Review: Cursed by Destiny by Cecy Robson

Cursed by Destiny, the third book in the Weird Girls series, opens with Celia training to take on the Tribe.  The Tribe came out of nowhere in A Cursed Embrace.  They are led by a group of demon lords and they recruit all manner of supernatural beings that have been ostracized or left behind.  Their goal is to impregnant unsuspecting women and take over the world.  Celia and her friends have formed an Alliance to take down the Tribe and she has agreed to live and train with Misha, the power vampire who desires her.  Aric is still supposed to marry a pureblood wolf so Celia is left with fighting and trying to fend off Misha.

My loneliness had become unbearable; every part of me longed to be touched.  But it wasn’t his hands my body craved.

Cursed by Destiny Cecy Robson, Weird Girls seriesThe supernatural world waits for no one though and Celia has little time to sort out her ailing love life as she is forced to fight and defend everything she knows.  Cursed by Destiny gives us new and stronger bad guys with the added focus of Celia possibly mating with someone.  Plus there is some upheaval with our secondary characters.  In book one, Sealed With a Curse, everything seemed to fall into place for Celia’s sisters and their new wolf friends.  Now we are finding out that things may not be as happy as they first were and there are some changes coming for everyone.

I think my biggest problem with this series is that we are now three books in and nothing has changed.  Each book has generally gone the same way.  Celia wants Aric but he is obligated to his pack and the continuation of their species.  Misha wants Celia but she is so head over heels for Aric, a man who doesn’t seem to be able to be with her, that she never commits to Misha.  He offers her everything and she lives with him but only for training and protection, not for anything more.  Just when the situation seems hopeless something happens to temporarily allow Celia and Aric to be together and progress their relationship a tiny bit, only to have it snatched out from under them in the last chapter.  Throw in a bad guy and supernatural fighting and you have the first three books, repeated.

At what point will something actually happen with Celia and one of these men?  I am not a fan of Aric so I was excited when I saw that line in the blurb “Celia to bind herself to her destined mate. And that doesn’t appear to be Aric” but of course it was a dirty tease.  In the end all we are left with is Misha proclaiming his devotion, Aric away and Celia being threatened for considering a relationship with him.

I do love the tone of Ms. Robson’s writing.  She has a snarky, fun-filled way of writing and there are some moments where I laughed out loud.  That snark is what has me coming back to the series even after my frustration with the lack of progress in the romance.  I think this series might not be for me though.  Having a love triangle is one thing and something I can work with but this isn’t even a triangle because Celia mostly just pines for Aric even though she often acknowledges how hot and fascinating Misha is.  Other than animal lust, I can’t see anything with Misha happening.

For readers who don’t mind not as much progress in settling the main relationship this would be a great series for you.  The bad guys are really bad and there are plenty of secondary characters to give the story extra layers.  Plus I think everyone would enjoy Ms. Robson’s voice.  Final grade- C

Favorite Quote:

We sat down with Misha and were joined by Hank.  Yippee.  By the second course, I’d begun to breathe normally.

Until I caught Hanks staring at my sister,  “Quit looking at her, Hank.”

“Not until you stop smelling yourself.  That’s really annoying, Celia.”

“Your mother is really annoying.”

“Yeah, she was.  What’s your point?”

Rating: C
Cursed by Destiny by Cecy Robson
January 7th 2014 by Signet
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  1. AmieLea says

    No mention of Tye?? I agree with you about Aric, so im hoping that in the next book, Robson kills him off and Celia falls for Tye :)

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    also, that ending?! I guessed she was pregnant the minute she couldn’t handle the smell of Chefs salad dressing, but it still made me gasp! Looking forward to the next book just because of this!!

    • says

      Oh good, finally someone else that doesn’t like Aric! You are now my favorite person. lol I have been in the minority with this one.

      You don’t like Misha? I am still in wait and see mode with Tye.

      The spoiler made me roll my eyes. I mean, come on…things weren’t messed up enough?

  2. cher says

    So good to see that I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t impressed with Aric. Something needs to change for the next book but I somehow don’t think Aric’s done ripping her heart out more. Great review

  3. Kyle says

    I have read of all of the Weird girl novels so far I hope Cecy keeps writing more of them I thought they were very good reads