: Blood Magic (The Blood Journals) (): Tessa Gratton: Books. This page-turning debut novel will entice fans who like their paranormal romances dark and disturbing. It’s a natural next-read for fans of Stephanie Meyer . Book Review: Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton. Posted on May 16, Title: Blood Magic. Author: Tessa Gratton. Genre: Southern Gothic / YA. Publisher.

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Not-quite-a-goddess, but no longer only a girl, Astrid finds herself in a situation where fate—and not just her own—lies in the balance. Except for Lillith – what happened there, anyways? It is clear that he loves maguc sister, even if he takes the big brother attitude a little too far at times. She’s one of those writers who you can tell carefully considers every sentence, and the result is a story that sings and sighs and trembles and terrifies in all the right places, with lines that linger on your tongue for days afterward.

What’s a little spilled blood if she can uncover the truth? She gets a spell book that starts off the story.

But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted. His father, a famed berserker warrior, went to prison after killing thirteen innocent people during a mindless battle-frenzy.

I was about to find out if magic was real. Why does he call Silla, bumblebee? Jul 31, Lisa Mandina rated it really liked it. Eww, who wants wine with someone’s blood in it. This book is the perfect example of everything not to do. Why are you talking about the sky when you’re tied up? I feel bad comparing this mess to “Immortal. Anna Dressed in Blood.


After traveling the world with… More about Tessa Gratton. And he’s a jerk!

Blood Magic

When I picked this book up, the plot reminded me of Gillian Shields’ “Immortal”, which I liked; I’d probably lower the rating if I read it again, because back then I was a very lenient reader. She goes to the cemetery where her parents are buried with spell book in hand to test this out.

How can we root for a character who obviously has problems and yet is excused beacuse her parents died. It’s a creepy story with an interesting concept.

Then one day he doesn’t come. Gratton carefully controls the flow of information, tantalizing the reader without giving the game away. Growing up on an isolated farm in Kansas with other practitioners may have kept her from making friends her own age, but it has also given her a sense of purpose—she’s connected to the land and protective of the magic.

Then again… hot-blooded teenagers, what would we not procrastinate then rush through?

He was Mephistopheles, smiling and tempting me, his Dr. Why do you want to touch him?

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She was this mysterious character who I thought was going to be part of the twist or at least have some role in it, but then the author seemed to just forget about her; we never got any explanation about what part she was really playing in mayic of this tessx it can’t be nothing. For such a fast-paced plot, I read it painstakingly slow. Then Silla is introduced, whose life story up to that point is pretty tragic.


It had enough twists, and one thing I appreciate is the fact that Tessa Gratton is not an author who’s afraid to kill off her characters. I enjoyed this book for the most part. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. I’m used to it by now, sadly. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any geatton our reviewer’s personal information. Because then you know that, for the rest of the book, they’re going to be staring deeply into each other’s eyes, and confessing their feelings, and making out with each tsssa A bit more than half way through though it was made obvious to me anyways who it was.

This sort of “chemistry” does not answer anything for me. Now, for the things I did like. Unfortunately, Signy is running out of time. Please don’t summarize a scene we had to endure through; it was bad enough the first go round.

But ancient creatures are moving in the bloid beneath the country. Nick is forgettable; no, seriously, please forget him. On the positive – I did like Silla. Yes, Tessa, we get that she’s a gold-digger, and that you want us to pretend that Nick is attractive and charming enough to have a cougar after him.

Like there weren’t other hot guys in her school.