Publisher: Tor Books
Publish Date: January 29, 2013
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Format: Trade Paperback
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Synopsis: Celia Graves was once an ordinary human, but those days are long gone. Now she strives to maintain her sanity and her soul while juggling both vampire abilities and the powers of a Siren.
Not every bride needs a bridesmaid who can double as a bodyguard. But Celia's cousin Adriana is no ordinary bride: she's a Siren princess, and she's marrying the king of a small but politically important European country. She's getting death threats from fanatics who want to see the whole Siren race wiped out—including Celia herself, who is half Siren.
Luckily, Celia is on duty when a trip to a bridal salon is interrupted by an assassination attempt, so everyone survives. When Adriana returns to the Siren homeland to try to prevent a coup, Celia is free to hunt for the terrorists and the vile mage who is helping them (while keeping her eyes open for the perfect maid-of-honor dress).
Assuming the bride and groom both live to see their wedding day, this will be one royal wedding no one will ever forget.
Review: After Celia’s return from a hostage-rescue situation, she’s trying to get back to her normal routines. Work, spending time with her friends, family, and loved ones, and learning more about herself through therapy are her norm. Yet Celia’s been called on now to be part of her cousin’s wedding…but not as only a bridesmaid, but a bodyguard as well. Now she has to deal with her Siren family, political pressures, and a whole new conspiracy which is reaches further than even Celia could have seen. While she tries to keep everyone safe, there are bigger forces working against her…will she be able to ferret out the truth in time for the perfect wedding to go on without a hitch?
The “Blood Singers” series is one of my favorite urban fantasy series and the hits just keep on coming for Celia and those around her. I love the strong female characters and the intricate relationships Celia has with not only her romantic interests, but her friends and family as well. When the chips are down, Celia can perform and does so with ferocity, even if the results aren’t pretty. Celia’s loyalty is well-reflected in her friends and she is a tough and fierce opponent to any who would do them harm. I really like learning more about the Siren culture and seeing Celia’s growth throughout the series. I read this book in one sitting and obviously, could not put it down! I really enjoy the authors’ way with words and Celia’s snarky and quirky self. I’m now anxiously awaiting the next book!
Blood Singer Series: Blood Song (1), Siren Song (2), Demon Song (3), The Isis Collar (4), The Eldritch Conspiracy (5)