Lorelei Abrahms knew she’d never be famous. She’d never change the world. Lorelei’s just an introverted college student losing faith in her dreams as her life plods onward with no meaning. That is, until she discovers she has strange powers and someone wants her dead.
When Lorelei first sees the sparks coming from her hands, she worries it is all in her mind. She tells her best friend Heath, but he seems more interested in separating her from Patrick, a classmate she cannot keep off her mind. After being nearly killed by Thea, a succubus disguised as a college student, Lorelei learns she and her closest friends are Gifted, or sorcerers, and Patrick and his family are Sang, also known as vampires, though no one uses the common terms.
Somehow, she must control her new powers and unite the Gifted, the Sang, and the Dark, the Gifted’s opposing faction of sorcerers, to defeat Thea. Unfortunately, Thea is much more than just a succubus and no faction is safe on its own.
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Good book, was interesting, a little predictable, but had some surprises. Is about 190ish pgs. Will be interesting to read next in the series.
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite Red River Song is the first book in the Descendant Series by A.R. Mummey. Everything starts to change for introvert Lorelei when mysterious and attractive Patrick enters her life. Suddenly she becomes aware of strange energies coming from her body - like blue sparks that kill alarm clocks, and there seems to be more attention on her, and not only good attention. Someone wants her dead. Unfortunately that someone is a supernatural being. Fortunately, Lorelei also discovers that she is far more than a normal human being. But can she unite the factions against a common enemy? Can she turn from being a normal student to being the leader of a supernatural team? A.R. Mummey weaves an interesting tale in Red River Song, and I am so incredibly pleased about the introverted main character. It is finally a book where introverts can identify a bit with the main character (apart from magical powers, of course). I thought that Lorelei's reactions to people and certain events in the story were absolutely on spot, even though I wish she'd done some things a bit differently - but if a main character always does what you expect, it would be a rather boring reading experience. This story is anything but boring, and I would recommend it to all readers who like stories about supernatural beings like vampires (don't call them that though!), sorceresses and succubi. It is book in which nothing is as it seems, and even Lorelei's best friends have secrets that make her question their friendship. I am sure most readers will enjoy spending some time with the characters in Red River Song.