ARC Review--A Curse Unbroken by Cecy Robson

Fans of Keri Arthur will love the Weird Girls, four sisters cursed with supernatural powers. In Cecy Robson’s latest urban fantasy romance, the search is on for an unholy grail, while evil is licking its wounds—and looking for revenge.

The preternatural world is changing. After a massive magical throwdown tore apart the established order, the dark elements are rebuilding their ranks unopposed. Celia Wird’s world is changing, too. She’s the mate of the pureblood were Aric, and his Warriors are honor-bound to protect her family as she and her sisters recover from unimaginable horrors.

Celia hesitates to reveal the true extent of the Wird sisters’ trauma, but they aren’t the only ones keeping secrets: Aric and the werewolf Elders are tracking a stone that grants limitless power. So is a tough coven of witches. Then Misha, a master vampire with his own plans for the stone, sends Celia after it. Can she and the vamps beat both the weres and the witches to the treasure before it falls into the wrong hands?

Fearing for Celia’s safety, Aric begs her to stay out of the hunt. What they don’t realize is that they’re the ones being hunted. But Celia’s ready to prove that she’s not easy prey.


I received this ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.


Cecy Robson's A Curse Unbroken was an utterly delightful read! There was so much excitement and mystery to the whole story that I couldn't put it down! It was a highly enjoyable and completely lovable read!

There are still a few issues and pain that must be dealt with after the events of A Cursed Bloodline. Celia is dealing with the pain of losing her and Aric's child and never being able to have another one after Anara's attack, but she's not the only one suffering. Taran is going through her own emotional turmoil that threatens to tear her and Gemini apart as well.

When it seems everyone--the Weres, the witches, and the vampires are after a powerful stone, Celia is roped into the search as well. This stone can grant ultimate and limitless power for it's fueled by an entity of sorts. Like a genie in a way, but obviously no Robin Williams! And this stone is so powerful it can basically tip the scales for the battle between good and evil, which makes it quite the hot commodity and a race/battle to get to it before the bad guys do!

There are other forces at work here too, though I feel like I can't get into those details without spoiling something...but yeah, we can definitely leave it at that! Nothing is ever simple in Celia's world!

I truly have come to adore this series and the characters! I love Celia and her sisters! I love the Weres, those guys are all awesome. Though I admit, there were times in the course of the series that I kind of wanted to slap Aric...mostly in that last book! All has been forgiven! I remember when I first started the series, I thought I was going to be overwhelmed with Celia and three sisters. It was just so many people because then they all have their own boyfriend too! But truly, it wasn't overwhelming at all! I love all these characters and I can't believe I even once thought there might be too many! There is the perfect amount really! I wouldn't want it any other way!

The romance in this story was incredible as well! I loved seeing Celia and Aric together, even though they still face a ton of issues in trying to stay together! But I also loved seeing Shayna and Koda in their happy little bubble! I was near tears watching Taran and Gemini grow apart. And I was positively delightful over the new prospects for Emme! Whew boy! If I recall correctly, there was a subtle hint or two in the previous book, and though nothing was set in blazing colors to said romance prospects, I feel like we getting on solid ground there!

While this draws a conclusion to Celia's tale in the Weird Girls, the series isn't over yet! There's a definite hint at more danger and enemies to come, but it looks like it will be Taran's turn at the wheel...oh boy! Better buckle up for that one! LOL (but at least it's not Shayna for she's hell on wheels! LOL!!)


Overall Rating 5/5 stars


A Curse Unbroken releases March 10, 2015





It's Monday! What are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It's a fun meme where we gather to share what we've read last week and our reading plans for this week.

Last Week I Read:

Dark Debt by Chloe Neill (Early Copy) (5 stars)
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey (ARC)--Review to come at a later date


Currently Reading:

Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep (ARC)


What I Plan to Read this Week:

Soul Crossed by Lisa Gail Green (ARC)


Other Posts of Interest:







Stacking the Shelves--Opps! I did it again!

This weekly meme is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!



Ahh, the early 2000s! 2000 really with that single! Haha! Because I really did do it again with going overboard! But a lot of these were orders that all just came in this week, much to my DELIGHT!!


So I bought:





 Unchanged by Jessica Brody
Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder--keeper copy!
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder--I didn't have this edition and I suddenly decided I wanted ALL the US editions! Yes, it's weird. But when there's a new set of them coming out soonish, I decided I wanted those and then that I wanted ALL the editions! SO I bought the rest!
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder--this edition I had to buy used. It was marked LIKE NEW. It was not LIKE NEW at all! There was wear in the spin and a bent corner. This should've been marked as VERY GOOD.
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder--another that I had to buy used and was marked VERY GOOD. This one I'd say was GOOD. Not very at all! The cover had a few bents on the corners. The spine was well worn, but that's what happens you MUST own particular copies and must buy used online. It will do. It's just for collector's sake!
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead--SIGNED! Yes! I went on a book buying binge! I wanted to see a lot of authors to get what is likely the last book in said series and since I have the rest signed, my OCD demanded I get them signed now! Since I can't make it to RT this year! SOB!!!
Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott (Paperback)--SIGNED! Yeah I had the original hardcover, but once again OCD is demanding a matching set since this might be a duology! Word lately has been that maybe there might possibly could be a book 3! Let's hope so!!
Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott--SIGNED!
Unleashed by Sophie Jordan--SIGNED! A duology, and I have the first book signed, so yeah, NEED that second book signed! This is a serious condition y'all! Though I feel like all my book buddies here totally get it! ;)

Ebooks I bought:

 Double or Nothing by Kristen Painter
Lion's Share by Rachel Vincent
The Collector's Society by Heather Lyons
Basic Incubus by Nicole Peeler


Then the books my bestie ordered for me for Christmas arrived and she brought those to me this week! Luckily, I did check 2/3 out from the library, so I only have 1 to read and 2 to shelve!!

Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham--read, reviewed, and loved!
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll--read, reviewed, loved, and was scared pretty darn good!


For review from the publisher I received:

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (Early Copy)--Still need to start this series, but I should be getting the review book for Murder of Crows soon too! Then I can binge read!! 


THANK YOU Penguin Publishing Group!

Cursed by Fire by Danielle Annett

THANK YOU Danielle!

This is a book from fellow blogger Danielle at Coffee and Characters Blog!


And then last week, I was home alone one night and kind of, sort of went of Disney Store shopping binge! Luckily I didn't buy TOO much, but I did get myself the free shipping limit, but I couldn't resist temptation and all the delightful new offerings! Of course the VERY next day, they had the item I was looking to add to my order, so I talked my mom into buying it for me...for Easter! I already bought her a little something too, but I might need to add something to make it more equal price wise! 

SO anyways here's what I binge bought:

So this is 1 mug with 4 posters from Classic Fantasyland rides! And OMG I was in love with this mug! I'm not even sure I'm going to use it for drinking. It's not dishwasher safe which makes me worry the paint might chip with time and I DO NOT want that happening!

Anyway, the poster depicts 4 classic rides, all of which I remember riding and LOVING as a kid! There's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
It's a Small World!
Mad Tea Party, Dumbo, and the Carousel--oddly I didn't catch the other two, I just saw Dumbo!
Snow White's Scary Adventures--omg I SOOOO remember this ride from being a kid! And if I recall correctly, the first time I rode it, Snow White wasn't in the ride--according to my mom, since I was 2 at the time--but then when I rode it again at 5 or 6, she was added at the end! This was just such a cool ride I thought because it was a MOVIE ride!

I also LOOOOVED the Peter Pan Ride and the Haunted Mansion! I'm itching to ride the Little Mermaid Ride...next year, next year, NEXT YEAR!!! Hence why I can't wait for 2016!!

This wicked awesome coaster with the Hitchhiking Ghosts from the Haunted Mansion!--I had a good freak out because when I opened my box, this oh so delicate ceramic tile coaster was OUT of its bubble wrap. Thank goodness it didn't break!!

And finally, the creme de la creme and what got me started on this shopping spree:

a Disney Fairies Collection piece: Fawn! It's one of those limited edition/quantity dolls. I always thought of getting one, but the couple sets were always so expensive. Fawn was a little cheaper for being a single doll! Plus her dress was stellar and I LOVE the Disney Fairies line!

Needless to say, I'll be doing some redecorating/rearranging in my room this weekend! As of writing this post, I still need to do it! LOL!


And that was my amazing haul this week! Not too bad considering out of the 19 books I only need to read 10! So half-ish! I'm tempted to buy another book I've already read so it is an even 50/50! ;)

What did you get this week?








Top 5 Sundays

Top 5 Sundays is a weekly blog meme created by Larissa at Larissa and Friends' Bookish Life.

Every Sunday I will post a TOP 5 list on the blog. It can be about anything and every week I'll have a new theme {You can vote on next week’s theme on my left sidebar!} and I will ad the Mr.Linky bellow the post so you can do a list with the theme and add you link to it.

Rules:
1 - Write a post listing your TOP 5 choices within the theme I chose (or was chosen on a poll) for the week.
2 - Mention this Blog on the post and link back to it.
3 - Feel free to use the Feature's image (there is a smaller size version of it bellow)
4 - After you've finished your post, add you link (of the post, not your blog's main page) to the Mr.Linky at the end of that week's post.
5 – If you don’t have a blog to post, just leave your list in the comments =)



This week's topic is: Paranormal Romance Books I'm dying for in 2015!



*in no particular order

Gonna try my best here! I read books I consider Urban Fantasy, but I guess sometimes Paranormal Romance books can be considered the same! I mean I KNOW there are differences, but it's hard knowing which books fall under which category sometimes!

Sadly, nearly all of these don't have covers yet either! So sorry about the lack of pretty! Instead I'll just use the author's photo! Just so you don't see a bunch of blank books 4 times!


DAWN
by Alyssa Rose Ivy

The final installment in the trilogy! I just know it releases this year and I CANNOT wait!! LOVE this series!! And that it connects to her Crescent/Empire Chronicles series is even more awesome!! This one's New Adult, but I definitely say it fits the Paranormal Romance end vs Urban Fantasy end!


SAVOR
by Alyssa Rose Ivy

 No cover for this one, but it's book 4 in the the Empire Chronicles! Another New Adult Paranormal Romance! No release date yet either, but so far Alyssa says it will release this year! So YAY! 


FEVERBORN
by Karen Marie Moning

Another coverless one! I still need to read Burned, but I cannot wait to read either! Or both really! LOVE the Fever series and so happy to see it back! I think this one can be categorized as either either Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy. Maybe more UF...but I digress!


ARCHANGEL'S ENIGMA
by Nalini Singh

Another Guild Hunters book? Yes please! I still need to read the last one in this series too! But cannot wait! Definitely think this fits the bill for Paranormal Romance! Love the characters in this series too!


MENAGERIE
by Rachel Vincent

This one might be more Urban Fantasy than Paranormal Romance. I can't be sure yet. Though her other books tended to stray more towards UF than PR. But again, it's another one of those that I can't decide on genre wise and think it could be considered both, but feel like the die hard Paranormal Romance readers might say it's UF. But again, I struggle at this categorizing! Especially if I haven't read it yet! LOL!









Follow Friday

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This week's question is: Your house is burning down and you have time to select three books you own to take with you. What three books?



MY ANSWER: Who thought of this evil question?! And only three?! PURE EVIL!! Ugh....

I guess I would go with Demon in My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Old Magic by Marianne Curley, and Bitten by Kelley Armstrong.

Demon in My View was my first vampire read and my first paranormal read, so I have a special love for it! It would need to come with me, though this and my next copy are ones buried on my closet shelf...


I adored Old Magic! Time traveling, witches, magic, curses, and of course a bit of love! Plus Kate was my first "awkward" heroine. You know the type we see a lot now, the unpopular girl, but she's special in her own way, ie she has magic! That she never used it against her bullies makes her a far better person than me! lol!


Bitten because it's an amazing werewolf novel! And it was among my first adult ones too! I love it! Plus it can stand on its own, like most of Kelley's books! This too is in my closet but on another shelf, actually it sits on top of my bookcase that I have shoved in there!


So now I must cry and mourn all my lost pretties and head to store so I can become broke as I work to replace them all! Which makes me think I better take a true inventory on them one of these days! Goodreads isn't really up to date because I don't have reviews for ALL the books I read. Just since 2009 when I started blogging and Goodreads ironically!


And again, I must state: Truly EVIL question!! EVIL!!!! ;)