Review: Of Flame and Fate by Cecy Robson

Review: Of Flame and Fate by Cecy RobsonOf Flame and Fate by Cecy Robson

Series: Weird Girls #8
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Indie/Self Published on September 26, 2017
Pages: 301
Format: eARC
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four-half-stars      four-flames

Taran Wird, who commands the power to wield fire and lightning, is an oddity in the supernatural world. But neither Taran nor her unique sisters compare to the bizarre entity known as Destiny. And Taran is assigned to protect her.

Born of two witches, Destiny is revered among the supernatural elite for her acute ability to predict the future. Her biggest prophecy involves Taran’s sister, Celia, whom Destiny decreed will bear children strong enough to take on the evil that’s rising. Yet Destiny is not alone in her predictions, or individuality.

When Johnny Fate, a rock star among humans and a male version of Destiny is discovered, his powers and Destiny’s clash, triggering the start of Destiny’s demise and altering the fate of Celia’s unborn children.

Taran, her werewolf lover Gemini, and their allies must determine if it’s Fate who will decide what will become of Celia’s children, or if their lives and the world will perish with Destiny.

The Delight

Taran and Gemini are solid, but the world around them has gone up in flames as Destiny and Fate are at war over the lives of Celia, her unborn babies, and the rest of the gang.  There was no resisting this one or putting it down once I got started.

Review

Of Flame and Fate is the eighth in the Weird Girls and second of the Flames (Taran’s story) series.  They are a hybrid urban fantasy series that focuses on the four Wird sisters and reads best in order.

Taran’s life is crazy with killer danger and insane events, but for Taran this is as stable as it gets.  This book was rife with Taran’s trouble magnet issues and her laugh-snort sense of humor.  I enjoyed seeing her driving Gemini insane and then the pair turn around and share a tender moment  Taran continues to narrate this latest book in the series yet as before when it was Celia, the sisters all have a prominent place.

There is the ongoing struggle against the Dark group and now there is a new situation brought on by the fact that the female Destiny and a newly emerged male Fate now exist at the same time affecting the present and the future particularly when it comes to Celia and her sisters.

I enjoy the balance between deep character development and plotting with action-packed scenes with the strong paranormal elements.  It took me a bit to get into this one (Taran really can jump in stir it all up without much thought and it drove me as nuts as Gemini, her mate), but not much before I was viscerally connected with the story and characters, rooting Taran on to get to the heart of matters.

Speaking of characters, I love the whole ball of them wadded together whether its the sisters, their interests, the witches, the vamps, or the others.  They interconnect so well and even minor character backstories and threads are not to be missed.  I grow more intrigued by that story line with Emme and I confess to getting emotional over the tragic situation that developed for a pair of the characters.

Not happy to shut the last page and settle back into the anxious wait, but as problems go, I’m thrilled that this series continues to dazzle me and leave me well satisfied with all the sparkling elements within each installment.  Urban fantasy fans who enjoy action, passion, humor, and suspense packing an emotional wallop should give this series a try.

My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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About Cecy Robson

Cecy (pronounced Sessy) Robson is the new adult and contemporary romance author of the Shattered Past series, the O’Brien Family novels, and the Carolina Beach series, as well as the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A 2016 double nominated RITA® finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, Cecy is a recovering Jersey girl living in the South who enjoys carbs way too much, and exercise way too little. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, you can typically find her on her laptop silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • Yay. Glad you loved it, and yes the waiting is the hardest part. I adore Taran.

  • Debbie Haupt

    Oh great review Sophia Rose and yet another author I want to try and I love that cover!

    • We both have a long list of those authors needing to try, right, Debbie? LOL

      Definitely this one for you. 🙂

  • Thanks for the compliment on my review, Geybie. 🙂

    Love her writing, too. Huge fan. LOL

  • Thanks for the great review on this book. I’ve heard of this one and it really sounds like a good book.

    • I think you’d get a kick out of this series, Mary. The humor is great and… there are vampires. 😉

  • I heard great things about this series. Great review, Sophia.

    • Its a blast to read. Hope you get the chance at them, Nadene. 🙂

  • Oh yes I really had a good time with this one as well! Happy to see we had the same feeling!