Title: Blood Song
By: Cat Adams
Series: Blood Singer Series
Publisher: Tor Book (June 8th, 2010)
Special Thanks to Publisher for Advanced Reader Copy
Bodyguard Celia Graves plies her trade in a world where vampires roam the alleys of Tinseltown and movie stars openly practice witchcraft., where streetcorner psychics have real powers and cops use memory enhancement spells on witnesses. Though she’s an ordinary human, Celia uses street smarts and charmed weapons to protect the rich and famous from mortal and supernatural threats.
She’s landed a plum job, protecting the Prince of a small but politically vital nation while he tours Los Angeles’s least savory hot spots. What should be a routine assignment goes badly wrong. Attacked by a master vampire, Celia knows she is about to die.
She’s startled to awaken on a cold metal table in a university lab. Celia Graves has become an Abomination, neither fully mortal nor fully vampire. Her “master” is hunting her, to destroy her or finish what his bite began. She’s accused of murder and the cops aren’t sure whether she should be locked up or staked. And then there’s the demon she glimpsed during the vampire attack . . . .
Struggling to cope with her new powers and trying not to terrify everyone she meets with a flash of fang, Celia reaches out for help from her once (and future?) lover, who is a powerful mage; his warrior-priest brother; a handsome werewolf who keeps his lupine nature concealed from the world; an elderly clairvoyant, and one trustworthy cop.
Celia Graves has three days to save the world, her sanity, and her soul.
Blood Song was an action packed Urban Fantasy novel that will keep the readers guessing. I have never encountered a novel with such a wide array of supernatural world included in a single book. Adams has managed creating a story that of depth, but without bogging down the story allowing it to a very enjoyable read.
Celia Graves is a very exciting heroine that is not only a kick ass girl, but Adams also allows for a past and softer side of this character. This is something not found in many books that allows the reader to really know the main character inside and out. This is by far not a romance book, but for the romance lovers it is still there. You will not find a strong single connection in this story, but it is obvious that this author has major plans for this series. With a story including a numerous amount of key players, Adams impressed me by having a story that was so clearly defined and easy to follow. Tread easy though this is not a predictable author, and just when readers think they have it all laid out she has packed bullets that are never seen coming.
This was the BookWhisperer first encounter with the author Cat Adams, and it was not wasted here. This is definitely an author to follow. Having learned after reading Blood Song that this author has other series you can be on the lookout for more from this author here. Adams carries a very light hearted and humorous tone in her writing that is easily enjoyable. Although, don’t underestimate the story line has been carefully mastered story that will enthuse not only that easy readers, as well as, the die hard story line addicts. Resulting in a story that readers easily jump into without much thought.
Blood Song cover is very simplistic, but yet a immediate eye catcher. Dark and mysterious is the cover here, and I find it perfectly fitting to this wonderful storyline. I look forward to seeing what the remainder of this series has to offer. Book 2 Siren Song is scheduled for release September 2010. I will be anxiously awaiting take a dive and see what you think?