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The Eldritch Conspiracy (Blood Singer #5)

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,771 Ratings  ·  100 Reviews
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.

Not every bride needs a bridesmaid who can double as a bodyguard. But Celia's cousin Adriana is no ordinary bride: she's a Siren princess, and she's marrying the king of a small but politi
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Tor Books (first published January 8th 2013)
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Hated it. The plot was okay (mostly) but the blatant character assassination of one of the love interests (Creede) just so the love triangle could be resolved pissed me the fuck off.

Other thoughts:

-Basic plot: Vampire/siren, Celia, agrees to protect her cousin in the weeks leading up to her royal wedding. There's a load of assassination attempts, betrayal, jealousy, explosions blah blah blah.

-I was annoyed that the book began in a middle of an action scene — it was confusing and weird.
Feb 25, 2013 Liv rated it liked it
I had mixed feelings about this instalment, book #5 in the series.

It was action-packed so things were moving really fast. It kept things entertaining for the most part of the book.

However, there were numerous "undesirable" issues with this book that I couldn't seem to wrap my head around. I'm going to grit my teeth and vent for a bit, so bear with me. If you're reading this review, please beware that my review below will assume you have read the previous 4 books in the series, and there will be
Worst of the series by far! The whole book lacks a decent pace, it's choppy & all over the place & really lacked any real climax or even a build up to a climax. All the supporting characters are very underutilized, especially Creede who has only 3 lines of dialogue for the entire book! The sudden "resolution" of the love triangle was so incredibly sloppy that I am beyond DISGUSTED with the co-authors. The whole story was bland & felt like someone was a little too obsessed with the re ...more
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
I think this was the most boring book of the series. I enjoyed the siren parts of it and Adriana, but the rest was lackluster.
Experiment BL626
Sep 12, 2013 Experiment BL626 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, reviewed
Reading book 5, it’s easy to forget things used to be really angsty in the beginning of the Blood Singer series, and I was more than happy to forget it. Celia rocked my world!

+ the heroine

The heroine still battled the same personal issues from the beginning of the series, such as the issue of being a vampire and, on top of it, a Siren. However, she didn’t let the issues get in the way of her life as she often used to. I really liked how far Celia has come in accepting herself. It was about damn
It was better than I expected, but I didn't really love the siren wedding storyline. I would have liked something where Celia could have been more proactive instead of just reacting repeatedly. I understand that as a bodyguard that's her gig, but it just felt like she was getting beat up physically and emotionally over and over again and not being the tough woman that I like so much.

And I really don't get Bruno, no matter how often the authors tell me how cute and smart he is, he started out se
Feb 09, 2013 Readsalot81 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
While I still have a healthy like for the series.. all I can is NOooooo, C'mon, more Creede please :)Likeable protagonist that is smart & capable - however the love triangle is beyond frustrating,especially if your guy isn't getting a lot of page time. The fight scene in the beginning of the book had me howling.

While the lead character is well written, she's starting to resemble something of a drama llama. There is *always* someone trying to kill her, boff her, or use her for their own purp
Jul 28, 2014 Vanessa rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Celia has been asked to be a bridesmaid at the wedding of the century: her siren cousin the princess Adrianna is marrying the king of Rusland. Celia has been chosen not simply because she's Adrianna's cousin, but also because the bride-to-be has already survived one attempt on her life and Celia's bodyguard experience may just save the day.

You see, not everyone in Rusland is pleased about the upcoming nuptials, and are convinced that Adrianna has bewitched their king using dark siren magic. And
Jessie Potts
Jan 29, 2013 Jessie Potts rated it it was amazing
What it's about: This is the fifth installment in the Blood Singer series, and I recommend reading the first four before this one. The first book, Blood Song, was excellent — and I would start there. For those of you who are caught up: Celia Graves is still striving to maintain not just her sanity but her soul. She's asked to be a bridesmaid/bodyguard for her cousin, who is the Siren Princess. Celia will face assassination attempts, bridal salon time, terrorists, vile mages — and her love life i ...more
Nov 24, 2013 Dianne rated it liked it
The Eldritch Conspiracy by Cat Adams

Do NOT attempt to jump into this series with this book. You really must read the whole series to understand what is going on. In fact, I’m very sorry I didn’t re-read the last novel “The Isis Collar” because I had a major problem catching up and remembering enough for me to jump into this book and to understand the first chapter or two. I thought I had missed a prologue or something!

So Celia has managed to pass one more year as a siren Princess/Semi-Vampire an
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
*ARC Received from the Author in exchange for an honest review

I've been meaning to read the BLOOD SINGER novels for quite some time. I've read other series by Cat Adams and the CT Adams/Cathy Clamp duo and absolutely loved them, so I knew I would probably thoroughly enjoy these as well. Unfortunately I just haven't had time to dig in. When I set up an Author Event to promote The Eldritch Conspiracy I was sent an ARC for review and
Kathy Martin
Nov 02, 2013 Kathy Martin rated it really liked it
Celia's life just seems to get more and more complicated! After a difficult case rescuing people from drug dealers and vampires in Mexico and breaking off with her boyfriend Creede, Celia arrives home just in time to get involved with her cousin's royal wedding. Celia is the niece of the Siren high Queen but is just getting used to that idea. When she was almost turned into a vampire, her Siren powers manifested too. Now her cousin Adriana needs her because seers have predicted that something wo ...more
Lady Lioness
Man, was I disappointed by this one. I hate it when critical events occur off screen and I really hate it when those off-screen events impact the main characters' relationships. I'm well-aware that this isn't a romance series, but I would have liked to seen (view spoiler). In addition, Adams hit another of my pet peeves by (view spoiler) ...more
Aug 14, 2015 Suzanne rated it really liked it
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Sherie Davis
Feb 09, 2013 Sherie Davis rated it really liked it
This one is really more like three and a half. I just didn't get into it as much as the previous ones. Spoiler Warning! I think the thing that bugged me the most was how her break up with John Creede was handled. I mean at the end of the last book I was more in favor of him than Bruno. I like Bruno but there is a lot of history there plus I think some of the original reasons they broke up are going to continue to be issues. So I felt like John was a fresh start for Celia. It was hard going from ...more
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Feb 24, 2015 Rachel- Goodbye Borders rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2015
Very abrupt beginning. It felt like I had missed a book. The love triangle is rather abruptly "resolved." Celia and this other person had a misunderstanding/disagreement (whatever) that happened off the pages. Of course that leaves the one I don't like. He treated Celia badly in past.

I am a bit tired of the "must hate/dislike/be jealous" of Celia for (IMO) are stupid or unexplained reasons. I do think Celia finally accepts herself for who she is, but has stagnated when it comes to fully using he
Sara Moore
Apr 16, 2015 Sara Moore rated it really liked it
It is a little awkward how this one starts, you get the feeling that there was a much longer scene that was written out and then later cut for space. The previous books set up this big Love Triangle... and then you get to this book and the choice has already been made with out you reading it as it happened or even getting the full build up of it. I know from other reviews that I have read that that REALLY bothered some readers. It didn't bother me so much, but it did feel really abrupt in how it ...more
Jun 01, 2014 Laurensmom22 rated it liked it
My rating = 3.5 stars

This book gets mixed reviews from me.

THE GOOD STUFF: The best part of the book was that the story was very fast paced. There was always something happening. I loved that Adriana and Celia bonded as real cousins and friends. I enjoyed the wedding festivities in both locations and even enjoyed the numerous crisis surrounding each wedding.

THE NOT SO GOOD STUFF: What the ?? Did the authors forget what happened in the first 4 books with Creede and Bruno? Did they forget all the t
Nov 22, 2014 LadyCroft86 rated it it was ok
This was by far the worst Blood Singer novel yet. It was very boring and not a whole lot happens that is important or exciting. The characters are just as flat and boring. At the beginning of the book, we learn that Celia and Creede were dating for awhile and then all of a sudden broke up. This was the biggest disappointment from this book. At the end of the last book, it was looking like Celia was going to have to choose between Creede and Bruno. I guess that the authors felt that who Celia cho ...more
Aug 11, 2014 mirba rated it really liked it
This is a very good serie, i've read all six books and all of them are very good quality.

An intelligent storyline complicated and quite unpredictable(if at times using ghosts as Deus ex machina a little bit too often), good characters that if they are sometimes extreme, they are nonetheless believable. Everything is quite beliavable, dialogues and actions are quite realistic which is great.

-The worldbuilding is a little bit poor and thin and the politics of it are sketchy at best, and
Dec 30, 2012 Jessi added it
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January 8th January freaking 8th 2013....why why whyyyyyy!!!! Ugh I can't wait that long to read about Celia and see if she makes a decision about Creede... and I'm back but 5+ months are so far away :-(
Mar 14, 2013 Shelley rated it really liked it
Genre* Urban Fantasy
Rating* 3.5

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Published January 29th 2013 by Tor Books
Mar 12, 2013 Raquel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Does anyone else think that the woman on the cover looks like Megan Hilty, from Smash?
Sep 14, 2014 Teresa rated it liked it
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Feb 03, 2013 Marsha rated it really liked it
"The Eldritch Conspiracy" hits the ground running starting on page one until thr end. The story begins with Celia rescuing the last American worker from the drug cartel in Mexico. When she returns home she find she is asked by her siren cousin, Adriana, to be in her wedding that is two weeks away.
It seems Adriana has been receiving threats and there has been several deaths of her staff members. A religious and racist zealot group is claiming responsibility.

As usual, Celia undergoes one traumatic
Jun 17, 2013 Bookmom rated it really liked it
Celia Graves is a partially turned vampire and part Siren. The Siren trait wasn’t known until she’d been vampire bitten, and as was learned books ago, she’s a Siren Princess. She has her own company providing security and bodyguard services. She can’t turn her cousin, Princess Adrianna, aside when she asks for bodyguard help at her upcoming wedding to King Dahlmar of Rusland. There are a number of attempts by the Guardians of the Faith to not only prevent the wedding, but to kill Celia, Adrianna ...more
Feb 11, 2013 Bella rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-have-a-copy, review
!What a book! First off let me thank Tor Books for ending me a review copy I am so grateful for all they do!

Celia Graves for sure is not just any human; she has vampire abilities and the powers of a Siren. After a near death trip to Mexico, Celia is home to get back to work. But things are for sure not going to go as smoothly as she thought. Celia’s cousin is calling upon her to become her bridesmaid and bodyguard as well, because she is receiving death treats and if she wants her royal wedding
May 14, 2013 May rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Every time I pick up the next book in this series I think, "Aren't we done yet?" And then I actually get to reading the book and it changes to, "Never mind, I don't want this series to be done!"

You would think the formula that these books follow would get repetitious--Celia is hired for a dangerous job, it turns out to be more dangerous than she thought it would be, many somethings go wrong, she and several other people are put in mortal danger, and everything wraps up okay in the end with just
Hali Sowle
Celia Graves has got problems, she's half vampire due to an aborted attack by a blood sucker and she's also part Siren a princess no less, and both of those things makes her one of the least liked people by the police in Santa Maria de Luna, California.

Just back from a mission gone bad in the jungles of Mexico, she is asked to not only guard one of her cousin Sirens (another princess) at her wedding, but also be in the wedding as one of the seer's has forseen that there will be multiple attacks
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Apr 25, 2013 Jessica (a GREAT read) rated it really liked it
The Blood Singer series by Cat Adams has been quite the fascinating read from the beginning! A woman gets turned into a vampire and then learns she has Siren blood in her makes for an ultimate paranormal heroine! In The Eldritch Conspiracy, Celia's adventures continue, but yet I found this one lacking something that the previous books have had.

Granted it was still a good read, just not as awesome as I would've hoped for. Firstly, I felt misled by the cover description's first paragraph. The only
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This is the pen name of Cathy Clamp and C.T. Adams (co-authors of the Thrall trilogy and the Sazi series published by Tor). They created this name to write under to make it easier for new fans (or old) to find them on the book shelves.
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