Updated: Jan 20, 2021
The Weird Girls
by Cecy Robson
Published by Cecy Robson, LLC
Prequel to 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, a little weird… The Wird sisters are different from every race on earth—human and supernatural. When human society is no longer an option for them, they move in among the resident vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region. Could this be the true home they’ve longed for? Um, not quite. After the sisters accidentally strip a witch of her powers in a bar brawl, they soon realize the mistake will cost them. Because to take on a witch means to take on her coven. And losing the battle isn’t an option.
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Violence Supernatural Exciting
The Weird Girls is a novella, and a prequel to the Weird Girls series. It is written in oldest Wird sister, Celia's point-of-view, and it finally tells us why Celia isn't a fan of witches. In the series, she mentions going head to head with the local coven of witches right after moving to Tahoe, and while they survived the ordeal, is made her wary of witches, to say the least.
This prequel flows very nicely into the series as a whole, and the characters remain consistent with their personalities. So it doesn't surprise me to learn that Taran gets into it with a witch in a club bathroom. It also doesn't surprise me that she was sticking up for Emme, who was being tormented by the witch. Or the fact that Celia finishes the fight, and with Danny's help, learns how to best protect her sisters from retaliation from the coven, by enacting the ninth law. She alone had to face off in three battles with the head of the coven, who seemed to really just want to kill Celia and her sisters.
The novella was a fun read. Short, as most novella's are, but takes us back to Celia, not yet fully aware of her power, but powerful enough to take down the head of the coven, if she wanted to. Celia, while strong, and at the time, powered up with her anger and grief over her sisters "deaths" (a powerful illusion), was still strong enough to pull back, and show mercy. The main books in the series show Celia is strong both physically and mentally, but the prequel shows she always was.
I recommend this novella to be read before the main books in the series, but if, like me, you already read the main series first, it isn't boring. It's still interesting as hell to learn about the event that is mentioned several times in the series.
Top 3 Favorite Moments
1. Taran telling her sisters that the fight started over a paper towel, and Celia's freak out.