Series: Weird Girls, #3
Published by Signet Select on January 7, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 368 pages
Sexual Content: some sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kristina
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 .
Between the constant action, romantic entanglements, and complex death threats CURSED BY DESTINY doesn't give poor Celia a break after the events of A CURSED EMBRACE. I love how strong Celia is in spite of all the horrible issues she has and yet is able to still be the loving and protective big sister to her family. Basically this whole book is one long emotional roller coaster of highs and lows which had me desperately wanting Celia to get a break somewhere but she doesn't. Along with the emotional roller coaster ride and the perilous plot to kill Celia makes CURSED BY DESTINY a wonderfully exciting story. The fight scenes seemed to be ramped up to 11 which was a great way to highlight Cecy and her sisters' abilities during fights. I still am perplexed by the odd combination of powers they each have due to being cursed which are made even more complicated in this book through a series of interesting events.
Obviously I loved Celia as a main heroine for her strength but I also loved the hilarious shape shifting situations she gets in especially one involving an unfortunate incident with a dog. I enjoyed the sisters a little bit more in CURSED BY DESTINY as they seemed more fleshed out with more complex personalities though I do have some concern for Celia's sister Emme who is in a constant state of blushing. On the relationship front for Celia I understand the need for a 'love triangle' but its coming off as kind not a choice even for Celia especially considering the fact that Misha consistently creeped me out 100x more than Aric. Aric seems to be the better choice especially with the whole being Celia's mate thing and them actually being in love. I am still perplexed by Aric and the shifters' situation in this book with trying to keep shifters from becoming extinct by forced marriages. It seems that artificial insemination would be a much more effective way to keep the species alive...
Aside from my musings on ways to keep shifters from being extinct without delving into forced marriages CURSED BY DESTINY was a very enjoyable continuation o f the Weird Girls series. There is something for everyone in this series with action and mystery as well as magic and romance.Series Titles:
- Otherworld series by Yasmine Galenorn