From Goodreads: Julia has been ripped from the escape she’d planned for herself. When she awakens to discover that her reality has shifted to include a supposed soul-meld with a man she hates… and who hates her, she rebels. Julia doesn’t want to be Queen of the Blood Singers if it means captivity in a gilded cage.
Broken from the horrific events surrounding her friends, Cynthia migrates to the very city that Julia resides in and determines to find her as the police follow the bread crumbs she left in her wake. Detective Truman’s discovery at her apartment exposed her departure for the escape it was.
The Feral has come full circle and must begin a new life from the shadow of the old. His placement in the hierarchy of the pack is uncertain when he finds that he has an integral enemy already in place and a pack member to protect. While he desperately seeks answers to what had been… what could be.
Can the vestiges of Julia’s former life be restored so she might reunite with her one true love or has that door closed forever because of supernatural circumstances beyond their control?
Did you read that synopsis? Did you? Because it’s amazing. I love how Blodgett is able to create different stories that continuously evolve within her novels, all destined to meet at the climactic point of the story, intertwining it all together and leaving the reader breathless. While they seem removed from one another, the story breaking from one character’s plight to the next, Blodgett always brings it together so seamlessly and I absolutely love her books. Especially this one. With Julia working hard to remain in control and choose her own path, Cynthia wandering the streets, hiding from the weres and looking for her best friend, Jason attempting to get back his mate, and Scott attempting to ignore his bond, the novel unfolds impossibly fast, whisking the reader away on a supernatural ride that is sure to please.
In this novel, three supernatural groups take the forefront and Blodgett does a phenomenal job making them extremely real. The weres, lacking females and a softer side, are intent on mating with Julia as they believe the bond will allow them to shift without the need of the moon. Likewise, the meek, though duty bound Blood Singers believe Julia to be the Queen they have waiting a millennia for, highly gifted and meant to bond with one of their Blood Singers to strengthen her powers and awaken as their protector against those who would harm them. And the vampires, dangerous in their own right, especially to one another, believe Julia will allow them to live amongst the daylight, no longer forced to walk the earth at night. Of all these groups, I find the Blood Singers to be the most interesting, not only because Julia is one of them, but because it’s a completely unique paranormal group with extraordinary powers that readers won’t find in most novels.
Julia, of course, is still my favorite. I love her strong personality and will power, attempting to do what is right, but also remain true to herself. I can’t imagine being told that I was bonded with a certain person and that was it, even if I did have a strong pull towards them, and I love that Blodgett keeps the reader guessing who Julia will end up with throughout the entire novel: William, the kind, compassionate vampire that shares her blood and truly cares for her… Jason, her husband turned feral by the unforgiving weres, or Scott, her destined mate according to the Blood singers… only time will tell. Five stars.
I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.