Review: Of Flame and Fury by Cecy Robson

Posted March 24, 2020 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 13 Comments

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I received this book for free from Book Tour Provided in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Of Flame and Fury by Cecy Robson
Of Flame and Fury

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Series: Weird Girls #9
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on March 24, 2020
Format: eARC
Source: Book Tour Provided
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The Delight

Sizzling hot flame magic and a larger than life personality are Taran’s defense against a world that has long shut her out or tried to kill her.  Now, her oldest sister is vulnerable with an unborn child and evil has targeted Celia.  Taran will do what it takes to protect Celia even against a being who betrayed her friendship to seek the power of a god.  This series has stood stood strong through many conflicts facing the Wird sisters. I am jazzed over each new release especially as we come to the climax of Taran’s part of the story.


Review

Of Flame and Fury is the ninth of the Weird Girls series of connected urban fantasies and is the third of the Flame sub-series with Taran as the lead role.

As the most powerful supes of the world come together to hopefully unite to protect Celia’s prophecy child, an insidious betrayal from within causes Taran and everyone she loves to face devastating loss and ultimate defeat with astronomically low chances of survival.

Fortunately, Taran doesn’t know when to quit.  She’s faced down disapproving in laws, her own fears, witch school, and even her own rocky mating.  Her whole life has been a fight for survival against the odds and this time it is for her beloved sisters and all she holds dear.  She recognizes the evil cloying magic ranged against her and also what gruesome creatures hide in the shadows and rushes at it fire and lightning blazing.  But, will she and her friends be enough?

As I pointed out in the summary, through four books and novellas with Taran as the main figure, she has matured and honed herself into a powerful protector and leader in her own right.  She has earned the respect of Gemini her mate, the weres, the witches, and even the vamps of the Tahoe area.  For all her loud-mouthed snark, she is still the big-hearted, generous protector of her sisters alongside Celia.  Now it is Taran’s turn as Celia must sit this one out because of her pregnancy.  Aric has grown in power as the strongest were, but he is always vulnerable trying to protect Celia.  The enemy is someone Taran knows best out of everyone so she takes point and it was exciting to see her show that she has come along way and arrived at the height of her power and strength just in time.  She rolls out a few snarky remarks and thinks several more so there is some humor, but mostly Taran means business and is in the mood take out the trash.

This book was nearly non-stop, breathless action sequences.  The action is focused around Taran, but it was good to see all the usual characters getting into the act particularly Taran back to back with her sisters.  I love when the four sisters are working together the best.  So different in skill, ability, and personality, and yet they have always been there together and fighting.  Taran has special moments with Gemini that make it obvious they have worked through a lot, but the focus is very much on survival against a hoarde of hideous creatures and a cunning enemy ranged against them.

Of Flame and Fury is wrapping up Taran’s part and transitioning into Emme as the next lead in the series.  I’m pretty excited about that.  Emme has had a tough role in the ongoing story already and those hints of something brewing between her and Bren have me oh so curious about the future for them and the ongoing series conflict is still there to challenge Emme and her sisters, too.

So, all in all, this was one pounding adrenaline rush that left me nearly euphoric at the end.  So many intense moments and that climax was well worth the build up.  There was always an under layer of emotion so the reader feels the situation right along with the characters.  If you’re an urban fantasy fan who loves when all the supernaturals get into the act, the characters are full of life, and each book leaves you gasping and flipping pages to the end, but haven’t had the chance to start this series, don’t hesitate.

My thanks to Caffeinated PR services for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.


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Literary Pickers #51 kitchen disaster

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.

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Caffeinated PR
8 months ago

Thank you Sophia. I cannot wait for Emme’s story to begin!

Sophia Rose
8 months ago
Reply to  Caffeinated PR

Emme and well, you know… can’t wait!!!!

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Mary Kirkland
8 months ago

I agree, this book was really good and almost non-stop from beginning to end.

Sophia Rose
8 months ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I got a contact adrenaline rush just from reading it. 🙂

Carole Rae
8 months ago

eeeeek can’t wait to start this!

Sophia Rose
8 months ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

Such a force of nature! Loved it, Carole.

Lover of Romance
8 months ago

I just love those adrenaline rush type of reads and Cecy Robson has such great talent in her writing. Glad you had such a fun time with it darling.

Great review

Sophia Rose
8 months ago

I agree. Bring on the rush, Cecy! 🙂

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

I’ve been in to Urban Fantasy, ever since I read Ilona Andrews, and have been on the lookout for more great urban fantasy reads. It looks like I need to add this series to my TBR. I love how you describe this book with so much emotion, adrenaline, great characters, and desperate to flip pages. Fantastic Review Sophia. Thanks for the recommendation!

Sophia Rose
8 months ago

Oh yes, Lindy! This is definitely an UF series I would highly recommend. I love these magical sisters and their friends. Hope you get the chance soon. 🙂

Nadene
8 months ago

This was so good. Glad you enjoyed it.

Sophia Rose
8 months ago
Reply to  Nadene

Such a barn burner and I can’t wait for Emme’s part of the series now. 🙂