A Cursed Embrace
Release Date: July 2, 2013
Weird Girls Book #2
ISBN13: 9780451416742Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twenty-something girls—with one tiny exception: They are the products of a curse that backfired and gave each of them unique powers that made them, well, a little weird…
After Celia Wird and her sisters help master vampire Misha save his family, their powers are exposed to the supernatural community of the Lake Tahoe region. But fame comes at a price, and being “weird” isn’t always welcome.
To make matters worse, Celia desires the love of Alpha werewolf Aric, but his pack is bent on destroying their relationship to preserve his pureblood status. And once weres start turning up dead—with evidence pointing to the vampires—she must face the prospect of losing Aric forever. But the chaos only masks a new threat. An evil known as the Tribe has risen—and their sights are set on Celia and her sisters.
Where to start, where to start ...What happens when an Alpha werewolf is forced to choose between the woman he loves and his race that is dying out? A WHOLE lot of hurt, betrayal and hasty decisions.
The characters of this series keep me coming back for more. I really love Celia and her sisters. They are so fun and quirky. They each have their own personalities and are so different from each other,but are still so close and supportive of each other. Aric is strong alpha male. His group of weres are all protective and easy to like. Misha is still trying to win Celia over. He is there at every turn trying to seduce her and steal her away from Aric. Each and every one of them grow and change in A CURSED EMBRACE in some way. While Celia's sisters are enjoying their new-found love Celia's world is falling down around her. There is a lot of joy and an equal amount of pain. Aric's pack (besides the guys we know and love) are a bunch of ass hats. That is the best way I can describe them. There were many points that I wanted to jump into the pages and beat them over the head. The storyline for book 2 is pretty dark and sometimes creepy. There are demon babies clawing their selves out of human tummies. Fair warning!
There are a lot of situations that you just are not sure who will survive and who will be lost. The action is crazy, the situations leave you shocked and the choices will have you screaming at characters to open their eyes. The ending you ask? I don't even know what to say. I am heartbroken, I understand Celia's decision, I want to punch a certain alpha, I want to cry. Where is book 3? If you are an emotional reader A CURSED EMBRACE will leave you in tears at many points so keep the tissues handy.
I gave it 4/5 stars