A Curse Unbrokenby Cecy Robson
Published by Loveswept, Random House on March 10th 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The preternatural world is changing. After a massive magical throwdown tore apart the established order, the dark elements are rebuilding their ranks unopposed. Celia Wird’s world is changing, too. She’s the mate of the pureblood were Aric, and his Warriors are honor-bound to protect her family as she and her sisters recover from unimaginable horrors.
Celia hesitates to reveal the true extent of the Wird sisters’ trauma, but they aren’t the only ones keeping secrets: Aric and the werewolf Elders are tracking a stone that grants limitless power. So is a tough coven of witches. Then Misha, a master vampire with his own plans for the stone, sends Celia after it. Can she and the vamps beat both the weres and the witches to the treasure before it falls into the wrong hands?
Fearing for Celia’s safety, Aric begs her to stay out of the hunt. What they don’t realize is that they’re the ones being hunted. But Celia’s ready to prove that she’s not easy prey.
I feel like I need to apologize to someone. The conclusion (sort of) of Celia’s story came out while my blog was down so I didn’t get a chance to scream my praises about A Curse Unbroken. But then, this is the fifth book in Ms. Robson’s fantastic Weird Girls series. What more can I say that I haven’t already said about this series? I have a page full of notes but I’m fearing this will be a short review.
I want to start off by reminding everyone that the books in this series don’t work so well as stand alones. The reader would miss out on so much of the story including those little nuances between the characters. The reader would be left just feeling confused and/or bored. BUT, if you have been reading this series and it’s been awhile since you last read the previous book, Ms. Robson is extremely good at getting the reader caught up on what has just transpired and where all the characters are currently at (mentally and, often times, physically).
In the previous book, A Cursed Bloodline, my soul was left bloodied and flayed on the sidewalk for all to see when I finished it. I wasn’t sure how I was going to continue reading the series. I was so obnoxiously over-invested in Celia’s loss that I think Ms. Robson thought I was a nut case and told me on the sly that everything will work out in the end (vague statement and not a spoiler!). Well, okay, I’ll keep reading but I’m still not happy…. 🙂
Without going too far into the plot, there’s a rock that is as old as the Earth is. Every faction of supernatural being is trying to get their hands on it before all it’s “wishes” are used up, the last wish being the most significant because that wish will tip the scales between good and evil. Best part is, this “rock” is so old that it has developed a personality, a humorous one at that.
Aric and the wolves set out to find this stone before it gets into the “wrong” hands. He wants Celia to stay home to continue to recover. But Celia is having none of that and she and her sisters set out to find the stone, too. And you know when the sisters and wolves clash it’s all sorts of fun, trouble, blood, and mayhem!! Speaking of blood, you can NEVER forget about the vamps! Misha is around, perhaps not as much as I’d like but he’s there.
“Don’t worry, Ceel,” Bren said. “The broom humpers have it covered.”
Why do I love this series so much? Ms. Robson is a master at blending hilarious humor and scorching romance with her imaginative crazy action and fight scenes. I would rip the lips off any woman who camped out in front of my husband’s bedroom half-naked, too. Oh, yes she did!
Faithful readers will find many stories come around full circle and new threads open up for the continuation of this series. I’m personally highly anticipating both Taran and Emme’s books!!! I only ask for my soul to be kept in one piece.