Very good start to a new UF series. I can't wait for the next one. Fiction Vixen Book Reviews
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twenty-something girls—with one tiny exception: They’re the products of a curse that backfired and gave each of them unique powers that make them, well, a little weird…
Sealed with a Curse is the first book in a new Urban Fantasy series by Cecy Robson. The book opens with the four Wird sisters in vampire court for killing a vampire. After they testify they are able to tell the vampire was in a type of bloodlust and they are not at fault for killing him. Misha, the dead vamp’s Master, is the one to bring them to trial so he is also the one responsible for them being outed to the supernatural world. To this point, they had been able to slide under the radar. Now they exposed and everyone wants a piece of them.
After leaving the trial they are later approached by Misha because more vampires have succumbed to the crazy bloodlust. Misha has had to kill several of the vampires of his house. Misha’s asks for Celia’s help to stop whoever is behind the vampire bloodlust. Enter Aric, the alpha werewolf charged with keeping balance and bringing down these vampires. All three characters work to figure out what is causing the bloodlust and how to stop it.
There is a hint of love triangle with Celia, Misha and Aric. For the most part Celia is drawn to Aric but acknowledges that Misha is pretty hot. Misha tries real hard to wine and dine Celia but she confidently shuts him down. Her beast only seems to be after Aric. She talks about having difficulty ever finding a man because her beast is always more dominant but in Aric she might have found something or someone to answer that worry. Their relationship is a little…stunted would be the best word I have to describe it. It stops and starts a lot with awkward jerks and jolts. The book ends in a way that makes you think the love triangle is answered but something tells me that Misha isn’t going away and we will see more of him in book 2. Oh and there is no sex but that is to be expected in a series that is more UF than romance.
I was a bit disappointed at the way Celia’s sisters just seemed to automatically pair up with Aric’s people. While the matches seemed like good ones I would have liked to see a story for each of them. If I had to guess I would say this series is going to Celia’s story, kind of like Kate Daniels, and her sisters are just going to be awesome secondary characters. However, each of them had such personality and quirkiness that I think they could have done with their own time.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The writing is pretty hysterical. The world building is good enough that I think there is potential for a long on-going series and there are some kick-ass fight scenes. I look forward to learning more about Aric and his culture. There was a hint that there might be a mention of mates. Aric and Celia has such a strong connection that I think this might be possible however it was also made clear that Aric would be expected to breed with a pure line. So who knows what will come but I do know that I really look forward to whatever it might be! Final grade-B+
“I came to see you.”
I stood in the doorway in the tank top I’d slept in and a pair of yoga pants that had been begging to to to the big laundry basket in the sky. My wild curls and I had fought. They’d won. I hadn’t showered, and I resembled something the wereraccoon was chewing on before he ran like the dickens. Yet Misha’s hungry gaze swept along my body, despite my hell-on-a-cracker appearance.
I leaned one arm along the doorway and rested my other on my hip, annoyed. “Why? Did you run out of virgins or something?”
Misha’s gray eyes flickered with stirring mischief. “If I had, should I expect to find one here?”
“Nope. We’re all out, too”