Author: Cat Adams
Publication: Tor Books (March 13, 2012)
Description: Celia Graves was once an ordinary human, but those days are long gone. Now she strives to maintain her sanity and her soul while juggling both vampire abilities and the powers of a Siren.
Warned of a magical "bomb" at a local elementary school, Celia forces an evacuation. Oddly, the explosion seems to have no effect, puzzling both Celia and the FBI. Two weeks later, a strangely persistent bruise on Celia's leg turns out to be the first sign of a magical zombie plague.
Finding the source of the plague isn't Celia's only concern. Her alcoholic mother has broken out of prison on the Sirens' island; her little sister's ghost has possessed a young girl; and one of Celia's boyfriends, a powerful mage, has disappeared.
Cat Adams delivers another page-turner Blood Singer novel with The Isis Collar.
My Thoughts: THE ISIS COLLAR was a fast-paced, multi-layered urban fantasy novel. It is the fourth book in the Blood Song series. Celia is a former bodyguard who is adjusting to life after surviving a vampire bite and becoming one herself and discovering that she is also part siren. In this episode, she has to deal with a magical plague that has been set off in schools and is killing the teachers and children who were there. She also has to deal with a witch who has stolen a very powerful artifact and who wants Celia dead.
Celia also has a variety of relationship issues. Her mother has escaped from the island of the sirens and returned home where she is resuming her life as an alcoholic. Her sister Ivy who died at eight and has been a ghost haunting Celia and her mother has learned to possess bodies and has taken over the body of a young friend of Celia's. Celia is also torn between her old love Bruno who betrayed her with another woman and her new love John Creede. Both men are powerful mages what want to have a relationship with her.
The story is packed with perilous situations. The action never stops. I really enjoyed this story which is told from Celia's point of view. Watching Celia struggle with both the large problems and the smaller personal problems was very engaging. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Saturday was a strange day. I had nightmares all night, waking up screaming multiple times. I couldn't remember the dreams, but I remembered the voice. The witch was there, taunting me, whispering to go out and hunt people. But I wouldn't. I couldn't.This one is from my TBR mountain. I added it to LibraryThing on March 13, 2912. You can buy your copy here.