates massive obstacles. But to fight the way Celia and Aric have. Wow. This is some love for them.
Oh man. I love Celia. I love Aric. I love the sisters and all the wolves and weres in this book. Heck, I love the vampires too! But... Can we throw a girl a bone? The heartache I feel with Celia. Wow. Celia is struggling, but doing her best with her Aric situation. Part of me understands yet the other part doesn't, on how Celia's three sisters are accepted by the Elders and Celia is not. In this token, the were Elders irritate me. Aric is even struggling as well. Gods! This couple hurts and eases my heart as I read.
Cecy has left some breadcrumbs and planted a few seeds in this book. I'm curious to see how they play out in the future. There are little things mentioned that I am curious to see if she uses in future books, and with whom they are used on. Interesting. Nicely added Cecy, nicely added.
I enjoy the clear divisions and little ways of each supernatural race. I enjoy the surprising ways we learn of the vampires ways, yes Celia is as new to their ways as us so it's very surprising. Even the were ways. Interesting to learn little things we do of the different weres and of the mated bond.
Oh, I'll be waiting for the next book with Celia. Most definitely. I'm three books in and FULLY vested with Celia and the Weird sisters. I WILL be seeing them through to the end!
Posted July 21, 2014
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Posted March 18, 2014
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