A Curse Unbroken: A Weird Girls Novel

A Curse Unbroken: A Weird Girls Novel

by Cecy Robson

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ISBN-13: 9780553394597
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Series: Weird Girls Series , #5
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 56,141
File size: 967 KB

About the Author

Cecy Robson is the author of the Shattered Past series, the O’Brien Family novels, the upcoming Carolina Beach novels, and the award-winning Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A double-nominated RITA Award finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, Cecy is a recovering Jersey girl living in the South who enjoys carbs way too much and exercise way too little. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, she can typically be found on her laptop silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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Chapter 1

Aric’s hand skimmed over the small of my back as we strolled along the shore of Lake Tahoe. “We missed Thanksgiving together last year. We never celebrated your birthday and Christmas downright sucked without you.”

The September sun warmed my face as I leaned closer against him. “We’ll make up for it this year, wolf,” I promised.

Aric bent to meet my lips with a smoldering kiss. I moaned softly as I curled my free arm around his neck. We’d spent so much time in bed since moving back in together. This kiss reminded me why.

He pulled back, his light brown eyes smoky as he spoke. “Celia, I think it’s time we start.”

I thought my werewolf lover would guide us back in the direction of the house. Instead he led me around the bend and removed a folded quilt tucked between two boulders. “What’s this?” I asked when he spread it along the sand.

Instead of answering, Aric pulled out a picnic basket from behind another large rock and placed it on the edge of the quilt. His dark Irish skin brightened to red and perspiration built along his crown. He hauled me to the quilt, causing me to trip over my feet. He barely caught me before I fell and lowered me to the center. “Sorry—sorry,” he said, stumbling over his words. “There’s some . . . stuff in there.” He pointed to the basket. “Help yourself—I’ll be right back.”

I didn’t understand what was happening and blinked back at him as he darted away. I tucked my knees against myself and waited, then waited and waited some more. The breeze from the lake pushed back my hair and stirred Tahoe’s magic around me, enlivening my inner tigress and inviting her to frolic.

I paused from trying to lull her back to sleep and collect my long curls when I realized where Aric had brought me. This was the section of beach where I first saw him . . . and where his wolf side had recognized me as his mate. I let my hair slip through my fingers.

Oh my God.

I rose slowly, realizing what might be happening and wondering where Aric could be, when the sound of clanging metal had me whirling in the direction he’d disappeared.

Shrill screams followed swearing. Lots and lots of swearing. My claws shot out when I recognized my sisters’ distressed voices . . . only to withdraw when a snow-white wolf bolted past me wearing a dress.

That’s right, a wolf in a dress. Welcome to my eff’d up reality. Have a seat, I’ll pour you a cup of crazy.

The wolf tore down the beach, kicking back sand with her large paws in her haste to escape . . . my sisters? I watched Taran, Shayna, and Emme race after her, the skirts of their medieval dresses hiked up to their waists and the rose petals from their baskets fluttering in the wind.

“Son of a bitch!” Taran ditched the floral wreath on her head and her basket of petals. “Run, Celia, goddamnit, run!” she screamed.

She jetted past me in full foulmouthed glory with Shayna and Emme at her heels. The banging sound grew louder. Danny stumbled after them, the knight’s armor he wore making it hard for him to maneuver his limbs. “Get back to the road!” he urged.

Four more knights charged behind him on horses . . . wild, bucking horses. I only recognized Koda because his midnight hair hung from his helmet.

Horses clearly weren’t taken by werewolf charm. And it seemed my wolves would never become accomplished equestrians. One by one, the horses flung them from their backs like sock monkeys. They landed against the sand in a loud clash of noise, half groaning, half laughing . . . and failing to see the one horse thundering toward Emme. I dashed toward her as the large animal continued to kick.

The speed and agility that made me so formidable were hindered by spasms of pain that continued to claim me. While I ducked away from the horse’s legs, and managed to yank Emme from its reach, I couldn’t avoid the smack of its tail.

The horse’s essence hit me like a thunderbolt and I fell into a violent seizure. The world spiraled around me, and what felt like slivers of glass raked against my skin. I clenched my jaw, trying to hold back my cries and work through the misery of my unplanned change.

The banging of tin signaled my knight’s approach. “Celia, it’s okay,” Aric said. “I’m here. Just breathe, sweetness. Breathe.”

It took several long minutes for my convulsions to recede and my torment to end. I rose on four very long and wobbly legs to stare down at my mate. Aric tugged off his helmet and threw it aside, reaching to stroke my face. Fear darkened his features. “Are you all right?” he asked.

I whinnied to assure him I was fine and nudged him with my nose.

He swiped at his face. “This is a disaster.”

Gemini took a step forward. “Aric, just ask her,” he said quietly.

My sisters and friends gathered around us. Aric let his hand fall to his side and slowly fell to his knee. For a moment, he simply stared. But when he spoke, I could sense his devotion in every word. “Celia, you have been my princess since the first time I saw you. Now, I’d like you to be my queen for the rest of our lives. Will you marry me?”

My vision blurred as giant tears leaked from my eyes and rolled down my long fuzzy face.

“Scratch once for yes, twice for no!” Bren yelled.

I thought I’d always be ready to hear those words. And there I was, a damn horse. So instead of allowing this moment to be robbed from me, I closed my eyes and took in everything that was Aric—his scent, warmth, love, and all that had brought us together. Someone threw the quilt around me as I felt my body shrink and my bare feet slide along the sandy beach.

For the first time, I managed to reclaim my human form following an accidental change, and I welcomed it for everything it allowed. Aric tucked the quilt around my naked skin and drew me to him, waiting patiently for me to answer. The lump in my throat tightened. After all the times I’d thought I’d lost him, was this really happening?

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A Curse Unbroken: A Weird Girls Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
A Curse Unbroken, A Weird Girls Novel, Cecy Robson Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal I loved the earlier books so waded into this eagerly...but...though its written in the same excellent style we’ve got used to, I just didn’t engage fully with this story. The Unholy Grail – AKA Shah, is a stone that can give the holder unlimited power. It seems everyone in the supernatural world wants to get their hands on it, but what they do with the power may not necessarily be good. The Weres send out Aric and the Warriors, and Celia gets send by the Vampires. Throw in some weird happenings that seem to be affecting Celia, her sisters, and many of the Weres and its another recipe for mayhem and bloodshed. And therein lies my problem. I felt the battles and gory bloodletting dominated the story, and became the story itself instead of experiences the people went through. It began to read like this: Celia goes into battle against one of her many enemies, gets shredded and bloodied, healed by her sister, goes into battle against one of her enemies again, shredded and bloodied again, uses a few nifty new powers and then gets healed once again...and rinse and repeat. I’m not a fan of new powers, I can live with a few but Celia's talents now seem to increase every time, and cover every possible context she can find herself in. She’s at deaths door constantly, gets healed and way-hey she’s off into battle once again. I needed a bit less blood and gore, and a bit more actual story. Shah, the supernatural stone....I’ve read things like this before ( in fact the very next book on my list has one, the Sahar Stone, and I read a Lisa Sherrin book years ago with The Saghred Stone...) and as ever I wonder why now? When the stone has been around for thousands of years I need to know why at this moment is everyone searching for it? Then there’s the clues; I love trying to pick up on little things which grow and develop as the story does but here – well with everyone rubbing their chests unconsciously at some point, either they’d all had a really bad curry and were in need of vast amounts of Gaviscon, or this was a clue as subtle as a sledgehammer ;-) Sadly Aric didn’t come out so good here either, not his fault of course but it added to the feel for me that it just wasn’t a story that worked well. Stars: Two and a half, I didn’t dislike all of it but I can’t genuinely rate it a three – Good – stars. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers
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TheKing More than 1 year ago
Final book of this series. Well of Celia's story. It was great. Cecy brings raw emotions to the surface I love the fact that everything is not east for the sisters. There's no magic cure. She brings out real relationship emotions of insecurity, distrust and betrayal. While i can see ppl not impressed by the plot it was classic Cecy Robson to me, I think shes a fantastic writer. I'm excited to read on as she starts Tarans journey in the next books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Same old same old dated and stale ho hum
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all the weird girl novels. Had a great time living in their world for a while.
Melhay More than 1 year ago
Celia is doing better, but still healing and on the day that should be one of her happiest and all about the love, shifters attack. There is something odd about one shifter. Something is off when Celia touches it. Alric doesn't want Celia to fight, he wants her safe. So when a new mission comes to light, and Shah, a powerful stone that grants wishes, is to be tracked down and kept hidden or used for good Alric wants Celia no where near it. Celia has other plans and feels ready to go back to work and Misha has no qualms with that. Shah is an interesting entity here. He is powerful and used. He reminds me a bit like a genie, but not a living being in a bottle or lamp, but a rock with a personality. His power and time are coming to an end, and that last wish he could grant will be a doozy of one. So both evil and good are fighting hard to get to him. He could sway the outcome of the war between good and evil. However, the connection he makes with one of our characters is unique and I loved it. All are struggling. After what they lived through with Anara... yeah, they are all going to have troubles. Each of the sisters are affected differently and are different now. Whether physically or emotionally (or even both), they are scared and working through it. The wolves believe no harm should come to their mates, no matter what. With what happened with Anara... they feel they have failed. They are all devastated. We get to see more of other beings in the world. We learned more with the interaction we had with shifters and witches. I don't know how Cecy does it, but her talented writing grips me and holds me there. I'm gripped to the pages and intent on having to what happens next, what troubles lurk, and how will they come out of this one. Outstanding work. I love how Cecy remembers what's happened to the sisters, tying all the past to now without rehashing it all but reminding me. And it's all very important. Each trouble that comes to Celia, her sisters, and the wolves grows deeper in depth with each instance. To the point I can't stop read. I have to see them through the whole book right at this moment. I felt this book finished one major story arc, but there feels as there's more to come. We have a few threads with a few of the sisters and what's to come of... Well. I can't say that as it'll give away the end of the story! In the end of this one I'm happy. And I'm hoping to see more of the Weird Girls.
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Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Angela and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog A Curse Unbroken is Celia and Aric’s final book but the Wird Sister’s adventure in the world of magic, shape shifters, vamps and witches is no where close to ending. Cecy Robson did another magnificent job with this novel. It was equally hilarious, heart breaking and action filled romance story. Yes, Celia and Aric has gone through quite a bit of hell but in this book they will finally get their happy-ever-after. Of course, Cecy Robson will not make easy on them. This book started right when A Curse Bloodline had ended but with just a little overlap of the stories. There were suppose to be a happy-ever-after, instead, there was complete chaos to ruin the moment. Evil yet again threaten everyone’s lives and targets them at their most vulnerable state. The Question is, can they handle another problem so soon?  Of course they can.  Celia and Aric have never been stronger. Despite the hardships in this installment, I felt their unity.  It was a sweet beginning and even a sweeter end. This may be their HEA book but I have a feeling we will see more of them. I can’t help but feel afraid for Taran and Gemini’s relationship. Ms. Robson gives us a glimpse of what’s to come but I’m sure the little preview we get didn’t even touch the surface. As far as Emme, well, I feel like a whole monkey was lifted off my shoulder. I couldn’t bare the heartaches she wentg through. I can already tell that it’s going to be a heart wrenching story. *ARC provided by publisher
Shanrock19 More than 1 year ago
I love this series! Although, it's torturous at times, I still love it! This book was excellent, and I really enjoy all of the characters. Celia and Aric have gone through so much, and they continue to have problems in this book, but at least they aren't being their own worse enemies in this book, as they have in previous books. I've never been to keen on Micha, but he didn't bother me quite as much in this book; probably because the book didn't go into his life quite as much as in the past, and I can say I'm glad for it. Aric and Celia are definitely a force to be reckon with, and their adventures were great to read, there's lots of action in this book, and lots of heart wrenching situations to overcome, but Celia handles them with strength; too bad she has to almost die all the time! There definitely seems to be another book in the horizon because there is a lot that was left unfinished. I hope Celia and Aric will find peace, and I hope we get happy endings for Celia's sisters. Taran needs to speak up to Gem, and Gem needs to man up! In the author's afterword, Robson mentions that this is the end of Celia's story, but Taran will take over, and I am really looking forward to that, and hopefully there will be more Celia and Aric! I do hope Taran doesn't get too tortured, it was hard to read about all the pain caused to Celia. I loved this addition to the series, I think it's one of my favorites so far, and I will definitely continue to read the rest of the books in this series, and other books by Cecy Robson! Robson is a great writer and I enjoy many of her series!
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
A Curse Unbroken (Weird Girls #5) by Cecy Robson Celia Wird and friends are tasked to find a rock that grants power before it falls in the hands of wrong doers. The plot was really creative and not something I felt like I read before.  There was a lot of excitement and mystery throughout the book. So many groups are looking for the rock and to top that off an entity is possessing various characters, so you never know what is going to happen next. I enjoyed finding out more about Cilia and her sisters’ pasts.  They suffered greatly. It is amazing they turned out how they did. I like Celia’s relationship with Shah.  She was the perfect person to befriend him, not being power hungry.  Shah is a unique character that I found intriguing. The vampires still crack me up.  Their personalities never get old. A Curse Unbroken is a fast passed book with tons of action and intrigue.  The story was unique and impressive.  I loved the ending – well done Cecy Robson! Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
~ 4 A Curse Unbroken Stars ~ A Curse Unbroken is the fifth and finally tail in the Weird Girls series by Cecy Robson. CRobson finishes Celia’s story, but opens it up to tell Taran’s tail, so even though this is the last book we will still get more of the Weird sisters. I have been a fan of CRobson since the beginning. She has created these strong independent amazing women that captured my heart. The Weird sisters are a force to be recommend with. I love that they stick together, love fiercely, and fight for themselves and those they love. A Curse Unbroken brings us no shortage of action, suspense, mystery, surprises & emotions. Finally Celia and Aric will get their HEA, but it does not come easily. They still have the Tribe and others trying to destroy them. Something from the Weird sister’s past has come to destroy them and they will have to face that past. All the sister's are suffering in some way from their past and from what Anara did in A Cursed Bloodline, so it’s no easy road for them to recover and be happy. I liked that we got to see the Weird girls past, what happened to them, and their parents. I also enjoyed the struggles that each character in A Curse Unbroken goes through, it's a highly emotional and heartbreaking to read. CRobson has also set us up for Taran and her story. Things are going on with her and Gemini. Also something is going on with Bren and Emme. I hope we get to see what As always this was an emotional read, but one I loved. I can’t wait to return to this world and the Weird sisters.  Disclaimer: ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
sportochick More than 1 year ago
5 STARS for an expertly woven story This is my first book from the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series by Cecy Robson and it will not be my last. For those readers who love witches, vampires, a large assortment of shifters, supernatural beings and quick packed drama this is a book for you.   The book starts out fast paced and doesn’t slow down until the very end. The author expertly weaves the reader through numerous very graphic dramas without causing confusion as to what is going on. I love that this book never has a predictable ending in sight drawing the reader to the very end.   Celia’s sisters and the ones they love all play active parts in this story as well as master vampire Misha who I’d love to see have his own story. Since I didn’t read the first four books I am not sure what new characters were added to this book but I plan to go back to the beginning and read the other books.   Aric and Celia’s love for each other is featured heavily throughout the book reinforcing some of the dramatic recovery/healing scenes. I loved that Aric is a strong alpha who knows when he needs to be patient and wait for solutions. Celia’s personality is refreshing because she has survived many horrible experiences without being bitter and she’s still open to loving and trusting Aric. This book is an exciting read and I recommend it for those who love action packed paranormal drama. I give this book 5 STARS. A COPY WAS GIFTED IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW VIA NETGALLEY To see the full review visit my blog: sportochicksmusings.blogspot .com
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
One stone could change the balance of good and evil in the supernatural world, which means even humans are in grave danger. Is this stone like a magic lamp on steroids? Must the stone grant whatever wish the current holder has or is there a limit to the wishes granted? Time is running out to capture the stone from the holder, while Aric and Celia vow to find it, the each has their own method, and neither is pleased. After all they have been through, could they have become the prey to more evil? Will their love and insatiable desire for each other work against them? Everybody wants the stone, vampires, shifters, and witches will each take a run at possessing the stone, but is there a dark side to its power that should be avoided at all costs? What if it fell into the hands of humans? All is not blissful between Aric and Celia, she is his fated mate, but will his pack ever completely trust her or will they always see her as weak or fragile as her own shifting powers can be erratic. Does Aric truly believe they are meant to be together, or is he feeling Celia will leave him? Supernaturals that range from scary to quirky and humorous unless riled, Cecy Robson’s A Curse Unbroken is filled with one action-packed scene after another, whether that action is physical or emotional, there is little time to breathe between pages. Ms. Robson knows how to keep things fairly light, in spite of the edginess of this tale. There is heartbreak at times that seems overwhelming, confusion and bravery, but throughout, there is love between these characters that live on the dark side of the street. There is a realness to the emotional and physical sides of these characters that makes reading this as a spectator only, impossible! I read this as a standalone, although it is part of a larger series and although I know I’ve missed something, I did not feel cheated, there were bits and pieces of background sprinkled throughout as the tension mounted and the love got just a touch hotter. Would I say read the entire series? Heck yes! I’m going to ! If you are looking to quiet that need for a paranormal read, this is a series to pick up!
April-Hollingworth More than 1 year ago
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth This is the fifth book in this wonderful series, and can be read as a standalone. I love this series and Cecy Robson’s masterful writing. It made me laugh so hard I thought I was going to do myself an injury, and then the next moment something would happen that would be devastating. A Curse Unbroken is a rollercoaster of excitement, humor and heartbreak. It is unadulterated reading bliss.  The Review: A moment of quiet and happiness is torn apart in an instant. Dark elements are rebuilding their ranks without opposition. Everything in the preternatural world is changing after the massive throw down tore apart the established order. And now a stone of un-limitless power is being hunted by every supernatural force out there, and Misha wants Celia to get it for him. Celia and her sisters haven’t fully recovered and no one knows the full extent of their trauma. Aric wants Celia to drop out of the race as he fears for her life, but very soon it becomes obvious that the stone is not the only thing being hunted, and Celia must prove she’s no easy prey. But when nothing is as it seems, knowing who to trust in this deadly race can get you killed. FTC Advisory: Loveswept through Net Galley provided me with a copy of A Curse Unbroken by Cecy Robson. Published through Random House Publishing Group-Loveswept. Kindle Edition. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.
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