Friday, April 3, 2015

Double Take Review: Blade Song by J.C. Daniels


 Blade Song by J.C. Daniels
Blade Song (Colbana Files #1) by J.C. Daniels
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: January 11, 2015

Colbana Files
1. Blade Song - Paperback | Kindle
2. Night Blade
3. Broken Blade
4. Edged Blade

J.C. Daniels
(J.C. Daniels is a pen name for Shiloh Walker)
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Kit Colbana - half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades - has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake.

So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters - especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.

Or maybe it’s all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she’s gotten in over her head. Or maybe it’s because if she fails - she’s dead.

If she can stay just one step ahead, she should be okay. Maybe she’ll even live long to collect her fee...
Thoughts on Blade Song: This is a reread for me and I think I love this book even more this time than I did originally. Which seems impossible since I LOVED it the first time around. Knowing what's coming and seeing the setup for it has me giddy. Honestly, I'm terrified to reread the next book because it's emotionally eviscerating, but I can't help myself. I want to see if I can catch the clues and hints about what's to come.

But let's talk about this book. OMG! Kit. I had forgotten how awful her childhood was. I had forgotten what a jerk Damon was their first few interactions. Watching him come to terms with hurting her--while it wasn't accidental, he didn't know how fragile she was and he treated her as he'd treat any other non-human who was a potential threat to the clan children--slayed me. As hard as Damon was, his anguish at causing her pain and triggering her childhood flashbacks was incredibly sweet. You  know, in a tough, badass shapeshifter sort of way.

We get to meet the various individuals who both help and hinder Kit in coming books. We get to see the connections she's forging and those who see her as a strong, confident woman who's been through hell and back.

And the setup for what's to come. *scared eyes*

I'm SO AFRAID to reread book 2, but I don't think I can keep away. If you find me weeping in a corner while clutching my Kindle, blame this series.

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