REVIEW: Blood Song by Cat AdamsThursday, July 15, 2010 13:00
Ash’s review of Blood Song (Blood Singer Series Book 1) by Cat Adams
Urban Fantasy released by Tor 08 Jun 10
It seems like lately to read a good urban fantasy, you need a guide to go along with it. It’s great to read one where the world is fresh and easy to understand, and Cat Adams has done that with Blood Song.
I get really tired of having to keep so many different worlds, beings, and rules straight in my head when I read urban fantasy. It can be frustrating and lately more times than not I will choose a different genre to just not deal with it. I was so happy once I started reading Blood Song to see that it’s pretty simple, at least so far.
By the end of the book you know there is more you don’t know, and I liked that it wasn’t all shoved down the reader’s throat at once. There are all the usual suspects, demons, vampires, magic users, and werewolves, but Cat Adams writes them in a way that makes them feel less used up.
Our heroine is Celia, a bodyguard who has the misfortune of being turned into an abomination. Not really a vampire and not really a human, she has to learn how to handle her new reality, and I thought her feelings and reactions were realistic for her. It looks like as the books go on we will be learning and growing with her, and while frustrating at times to not know everything, it left me wanting more as soon as I turned the last page.
While it’s not the most action-packed or exciting urban fantasy, I love most of it. I would have liked to have a few more things explained instead of hinted at, and I wanted to see more of a certain werewolf who seems to mean more to Celia than she knows.
I am definitely looking forward to the next one, which I expect to be just as good as this one.
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.
Read an excerpt.