Series: Weird Girls #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Signet on 2 July 2013
Short Review – just read it!
Long Review – in case the short review wasn’t long enough, here is a little more detail. Celia Wird and her sisters just saved their town and it is time to do it all over again. The story starts oddly enough with an exploding wereraccoon which is a pretty clear sign that things are getting weird again. Demons are in town and supes are killing each other.
I really love our little tigress, Celia, even though she vacillated between bad-ass warrior chick and emotionally vulnerable waif. Robson handles these facets of Celia’s personality well. I know that the focus of the book was supposed to be Celia and Aric but the bond she has with her sisters trumped it. The other sisters have clearly found happiness with their werewolf boyfriends (even though one can’t seem to grasp the ‘come hither’ signals very well) but life has never been that easy for Celia. Aric has been getting clear signals from his superiors to abandon Celia and marry a werewolf. Communication is not his strong point so time and time again he callously hurts Celia’s feelings. He can’t however bear the thought of her with anyone else. Misha pops up every so often to remind Celia how hot he is and that he will do practically anything for her. I wish we had a bit more time with him as he and the naughty Catholic school girl vamps bring a much needed lighter touch.
We run the full gamut of emotions in this novel even though Celia’s relationship is the most heart-breaking. This novel is darker than the others and with demon children clawing their way out of their host mother’s stomach. The fight scenes are quite gory and you just know Celia is going to get hideously injured and covered in goo, pus, blood etc before she gets even. I like that there are limits to the girls crazy skills and the only way they can defeat the baddies is if they operate as a team. The cliff-hanger irritated me because it stopped at a good bit. I’ll definitely be picking up the next novel.
You really need to read the books in order so you can see just how much Celia has evolved as a character and Aric in pre-emotional constipation mode.