Monday, June 16, 2014

Review: A Curse Awakened

Author Cecy Robson
Format e-ARC
Print Length ?
Publisher Loveswept
Published August 18, 2014

Celia Wird shouldn’t possess the ability to transform into a tigress. Her three sisters should never be able to burst into flames, heal wounds, or transform common objects into deadly weapons. And yet they do.

Before they were born, the Wird Sisters were cursed by a spell that was intended to destroy them, not endow them with extraordinary powers. The sisters’ magic is untamed and explosive at best, and time is running out for them to take command.

Vampires have targeted Celia’s sweet, tragically human ex-boyfriend Danny. The sisters rush to his aid, but in order to take down the vamps, first they must face their dark past and break a spell that’s screwing up their powers. Except this curse wasn’t meant to be broken . . . and the witch who cast it isn’t done toying with them yet.

My Opinion

A Curse Awakened is everything that a prequel novella should be. All those pesky questions about Celia and her sisters’ curse are answered. Where is came from, why and of course how they got their full powers. The story takes place right before the girls start their career as traveling nurses- it shows their first encounters with vampires. More importantly, it shows how important Danny is to Celia and the girls. In the books he was always seen as the nerdy best friend. This story shows the emotional side of Danny and Celia’s relationship and what they are willing to do for each other.

Danny is Celia’s ex-boyfriend, her only ex-boyfriend and is the one that broke up with her. For her own good- but it still hurts. Danny comes to Celia after he suspects that vampires have taken his daddy. He really has nowhere else to turn as he knows no other supernatural person. It is no surprise that the sisters do not want to help Danny, but Celia does.

In order for the girls to help him, they have to break the curse that turned them into weak supernatural. Danny has been working on figuring out what the girls were cursed with-on the sly. He didn’t want Celia to know that he has been doing research. He thinks he has it figured out and sends the girls to their mother’s village to face the big bad witch head on.

What they find there will surprise you. How they handle will it will entertain you. Rather or not they save Danny’s daddy is really an afterthought. The best thing about this story- besides answering some burning questions is that we get a deeper understanding of vampire politics- which I think will help us in the next book.

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote Shayna leaned closer to me. “Um. Why aren’t they sparkling? Shouldn’t they like, sparkle?

Other People

Danny- Celia’s ex boyfriend
Quennel- vampire that helps the gals with information
Giovanna- vampire that took Danny’s daddy
Nieve- the girl’s cousin, the only one who helps them with the curse

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