* I received a copy of this book from Tor Publishing in exchange for an honest review*
Nothing if not resilient, Celia Graves is slowly adjusting to being a half-human, half-vampire Abomination. But her troubles are far from over. Her best friend’s murder is still unsolved, the cops are convinced she should be in jail, and her old lover, the magician Bruno DeLuca, has resurfaced in her life, saying he has something important to tell her.
The vampire attack that transformed Celia kicked her latent Siren abilities into high gear, and now she’s been summoned to the Sirens’ island to justify her existence—and possibly fight for her life—in front of the Siren Queen. Celia isn’t sure she’ll survive to make the trip. The demon she defeated in Blood Song hasn’t exactly gone quietly—he’s left Celia suffering from a powerful curse.
Siren Song picks up right where Blood Song ends. Celia is still trying to come to grips with being an abomination. She still has to face her court date and the Queen of the Sirens; she doesn’t have time to be kidnapped.
While at Birwoods she is visited by her Siren cousin Ren, who presents her with a gift of a Wadjeti. She doesn’t know what to make of the visit but is concerned about what will happen when she finally gets to the island. She isn’t looking forward t meeting her grandmother, Queen Lopaka.
She deals with her hearing and the police that are not happy that she is being set free, to deal with Bruno and his devastating news. She is heart broken by what he tells her but she has more pressing issues that don’t allow her to “wallow” in self pity. She is a strong character and relies on that strength to help her get over him.
She has to enlist her friends to help her get to the Siren Island. A fellow bodyguard from a rival agency shows up and wants to help her. She is very reluctant to accept his help, she is afraid he is up to something. She has been through so much; it’s really hard for her to trust anyone that hasn’t been part of her circle. She knows that she needs the help, especially with the Demon still after her but she still hesitates.
She has had to endure so much, from being turned into an abomination, assassination attempts, not to mention a demon that wants her for his self. The scariest thing she has to face is family that she has never met before. She knows nothing about her heritage or the customs that go with it and that scares her to death. She would rather be fighting something she can see rather than deal with this.
She immediately likes her grandmother and presents her with one of her prized knives. She respects her cousin Adriana after their duel plus she saves her life while she is there. She also discovers the person responsible for what happened to her sister all those years ago. She is shocked to the core with this discovery and can’t believe that someone would actually do something that heinous to children.
The cast of supporting characters are present in this book too but this time, they are forced to do something that will change her relationship with them forever. The list of people she can trust is getting shorter and shorter. Along the way though, she adds some new friends to her group.
I enjoyed this book as much as the first one and can’t wait for the next installment in this series. The story is entertaining and held my interest throughout the whole book. There is the right amount description without over doing. The characters are compelling and make you want to know more about them. I am hoping after the ending, we’ll see more of Bruno in the next book.