The Weird Girls by Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls #0.5
Source: Personal (e-)shelf
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.
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After reading Sealed with a Curse (review to come on Team Tynga’s Reviews next month), I was eager to get my hands on more Wird sisters stories. A Cursed Embrace, the second book in the series, isn’t out yet but there is this prequel novella!
The Weird Girls is a peek into the lives of the Wird sisters before we meet them in Sealed with a Curse. In fact, it’s in their early days in Tahoe, long before they get involved with the vampires and werewolves of Sealed with a Curse. This time around, Cecy, Taran, Shayna, and Emme are facing down the local coven after they destroy one of the coven members’ talismans in a bar bathroom brawl. Yeah, you heard me. Everything started after Taran took on a witch in a public bathroom. If that’s not an original spur to a story, I’m not sure what is.
I’m coming into this story familiar with the characters and the world. I’m not sure how this story would read for someone new to the Wird sisters but for me, as a fan, I found it be super enjoyable. You get a great sense of the girls’ personalities and it’s fun to see what stays true between the events in The Weird Girls and the first pages of Sealed with a Curse, like Celia’s determination to protect her sisters, and theirs to stand by her.
I’d definitely recommend picking up Sealed with a Curse if you’re interested in Cecy Robson’s work but The Weird Girls will give you a nice taste of what Robson and the Wird sisters have to offer if you’re not prepared to go all in. And once you give them a shot, you’ll be panting for the next instalment!