Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Review Demon Song by Cat Adams

In a world where magic is real and the supernatural is almost normal, bodyguard Celia Graves has survived a vampire attack which made her a half-vampire and awakened her latent Siren abilities. She’s battled a Siren Queen to the death and twice faced down a demon that wants to kill her--slowly. She’s also had her heart broken--twice--by her old flame, magician Bruno DeLuca

Perhaps the worst thing was the discovery that Celia’s life has been warped by a curse laid on her during childhood--the cause of everything from the death of her little sister to the murder of her best friend the same night that Celia became an Abomination.

An ancient rift between the demonic dimension and our own--sealed during the destruction of Atlantis--begins to open, threatening to loose all the demons of hell on humanity (including the one personally bent on destroying Celia). Celia’s hellish recent experiences have given her the unique combination of abilities needed to close the rift. But to overcome the curse, which nearly guarantees her failure, she’ll need to join forces with people she no longer trusts...and put people she has come to care about directly in harm’s way. Good Reads

What I enjoyed most about this volume in Celia's adventures is the progression in all areas of her life. Celia has a great balance going on. She has come to terms with her dual vampire/siren natures. There is an overall sense of acceptance and the strength that comes with accepting yourself.
She is also embracing her human friendships more. Spending more time with Dawna and Emma. It's the Christmas season and Celia is bonding with the girls with a little retail therapy when she stops a robbery. Then she finds herself on a mission to rescue Emma's brother Kevin who she doesn't have the best history with along with Jones who she definitely has trust issues with.
Celia has a lot of male encounters in this issue and surprise surprise not all of them are tying to kill her. In fact the Mage Creede has a decidedly personal interest in her. As the title implies there are also plenty of demon experiences in this volume. From minor outbreaks around the city to an attack during the girls spa weekend they are ever present. It is the opening of a major portal that threatens the world and Celia's friends and family that causes the biggest threat. Celia needs all her allies including Ex Bruno and her Siren family to survive and yeah save the world.
I enjoyed the bonding between Celia and the girls. It is good to see her with more allies and friends. I also enjoyed the romantic overtures in the Novel. Despite being in a relationship with Bruno Celia really underestimates her attractiveness and its fun to watch her reactions to the would be suitors. A solid entry in the series with man intriguing side plots. I'm so intrigued by the magical winery! Such a great idea!
Thanks for Tor/Forge for the opportunity to review this book 


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