Allow me to welcome Cecy Robson to the blog today with the new release in her Weird Girls urban fantasy series. Being honest, I’m the editor of this book, so I offered the title to Kiki of K’s Reading Corner to review. Please read on for her review and an excerpt, be sure to check out the tour stops to see what other readers thought of the title and be sure to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win an Ultimate Weird Girls Prize Pack, including a Coach® purse stuffed with an autographed copy of Sealed with a Curse, an audiobook of A CURSED EMBRACE, t-shirts, a water bottle, magnets, signed postcards, pins, and bookmarks.
Of Flame and Light
I’m not one who usually reads books in the middle of the series without having followed the series. I decided to give it a go, and started in.
The book flowed easily and kept my interest. There was no point in it, in which I thought I would have to it up (for me this is a good thing when I read new-to-me authors) I had no questions or moments where I didn’t understand what was happening.
The plot was good and solid – and the problems were Taran’s to solve even if she hated the options. Unfortunately, she didn’t seem to embrace the solution which made everyone’s task a bit more difficult.
Then we have Gemini and Taran’s ‘relationship’. They NEVER talked about it. I HATED Gemini… I couldn’t understand why he was so horrible to Taran, not talking to her. My friend told me to hang in there, that all would make sense…. I listened. She was right… but I still am not sure just how (or if) their relationship would be in the future – a little personal issue that I have about “knowing’ these things – not that everyone feels that way. After finishing the story, I can’t tell if I like him or still hate him. But he has cleared up his position, a bit, in my eyes.
More than once I was carried away with Taran’s emotions: humor and heartbreak appeared and balanced the story with action and anger (lots of storming off without really dealing with the issue of the moment). The writing was good and solid, and there were characters that I couldn’t help but notice.
Alice was an amazing addition to the story, I LOVED her.
I loved how Robson made me HATE Vieve so much, I hated her completely. Yet Vieve said the very best thing possible to Taran towards the end. Again, one of the things that proved, to me, the author’s talent. A solid UF story with plenty of action, characters and a touch of romance. Easily read as a standalone without leaving you with questions about what’s going on.
Title: Of Flame and Light
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls #7
Genre: Romantic Elements, Shifters, Urban Fantasy, Werewolves, Witches
Published by: Cecy Robson LLC
Published on: 18 October, 2016
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Taran Wird holds the unique ability to conjure fire and lightning. She is mated to Gemini, Second in Command to the Squaw Valley Pack of the Lake Tahoe Region, and the sole werewolf to possess the ability to split into two wolves. And although they are mates, Taran's insecurities have driven them apart.
Devastated by an injury that left her with a zombie-like limb, Taran struggles to regain command over her magic. But when her arm and her power turn against her, lashing out on those she most loves, she knows she can no longer carry this burden alone. Not that she likes the alternative.
The only way to regain control of her magic is to align and learn from the local coven of witches―the very ones who sought to banish her when she and her three unique sisters first moved to the mystical region. But although Taran is trying, the teachings don't come easy, and the tasks leave her weak and emotionally shattered.
Yet Taran must learn and learn fast. Time is running out. The fire she once mastered so easily has become her greatest adversary and is now slowly burning her alive . . .
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A copy of this title was provided via Author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.