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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Early Review & Giveaway: Cursed by Destiny by Cecy Robson


Title: Cursed by Destiny
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls, book 3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Signet (January 7th)
Source: Review copy from publisher
Format: E-book
“Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, weird

Celia’s a girl in trouble.  Her heart is bound to Aric, but he is a purebloodwere who must deny her or risk condemning his species to extinction.  And that’s just her love life. She’s also been called to take down a group of demon terrorists looking to overthrow the paranormal world. (No pressure.)

In order to bring them down, Celia must ally herself to Misha, the master vampire who has made no secret of his desire for her. And if that weren’t enough misfortune for one girl, a clairvoyant’s prediction could destroy Celia and Aric’s love for good. The only way to protect the world from unbridled supernatural terrorism is for Celia to bind herself to her destined mate. And that doesn’t appear to be Aric.”
Cursed by Destiny is the third book in the Weird Girls series by Cecy Robson.

First let me start by saying that Cursed by Destiny shouldn’t be read alone, it should be read as a part of the series. I also highly recommend you to read the novella, A Cursed Moon, before reading this book to get the whole effect of the wonderful world Cecy Robson has created in her Weird Girls series.

After the end of A Cursed Embrace (second book) saying I was eagerly waiting for this book is the understatement of the year. In A Cursed Embrace Mrs. Robson ripped my heart and stomped on it, but the worst part of it it’s that she has made me a masochist, and left me wanting for more. I’m glad to say that in Cursed by Destiny she delivered. Cecy Robson fixed my heart, broke it again and left me panting and wanting for more. You see what I’m saying? She is an evil author that loves to torture her readers. I love what she does to me with her magic, that one, which we called “Words”.

Cursed by Destiny starts couple of days after the events in A Cursed Embrace. Celia is trying to live her life and not to think much about Aric’s upcoming nuptials. For her own protection and that of her sisters she is staying at Misha’s compound. Misha is helping her by training her and teaching her how to master her powers. Even though Misha wants something else with Celia she is clear of her feelings, she loves Misha as a friend and knows a relationship between them would never work. Her heart belongs to Aric.
Celia has come a long way and we see that very clear in this installment. She has grown and matured a lot as a character, without changing the essence of what made her the Celia we have loved throughout the series.

I have always loved Misha and after this installment I love him even more. I would have loved for him to have something with Celia, but after reading Cursed by Destiny it is clear Celia is not the woman for him. I’m sure Cecy and her Machiavellian brain has other plans for him, and if I’m right I’m really happy with that new twist in the story. *bows down to Cecy*

I disliked Aric very much after what he did in A Cursed Embrace; but now in this installment, Cecy gives us his side of the story and shows us clearly that his position is not as easy as we could hope. Saying he’s between a rock and a hard place doesn’t encompasses his complicated situation. He really loves Celia, but there are other factors he can’t and should not discount, because they not only affect him, but others around him as well.

As with previous books, Celia’s sisters play an important part in the story, they remind me to The Three Musketeers (that actually were four like the Wird sisters), they are always there for the other, regardless of the danger or consequences of their actions. I’m sure their motto is also “All for one, one for all”.
It was good to see where they are with their significant others and see the changes Cecy had in store from some of them. You need to read this book to see what I’m talking about; let’s just say… Kudos to Cecy for the risks she took in Cursed by Destiny.

Cecy Robson is the Queen of the Twists and Turns and a Cursed by Destiny was not different from her previous books. In this installment she gave us a new contender for Celia’s heart, a were-lion named Tye. I couldn’t care less for him when he was first introduced, but along the story he grew up on me. Tye is pompous, presumptions and very sensual, a perfect representative of the lion clan. But, that is not all, Tye is also caring, funny and all around a really nice guy. Cecy, Cecy! Why do you love to mess with my head/heart so much!?

Cursed by Destiny is a roller coaster of emotions with so many twists and turns that you won’t be able to discern which way is up and which way is down. Some questions about Celia and her family are answered and some are left unanswered, left waiting for us to discover in books to come.
Cursed by Destiny is an action packed book that will keep you on the edge of you chair and will leave you feeling like you passed through a grinder. That’s the power Cecy Robson has with her words.

Before reading Cursed by Destiny I recommend you to have the take out menu handy as well as a bottle of water, because from the moment you start this book is going to be impossible to put it down until you reach its very end, and when you get to the end you will be in such a shock that you won’t know how to move or what to do next. Yes! Cecy sucker punches us again with the end. OMFG! An end that I kind of saw coming, but despite that, it still left me flabbergasted, and dying to get my greedy hands on next book in the series.

I can’t recommend you enough Cursed by Destiny, but as I said before this book should be read as part of a series. If you haven’t read previous books of the Weird Girls series you don’t know what you are missing. Cursed by Destiny and the Weird Girls series in general are a must read for urban fantasy fans.

My Verdict: 5 Paws

Other books in the series
The Weird Girls (prequel) 
A Cursed Moon (Novella)
Cursed by Destiny (January 7th)

Other reviews Goodreads
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To celebrate the release of Cursed by Destiny Cecy is offering to one lucky winner a signed copy of CURSED BY DESTINY, a magnet, lip balm, and bookmark. To enter you just need to fill up the Rafflecopter form below.

The giveaway is open internationally.
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21 comments:

  1. I never remember if I have followed on my real account on FB or my other, oh well, i can follow you everywhere :)

    Cos I am in! I have yet to read one but January is the month where I will read book 1

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  2. ^^ just starting on book 1 because i was told there was a cliffhanger so i must wait until book 2 arrives so i can jump on it but i'm definitively itching to start^^

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  3. I started this yesterday and it's such a page turner! Then our whole block lost power so I was antsy the entire night coz I can't read the darn thing! Tried reading by a candle/battery powered light but it made my head ache and my eyes hurt. But I will finish this today!

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  4. Yes. her previous two books and i love them. This series is awesome with great covers too. Can't wait to keep on reading it. *fingers crossed*

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  5. I am totally and irrevocably hooked on the Weird Girls! I haven't read Cursed by Destiny yet but each of the first two books left me absolutely fiending for more. I'm dying to see how everything plays out with Aric and Misha.

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  6. What an awesome review. Thank you for the wonderful feature, Marcela--and for being part of the Cursed By Destiny tour! *lifts stomped heart from floor and places it gently back into chest*

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  7. well I haven't read any of her books yet,but she sounds like a great author!

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  8. I have read all the other books, she writes great! I wonder where the action is going

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  9. I SO need to read this series! Maybe if I win a copy of the 3rd book I'll have no more excuses to delay. ;) Thanks for the chance!

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  10. Heck yea! And I LOVE them!!! Such a great author!

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  11. Cant wait to read this book!!!

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  12. I have not read any of her books but they sound really good and I would love to start Thank you for the chance.

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  13. I haven't read any, yet, though I do have one in my overflowing TBR pile(s).

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  14. No, but I'd love to. Such a quaint name for the series.

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  15. I've read and LOVED the other books in the series, and I've been dying to read this one for months!! I like a good heart stomping myself, though I'm afraid this one might be too much for me because I still love Aric, sniff!

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  16. Yes, I absolutely love this series! I can't wait to read this one, feels like we've been waiting forever

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  17. Yes I have and I loved them!!! I don't ever want this series to end!!! and I'm dying to know what happens in Cursed by Destiny!!!!

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  18. I have read all of her books so far and they are among my favorites :) I cant wait a few more days for Cursed by destiny..

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  19. I haven't read her books yet. But I'm planning to :)

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  20. I haven't read yet,but I plan to read :)

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