Updated: Jan 20, 2021
Sealed With a Curse
by Cecy Robson
Published by Berkley
Book #1 in The Weird Girls series
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… The Wird sisters are content to avoid the local vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region—until one of them blows up a vampire in self-defense. Everyone knows vampires aren't aggressive, and killing one is punishable by death. But soon more bloodlust-fueled attacks occur, and the community wonders: are the vampires of Tahoe cursed with a plague? Celia reluctantly agrees to help Misha, the handsome leader of an infected vampire family. But Aric, the head of the werewolf pack determined to destroy Misha's family to keep the region safe, warns Celia to stay out of the fight. Caught between two hot alphas, Celia must find a way to please everyone, save everyone, and oh yeah, not lose her heart to the wrong guy—or die a miserable death. Because now that the evil behind the plague knows who Celia is, it’s coming for her and her sisters. This Wird girl has never had it so tough.
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy Supernatural Feel Good
Remember fellow book nerds ... my reviews are full of spoilers. Proceed if you don't care or have read the book already.
Sealed With A Curse by Cecy Robson is the first book in the Weird Girls Series and is in the point of view of the oldest sister Celia.
At first I kinda felt like this had a "Charmed" feel to it, but the more I read, that went away. Pretty sure every supernatural book that involves sisters is going to remind me of that show. Sealed With A Curse is unique in the fact that these women's powers are not inherited, and are unique to them alone. The story automatically draws you in, starting when the sisters are summoned to vampire court, accused of murdering a vampire. The mystery involving the infected vampires is interesting, and the romance is fun to read. Celia, who until now, has barely any experience with men due to men sensing her "tigress" and feeling intimated, now has two men enamored with her. Misha, a master vampire, who is quickly enthralled by her, much to her chagrin, and Aric, a leader in the local werewolf pack, in which both Celia and him feel an instant connection with one another. Her sisters quickly pair up with Aric's "warriors", essentially his protectors. I found the story flow a little interrupted sometimes, and while noticeable, it didn't stop me from purchasing the next book.
The Wird girls are really fun to read, and all have different personalities. There is our main heroine Celia, who is the protector. She has the power to change into a tigress, and to "shift", which the best I can explain, is teleportation. She is able to "shift" other people as well, making it handy when she wants to make an enemy immobile by sticking them in the ground. She is lonely, and wants love, but everyone is too intimidated of her. She is the tomboy of the sisters. Its hinted that she has done some dark things in the past to protect her sisters, particularly when they were in the foster system. The downside to her powers, is when she is unprepared, if another animal touches her, she goes into a major seizure, and turns into that animal temporarily. Taren is very spirited. She has no problem running her mouth, which makes for some funny moments. She deeply cares about her looks. She can harness light. In fights, she can create lightning bolts, fire, and in desperate times, sunlight that will kill vampires. She also has hinted to helping Celia with whatever they did to protect their younger sisters. Shayna is the laid back one. She has a bit of a beach vibe, and says dude a lot. She has the ability to create and manipulate metal, and she is very talented with fighting. All she needs to do is watch a fight in a movie, and she masters the moves. Then there is Emme, the youngest. She is very timid and shy, but incredibly sweet and kind. She has the ability to heal herself and others physically, as well as emotionally, and telekinesis. The bond between the sisters is unbreakable.
The werewolves are interesting reads. They are your definition to manly men. In this world, werewolves are considered protec