Review – THE WEIRD GIRLS by Cecy Robson

November 1, 2012 General, Reviews 13

 

TITLE:  The Weird Girls
SERIES: 
Weird Girls #.5
AUTHOR:
  Cecy Robson
PUBLISHER:
  Signet Eclipse
PUBLICATION DATE:
  December 4, 2012
ASIN: 
 B008EXNZZM

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GOODREADS SUMMARY: 

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, a little weird… 

The Wird sisters are different from every race on earth—human and supernatural. When human society is no longer an option for them, they move in among the resident vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region. Could this be the true home they’ve longed for? Um, not quite. After the sisters accidentally strip a witch of her powers in a bar brawl, they soon realize the mistake will cost them. Because to take on a witch means to take on her coven. And losing the battle isn’t an option.

Includes a preview of the first full-length novel in the Weird Girls series, Sealed with a Curse—as well as introductions to the Weird World, and a letter from the author.

**A review copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

  

 

She-Wolf Review

 

The plot of this novella is straightforward – four sisters with unusual (understatement) abilities are in the midst of settling into their new Lake Tahoe home when, on a night out to celebrate, one of the sisters, Taran, to be exact, pisses off a witch.  And then all hell breaks lose.   This is a wonderfully imaginative, action packed story that sets up what looks to be a great new urban fantasy series by debut author, Cecy Robson.

 

From the start, what I loved about this story was its tone.  The Weird Girls has a wonderful balance of light and dark. One minute there is a pop culture reference to Beyoncé, snarky comments that make you laugh, and a lighthearted feel to the close bonds shared by these four unique sisters.  The next minute there is a sense of violence and tragedy that haunts the Wird sisters and that hints at a dark past.  Celia, the oldest, spends the story facing violent trials to the death in an effort to protect her sisters from a crazed witch.  And when I say violent, I mean the bloody kind; the kind that shows Celia will do anything to protect those she cares about.  I liked this dichotomy, this idea that while these women try to live out their lives as normally as possible, there is nothing they can do to keep the supernatural world, and all of its inherent violence, out of their lives.   It also proves that they can rise to the challenge and protect their own.  Amid the lighthearted feeling of sisterhood, Robson doesn’t shy away from the dark and the unsettling.  She can crack a joke that makes you smile and on the next page write something that totally switches the mood and makes you wonder how Celia is going to survive the next fight.

 

This is also a very imaginative world.  The sisters each have unique abilities that set them apart from humans.  I also think it sets them apart from other supernaturals but we really only meet witches in this novella.  And what absolutely fear inducing witches these are!  For me, witches tend to be the least interesting supernaturals in the fantasy world.  Kudos to Robson for creating witches that are powerful, clever in their sense of violence, and who also make me step back and think they’re a real force to be reckoned with.  We know that vampires and shifters also exist but the Wird girls know very little about this world since they’ve done their best to keep out of it.  I think this is a great setup.  I assume we’ll learn more about the supernatural alongside the sisters as they struggle to adapt to new rules and relationships.

 

Speaking of relationships…there is a hint of a romance that is just fantastic.  A mystery man that haunts Celia’s dreams…I’m dying to know where that storyline is going to take us.

 

Robson writes with a sense of exuberance.  I feel like she had as much fun writing The Weird Girls as I had reading it.  I can’t wait to see what happens next to these sisters.  Something tells me it’s going to be a wild ride.

 

 

4 HOWLS – Excellent and highly recommended



 

 

About the Author

  

Cecy (pronounced Sessy) Robson is a full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest. She attributes her passion for story-telling back to the rough New Jersey neighborhood she was raised in. As a child, she was rarely allowed to leave the safety of her house and passed her time fantasizing about flying, fairies, and things that go bump in the night. Her dad unwittingly encouraged Cecy’s creativity by kissing her goodnight wearing vampire fangs. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, she began writing her first urban fantasy series, Weird Girls, in May 2009.

 


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13 Responses to “Review – THE WEIRD GIRLS by Cecy Robson”

  1. Braine

    Howling with you here!!! Loved this too! The first scene alone with the rats… man that’s plain disgusting. Made my skin crawl!

    • Cecy

      Thank you, Braine! It’s a true compliment to a writer when words can have such an effect on a reader. So glad you enjoyed my novella!

    • Cecy

      Thank you, Melliane! You’re very kind. I’m so touched that you ladies have enjoyed my writing. You honor me. Merci!

    • Cecy

      Thank you, Jenifer. It’s been fun getting to know my “weird” girls. I hope you’ll like them as much as I do. Taran is my trouble-maker. Strangely enough, she’s one of the most popular characters.