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“This one was recommended to me by my favorite online bookstore, and I'm glad they did as I hadn't heard of it before! It's a little unusual as while Celia lives in a world with magic, she is a human who survives using her wits and weapons. Don't get too many humans as main characters, so this...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I didn't enjoy this book at all. It was cheesy to say the least - trying too hard to shove the popular supernatural characters into a plot that just didn't work. The protagonist guards the rich and famous from the supernatural - and early on, she ends up bitten and "half vampire." The story...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I loved this book. Cat Adams is a newcomer to me, although I had read one short story she wrote in an anthology and liked it enough to look into this book. It is the first of a series of which, so far, there are three books.
Our heroine is a security guard, private security for often big name clients. The takes an assignment which turns out to be a trap and in which she was supposed to die. She doesn't, but she becomes what is this alternate reality, is called an "abomination." She has fangs, can't eat solids, does desire to drink blood, and can walk in the sun, but only with precautions. but unlike the full vampires in this world, she retains all of her memories. She also inherits some new powers, such as great physical strength and the ability to heal quickly.
After she survives that attack, she begins, with her friends, some of which are of questionable trustworthiness, to find out just what this transformation is about and what happened on her security detail, as well as exploring just what other powers she may have inherited. She does find out at the end of the book that she is not completely human, that she is a siren.
Cat Adams sets us off with a group of very likable characters, whom she begins to flesh out nicely. Since they catch the villain, we will have to see, in book 2, who the villains are, what it means to her to be a siren and to find out any other additional powers she may have or may be developing. I look forward to it with very fun and positive expectations. A great start to a new series.”
“I didn't enjoy this book at all. It was cheesy to say the least - trying too hard to shove the popular supernatural characters into a plot that just didn't work. The protagonist guards the rich and famous from the supernatural - and early on, she ends up bitten and "half vampire." The story was really cliche, and it really didn't have any depth. I didn't feel very attached to any of the characters, and found it was a hard book to stay interested in.”Danya W wrote this review Monday, August 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“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.
It's like one of my dream books and love at first sight ^^ the plot and storyline are just pure awesome and its rare to find these kind of books nowadays ;)”
“Good urban fantasy with a gutsy heroine, a variety of bad guys and lots of twists and turns. 4 stars”moondance120 wrote this review Tuesday, May 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“blood song is a gripping and adventurous story's Zeraphina try's to uncover why she craves blood so much.
Zeraphina's sister is bethrothed to a prince in the northan nation, she can finally discover what her burning hunger to travel north is.
When she meets the king's advisor, Rodden, he seems to know more about her condition than she would ever understand.
Zeraphina's determination to find out more, leads her deep into trouble.”
“A powerful start to what I hope is a great series. A lot of action with a bit of romance and mystery. I wish there had been more background work done on the why vampires and things that go bump are public knowledge, but it didn't deter from the story.”Fire Raven wrote this review Thursday, September 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This series is a must read. ”whitney wrote this review Sunday, September 4, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed this book!!! Can't wait for the next books, but guess I will have to.
“Cat Adams has an easy writing style that allowed me to see beyond the words on the page and view the action underneath. I enjoyed the wit, intelligence, and strength of the main character, but the story isn't perfect. I gave it 4 stars because I devoured it in one night and went looking for the next book in the series the following day, but I believe most people would give 3 stars. The good: the main character is complex, witty, and not afraid of action; The authors developed their own mythologies that takes the traditional and makes it unique; good easy reading. The bad: Too much back story alluded to but not explained (good / bad – it gives the characters depth, but leaves the reader thinking they missed something); story a bit convoluted – too much is happening in the story to the main character (and this only get worse as the series progresses). I am a fan of Cat Adams (author duo) writing and I'm very happy that this latest series appears to be more focused toward urban fantasy rather than paranormal romance or horror (like some of their other books). I eagerly await further installments.”Jeepuar wrote this review Wednesday, May 25, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No