Summary Via Goodreads: 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…
The Wird sisters are content to avoid the local vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region—until one of them blows up a vampire in self-defense. Everyone knows vampires aren’t aggressive, and killing one is punishable by death. But soon more bloodlust-fueled attacks occur, and the community wonders: are the vampires of Tahoe cursed with a plague?
Celia reluctantly agrees to help Misha, the handsome leader of an infected vampire family. But Aric, the head of the werewolf pack determined to destroy Misha’s family to keep the region safe, warns Celia to stay out of the fight. Caught between two hot alphas, Celia must find a way to please everyone, save everyone, and oh yeah, not lose her heart to the wrong guy—or die a miserable death. Because now that the evil behind the plague knows who Celia is, it’s coming for her and her sisters. This Wird girl has never had it so tough.”
My Review: I’m going gush for a moment, so you can skip it if you would like, BUT OH MY GOSH!! IT WAS SOOO GOOD! Ugh just soo good. I think my twin was going to actually kill me because i kept bothering her last night telling her about this part and that, and how funny this line was. Okay now on to my actual reviewing of this book.
There isn’t any foreplay on this book but only after i got half way through it, i realized – oh there was a prequel novella…well damn. But honestly i didn’t need it, but I loved the book so much that i going to go and find as soon as i am done with this review. So okay back to what i was saying. It started right in the middle of the action, and thank god for that. Sometimes its nice to have the slow beginning but when you want a good adventure, and a good time, its fun as hell to be thrown right into the plot, and right into the character’s lives and learn along the way. And Cecy Robson does that for us. She doesn’t just throw you in and leave you high and dry, she manipulated the story so that we could get the information we needed without spending a whole three first chapters of a boring dinner scene, or waking up scene, (i think you get the point).
Celia is Wird (Weird as they are so affectionately called) Sister number one, she is the narrator, and oldest of the four. And I love all the sisters I do, and I’ve said this in different reviews before, but with a lot of characters it seems easy for some authors to just start blending their characteristics until you have two of the same characters running around with two different names. This is NOT the case in this book. Each sister has a distinct and amazingly interesting personality. I think if the plot had totally sucked, i would have still loved this book just for the characters. But the plot didn’t suck and that is for later so back to Celia. Celia is not a were but can change into a tiger. Within I think the first 10 pages she explains to you the difference, and with snark-y good humor. That is what i think i love the most about Celia she is the like perfect blend of lead character, and narrator. She is easy to relate with, there is nothing she wouldn’t do for her sisters, while she is courageous, and badass to a max, she can also be vulnerable and caring. She can be human. It seems to me (again i know i say this alot) but main girl characters always have to be these kickass women who can’t and won’t let anything touch them. But lets be real here, everyone feels lonely once and awhile, and everyone feels pain, sympathy, and plain out longing. And Celia was easily human in my eyes because -yes she has to be strong, and she is because she had a piss-poor past. But she doesn’t let it harden her heart to the point of unfeeling and resentment. Okay now that i am going to spend far to much time with Celia I am going to stop now with my review on her.
The remaining Wird Sisters: Taran, Shayna, and Emme. I am going to assume – because either i really skipped over the part when Robson flat out told us that Taran was the second oldest. She is the bad mouthed, i don’t take shit from anyone, girl that can even admit that life is hard and she is scared shitless. Taran is probably the easiest to love in my eyes, I love her bad-mouthing, navy tongue. And i am sure if she looked at me with a hateful scowl i would run in the opposite direction. Taran is not a witch, but can use white/blue fire and lightening allow with other things. Taran also is unapologetic which i think she is rightfully so. So moving on to Shayna: Next oldest, second youngest (im pretty sure) Shayna is the happy- but not to happy you want to punch her in the face kind. She is the friend that you love to have around because she is a great person, with a big mouth, but such interesting characteristics you can’t fathom letting them get away. Shayna got a little lost in the mix sometimes but she did always come back. I might be slightly bias because i fell in love with her character when she skipped, YES skipped into danger. Like legit skipping like a little school girl. Shayna is a weapons manipulator, she can use wood and make it into a weapon, i think there is more too it but you would have to read it to fully understand. Lastly but not least is the baby of the family Emme. And Emme is the heart of the sisters, they three older sisters love her dearly and would do anything, and i do mean anything to protect her. She is a soft-hearted compassionate girl that only sees the good in people even after all the crap she has been through. i wanted to love her the most but that place was taken but i still loved her and she was just adorable. She is a healer, can use the “force”.
Our two main Alphas: Miska, and Aric.
Miska is the vampire master who is at the beginning trying the girls for killing one of his “family”. Now Miska may have a Russian accent but that and very elaborate gifts from him won’t repair the damage that has been done when he tried to have the girls killed. But eventually Celia forgives him. He i think also got a little lost, but i hope it was intentional. I was expecting this mind blowing, annoyingly, tragic, love tri-angle. Not so much, thank god. Anways he is an important role and i think is working his way into Celia’s heart.
Aric is a pureblood werewolf, who God i fell in love with the moment Celia set eyes on him. But that is because i am bias towards all werewolves. He isn’t overly possessive, he is just the right amount, and he isn’t stupid. He knows these girls can take care of themselves but worries because they have certain limitations, and he tells Celia that. He isn’t just trying to be a manly man but honest to God a good guy, who wants to protect someone he cares about. Another thing about Aric is he is funny, and there were times i thought i was going to really freaking hate the guy but it never happened.
Okay for the rest of the wolves who have fallen in love with the rest of the Wird sisters. Koda – huge, scary ass Native American Werewolf. He is well huge. Scary as hell. And just kind of plain awesome. He is also vulnerable at times. Gem – Asian decent werewolf who has a wickedly cool talent, and silent guy of the group. He is a protector for sure, but he along with the last guy Liam get a little lost again. I don’t think purposefully did they get lost but it really is hard to deal with so many characters in just one book so i forgive. Liam is protective, and a bit of an idiot. I can’t tell if he is just suppose to be charmingly idiotic or he really just is suppose to be an idiot. And when i say charmingly idiotic i mean suppose to be kinda stupid so that we think he is cute and love him anyways. But yeah those are the biggest vibes i got from him, protective, and an idiot when he wants to be.
So more guys: Bren and Danny. Bren is a lone wolf whose pack happens to be the girls and Danny. Danny is human – but we will get to him in a minute. Bren…what to say about Bren…i loved him? yeah that seems about right. I loved him. He is funny, and a good guy, but definitely got lost in the middle of the book makes one or two more reappearances and here is hoping for more in the next book! Dan is human, roommate/ex-boyfriend/best friends to Celia, and friends with the rest of the sisters. I liked Dan he proved that he had a purpose to fill in the book and he did, he wasn’t just the ex we need to include to rely up the new boys.
I don’t do villains unless its like the second book of a series because there are too many chances for spoilers and i don’t do spoilers.
Plot: I really liked the idea of the problem they are dealt in this book. i think that is was an interesting way to start the series but also gave the girls a lot of new allies for problems i am sure they will have to face in the future. One thing though i figured out the villain pretty quickly though i was tested on my resolve to keep my answer a bunch of times but still maybe it was just me. But i still think that the read for the plot is worth it. There is gore, there is violence, and these girls are dangerous when they need to be. The plot wasn’t something that i really had encountered before which was nice. I think that it was very well thought out and nicely planned.
The ending was no cliffhanger ending where you are like seriously? i need the next book and i need it now for the simple fact of knowing what will happen next. But I still am sitting here thinking, can i have the next one now? because i loved the story, and i loved the characters. i think that the characters is what will make readers want to go back for more. And there is also the fact that i feel like there is more of the girls past that needs to be revealed, and there is so much more that can be done. These character’s stories aren’t finish and i am not complaining.