[Review] BLADE SONG by J.C. Daniels [paranormal romance]

J.C. Daniels
paranormal romance

Cover Copy: 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…

My Thoughts: Kit Colbana is a risk taker with the mouth of a drunken sailor, but she’s great at defending herself, and she’s a smart thinker, but assassin? I don’t think so. She didn’t strike me as an assassin even once.  Assassin’s have to be cold and calculating– they are, after all, serial killers. But Kit is hot headed, quick to strike, and she cares about people. She’s a good investigator, and hard at work establishing her entrepreneurial private investigative business. I’m not sure why the book was promo’d as “Kit as assassin”. She mentions it once or twice in the text. That’s it. The rest of the book she’s trying to find a missing kid. And you know, that was good enough for me. She proved herself capable and– barring one incident of going down a dark alley– intelligent. The assassin label wasn’t necessary. She does carry a kick ass magical sword. Perhaps the assassin label was to go along with the sword.

BLADE SONG is an action-packed paranormal romance sure to please lovers of shapeshifters and those who love crime-fighting female protagonists.

Rating: A-
Series: Colbana Files, #1
Publisher: Shiloh Walker Inc., August 2012
Acquired: NetGalley

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