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The Wird sisters are moving in 4 days. They need to move f...more**Thank you Random House and Netgalley for providing this in exchange for an honest review**
The Wird sisters are moving in 4 days. They need to move for their own sanity. Their parents were murdered and they need a fresh start somewhere that isn't filled with painful memories. Things seem to be falling into place for them. They've all found employment and have almost finished their packing. Then Celia's ex, Danny, calls. He needs help from the girls. His father has been kidnapped by vampires.
This was my first introduction to the Weird Girls series. Even though I didn't love it, I did enjoy it enough to move Sealed with a Curse from my "Maybe" to to my TBR list. The thing I loved most about the story was the bond the sisters shared. What can I say, I'm always a sucker when it comes to sister stories. Another thing I really liked was how the girls powers where handled. Each has their own unique power. They also have distinctive, likable personalities.
There were a few things I that bothered me. Taran has a fire ability. It's obvious that she is immune to her flames, but her clothes? Really? Also, how did Danny go from not really knowing anything about supernaturals to becoming an almost expert on all thing supernatural? He said he was able to track down a few books recently, but yet he seems to have all the answers when the time comes for the girls to break their curse? (less)
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This was my first encounter with the Ree Reyes ser...more**Thank you to Pocket Books and Netgalley for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review**
This was my first encounter with the Ree Reyes series. I missed that this was a later in series when I requested it. I was completely lost for the first few pages and thought I'd have to put this aside until I read at least the first book. Thankfully, I stuck it out. I came to the title for chapter one and found out I was supposed to be unsure of what was going on. The author does a little recap of who all the major characters are and gives you a little back story of what's happened in the series so far. You don't need to be submerged in the Geek culture to understand this book. I just barely skim the top of the Geek world. I knew all the TV, movie, comic, and book references they made. I will admit most of the game references were Greek to me. I have a (very) basic understanding of the card games and D&D. I knew only a couple of the computer and video games references. Even with a some of the jokes going over my head, I really enjoyed this story. It has a really unique twist on the UF genre.
The action starts on the first page and continues right to the end. I like what I saw of the secondary characters. I absolutely loved Ree. She's smart, strong, and hysterical. I really liked the magical system. It's nothing like anything I've seen before. There is a situation between Ree and Eastwood that I'm pretty sure will be a big spoiler for one of the previous books. It seems like the type of the that was probably the main story. I now plan to buy the other two books in this series.(less)