Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Blood Song: By Cat Adams



Bodyguard Celia Graves has definitely accepted her share of weird assignments, both human and supernatural. But her newest job takes the cake. Guarding a Prince from terrorists and religious fundamentalists is hard enough, but it seems like the entire supernatural world is after this guy too. When she is betrayed by those she is employed to help, and everything goes horribly wrong, Celia wakes to find herself transformed.

Neither human nor vampire, Celia has become an Abomination—something that should not exist—and now both human and supernatural alike want her dead. With the help of a few loyal friends—a sexy mage, a powerful werewolf, and a psychic cop—Celia does her best to stay alive. On the run from her enemies, Celia must try to discover who is behind her transformation…before it’s too late.


If I’m being truly honest here, I wasn’t looking forward to reading Blood Song.

I thought it was just another vampire knockoff book that was poorly written with a sub par plot that focused on sex.

Boy was I wrong.

Blood Song was engaging, entertaining, and an all around enjoyable read. It does not focus on vampires or sex but instead is a well written urban fantasy novel.

The story follows Celia Graves, a bodyguard for hire who is turned into an abomination, half vampire half human, when a protection job goes horribly wrong. But instead of focusing on how to reverse the effects or catching her maker, the story instead follows a completely new turn that complicates the plot and sets this book up for multiple sequels.

Graves is a smart, strong, and endearing protagonist who fans of fantasy will flock to. But most importantly Cat Adams (the nom de plum of C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp) have created a well written captivating world for Graves to run around in that readers will love.

The only complaint I had for Blood Song is that there are a few mysteries that seem to need an explanation to understand key points in the characters behavior that are not explained. I understand that the book is designed to be a series that will eventually reveal these mysteries, but it felt like a few of them could have been explained now to further the understanding of this story.

All in all Blood Song is a great book that truly surprised me. It is fun and exciting and will captivate readers worldwide. I enjoyed this book immensely and I personally can’t wait for the sequel.


9 out of 10


Publisher: Tor Books

Published: June 8, 2010

Price: $14.99

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