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Posted February 21, 2014
Posted January 7, 2014
I love this series, so of course, I was happy to discover that a novella would be published. And what a better way than to follow Bren in this novel. You know the lone werewolf who was a friend with our sisters for a long time. I admit that I was immediately intrigued, and it is always interesting to see how the author was able to write a story from the point of view of another character, mainly this one.
Bren is therefore as I said, now part of the Aric’s pack. This is something he actually did to help the sisters who are part of his family. Yet he has trouble with authority, especially when it comes to Aric, the man who broke the Celia’s heart, and he does not hesitate to remind him that fact. We thus find throughout the story these three characters for a small explosive story. Yes, because it must be said, we have this time ghosts and spirits, and I admit that I was immediately intrigued. But they are far from some innocent spectra encountered in many books. Oh no, they can interact with humans. And Bren and Celia will have to team up to face them and destroy them if possible.
I took great pleasure in discovering a little more about Bren because we knew very little about his life. We learn the reason for his lone wolf condition, something which I did not expect at all. He had a pretty terrible life and we can only hope for him beautiful things for the future. One more reason to read the next books! But we also discover the consequences of the separation between Celia and Aric and it is true that it is quite sad to see them both in this way when we see how the two deeply appreciate each other. The plot about the ghosts was also really well done and I was curious to see how everything was going to be solved, I confess.
The fans of the series will be conquered. I had a great time with this little novella. It’s a complete story that does not leave us with a sense of lack. We can read it very quickly and it prepares us for a third volume that we can only be impatient to read. If you do not know the series, I ‘m sure the sisters will convince you to start it.
Posted January 2, 2014
~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
Something very wrong is happening in Tahoe. Paranormal beings are showing up and showing a lot of interest in Celia. Bren and Celia will have to work together to battle ghosts and ghouls. It was great seeing them in action, and I enjoyed seeing them express their feelings for each other, in a familial way of course. His relationship with Celia, her sisters and Danny was showcased, as well as his past. We find out the reasons why he does not belong to a pack and why he refuses to be a part of Aric’s pack.
If you read the last book, you’ll know that hell broke loose and Aric crushed Celia’s heart. I have always been a Misha fan, and after reading the last book, Aric definitely became my least fave character in this series. However, after reading this novella, my heart softened for him…a little. I guess I understood a bit more of his side of the story, and I guess, I sort of understand his sitch. But still, up to this point of the series, I am still Team Misha.
Bren, Dan and Ceel made me grin like an idiot while I read this book. Their banter, jokes and daily interaction was just laugh-out-loud funny. Though the story focuses on Bren and his smart mouth, we also got a good amount of Danny. I knew he was pertinent to the sisters, and after reading this book, I can predict that he will have such an impact the series itself. Ms. Mancuso, of course had to have her cameo. Her foul mouth and dirty finger also had me LOL. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Robson has planned for her. I’m thinking in one of the future books; she’ll end up being the devils wife or of the sort. =D
Despite the fact that this is a short story, it had a full length novel feel to it. I enjoyed every bit of this novel as much as the past books. I cannot get enough of Ms. Robson’s Weird Girls. I’ll say it again and again; I love her work, and this is one series I recommend to any PNR or UF readers.
Review copy provided by publisher.
Posted December 15, 2013
Ghosts have been terrorizing the town since the Tribe appeared. The Pack and Vampires, unknown to the other, have been busy fighting them. Bren, the lone wolf friend of the Weird sisters, has been trying to adjust to being part of Pack. He's not doing so well. Bren antagonizes his roommate, Dan, to the point of a deal. To get a girl at the Watering Hole after work. Bren is very good at pushing everyone's buttons, even ghosts. On a visit with Celia, Bren and Celia have their hands full when a ghost appears. Thinking they are safe for the night, they head to the Watering Hole. Spirits continue to invade Ben's night of fun, keeping him on his toes and putting his dear friends, his Pack, in danger.
This book is through Bren's eyes. We do see Danny, Aric, and Celia, along with several others by name. But getting a book through Bren's eyes gives us a chance to see the situation among the characters a little differently. We see Bren and Dan at their best. The great friendship here. We get Bren's view on Aric and being part of his Pack. We feel Bren's strong protection of Celia and the girls along with Danny. They are his Pack.
Bren loves to get a rise out of everyone and is great at it. I love this with Bren. The thing, after I think about it, he usually is telling them the truth but not in an over kind way. The truth hurts sometimes. Bren is a strong personality - fun and laid back yet fierce too. High on the testosterone too. Love him. Bren does learn a lesson, even a small hint of a lesson, as the day goes on.
The ghosts that pop up put Bren and his friend through some dangerous and deadly moments. The book gains momentum in the ghost plot as you go, and where it ends...well Surprise, surprise! I never expected that ending! Loved it!
We get thoughts on his friends and what transpired between a few of the wolves and the sisters. The thread of the series is here as well. We left A Cursed Embrace with some strong feelings. This helps give additional views to what happened and why. And Bren uses the topic of Celia to stir up some lovely trouble. It works so well here. We get to see the wide variety of emotions among them all as he visits and pushes buttons.
Could you read this without reading the previous novels? Well, I'd say no. This novella gives away Celia's relationship and why. But the story of Bren is of it's own. So, if you don't mind ruining your surprise with previous books, okay, have at it. But, you are warned.
I would suggest reading it with the series, in order. Bren is the friend that you expect trouble yet all that fun from. Enjoy him!
Posted December 3, 2013
Bren is the big brother the Wird sisters always needed and will never be without. All throughout the series, we only get snippets of an obnoxious, womanizing, and definitely “cocky” Bren. Today, Cecy Robson has given us the gift of knowing the real Bren and why he acts the way he does in her novella, A Cursed Moon.
I’ve got to tell you, in my opinion, fans of this series MUST read this novella before the next book in the series, Cursed by Destiny. This isn’t your ordinary “filler” novella. There are major happenings going on in only 98 pages.
We start out with a glimpse into the world of our favorite “Odd Couple”, Bren and Dan. Oscar has nothing on Bren’s dating, laundry, and eating habits – he’s all lone wolf. Bren is making crazy bets with Dan involving french maid costumes while running out the door late to the Pack Den where he’s been reluctantly recruited to help train the students. One thing leads to another and by the end of the chapter Bren ends up unconscious at the Pack’s Den with a note from Aric stapled to his forehead. Want to know how that happened and what the note said? READ THE STORY!!!
Actually, the story is about hostile spirits rising and attacking humans around the Tahoe area. The Wolves are fighting these spirits the best they can but when Celia and Bren run into a really nasty spirit, they end up working together to save someone they mutually care about.
I would say almost all (if not exactly all) of the regular characters, including mean, crotchety old Mrs. Mancuso (bless her nasty soul) are in this novella. What I enjoyed the most was seeing the characters through Bren’s eyes (the story is written from his POV). You learn so much about Bren from his interactions with other characters, not just from a huge dialogue he has Celia, but from his little chat with Emme and the thoughtful conversation he has with Aric.
There was just so much to soak up from these measly 98 pages! I would be remiss if I forgot to mention that there might be a teeny, tiny lead-in to Cursed by Destiny at the end of the story, as well as a sneak peek.
But this novella was all Bren. I could read and re-read this story over and over and over again and still smile over the silliness (and love) that is Bren. I see so many possibilities for Bren’s future that my secret wish (or not so secret now) is that we get another novella written from Bren’s POV.
A girl can dream…
Posted December 3, 2013
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
I know a lot of people don’t read novellas that may be set in a series world, but all you Weird Girls series fans out there….y’all have GOT to read A Cursed Moon! Not only is it a fantastic addition to the series told with Cecy Robson trademark mix of action and snark, but there is a major development that you’ll want to know about before you begin book 3, Cursed by Destiny.
A Cursed Moon focuses on Bren, one of the Wird sisters’ dearest friends and former lone wolf. I’ve said with each installment how much I love the characters that Robson has created and Bren is no exception. He’s confident…okay cocky, a smartass, and he would do anything to protect the girls he sees as sisters. We find out more about Bren’s motivations and past and with every new thing we learn makes me love him more.
A Cursed Moon is a quick read novella with lots of page-turning action. I don’t recommend reading this one as a stand-alone. As with many urban fantasy series, the action starts up shortly after the events of the last installment and a continuation of the overall story arc. But if you haven’t read any of the series yet, never fear…we’re not far into it and you can quickly catch up…and in my opinion, you need to catch up! Like I said earlier, A Cursed Moon has developments that are going to play a role in the future of the series so for fans of the series, this is a Must Read for you!
Posted December 16, 2013
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Posted December 19, 2013
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