Updated: Jan 21, 2021
A Cursed Bloodline
by Cecy Robson
Published by Loveswept
Book #4 of The Weird Girls Series
Just when Celia thinks the supernatural world can’t turn deadlier,
a new rival emerges, proving just how dangerous a power-hungry were can be. Since being cursed with unique abilities, Celia Wird and her three sisters have fought the most bloodthirsty preternaturals in the Lake Tahoe region. But Celia’s greatest threat is someone she would have never suspected: Anara, a werewolf Elder who has allowed his hatred for Celia to spiral out of control. In a play for dominance, Anara tortures Celia and gives her an ultimatum: sever her mate bond with pureblood were Aric — or Anara will kill everyone she loves. From the instant they met, Celia and Aric have shared an attraction that cannot be tamed. So keeping Aric away is impossible, and Aric would sooner die than allow anyone to hurt the woman he loves. Misha, master vampire and Celia’s sworn protector, also finds his way into the chaos, seeking blood from those who have harmed her. Now Celia and her sisters are caught in the middle of a war driven by lust, fueled by hatred, and destined to end in tragedy. For Anara is a force to be reckoned with, and he will not succumb without robbing Celia of those who hold her heart.
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy Supernatural Exciting
Trigger Romance Bittersweet
Major Spoilers Ahead, like all of my posts. TRIGGER WARNING: This book involves a lot of violence directed towards a pregnant woman. Please be advised.
A Cursed Bloodline is the fourth book in The Weird Girls Series, and is written in Celia Wird's point of view. While the previous books have all had elements of violence, things go down in this book, and it doesn't stop from start to finish. It is centered around a pregnant Celia, succumbing to Anara's threats and abuse to protect Aric and her sisters.
I got to say ... as a mother, this story was hard to read. While still carrying on unique elements in the vast supernatural genre, and still being hard to put down, there were times I had to put it down just to give myself some time to cope. This was a big book, so I am going to tackle what stood out for me, leaving the hardest to the end.
Aric's wolves: I almost lost it when I thought Bren was dead. It makes me happy that Celia didn't give up on him, and fought to keep him with her and protect him. It's obvious who his mate is: Emme. It added a little comedic relief that when he was in his coma, "little Bren" stood to attention for only Emme. They are obviously one of those couples that need to have an act to trigger it, like a kiss. I absolutely hated that Anara was controlling Liam, Koda, and Gemini and had them beat up Celia. It was cruel, not just because her friends who she trusts were beating her brutally, but because they have zero control. When Celia tells them, they are horrified and angry.
There is a part in the book, where I start crying, and don't stop until the end of the book. When everyone's favorite sweet, chatty wolf, Liam dies protecting Celia. Celia was closest to Liam out of Aric's original warriors, and it makes it so much more heartbreaking that he dies the way he does. Especially after recently finding his mate (much to Emme's heartbreak, as she finds out about his mate when she goes to The Den to get him back). He will never get married, or have kids, and his mate, who we learn is probably just as sweet as Emme, will die by the next full moon to be with him. At the funeral, I am glad that she speaks with Emme. She might be Liam's mate, but she knows Emme and Liam loved one another, and she allows Emme to grieve her lost love.
Danny, arguably an interesting warrior for Aric, as he is all brain and no brawn, gets it rough too. Stuck between his leader, who he is sworn to protect, and his best friend Celia, who begs him to help her break their bond. He only agrees because she insists that it IS to save his life, and even then, he is very reluctant. What he gets for his efforts is Aric almost killing him, and then being banished from the pack, upon the threat of death if he returns. He does however discover his gift. He is immune to were magic