Ari Katz is intelligent and driven and will make an excellent demon hunter once initiated into the Brotherhood of David. However, this book is about his twin, Nava: a self-cultivated hot mess....
What's worse than being hunted by a devil? Discovering you've been mated to one....
Piper Jones can't catch a break. After a lifetime of animosity and indifference from the supernatural community, she thought she'd finally found a home with the vampire king's enforcers....
When Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she was almost alone in the world, exiled by both choice and fear from the cult she was raised in, defending herself with the magic....
Supernatural Bounty Hunter isn't the sort of thing you see on LinkedIn. But with a rare type of magic like mine, I don't have many options....
Ilona Andrews launches a brand-new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire....
Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn't the only reason she's hiding from the law. Half vampire, half mage, she's spent years living as a rogue to stay alive....
Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass....
Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world - a position that she definitely did not earn....
Let's get one thing straight - Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact she's probably the last witch in the world you'd call if you needed a magical helping hand, regardless of her actual abilities....
Allie's not sure what scares her more - losing her life to the Goddess of Night...or losing her heart to one of her protectors....
As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse....
Not even death can save her now. As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead---she's even on good terms with Death himself.....
Blessed or cursed with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people...and the worst....
Ally Marshall isn't just a wolf shifter - she's a Seer. But a girl doesn't exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind....
Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales, and 16-year-old Elena Watkins was no different - until the night a fairy tale killed her father. Now Elena's in a new world and a new school....
Dorina Basarab is a dhampir---half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives....
Sky Brooks' life started with a death - her own. Sky's spent the first 23 years of her life unaware of this, among other things. She always thought she was just a shapeshifter....
The Wird sisters are content to avoid the local vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region - until one of them blows up a vampire in self-defense. Everyone knows vampires aren't aggressive, and killing one is punishable by death. But soon more bloodlust-fueled attacks occur, and the community wonders: are the vampires of Tahoe cursed with a plague?
Celia reluctantly agrees to help Misha, the handsome leader of an infected vampire family. But Aric, the head of the werewolf pack determined to destroy Misha's family to keep the region safe, warns Celia to stay out of the fight. Caught between two hot alphas, Celia must find a way to please everyone, save everyone, and oh yeah, not lose her heart to the wrong guy-or die a miserable death. Because now that the evil behind the plague knows who Celia is, it's coming for her and her sisters. This Wird girl has never had it so tough.
One of my goals in life is to devour every installment in every Urban Fantasy series the moment they release, but regrettably I’m stuck “adulting” more often than I’d like which forces me to pick and choose, and that’s why Cecy Robson’s WEIRD GIRLS were left on my self until 2015. There is a silver lining though; I can now bask in six full length and several short stories worth of awesomeness in one great big listening spree!
I liked that the author chose four misfits as her heroines, and that each of them came with an exclusive skill set and personality. It really helped set them apart from the typical vampires/werewolves staples, and gave Robson a lot of wiggle room when it came to establishing her baseline. The oldest sibling, Celia Wird, was the MC, and I’m glad that she went with that format albeit; we still got lots of the other sisters as well.
The quick fire pacing, and spectacular fight scenes definitely appeased my need for violence, and the humorous dialogue was further boosted by Renée Chambliss’ sharp performance, but I’ll get to that in a minute. The plot was this novel’s only weak spot; I found it to be rather commonplace, and although I do enjoy a healthy helping of beefcake with my fiction, the potential for an Aric / Misha love triangle is high.
Chambliss’ narration was right on point with Robson’s writing. I think that I would have had no problems differentiating the characters on page because of their unique speech patterns, but the noticeable voice nuances made the experience bullet proof. The reader also doubtlessly contributed to making the punch lines funnier, and cranked up Shayna’s “dudes” and Taran’s potty mouth. Emme’s sweetness was likewise apparent.
SEALED WITH A CURSE had a nice ending to it; however it left me hungry for more too!
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Would you consider the audio edition of Sealed with a Curse to be better than the print version?
I actually enjoyed it just as much as if I had read the book.
What did you like best about this story?
I like the relationship between sisters and all the action in the book. I really look forward to the next one to see were all the relationships go and the sister growth in the supernatural community. I hope we learn more about all the different supernatural creatures rules.
What does Renée Chambliss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I feel she did a great job telling the story. I hope she does the next one.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes when the female wolf wanted to die and Celia let her hear the heart beat of her baby. I thought was a wonderful and sad moment in the story. I also like how Celia handle herself at the end of the book.
Any additional comments?
I do look forward to the next book.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book from Cecy Robson and/or Renée Chambliss?
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The story is entertaining enough to continue with the series. The narrator, though very talented sounds too young for the main character and this was a bit distracting
What three words best describe Renée Chambliss’s voice?
Talented young actress
Did Sealed with a Curse inspire you to do anything?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This book was very fun and not overloaded with plots and sex. We enjoyed it and will listen to all these books.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I never expected great literature. I was just hoping for a fun escape, but sadly this book was a wasted credit. The love story might be romantic to an inexperienced 13 year old and the story might be interesting if you'd never read any of the many good paranormal books.
Initially I thought the book might be decent, but it quickly became completely predictable. Technically the plot had some unique ideas, but the way it all played out was weak at best. I'm typically not great at guessing who the bad girl/guy is, but this book was so cliched that I knew who the villain was even before the author fully explained what the villain was doing. The villain was so obvious that I wouldn't normally believe it, but based on the predictability of the overall story I shouldn't have bothered looking for another option.
The author really tried to inject some humorous scenes, but I was so annoyed with the stupidity of the story that even the humor fell flat.
There was more "romance" than plot, but it was so pathetic that what were meant to be touching love scenes made me alternately roll my eyes and cringe. Both a werewolf and a vampire wanted the least likely and least experienced girl (of course!). The girl was supposed to have been strong enough to hold her sisters together during tough times, yet as soon as a man paid attention to her she became a whiney, insecure wimp.
Sadly, this was the tone for all the romance...weak girls desperate for attention from a big, strong man. These were supposed to be women with cool powers, but as soon as a man showed up they showed little backbone or strength. There was one scene where the men had just run out to hunt dangerous, infected vampires and they texted/called the girls to let them know what they were doing. I was surprised the men would stop what they were doing to contact the girls since they'd just left the girls and were in extreme danger, but the girls response was to sit at home whining about whether the men loved them because the calls/texts weren't romantic enough.
That was just one of many really stupid scenes that were supposed to be sweet and romantic. If that sounds romantic to you then ignore this review and enjoy the book. Otherwise I suggest you find a better book, of which there are many.
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
The author's vocabulary could use some work; the mythology of her paranormal characters was odd; the backstory was introduced very oddly and out of sync with the story.
Would you be willing to try another book from Cecy Robson? Why or why not?
I am willing to listen to the next book, because in spite of the negatives, the story was interesting enough, and the characters likable enough to want to continue learning about their lives. I'm also hopeful that the author's writing style improved as she wrote more books.
What didn’t you like about Renée Chambliss’s performance?
Most egregious was her mispronunciation of words such as, "sashay", but her voice took a bit of getting used to in general, as it is quite trebly.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Maybe. The issues with the story line could easily get worked out with a good screenplay. <br/>
all I know is that I can't get enough. there has to be more places give me more.
the Narrator was horrible!!!! I could not tell if she was going for creepy, bad ass, or sexy. she drug out the words at the end of every sentence. I keep waiting for something to draw me in. this was just boring!!!
I really like the book. There all these books that take place in New Orleans and New York and wherever else and I can't place because I've never been before. But I've gone to Tahoe every summer. Finally there's a book where I know there area and can visualize. Love the story and concept. Only thing I have a problem with is the narrator. She's good, don't get me wrong, but her voice doesn't suit the story. Otherwise it's awesome!
Very good,compelling story about 4 sisters who all have very different powers which is unusual that they don't share any common power.They gain the interest & attention of the Town they moved to by their mystery,everyone can sense power but know one knows what they are.Slowly the Wird girls reveal their powers & talents to find that they had a few more that even they weren't aware of.Cecelia is pulled between two Paranormal hotties who both have their eyes on claiming her.A fascinating,wealthy & powerful Vampire & a sexy,thrilling & protective Wolf.But the one she wants is not allowed to really have her for he has to mate with his species,but will he care & throw caution to the wind or will he turn away,sending her into the arms of the other???We shall find out..Good book,very adventurous,full of fun characters.I LOVE Tarin,Ceceilia's sister with the mouth of a pirate.