It starts off simply. Draw a circle ... place a dead leaf in the center ... sprinkle some salt ... recite a little Latin ... add a drop of blood ...
Maybe that last part isn't exactly simple. Yet somehow it feels right to Silla Kennicott. And nothing in her life has felt remotely right since her parents' horrific deaths. She's willing to do anything to uncover the truth about her family—even try a few spells from the mysterious book that arrived on her doorstep ... and spill some blood.
The book isn't the only recent arrival in Silla's life. There's Nick Pardee, the new guy next door who may have seen Silla casting a spell. She's not sure what he saw and is afraid to find out. But as they spend more time together, Silla realizes this may not be Nick's first encounter with Blood Magic. Brought together by a combination of fate and chemistry, Silla and Nick can't deny their attraction. And they can't ignore the dark presence lurking nearby—waiting to reclaim the book and all its power.
Tessa Gratton's intoxicating first novel will keep pulses racing, minds reeling, and pages turning right up to the very last drop of blood.
Where to even start with this book, I just don’t know… there are so many elements to Blood Magic that I just adored. It’s told mainly from two different points of views. Silla and Nick…
I really liked Silla. The best way to describe her would be beautifully broken.. Her pain was so raw, it bled through the pages. Nick, he was a great supporting male role. I loved them together. Their love had a bit of an old ancient connection feel to it.. Like they were meant to be with each other but not in that love at first sight sappy way. If that makes any sense, if not, it will when you read it.
This whole story was so original. It sucked me in from the very first pages. I loved how the back story was told throughout the book through journal entries. I was so excited every time I saw those Italicized letters… that meant I was going to find out more of the history.
Blood Magic has this great creepy feel to it. A few chapters in, and I was ready to drag out my orange rope lights and ceramic pumpkin knick naks. I was able to restrain myself, only because it was August when I started reading it. lol The idea of using blood to do magic... Brilliant. And the end.. wow.. I didn’t see that little twist.
Basically, I loved this book to death.. I can ramble on and on about how awesome it is.. but I would rather you close my blog and read Blood Magic instead. So get going!
As a last note, Stay tuned in October… I have something special involving Blood Magic to celebrate one of my favorite holidays.