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Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson
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Sealed With a Curse starts out in medias res, and that pace pretty much matches what is found throughout this novel. I was a bit clueless at first as to what was going on, but I got sucked into the narrative and the Wird sisters' story almost immediately. There is more or less nonstop action, and the cool thing, is the heroine and her sisters are the main ones kicking butt and taking names. Along with laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful sisterly bonding, with a touch of romance, that adds up to a very enjoyable book.

Celia and her sisters were cursed before birth, but the curse backfired into a blessing. They are all gifted with unusual abilities. Despite the strangeness of the four Wird sisters' abilities, three of them manage to have busy dating lives and all four fulfilling careers as a nurse. Celia had a big issue that precluded dating a lot. She has an inner tigress that makes her one tough woman. Most men can't handle that. Celia fears that she never will meet that guy. Until she sees a hunky werewolf running with his pack. Their gazes connect, but that doesn't mean that they will "connect". And there is an epidemic of vampires turning into feral, bloodthirsty killers, so they might not get the chance to 'connect' anyway. Aric Connor might be the man of Celia's dreams, but as a purebred werewolf, she might not be a good partner to settle down with on his end. However, master vampire, Misha Aleksandr thinks Celia is pretty awesome, wooing her with expensive gifts and his supernatural vampire allure, which Celia is a lot more immune to it than she would have thought. Instead, her heart beats for Aric.

I loved the sister camaraderie the most in this book. They really had each others' backs. I liked how each sister had a distinct personality. They were individuals, but they worked and lived together in harmony. I also enjoyed the humor a lot (although it is sometimes of the raunchy, foul-mouthed variety). At first, I thought that would book would be too silly for me, but Robson proved she could hang with the Grade A Kickbutt Action Writers crew with her seriously intense action scenes. Readers who don't like gory description should be warned, because the author doesn't skimp on these. But seeing the Wird sisters kick butt and hold their own against a slew of powerful immortals makes up for some icktastic moments.

I thought it was cute how Celia's sisters all found romance with other weres associated with Aric. Although I didn't like the assumption that sleeping with them that fast was 'normal' whereas Celia was weird because she didn't get physical with guys like her sisters did. Sort of an inherent value judgment against people who choose a celibate lifestyle, for whatever reason. Granted, Celia did tend to be very self-pitying about her lack of a love life. I do think she could have dated more if she wanted to. And it's perfectly fine if she didn't date much, if she was okay with it. The fact that Misha definitely found her sexy and appealing from the beginning of the book (even before she met Aric) was proof that there was nothing wrong with Celia. Misha thought she was better than sliced bread, and he could have any woman he wanted. A man who couldn't handle her wasn't worth it anyway. I think deep down, Celia didn't want to settle for a Mr. Now when she could have Mr. Right.

Overall, this was a very good book. Lots of action, hilarious humor, great sister bonding. I liked that there is good ethnic diversity in this novel. The Wird sisters have Latin descent on their mother's side, and numerous characters are of different ethnic/racial backgrounds. The world-building was good, with some interesting takes on vampires, werewolves, witches, and other paranormals. Personally, the romance wasn't the biggest draw for me, although it was good. I liked the sister bond the most and the action, but the romance is pretty good (for an urban fantasy book). But there is definitely good chemistry and romantic promise for those who want that in the urban fantasy. This is a series I look forward to continuing.
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Reading Progress

January 28, 2013 – Shelved
January 30, 2013 – Shelved as: owned-copy
January 30, 2013 – Shelved as: urban-fantasy
January 30, 2013 – Shelved as: part-of-a-series
January 30, 2013 – Shelved as: first-in-series
January 30, 2013 – Shelved as: magic
January 30, 2013 – Shelved as: werewolf
January 30, 2013 – Shelved as: brothers-and-sisters
June 20, 2013 – Started Reading
June 21, 2013 – Finished Reading
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: 2013-200s-club-challenge
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: yearly-reading-challenge-2013
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: action-adventure-challenge-2013
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: favorites
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: vampire
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: curse
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: set-in-lake-tahoe
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: medical-profession
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: celibate-modern-heroine
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: character-multi-ethnic-heritage
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: latina-heroine-or-love-interest
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: russian-storyline-or-characters
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: wicked-witch
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: not-for-the-faint-of-heart

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message 1: by Lucy Qhuay (new)

Lucy Qhuay Oh, I have been wanting to read this one for a while. Looking forward to know what you think about it.

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) It took me a while to write my review. I think you'll enjoy it, Lucy.

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Rane Great Review Lady D!

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Thanks, Rane! Are you going to read this?

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