Updated: Jan 21, 2021
A Cursed Moon
by Cecy Robson
Published by Cecy Robson LLC
Book #2.5 in the Weird Girls series
Meet the furry big brother that the Wird sisters never had…
Bren is a cocky, brash hound of a werewolf who loathes the idea of belonging to Aric’s pack—much less finding a mate. But Bren’s hotheaded behavior lands him in the doghouse when he defies Aric’s authority in front of his pack, bringing up a sore subject that’s bound to make the Alpha wolf’s blood boil…Luckily for him, no one can stay mad at Bren and his wild charm for long. And when some frightening ghosts launch a hostile paranormal takeover, Bren will team up with Celia to take down the evil ghouls before they hurt someone they both love…
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
A Cursed Moon is a novella released between book 2 and 3 of the Weird Girls series, and changes things up by being written from Bren's (the girls werewolf best friend) point-of-view. And it works. Bren is one of the the few characters that always has something funny to say, so after the heartbreaking ending to book 2, it was nice to have something light to read before preparing us for book 3.
Bren is an interesting character. Other than knowing he is the Wird girls best friend, and a source of knowledge of the supernatural world that they are just getting acquainted with, we also know he is a lone wolf (meaning, no pack), and he lives with his human best friend, Danny. This novella lets us know a bit of what is going on in his head, we learn why he is a lone wolf, how he met Danny, and generally, what a good guy he is under all that sarcasm and gruffness. It definitely gives his character depth in this world Cecy Robson has created.
Just because it's Bren's point-of-view, doesn't mean we don't get an update on our favorite mated-but-destined-to-be-apart couple. Aric is unfortunately still very much engaged to that horrible pure-blood, who likes to take digs at Celia and her heartache over Aric leaving her, despite obviously being in love with Celia, and even admitting to Bren in a letter that she is his mate. Celia is still a mess from their break-up, but seems to be functioning. Both Aric and Celia are actually big parts of the story, as Aric is now Bren's leader, as Bren joins the first pack he has ever been a part of, so he can fight along side of the alliance and battle the tribe. Celia and Bren end up battling ghosts together, which ends up with their friend Danny being taken, and almost killed. Bren, who deals with the trauma of his werewolf father killing his mother in a botched attempt to turn her were, ends up turning his best friend were.
In the end, this short little story gives us so much more to think about when it comes to Bren, and I suspect we have a lot more to learn about him. Despite his parents mate bond eventually leading to the desperate act of the botched turning, and the fact that Bren gets around, he does hope to one day find his mate. I hope he does and soon. It doesn't add a whole lot to the story as a whole, except some major character development, and a reminder to us readers that Aric is very much, still in love with Celia, despite being forced to marry a pure-blood.