Jan 28, 2014

Review--Cursed by Destiny by Cecy Robson

Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, weird…...

Celia’s a girl in trouble.  Her heart is bound to Aric, but he is a pureblood were who must deny her or risk condemning his species to extinction.  And that’s just her love life. She’s also been called to take down a group of demon terrorists looking to overthrow the paranormal world. (No pressure.)

In order to bring them down, Celia must ally herself to Misha, the master vampire who has made no secret of his desire for her. And if that weren’t enough misfortune for one girl, a clairvoyant’s prediction could destroy Celia and Aric’s love for good. The only way to protect the world from unbridled supernatural terrorism is for Celia to bind herself to her destined mate. And that doesn’t appear to be Aric….

Oh. My. God. Yeah, that's pretty much what I said after finishing Cursed by Destiny by the talented and yet just a tiny bit evil towards her readers, Cecy Robson! Why you may ask? Because of the last six words at the ending of this book. Yup, six words. Six simple little words. And they're only the end of the sentence. And the worst part? No word on book 4! Eek!

Okay, let's move onto my review. Because I truly did enjoy this one from beginning to end...minus the last six words which just drove me crazy! Only because of the unknown long length of time until the next book! Note that anything longer than tomorrow, is too long of a wait! All right, back on track here...things are a bit tense in Celia's world. Aric, the love of her life, her mate, is forced to marry another were in order to continue their species. Anara, the wolf in charge, is pretty much your all American (were) asshole. I really, do not like him, he's the driving force that keeps Celia and Aric apart.

But moving on, Celia has her hands full with trying to track down members of the Tribe, the group that's been giving her and the other supernaturals hell. For awhile, it seems unclear what our true course was going to be. Sure, Celia deals with the occasional Tribe threat and takes down what little members she can, but there's a much larger issue on the horizon and the Tribe will continue to be one of the main threats. Further in the story, another Tribe attempt at world domination--or something of the kind ;) --comes up and it will take everything Celia, her sisters and the pack have to defeat it.

The romance in this story becomes a much larger focus. Not the romantic scenes themselves but the arc of romance. Celia longs to be with Aric but fate is being her bitchy self and keeps them apart. In the meantime she has a lustful Misha on her tail and a new lion shifter, Tye stalks onto the scene. Destiny has decreed that Tye and Celia will have babies to help extend their species. Tye is all for the mating...Celia not so much. At first, Tye is bit of a pig. But then we get to see him in a different light towards the end. I'm not saying I am rooting for him. Not at all. But I don't hate him either. So the love situation isn't a square or a triangle really. There are just many obstacles keeping Celia and Aric apart. And of course Misha is set on winning Celia's heart, but I don't really see them together as a couple. Even though we get more Misha time in this one, I am not changing my position on still rooting for Aric to be the winner of Celia's heart.

Celia's sisters still play a pretty large role in story. At first in this series, I thought I would be overwhelmed with Celia and three sisters, but I find myself comfortable with them now. When they're apart is when I get upset, because the dynamics between the four women are just great! Each sister brings something to the group and not just with the powers and abilities, but their personalities. There's sweet, timid Emme, the outgoing Taran and the daring Shayna. Bren and Danny are in the story as well and I enjoyed seeing them again. Reading the novella, A Cursed Moon, lets you in on Danny's background, but it's not imperative or necessary that you read the novella. You'll just be in the know if you do.

Cursed by Destiny was a phenomenal read! This is yet another perfect read for all fans of Urban Fantasy! I loved it from beginning to end...minus the last six words! But truly, it's just the waiting that I hate, for now I am waiting first for information on the next book and then there's the wait for the book itself. But I still highly recommend reading this whenever you get the chance. I don't regret reading it early, it's just as I said, those last six words totally blew me away and strangely it was something I didn't see coming as I tend to read with an open mind and try not to make a thousand predictions while I read. So yes, read this as soon as possible! You will not be disappointed!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars


  1. What a nice review, Jessica. I'm glad you enjoyed Cursed by Destiny *cough, cough* minus those six little words. ;)

  2. Oh I love your review! haha I hate when books leave you hanging at the end! Especially when you know another is going to come out, but you have no idea when! Plus I read your teasers from this book and they got me interested, especially the first one! lol Great review! (:

  3. I enjoyed your review of Cursed by Destiny. I've read the first book in the series, but haven't ton any further. It looks like I need to get caught up.


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