Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Review: A Cursed Moon - Cecy Robson
Bren is a cocky, brash hound of a werewolf who loathes the idea of belonging to Aric’s pack—much less finding a mate. But Bren’s hotheaded behavior lands him in the doghouse when he defies Aric’s authority in front of his pack, bringing up a sore subject that’s bound to make the Alpha wolf’s blood boil…
Luckily for him, no one can stay mad at Bren and his wild charm for long. And when some frightening ghosts launch a hostile paranormal takeover, Bren will team up with Celia Wird to take down the evil ghouls before they hurt someone they both love…
Includes a preview of the upcoming Weird Girls novel Cursed by Destiny!
Weird Girls Series:
A Curse Awakened (Novella)
The Weird Girls (Novella)
Sealed with a Curse
A Cursed Embrace
A Cursed Moon (Novella)
Cursed by Destiny
A Cursed Bloodline
A Curse Unbroken
Of Flame and Promise
Of Flame and Light
Visit Cecy Robson's website for more information.
I'm a huge fan of Cecy Robson's Weird Girls series and I can't tell you how excited I was to find out that she would be writing a story from the point of view of werewolf Bren. Bren is a lone wolf who has been friends with the Wird sisters for years, he thinks of them as his pack and is like a protective older brother to them. The last thing he wants to do is join Aric's pack but if that's what he has to do to keep the sisters safe then he'll make the sacrifice. After the way Aric has treated Celia though Bren is holding a grudge and he's determined to make Aric pay.
I've always liked Bren so it was great to have this chance to get to know him better. I'm not sure why but I'd assumed that he would find love in this story so I was a little surprised that there was no romance but if I'm honest I think I enjoyed the story more because the focus was on his relationship with Celia and on him trying to find a place for himself within the pack. I loved how protective he is towards all of the sisters but especially the way he deliberately pushes Aric's buttons to get back at him for hurting Celia. Bren's cocky attitude gets him in trouble but you can tell he only acts that way because he cares so much about his friends and he hates to see Celia in so much pain. I'm still mad at Aric myself for the way he behaved in the last book so I enjoyed seeing him get some payback.
A Cursed Moon contains a nice amount of action and we get to see Bren and Celia work together against a dangerous enemy that puts not just their lives at risk. I was completely shocked by the turn of events towards the end of the story and can't wait to see how that effects the dynamics among their little group in the next book. Fans of the series are going to love this story but it will definitely contain spoilers if you're new to the series so I wouldn't recommend it as a starting point. I quickly fell in love with this series though so it's one I will happily keep recommending to urban fantasy fans.
Source: Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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