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Madison's Song

(Cassie Scot #5)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  123 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Her voice is enchanting; his soul is black…

Madison Carter has been terrified of Scott Lee since the night he saved her from an evil sorcerer – then melted into a man-eating monster before her eyes. The werewolf is a slave to the moon, but Madison’s nightmares are not.

Despite her fears, when Madison’s brother, Clinton, is bitten by a werewolf, she knows there is only one ma
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by Twilight Times Books
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Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Madison's Song by Christine Amsden is a 2015 Twilight Books publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

In this all new book by the author of the Cassie Scot YA Paranormal detective series, we explore the aftermath of Madison's discovery of her true parentage, her break up with Nicolas, various betrayals, and her adjustment to being half sister to Evan.

If that weren't bad enough, she is having nightmares regarding a close encounter with a werewolf named Sc
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Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Magic and mayhem collide in this fantastic and unforgettable novel! It’s one of those rare reads that you pick up and simply can’t put down. It caused one very sleepless night for me. I love the voice in which Amsden writes. It’s so fun & approachable, while at the same time, it truly drives the story forward. She paints her world before her readers in vivid Technicolor, allowing them to experience it rather than simply read about it.

I loved the characters that Amsden fills this novel with. The
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Madison is the shy girl, a friend of Cassie’s in the Cassie Scot Series novels that Christine wrote. If you haven’t read the Cassie Scot Series then it is ok because Madison’s Song is a standalone and a spinoff from the Cassie Scot’s Series. But I do suggest that you read the other books to learn more about Madison and because the Cassie Scot Series are great books too. Besides it being a great series you will find out more
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored the Cassie Scot series and was keeping my fingers crossed that some of the side characters in the series would get their own books. I was super excited that Madison was the first character to get her own story. I just knew that there was more to Madison than meets the eye. Although she starts out a bit shy and more than a bit scared, Madison comes into her own as the story progresses.

Madison’s Song has it all: a well-developed story, lots of action, more than a little romanc
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***Received the ebook for free for an honest review

The cover is awesome and scary all at the same time. It is very beautiful :)

I truly loved the Cassie Scot series and was very sad when it ended, so I jumped at the chance to read this companion novel. This book has Madison, Scott, and Evan in it…sadly no Cassie, but I live with it was it was just an awesome story and grabbed my attention and held on until the end. I think there is some magic in th
Kathy Wagner
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Madison was attacked by a sorcerer and saved by Scott, someone she’s had a crush on. Unfortunately, the night he saves her it’s a full moon and he turns into a werewolf. In order to save her from his wolf, he must mark her by taking her virginity. Two years later, she is still afraid of Scott and his wolf. She has been thru a lot in those two years (see the author’s previous series), but she has made it through and become the music teacher she’s always wanted to be. However, her brother, Clinton ...more
Kimber Wheaton
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Madison's Song is a standalone companion to the Cassie Scot series, yet I don't think you need to read them first to enjoy this novel. But you'll be missing out if you don't-- they are quite good.

Madison was a character I definitely wanted to know more about while reading the Cassie Scot series. Her magical talent, singing, was one I found especially intriguing. Madison typically came across as meek and soft, but when it really
I loved this book. Madison is a sweet heroine with a steel backbone when the chips are down. Her self-confidence took a beating during her formative years but with the help of Scott and Cassie Madison is on the verge of realizing her magic is stronger than she ever knew.

When her brother, Clinton is bitten, then abducted, then changed into an abomination, Madison is the only person who feels he can be salvaged. Scott is skeptical but will do practically anything within his power to help her sav
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
I was given a copy of this book un return for an honest review.

This book is about magic and werewolves. It starts out, with Madison being attacked by a sorcerer, and a werewolf named Scott coming to her rescue. This start definitely set up the book. Because during the rescue, sets up a fear
of Scott that could last a lifetime.

However a few years later after thr incident. Madison is forced to overcome her fear, when her brother clinton is in trouble.

What I like about this book is that it was ver
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Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After reading the Cassie Scot series and loving each minute of it I was excited but scared of the next book. I knew it would be of characters in the series but still had trepidation because I fell in love with Cassie and Evan’s story and wanted more. I will say that this book was more. More wonderful, heartfelt and amazing.

The two main characters Madison and Scott grab you instantaneously. Madison is shy and sweet and has been hurt so much by people. She wants to be loved with no strings and wan
Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Disclosure: I received a review copy from the author in exchange for a honest review.

I was sad when the Cassie Scot series was over. There were only four books in the series but I thought there was still so much to explore and stories to be told. However, last year the author revealed that she too, wasn’t ready to leave Cassie’s world and thus was writing two companion novels in the same world focusing on Cassie’s best friends Madison and Kaitlin. And I’m happy to say Madison’s Song did not dis
Laura Thomas
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was so sad when I finished the Cassie Scot series.

Then I was so excited to get my hands on Madison’s Song. It’s a companion book to the series and features several characters I wanted to know more about.

Christine Amsden is a master at hooking you into the story from the first couple of sentences. The prologue captivated me right away. I pressed on, anxious to get to the whole story and excited to enter this world again.

I always thought Madison was stronger, more than she thought she was. Her p
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

“Madison’s Song” by Christine Amsden is a paranormal story that is connected to the ‘Cassie Scot’ series and centers on Madison Carter, who has had to deal with multiple issues related to werewolves, but none so challenging as the news that her beloved brother Clinton has been bitten by a werewolf. Scott Lee has never found a way to get past the life-changing experience he shared with Madison two years prior, with discouraging results for both of them. Unfortunately, there are even mor
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So this is a fun new spin off from the Cassie Scott books. As you know, I loved them and I couldn't wait to read this spin off. Its a bit darker, a bit more fast pace, and has everything you could want in a book by Christine!

So Madison is a cool chick ad had a pretty normal life. Things went a little crazy when Scott saved her. It would be a nice moment until her changed into a monster and well that was a little too crazy for Madison. So ever since then she has had this fear with werewolves.

Eva Millien
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Scott Lee saved her from an evil sorcerer and Madison Carter repaid him by being terrified of him but to help her brother she turns to him for help and now they will have to save each other in this exciting paranormal romance. The author’s world is fascinating with lots of interesting and different elements and I was completely enthralled with the story from the very beginning. I haven’t read the Cassie Scot series (yet) so it was a pleasant surprise when I was checking out the other books by Ch ...more
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Christine Amsden like Ilona Andrews is a bit of an auto buy for me. I loved the Cassie Scot series and I'm very excited about what Amsden has next!

Actual review to come. But of its a shadow of her former works I'm expecting the goods.
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Welcome back to the world of Cassie Scot! I was so excited when author Christine Amsden contacted me about the next, but stand-alone, book in the Cassie Scot series. As a companion novel, Madison's Song focuses on secondary characters from the original series. This novel is about Madison, one of Cassie's friends, Scott, a werewolf, and includes Evan, Cassie's husband and Madison's half-brother.

I have read and reviewed all of the Cassie Scot novels and the reviews can be found here on the blog, o
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes paranormal romance
Recommended to Mareena by: Christine Amsden
Being raised in a family that views magic as inherently evil - in a town where magic rules supreme - Madison Carter once believed that learning that she was adopted was the only knowledge that could truly shock her. As a child, her father had always told her that her musical talent wasn't a magically-gifted affinity, but a devilish curse that she must never use. Her friendship with Cassie Scot may have given Madison the needed strength to defy her adoptive father and become an elementary school ...more
Maghon Thomas
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying I have not read the previous series that this is a spin off to. With that being said, it doesn't matter, I loved this book. It's scary and romantic and so heartfelt all in one, and boy did we get some healing in here. And it's not always so pretty either, I loved that. Not some kind of automatic, I don't believe this, but it'll just be kind of thing. Madison is at first a sad character to me, but boy did she become glad and happy by the end. And Scott is a magnificent book ...more
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From the moment she was born, Madison Carter has had an unexpected gift. She can influence people with just her singing alone. Sometimes doing so is an accident. She doesn't want people to do what she wants them do. It's just that her emotions are tied to her singing, and it affects those around her whether she wants it to or not.

Christine Amsden has written another wonderful addition to the Cassie Scot ParaNormal Detective series. This time, we have a story told from Madison's point of view. As
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really missed the Cassie Scot series so I was thrilled when Christine Contacted me tore Jew Madison's Song and this book did not disappoint.
Madison's always been the girl in the books that was shy , awkward and kept to herself. after much mysery in her life she regressed worse. you know what I mean if you read the series. In this book she is what I always thought was there.a strong . willed girl just afraid from it being I stilled in her since childhood.
so this book is surprising , a bit of
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Madison’s Song is the latest addition to the Cassie Scot Paranormal Detective fantasy/mystery series. Though not the latest instalment, it is a stand-alone, companion book to the series and, though there are mystery elements in it, it is primarily a romantic fantasy.

So far I’ve read and enjoyed all of the books and this one didn’t disappoint. As usual, Amsden delivers a fast-pace, highly entertaining read with fully sympathetic and compelling characters. This time I was especially swept away by
Beverly McClure
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When you hear the word werewolf, what comes to mind? A savage beast that kills for the joy of killing? A human who turns into a furry creature at the full moon? A poor soul who would rather be human, but has no choice? Or perhaps you think all these things.

Award winning author Christine Amsden’s latest fantasy novel, MADISON’S SONG, starts with action in the prologue and never lets up. Madison is drawn to Scott and possibly loves him. She also fears Scott because he has the power to change her l
I really enjoyed the Cassie Scot series and was happy to devour it as part of the author's promotional tours. So I jumped when given the opportunity to review this audiobook spin-off novel with a side character in the original series. While the original series is a 4-star read for me, this spin-off is more of a 3.

I really liked Madison in the series and wanted to know more about her gift and see her find happiness. I enjoyed getting to know her more in this book and to see how strong and loyal
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Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Well in my opinion - Christine just keeps getting better and better! I thought the Cassie series was very good but this one was way better. You don't really have to read the Cassie Scot series, but it does help. There are references to things that happen and you will know everyone better if you read the first ones.

The writing in this story flowed nicely. It was a very exciting, suspenseful, paranormal, romantic read! I loved the characters in this one. Loved Madison and her gift of voice (what a
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
A spin-off of the Cassie Scot series, starring Madison Carter, one of Cassie's best friends and (view spoiler), and Scott Lee, werewolf and Evan's cousin and closest friend.

Madison has had a traumatizing experience in the past and since then has been terrified of Scott and his werewolf nature. Scott is aware of that fact and does his best to stay away from her, ignoring the longing he feels for her.

When her brother gets in trouble that only Scott woul
Sue Brooks
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Christine Amsden is a new author for me -- but after reading Madison's Song, I am sure that I will look for more of her books to read.

Madison is the main character of the book - and Christine does an awesome job of describing Madison in great detail. She covers not only her physical traits but also characteristics about he emotionally. Madison is a sweet heroine but she proves to have amazing courage when things get tough. Her self-confidence was very low as a result of her childhood and the way
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is Madison's story. If you read all of the Cassie Scott Paranormal Detective books you will remember that she was the friend who kept getting abducted for various reasons. She also had a magical gift but was convinced by her step father that it was a gift from the Devil and she didn't really use it. She had a gift for music and a singing voice that was magnificent. Her magical gift has never been used nor did she realize it was magical!

Scott, a werewolf with definite other magical abilities
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Madison’s Song is a stand-alone companion book to the Cassie Scot series, apparently a series about paranormal detective Cassie Scot. I’ve never read the series before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading Madison’s Song, but overall, the book was a fun surprise.

When Madison’s brother is bitten by a werewolf, she can only turn to one man for help. But this man, Scott Lee, scares her. He appears in he
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Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it ...more

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