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3.15.2011

Review: Blood Song by Cat Adams

Blood Song (Blood Singer #1) by Cat Adams
Urban Fantasy, Vampires, Magic
Trade Paperback $14.99 (368 pages, TOR)
Mass Market Paperback $7.99 [Releases August 2011]
Ebook $9.99

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.

Author Site: www.catadams.net

Maybe it's just not for me? (1 star)

Blood Song has one of those promising premises that sells you. Ordinary human girl holds her own with the nasty beasties of the paranormal panoply. Oh-noes! She gets turned into some kind of monster, maybe. Now the bad guys want to get their filthy hands on heroine. Some kind of big misunderstanding happens and now the good guys hate her too. A few intrigueing secondary characters are involved. The clock is ticking and the heroine might die. Sounds good right?

The only problem is that the above summary is pretty much about as interesting as the actual novel. The pace is so tedious and there is so much worthless "why are you telling me this?" info dumping going on. Lots of rehashing the same facts over and over. The secondary characters are flat. No discernable personalities I could pick out and cling to. Celia was quite possibly the most unlikable UF heroine I've met.

What made this the worst was that I tried to like it. Tried to find anything I liked about it. I was pretty sure I wasn't going to love it after two chapters. By the fourth I knew I didn't like it. After a hundred pages (six chapters) I called it. I never do that! If after nearly a third of a book I'm not liking any aspect of it then either it's a not very good or it's just me. I snooped around after chapter four and found that many of the issues I was finding were echoed by other readers. Maybe it's just not for me but considering I tend to like most of the UF titles I pick up methinks it would be wise for readers interested in it to read a lot of reviews to see if things that they wouldn't like are reflected here.

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Notes: Received ARC via GoodReads First Reads.

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