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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.
Celia is a bodyguard who is sent to guard the Prince of Rusland, which in the book is located in the Ukraine. While guarding the Prince is a series of shady strip clubs, Celia is set up in a political plot and ends up being killed. Well not really killed, a Master Vampire bites her but doesn’t drain her nor does he change her, so she becomes an Abomination (a term for the in-between stage, not fully mortal but not undead either). There aren’t many recorded instances of Abomination’s, but those who were recorded were locked away in institutions, killed or committed suicide. Celia refuses to let that happen to her, she’s too strong to succumb to that and she’s hell bent on finding out who did this to her and why!
But…Celia’s “Master” is hunting her, trying to call her to his side so he can either finish the job or kill her. People around her are dying and somehow it’s all connected, with the help of a Mage who happens to be Celia’s ex-boyfriend, a werewolf who keeps his furry-ness hidden, a warrior-priest, a cop and an elderly clairvoyant, Celia is set to figure out what all of this is about and why she was targeted.
Blood Song is the first book in The Blood Singer series, written by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp under the name Cat Adams. I honestly could not put this book down, not even to answer the phone. It was just that good people, I haven’t read a book this year that I flat out refused to put down until I was finished, this was that kinda book. I am already craving the release of the second book, I need to know what happens. The Blood Singer series, just jumped to the top of my favorite series list.
Celia is such a great character, you fall in love with her determination and love for her friends right away. Cat Adams developed the characters in Blood Song perfectly, you feel like they’re true to what they would be if they did exist. You know, people you would want to have your back in the world. You laugh with them, fight for them and even cry for them because this book has some real hard to deal with moments of upset for Celia. The politics are true to form, so much so you’d think there really was a Rusland. With the cliff-hanger of an ending, you’ll be dying to get your hands on the next book in the series. I am. Want it NOW.
Filled with political plots, supernatural politics, family drama all wrapped up in a wicked Urban Fantasy, Blood Song is a MUST have for fans of the genre who want to read something different.
I honestly can’t rave enough about how much I enjoyed this book, I thought I’d read some great 5 star books this year, but Blood Song blew them all out of the water.