Thursday, November 13, 2014

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: A Cursed Bloodline by Cecy Robson


I am so excited to be a part of this tour because this is one of my most favorite urban fantasy series out there. I just love everything about it. Cecy is an amazing writer and it shows in each new book she writes.





Series: Book Four in the Weird Girls Series
Published By: Loveswept (November 18, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Tour By: Tasty Book Tours

Book Description:
Just when Celia thinks the supernatural world can’t turn deadlier, a new rival emerges, proving just how dangerous a power-hungry were can be.

Since being cursed with unique abilities, Celia Wird and her three sisters have fought the most bloodthirsty preternaturals in the Lake Tahoe region. But Celia’s greatest threat is someone she would have never suspected: Anara, a werewolf Elder who has allowed his hatred for Celia to spiral out of control. In a play for dominance, Anara tortures Celia and gives her an ultimatum: sever her mate bond with pureblood were Aric — or Anara will kill everyone she loves.

From the instant they met, Celia and Aric have shared an attraction that cannot be tamed. So keeping Aric away is impossible, and Aric would sooner die than allow anyone to hurt the woman he loves. Misha, master vampire and Celia’s sworn protector, also finds his way into the chaos, seeking blood from those who have harmed her.

Now Celia and her sisters are caught in the middle of a war driven by lust, fueled by hatred, and destined to end in tragedy. For Anara is a force to be reckoned with, and he will not succumb without robbing Celia of those who hold her heart. 






About the Author:



CECY (pronounced Sessy) ROBSON is the Penguin Random House New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure, and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family's vehement protests. A writer, registered nurse, and mother living in the South, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories. 



Once again I am blown away by Robson's ability to bring out both the best in me and the worst. 

She delivers in another spell binding addition to the Weird Girl series that had me constantly on the edge of my seat never knowing what to expect next. I wanted to reach through the pages and comfort Celia one moment and reach through the pages and strangle Anara the next. Never have I loved so much to hate someone in my life. The only other villain I can possible compare him to would be Dolores Umbridge from my beloved H.P. Series. 

I wanted to cry, rage, scream, tear my hair out (okay bad joke here), stomp on my kindle, and gather the Wird sisters and the pack and protect them all, all at once. I don't think I have read a book from Robson that has inspired me to feel so many different things all at once, hence bringing out both the good and the bad in me.

My heart wasn't just ripped out of my chest, it was clawed out, more than once and then stomped on, maybe even spit on for good measure because hey, why not?

It ached. I ached for all the hardships that came between Celia and Aric. Never have two people been more doomed to be together and struggled so hard for their love than these two. And if that wasn't heart wrenching enough, Celia and her sister's relationship became strained as well as Celia had to  kept secrets from them all in order to protect them and keep them safe.

I think I need a breather. 

I think Robson may have ruined all other UF books for me. 

Will anything ever compare to this read? Gah, This. Read. 

This. Freaking, Read.

It tore my heart out, stomped on it and then stomped on it some more. I know I said that already but believe me, it bares repeating. 

At one point I even had to put this down just so I could get a hold of my self. Too many stinking emotions all at once.  I cried so many times it isn't even funny. If I didn't love Cecy so much I might actually hate her a little for the stomach heaving ride this book put me through. But of course I don't hate Cecy, I love her all the more because those emotions? Well they just testified to me all over again how good of a writer she is. 

I care about this group of people a LOT. I think about them long after the book has been put down and sometimes even randomly for no reason at all. I love them. I have time, emotions and so much more invested in all of their well being and when they hurt, I hurt and let me tell you, I hurt a lot reading this. It was downright painful at times but it was okay because it made those rare happy moments, those triumphs, all the more wonderful and worth celebrating. I wanted to jump up and down when something godo happened and savor it.

I won't go into too much more detail because really, how much more can I sing this series praises? But truly this is a UF series that is so worth it to read. So worth it to go on that roller coaster ride from hell and then back again because you will love it. You will cherish the ride and when the book is done, you will want to do it all over again and be counting down the days until the next one. Trust me on this. 






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*





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40 comments:

  1. I really need to continue this series! I loved the first book but decided for a few more books to come out before I continued. Now seems like the right time to get back. It sounds like the book had a real emotional impact on you. :) It's always awesome when an author continues to deliver.
    Lovely review, Ali!

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    1. Definitely continue with this series Nick and the last book will be out in just a few short months so it is a great time to start back up with it!

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  2. Eeep! It sounds like a series that will put me through the wringer. I started reading one of hers (can't remember the title, tbh), but had to set it aside because I wasn't connecting well with the characters. I'm wondering if this series will work better for me?

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    1. I bet it will, all the characters are fabulous!!

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  3. I was just looking over my wishlist the other day, and unfortunately Cecy Robson is STILL on it. o_O I so need to make time for her Weird Girls, especially after learning that it's your most favourite Urban Fantasy series. Gah! What's wrong with me!?

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    1. You do because Carmel, it has werewolves! You will love it!!

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  4. Wow, Ali, this one sounds kind of brutal! I feel like I'm going to need to strap on some serious emotional armor before I pick it up:) I love to hate a good villain though, so I'm kind of weirdly excited to meet Anara. And hate her instantly ;-) Fabulous review!

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    1. You do! This one was tough but in a good way.

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  5. Thank you for everything you felt reading this novel, whether it was rage or happiness, fear or humor. You honor me with your words and emotions. Thank you, Ali, just . . . thank you! :'-)

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    1. <3 Thank you for being such a fabulous writer!!

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  6. I'm on a contemporary mood lately but I plan to get to this soon, squeeze it in. I'm not scared and excited to rad this, the last one made me want to pull out my hair too!

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  7. Thank you for participating in the tour for A CURSED BLOODLINE

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  8. I still haven't read this series but I have heard the most amazing things about it. I really love books that make you feel everything, both good and bad and this one seems to do it perfectly. Great review, Ali :)

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  9. Wow, the feels!! I need to read this series, I totally so need to read this series!! Awesome review!

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  10. I am very happy that you seem to have liked this more than I did! It WAS very emotional, but it was all just a bit too much for me. And the Celia disaster in the end, you know what I mean, it was very difficult for me to get through.
    Hopefully the next one will be just a bit lighter.

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    1. It definitely was hard but I am hoping the next one (and last!) will be filled with a lot more happy moments.

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  11. Lol! I'm excited and scared to check this series out ;) I'm so happy that the latest book gave you so many feels, despite it making you want to stomp and shake your kindle, but that is an awesome author to make you care about the characters. I need to get to know Celia and Aric!
    This review Ali, it kicks-butt - just saying :)

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    1. LOL thanks Kim and you really should meet them, you will love them too. :)

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  12. Kindlemom, I want this one. What a super cover and great review too!

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  13. Sounds like an awesome book...thanks for the great review!

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  14. This is one series I'm dying to read! So glad to hear you loved it!

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    1. Thanks Candace and I do hope you give it a try soon.

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  15. I'm glad you had a wonderful time with this one, I loved it as well, so many things, so intense! I can't wait for more. Great review!

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  16. Oh man. Okay one day I will get to her books! Gah!

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  17. I can't believe I didn't join the tour for this. At the time of sign ups, I just didn't feel like doing anything blogwise. But I'll have my review up next week. Glad you loved it!

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    1. Glad you still read it though, that is what matters!

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    1. It was a pretty intense read, especially compared to the others. ;)

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  19. ah glad you are still enjoying this series, I think I will have to give it another shot one day

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  20. Wow! This one really did a number on you. It's funny how the books that seem to stomp all over our feels are the ones we enjoy the most. This sounds like an intense reading experience haha.

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    1. That is so true. Maybe because they really mess with us and we can't help but love them for it. ;)

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