Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Review-A Curse Awakened: A Weird Girls Novella by Cecy Robson- 4*

Title: A Curse Awakened
Series: Weird Girl's Prequel
Author: Cecy Robson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: * * * *
Publishers: Random House
(Aug, 19, 2014)
Kindle: 94 pages
FTC Disclosure: ARC from Net Galley

Discover Cecy Robson’s sensational Weird Girls series—or return to where the magic first began—with this eBook original prequel novella about four sisters coming to grips with their unique supernatural powers.
Celia Wird shouldn’t possess the ability to transform into a tigress. Her three sisters should never be able to burst into flames, heal wounds, or transform common objects into deadly weapons. And yet they do.
 Before they were born, the Wird Sisters were cursed by a spell that was intended to destroy them, not endow them with extraordinary powers. The sisters’ magic is untamed and explosive at best, and time is running out for them to take command.
 Vampires have targeted Celia’s sweet, tragically human ex-boyfriend Danny. The sisters rush to his aid, but in order to take down the vamps, first they must face their dark past and break a spell that’s screwing up their powers. Except this curse wasn’t meant to be broken . . . and the witch who cast it isn’t done toying with them yet.

Weird Girls
0.5. The Weird Girls (2012)
0.6. A Curse Awakened (2014)
1. Sealed With a Curse (2012)
2. A Cursed Embrace (2013)
2.5. A Cursed Moon (2013)
3. Cursed by Destiny (2014)
4. A Cursed Bloodline (2014)
The Weird GirlsA Curse AwakenedSealed With a CurseA Cursed Embrace
A Cursed MoonCursed by DestinyA Cursed Bloodline

I’ve yet to start this series, though I do have book one on my shelf. I had the opportunity to read this prequel thanks to Net Galley and at less than 100 pages (a very quick read) I thought it would be a good chance to get a feel for the characters and their story. Normally I'm not overly fond of novellas as they just piss me off as just as I get invested in a story, it’s over. The exception of this is taking a new author (for me) on a quick test drive or as a filler story between series books.
I’m pleased to say this series looks like one I’d thoroughly enjoy. I loved the feel of the Wird sisterhood and finding out a bit about the girls different paranormal talents. They are the type of kick-ass characters that I consistently enjoy and though the story was short, it does appear that there are several different types of paranormals in these stories, something I also find as a plus. There was a lot of action in a very few pages so you get a lot of bang for your buck. If you’ve already read the books in this series, I really think you would enjoy this early history of the girls and if you are new to the series, it will definitely push you to start it.

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