Half vamp/half Siren Celia Graves finds herself hip deep in dangerous politics, assassination attempts and a royal wedding in the latest from award-winning Adams, who does her usual outstanding job balancing intense action and intrigue with critical character growth. Another first-rate addition to the series!

While Celia’s love life appears to be going nowhere, her Siren royal cousin Princess Adriana is about to make an important political marriage. Thankfully for Adriana, her wedding to King Dahlmar of Rusland is acceptable to both families — but not, apparently, to a hate group called the Guardians of the Faith. The Guardians have already killed several of Adriana’s assistants and are determined to wipe out the Siren race. Celia will play both bodyguard and bridesmaid in order to keep this wedding on track. (TOR, Jan., 384 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith