Thursday, December 3, 2015

Review: Of Flame and Promise by Cecy Robson

Title: Of Flame and Promise
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Book Six in the Weird Girls Series
Published By: Loveswept (January 12, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 5 Stars!



Book Description:
Cursed by a spell meant to destroy them, Taran Wird and her sisters instead developed unique magical talents. With the power of fire and lightning literally at her fingertips, Taran doesn’t fear much. Demons, vamps, whatever—bring ’em on! Only one thing terrifies her: commitment.

Taran is crazy about her boyfriend, Gemini, a sexy were with the incredible ability to split into two separate wolves. But after watching her sister go through heartbreak with the pack’s Alpha, Taran knows not to count on happily ever after—despite Gemini’s desire to claim her as his mate. Reluctantly, she agrees to meet his very traditional and conservative parents. Taran’s a badass with a mouth to match, and Gemini loves her for it. She’s just not positive these attributes will please Mom and Dad.

Unsurprisingly, every attempt by Taran to bond with Gemini’s folks proves disastrous. But in the end, Taran finds that winning them over means unleashing her powers . . . and proving that this foul-mouthed fire-starter is a force to be reckoned with.








The Weird Girls is by far, hands down, one of my most favorite UF series out there and when I found out the series would be continuing, through the voices of the other sisters this time, I was truly jumping for joy. 

Taran has always been one of my favorites. She is feisty, foul mouthed, bad tempered and kick butt. But she is also kind, loving, and completely devoted to those she loves, she really is the ultimate heroine and having the first book be her's, was a real treat and I couldn't wait to dive in. 

This was everything, everything I was hoping it would be. Cecy once again astounds in her ability to make me love and make me feel with the stroke of her pen. 

I love this series and getting this glimpse into our most rough and tough Wird sister was so much fun and so heart breaking at the same time. Her inner struggles and fears truly broke my heart but also helped clarify some of her actions in the other books. I totally got her, felt for her, and loved her.

And even though this is labeled as book six in the series I think this can actually be read before book five or during it. 



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

50 comments:

  1. Dang it, you scared me. I had this down for January, but thought maybe I had it wrong and it was a December release. No, you're just on top of s--t. lol. I can't wait to read about my favorite Weird sister, though!

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    1. You are going to love her even more, seriously, so good! And the feels!

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  2. Oh I can't wait to start this one and it's great to see you had another amazing time with the story! I have it so...soon!!!

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    1. Yay can't wait for you to read it and love it. :)

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  3. Glad you enjoyed this!!! Great that the series is this good six books in!

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  4. Wow. So happy you enjoyed OF FLAME AND PROMISE! YASSSSS!

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    1. So glad you saw my review and of course I did, ;) I had no doubts I wouldn't!

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  5. Wow Kindlemom from your great review I really think I'd love this series and I've never heard of it before. Time to change that :)

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    1. Defintiely change that Debbie, it is an amazing series!

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  6. Still strong at the book 6? This is definitely a series that I need to get behind. Awesome review!

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  7. Is it just me, or does Cecy Robson write impressively fast? She seems like Jennifer Estep that way, books coming out several times a year. LOVE IT. I still need to read the Weird Girls series, it's been on my list for way too long and it's definitely time.

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    1. Yes she does which is so awesome for us, especially since I love both authors to pieces!!

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  8. I've not heard of this series before, now I'm adding it to my TBR list!

    Simply Angela

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    1. So happy to hear that, I hope you love it!

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  9. I know I say this everytime,but I SO need to read this author! One of these days... So glad you enjoyed this!

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  10. I was just looking at my schedule and I have this and Ninth Grave on my immediate reading horizon. I am excited to get into this one, and I like seeing that five stars.

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    1. I bet you love them both Heidi, I just started Dirt and it is amazing!

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  11. Woohoo for five stars! Yay! <3 I love seeing my friends fall in love with a book, the world, and the characters inside of it! <3 I also love the fact that this book features a girl with a foul mouth and ATTITUDE! I also like the fact that she is so kick butt and stuff and that there are so many books in the series!

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    1. Me too, a strong heroine is a fav for sure.

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  12. Ooh, I know how you love this series so I'm happy to hear you enjoyed Taran's voice!! One day I hope to try this series since you love it so much Ali :)

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    1. I really hope you do Kim, I really really think you would like it too!

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  13. I think I've only read the first one in this series - it's been awhile though. haha Taran sounds great!

    -Lauren

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    1. Taran is so much fun, mouthy, fierce, and completely awesome.

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  14. I am drawn to the fact that this one sounds emotional. What happened to the covers though? I like the first few better.

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  15. Taran is my favorite! Thanks for the spoiler-free review, looking forward to reading this myself.

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    1. Oh goodness, you are going to love her even more after this. :)

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  16. This sounds really good. I've been reading quite a few Loveswept books lately. Great review!

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  17. Oh I've heard of this series before, is one of the books Cursed Bloodline or something along those lines? The only thing that sucks about this series is that while I'm really intrigued, there are so many books I have to read to even catch up to this one lol. This is why I should start books when the first one releases and keep up with it so I won't be behind lol. I'm glad you're enjoying it though, I definitely need to add more titles to my UF resume lol.

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    1. Yes the Weird Girls! It is fabulous. ;)

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  18. oh I see I need to try this series out. I have been looking for a good UF lately, and this seems like what I am looking for. I really love the sound of the heroine here....she sounds kick ass awesome.

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  19. Oooo I've got to try this series!!!!

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  20. Dances. I will be reading this for review soon and yes Robson knocks my socks off with this series so your rating has me bouncing!!!

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  21. Seriously need to get on the Cecy Robson bandwagon!

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  22. I really need to get back into this series-like yesterday! Great review!

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    1. I had no idea you had started, yay for that at least! It is a fav of mine for sure.

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  23. You are seriously the Urban Fantasy queen. I need to just grab a pen and paper and go through some of your reviews and find the ones I need to pick up. Hopefully next year I'll be able to read more UF. Nice review!

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    1. Aww thanks Jazmen, I have been reading a lot of it lately. ;)

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  24. I have been meaning to try out the Weird Girls series. You know how much I love UF, so this is a must.

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    1. Definitely add this one to the pile, it is so worth it. ;)

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  25. The cover is very eye-catching. I glad to hear that the author managed to keep you invested in all these books. Lately I’m weary of long series, it’s often feels like too much of a commitment. As a result I read mostly standalones.

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    1. I hear you, especially when you re trying to start the series and there are books in the double digits already but this series really is one that is worth it to read, especially if you are a fan of the genre. ;)

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