Series: Blood Singer, #1
Age Group: Adult
Published: June 8, 2010
Publisher: Tor Books
Source: Local Library
My Rating: * * * *
Bodyguard Celia Graves plies her trade in a world where vampires roam the alleys of Tinseltown and movie stars openly practice witchcraft, where streets corner psychics have real powers and cops use memory enhancement spells on witnesses. An ordinary human, Celia relies on street smarts and charmed weapons to protect the rich and famous from mortal and supernatural threats.Incredible! At first, when I began this book, it was just okay. Nothing extraordinary. But, by the time I reached the ending, it became the perfect cliffhanger. Just enough to leave me begging for more. Luckily, I have the sequel with me, which I have already begun.
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. But what should be a routine assignment goes badly wrong: Celia is attacked by a master vampire and knows she is about to die.
To her shock, Celia wakes 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 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, 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.
Let's begin with Celia. First, I love her name and personality! Definitely kick-butt. Although some men looked down upon her, she didn't give a care. Celia was also able to be so strong, even with her tragic past. She was just an amazing character.
One thing I did complain about were the love interests. Bruno was alright, but I did not particularly like him. Now, Kevin I liked better, but who knows what is going to happen with him(I mean, he already has a girlfriend, Amy).
On the back description, it says "Celia has three days to save the world, her sanity, and her soul." I didn't really get that part. It wasn't really emphasized in Blood Song. Celia just kind of went with the flow.
Celia was turned into a "half-vampire" or "abomination" close to the beginning of the book. Fangs included. Oh, yeah, and blood lust, too. Her eyes were described pretty well. I liked how they turned a reddish or golden brown color(kind of reminded me a little bit about Twilight). Very interesting. At the end, Celia found out an interesting piece about her ancestry.
Overall, a satisfactory book. I can't give it 5 stars because there were some parts that seemed to lag, but I would still recommend Blood Song to any paranormal addict. I will definitely, be reading the sequel, and in fact I have already began it(Siren Song). By the way, I'm sorry everyone! I actually finished this book on Thursday, but I didn't write the review until today because I had a test on Friday that I really had to cram for. And yesterday I was just too lazy. Sorry!