Summoned

The Song of Adam

Fiction - Fantasy - General
456 Pages
Reviewed on 03/22/2019
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Author Biography

Kati and Adam shared my shower one day—not literally but no less dramatically. Their story sparkled into existence under the steamy spray. Magical—I kid you not.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Summoned: The Song of Adam by Susan Jay is an urban fantasy with strong hints of romance and magic. Adam Levi Tolsen had seen her in the crowd several times at their concerts since the first day she appeared. She’d lock eyes with him and then slip away, disappearing quickly, and it is frustrating that he can’t keep her image in his mind. What he doesn’t know is that a Fairy Princess, Katriana Janius, is in love with him and she casts a spell on him that makes him forget every time appears. When Mia comes into his life, she sets off a chain of events that will change everything. Does Katriana have the courage to pursue the man she believes to be the love of her life and can Adam overcome the charms of Mia and her mischievous companions?

Susan Jay succeeds in creating a novel that features the intersection between the magical and the physical worlds. The prose is beautiful and the characters leap magically off the pages of the story. Readers are thrust into a dream-like world that feels real in a strange kind of way, the kind of strangeness that leaves them in the twilight zone between dream and waking. The psychological nature of the conflict is interesting. Adam is seduced by a woman who eludes him. The suspense is powerful and it is so deftly developed to sustain the reader’s interest. The shifts in points of view feed the suspense and augment the reader’s interest in the narrative. Summoned: The Song of Adam is surprising, with solid characters and plot twists to make for an exciting read.

K.C. Finn

Summoned: The Song of Adam is a work of paranormal romance and fantasy fiction penned by author Susan Jay. The focus falls first on Adam Levi Tolsen, a rocker leading one of the world’s biggest bands. Adam’s frustration increases when he keeps catching sight of a beautiful girl who literally vanishes during his concerts, wiping herself from his memory every time he sees her. Enter Fairy Princess Katriana Janius, whose love for Adam sees her abusing her magic to conjure herself into his gigs all the time. She knows it’s wrong to love him, but she thinks he might be the one. So when another dangerous player enters the game of love and stirs things up for both of them, Katriana will have to be brave and take action at last.

Written for adults due to its mature content regarding sex and romance, this is a quirky but fun combination of the rock god lover genre and the fae paranormal romance genre. Katriana is a loveable heroine who can’t quite seem to make up her mind until fate throws her in at the deep end, and Adam is a chiseled rocker whose presence in the novel really grows the more of it you read. I enjoyed Mia’s interjections especially; she had that kind of mischief that you can really enjoy in a book, and the later exposition of the Kingdom of SpringFahren and its weird and wonderful cast of characters was fun to discover. Overall, Summoned: The Song of Adam is an engaging and entertaining romance read.

Romuald Dzemo

Summoned: The Song of Adam by Susan Jay is a fascinating narrative that melds both fantasy and fiction and brings together two worlds. A famous member of a rock band, Adam Levi Tolsen is startled, even mesmerized when he notices a beautiful girl in the crowd. But the girl quickly vanishes. What is even more curious is that the phenomenon repeats itself in his performances since then. She would appear in the crowd, lock eyes with him and then disappear again. This woman is not an ordinary woman. Smitten by the young and handsome artist, Fairy Princess Katriana Janius of the Fairy Kingdom, begins to come to his concerts, discreetly watching him briefly, ensuring that she casts a spell to make him forget her. She dreams of love, but could it be with this rock star? While her love for Adam grows stronger, she wants to see him safe. But then everything changes when Mia comes into the scene and gets Adam's attention.

Susan Jay’s characters are fascinating and she leaves readers feeling as though they have just had a weird dream. While the narrative features very interesting characters, it was the Fairy Princess who caught my attention and I couldn’t help wanting to see what would eventually happen. Can she overcome her desire to see Adam safe and yet have the courage to step out of her own world? There is a lot of drama as new characters are introduced and as the conflict develops. The narrative is done in a light, yet engaging voice. The writing in Summoned: The Song of Adam is beautiful and atmospheric. The charm rubs off quickly on the reader as they start this book and never wears off until the last page.