Updated: Jan 22, 2021
Touch of Evil
by Cecy Robson
Published by Cecy Robson, LLC
Book 10 in the Weird Girls Series
Book 1 in the Weird Girls: Touch Series
Emme Wird, the healer and powerful telekinetic hasn’t had the best luck with males.
Her sisters have found their mates and their forever loves. After a series of disastrous dates, Emme will settle for a decent meal and polite conversation.
When the pack member Emme had dinner with is found dead, it is up to Emme and her werewolf pal Bren to solve his murder. But spine-tingling danger and touches with evil have ways of bringing close friends closer in ways neither would have expected.
Could the male Emme has searched for be right in front of her, as he has been all along? Or will evil snatch him away from her, just as it did once before?
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Violent Urban-Fantasy Fun
Touch of Evil is the tenth book in the Weird Girls series, and the first book in the series from Emme's perspective. When Emme's disastrous date leads to a murder, Emme is paired up with one of her best friends, and longtime crush, Bren, werewolf, and a member of Aric's pack, to figure out who did it, and put a stop to it.
It is not a secret that I love Cecy Robson. I adore the Weird Girls series, as well as her Shattered Past and O'Brien Family Books. So I am not exaggerating that I literally did a small happy dance at work, when I received an email that I was approved for this ARC. That being said, Touch of Evil surprised me. It wasn't bad by any means. Touch of Evil is fun, and reflective of Cecy Robson's incredible imagination. I only have two issues with it: it's length, and it's narrative. Touch of Evil is ... short, compared to the former books. I would classify it as more of a novella than a novel, as I was able to finish it in six hours. As for narrative, I like first person narrative, but it's inconsistant with the previous books. I love that there isn't a long wait between her novels, but I would have been okay to wait longer for an extended, more in depth story. Secondly, whereas the rest of the series is written in past tense, this one is written in present. Not a big deal, but noticeable. It's important to note that Touch of Evil doesn't actually continue from where we left off at the end of Of Flame and Fury, but goes back to the space of time between Of Flame and Light and Of Flame and Fate. So it would have made more sense to stick with a past tense narrative. Touch of Evil is really an explanation for us Weird Girls fans to find out what happened between Bren and Emme.
I'm not going to lie ... I was a little worried about reading a book from Emme's perspective. Celia's POV is fierce and moody, and Taran's is hilarious ... Emme has never really stood out to me. Which makes me feel bad, considering her thoughts and feelings on the matter in the book (and yes ... I feel things over characters. haha.) I was worried she would be boring. Emme's inner thoughts are more interesting than I thought they would be. Do I miss Celia and Taran's perspectives ... yes. But Cecy deciding to add in Bren's perspective as well throughout the book balances out Emme's shy and sweet personality, with his hilarious thoughts and mouth. I