Updated: Sep 14, 2022
A Curse Awakened
by Cecy Robson
Published by Loveswept
Prequel to The Weird Girls Series
eBook original prequel novella about four sisters coming to grips with their unique supernatural powers. 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.
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Violence Supernatural Feel Good
A Curse Awakened by Cecy Robson is a prequel novella to the Weird Girls series. It's written in Celia's point of view, but centers around the Wird sisters helping Danny, Celia's ex-boyfriend, and first real friend, rescue his father from a vampire. In order to do this, they need to learned more about the curse that gave them their powers, and break the hold on it so they have better control over it.
I had read the first two books in the series, and had already started the third, before I became aware of a few novellas set as prequels. I wish I had known beforehand, because reading this novella specifically, would have helped me understand the Wird sisters curse much more. After reading the first book, I knew they were cursed, but Celia didn't like thinking about it, so it made understanding it difficult. This novella finally explains the details of their curse. Its a short read, and easy to get through rather quickly because its non-stop action, and the sisters facing their traumatic past and learning about the curse is interesting.
We get to learn about the sisters a little bit more. Their personalities were very much in line with the series books, but their powers were seriously limited. Celia had trouble controlling her tigress, and couldn't block the spirits of other animals when they touched her. Emme's healing was limited, and painful for those she was healing. Taren barely held a charge, and had trouble controlling her fire. Shayna's aim was terrible, and while she learned fighting moves from movies, she always missed.
I loved that a young cousin they never met, used the last of her life force to help the sisters break the hold on their powers. I wonder if one day we will find out what she did to upset the evil ones in her family, or if it will always be a mystery. All we are left with, is her grandmothers warning: Bad things happen to good people who do good things. And boy, isn't that the truth with this series?
1. Celia dreaming of her future Mate (Aric) in the car with her sisters, and waking up in humiliation after finding out she was touching herself and moaning.
2. Their cousin helping the girls break the hold on their curse.
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Taran: "The last thing I want is you straddling his skinny ass and making skinny-ass babies."
After a vampire is beheaded, and his head rolls to the sisters, it stops at their feet and starts hissing.
Shayna went into complete freak-out mode. She grabbed a small branch and bashed the head like a kid hell-bent on cracking open a pinata.
Taran: "Harder! Harder! Oh, Gawd, it's eating the stick!"
Taran: "Son of a bitch. Who was the asshat who deemed you worthy of a license? There's something goddamn wrong with you!"
Celia: "There're about twenty vamps. Uh, naked and dancing around the fire. Wait, no, they're wearing fig leaves around their, you know, manhoods."
Taran: *laughs* "Did you just say 'manhoods'? What the hell, Celia? Can't you just say co -"
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