Dec 10, 2013

Review--To Dance with the Devil by Cat Adams

The successful urban fantasy series continues as Celia Graves—part human, part vampire, part Siren—faces black magic and heartbreak.

Celia Graves’s newest client is one of the last surviving members of a magical family that is trapped in a generations-old feud with other magic-workers. She’s supposed to die at the next full moon unless Celia can broker peace between the clans or break the curse before it can take effect.

For the first time in a long while, Celia’s personal life is looking up. Her vampire abilities seem to be under control, her Siren abilities have gotten more reliable, and even though her office was blown up, her services are more in demand than ever now that she's fought off terrorists and been part of the royal wedding of the year. Her friends all seem to be finding love and her grandmother has—finally—agreed to go to family therapy. The only trouble spot is Celia’s love life. Not long ago, she had two boyfriends.

Now she barely has one and she isn’t sure she wants him. But Bruno DeLuca is a powerful mage and Celia needs his help . . . especially after she's attacked and her client is kidnapped.

To Dance with the Devil is Cat Adams' latest installment in the Blood Singer series! This is a series that is just so incredible and fun! We're six books in and I can't believe how much time has passed in the books themselves. It's been a few years, just as it's been a few years since the series started itself. 

Celia has come a long way from being the newbie almost vamp to what she is now. Part vampire, part siren. She is able to work the two sides of her heritage pretty smoothly. At times she has some slip ups, but she bounces back. She fights to cling to her human side as fiercely as she can.

This time around, Celia has quite the case on her hands. And she wasn't even technically hired to do it. When a woman comes to Celia wanting to get protection for her daughter from her father, Celia is skeptical. She asks some standard questions, and the woman is evasive in answering. Then a few days later she turns up dead and her daughter comes to Celia asking even more questions. Celia finds herself caught between an age old blood feud between the Finns and the Garzas. And one of them in particular wants Celia "taken care of" asap.

To Dance with the Devil was definitely an exciting and fast paced read! I almost could've made it a one day read but other responsibilities and whatnot got in the way. While I say it is kind of important to read this series in order, they can be managed on their own. Like this one, we get tidbits of what's come to pass already--which was a nice refresher for me--and we move on with the current story. Important details from the past are rehashed so you are able to understand how it's effecting the present and all is good! So if you feel like taking a go at this series but feel like, uhh, book 6? That's a lot of catching up to do...well, you don't have to really catch up at all if you don't want to! While each book could read like a standalone, there are a few events that will get carried over from book to book.

There were a few things that didn't get quite resolved at the end of this one, but nothing that makes you want to scream at the bloody cliffhangers! They were minimal details, but things that you can expect to see happen in future books as they--hopefully--head towards resolution.

As far as romance goes, there wasn't a whole lot in this one. It seems clear that Celia and Bruno are back to being a couple. They have a few tiny, tender moments, but nothing too over the top. It's definitely a nice change of pace sometimes when that happens!

Overall this was an exciting and quite adventurous read! I look forward to reading more of this series and seeing what the authors will cook up next for Celia!

Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars


  1. Aaaah, I need to get to this series. I'm so far behind. But sounding like it's moving along rather nicely. :) Thank you!

  2. I like this book, great review Jessica.
    Old follower, visiting back for FF


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