Josh Reviews: Siren Song by Cat Adams

Posted January 8, 2014 by Joshua Burns in Josh, Reviews, Urban Fantasy, Werewolves / 0 Comments

Josh Reviews: Siren Song by Cat Adams
Siren Song by Cat Adams
Series: Blood Singer #2
Published on: September 28th, 2010
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Werewolves
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrowed
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Her best friend’s murder is unsolved; the cops think Celia should be in jail or staked; and her old lover, mage Bruno DeLuca, has something important to tell her. To top it all off, Celia’s been summoned to the Sirens’ island.

Celia Graves has more than one enemy. Some of them want her blood. Some of them want her soul. All of them want her dead.

Siren Song covers a lot of ground…and not very effectively.    Like the last read, I felt often as if I had been wrapped up in a whirlwind.    And so to attain any sort of perspective as to what day it was and where Celia was located I had to pause and retrace the lines.

Sometimes such boldness as is herein employed works terrifically.    In theory, it should work all the time.    A half vampire, half siren, half human (proportions like this can only exist in fantasy), Celia Graves, copes with her clairvoyant best friend’s death, dodges in and out of therapy sessions, puts off a visit to the Isle of sirens, defends herself in court, and deals with her alcoholic mother’s frequent run-ins with the police.    You got all that?

Hardly one plot takes priority, instead opting to choke you out through sheer profusion.    And every now and then this sensation of being choked by so many events and so many monsters appeals to me, which explains how I can keep reading this series, even as it makes every attempt to choke me out.

The thread that I am most cheated out of is the romantic one.    Previously I was lead to believe how close Bruno and Celia were throughout their college years and how easy it would be for them to pick back up where they started.    No such luck.    They get maybe one meeting this go around.    Go around, being one of the better terms to describe this non-book.   It definitely does not endorse the thorough examination strategy.    I was flown through bodyguard agency disputes, a reading of a Will, assassination attempts, and yacht rides.

Perhaps the only oddity frequently strummed this time around was the great number of clairvoyants in this universe.    Seems everyone and their mother has the gift to see what will happen, which as always, raises the significant question: how, if they all know what’s going to happen, can there be any sense of choice in the matter?    Are there so many gods/higher powers in this universe that every clairvoyant can be swayed to a different view of the future?    Where is the agency for clairvoyants?    Why have they not banded together in an effort to create one unified view of the future to which they can all pull the strings?    I am talking a united front of future seers. How has this not been done?

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