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Blood Song by Cat Adams

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Cover art: Blood Song Reviewer: Jillean Wallace
Title: Blood Song
Author: Cat Adams
Publisher: Tor
ISBN-13: 978-0-7653-2494-8
Release Date: June 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Year/Setting: Present day, Southern California
Overall Rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Cat's Website/Blog: www.catadams.net


Celia Graves is a bodyguard in a world of vampires, shape shifters and other paranormal creatures. She doesn’t have any special abilities, so she must rely on her instincts and sheer determination to make it in her line of work. She is called in on a job to be a bodyguard for the prince of Ruslund (a part of the Ukraine). While on this job the police are called in and she must help the prince escape out the back of a local strip club. In the alley behind this particular club, Celia’s life will be forever changed.

Celia discovers that the prince is nowhere to be found and she is surrounded by vampires. She fights for her life but ends up being bitten and left for dead. What Celia realizes upon waking up is that she is now an abomination. She is neither fully vampire or fully human. She is now a hybrid. She has all the perks of a vampire; super strength, sight, smell, etc. She is also able to move through the day instead of being only able to come out at night. Now Celia must hunt down the vampire that turned her and kill him before he comes back to either kill her or finish turning her into a vampire.

This was a really enjoyable book. The author did a wonderful job introducing Celia. She is a strong, intelligent woman who handles her job as a bodyguard with the same intensity as her male counterparts. Being bitten by a vampire and left for dead doesn’t diminish her spirit in any way. In fact, finding herself an abomination (half-vampire, half-human) seems to make her stronger. Her determination becomes stronger as she fights to find a cure to being a vampire and to find the vampire who tried to change her. I think Cat Adams has really written a gem to be added to the vampire genre.

Jillean

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