Review: Of Flame and Promise



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.

Warning! Mild spoilers below.

Of Flame and Promise is a spin-off novel of the Weird Girls series but instead of Celia, it features Taran!

This novel takes place between book 2, A Cursed Embrace and book 3, Cursed By Destiny, of the series so it’s a prequel. So sorry for those of you who were hoping it to be a sequel to book 5, A Curse Unbroken.

Don’t worry though, at least we finally got a chance to see what goes on in Taran’s mind. The same mind of the sister who’s always feisty, trash talks, hot tempered, and always looking for a fight. I assure you once you finish Of Flame and Promise, you’ll have a newer perspective of Taran Wird. Instead, you’ll meet a Taran who’s loving, kind, and completely devoted to her loved ones.

In Of Flame and Promise, we meet a Taran who’s living in fear of loosing Gemini. Now its obvious, Taran and Gemini are deeply in love but so was her sister Celia who had her heart deeply broken by Aric, the man she deeply loved, when he left her. Due to this, Taran fears that Gemini will do the same thing Aric did when Gemini wants to claim her. However, despite her fears, Taran agrees to meet Gemini’s parents in order to calm the tension that’s growing between them. Of course, if you know Taran then I’m sure you already have it in your head that things will go bad. Let me just say, you’re right. Their first meeting ends up being disastrous and Taran’s attempts to please the in-laws keeps making things worse but at the same time you’ll be cracking up with laughter so be warned and enjoy!

Overall, Of Flame and Promise was a great introduction to POV of Taran Wird! Here’s hoping Cecy Robson writes another Taran novel especially after the events in book 5, A Curse Unbroken. Now that’s story that will be difficult to handle because after reading  Of Flame and Promise, I now understand Taran a bit more and behind that tough girl attitude there’s a girl who’s vulnerable and fearful of loosing the people she loves.



*I received Of Flame and Promise from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via Netgalley in return for an honest review.*


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