A Cursed Bloodline by Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls #4
Published by Loveswept
Published on: November 18, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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The Weird Girls return in another edge-of-your-seat novel from Cecy Robson! Just when Celia thinks the supernatural world can’t turn deadlier, a new rival emerges, proving just how dangerous a power-hungry were can be.
Since being cursed with unique abilities, Celia Wird and her three sisters have fought the most bloodthirsty preternaturals in the Lake Tahoe region. But Celia’s greatest threat is someone she would have never suspected: Anara, a werewolf Elder who has allowed his hatred for Celia to spiral out of control. In a play for dominance, Anara tortures Celia and gives her an ultimatum: sever her mate bond with pureblood were Aric—or Anara will kill everyone she loves.
From the instant they met, Celia and Aric have shared an attraction that cannot be tamed. So keeping Aric away is impossible, and Aric would sooner die than allow anyone to hurt the woman he loves. Misha, master vampire and Celia’s sworn protector, also finds his way into the chaos, seeking blood from those who have harmed her.
Now Celia and her sisters are caught in the middle of a war driven by lust, fueled by hatred, and destined to end in tragedy. For Anara is a force to be reckoned with, and he will not succumb without robbing Celia of those who hold her heart.
To say that Celia and Aric’s relationship has been rocky would be like calling a torrential downpour a sprinkling, but it was nice seeing that Cecy Robson turned the tables on these two lovebirds by leaving the wolf in the lurch. Really, all of the characters are feeling the pressure in this installment what with Bren in a coma, Danny getting exiled, and Emmy’s heartbreak. A CURSED BLOODLINE wasn’t just the darkest installment to date, it was also the most jam-packed.
This story was very Celia oriented which caused her three sisters to play lesser roles, and forced her into making new allies. All good things in my opinion because it stopped this series from fully transitioning into the Paranormal Romance genre. The love interest was still a focal point; however, it wasn’t the main plot. As I mentioned, there was no shortage of threads or action in this volume, and the ending made the four book long journey worth all of the pain.
Anara’s been a pest since day one, but he was finally officially appointed as Big Bad thanks to his latest ploy. It was difficult witnessing all of Celia’s friends and family turn against her, however it also allowed Danny to shine as a secondary which was quite rewarding. My only niggle with regards to this particular tangent was that the villain was axed off-page. I was out for blood after all of the misery that he’s inflicted on the Wird’s, and was disappointed that I didn’t get it.
The Misha and moon sickness story lines were equally intriguing. I know that the master vampire isn’t the heroine’s one-true-pairing, and yet he’s grown on me so much throughout this series that I can’t help except to be invested in his happiness, especially after the trials he faced in this novel. Celia and Aric’s time alone in the woods while she nursed him against all odds back to health was I think, the turning point for them as a couple for me.
Cecy Robson laid it all on the line in A CURSED BLOODLINE, and it paid off!