Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Book Review ~ Blood Magic
by Tessa Gratton
published by Random House books
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: This is going to sound bad. This book was mainly forgettable to me. It's been awhile since I finished it and the main characters did not stick with me. What did stay with me were the side stories. The background of both Silla and Nick's parents. I found their stories to be more interesting and entertaining. Also the journal entries of the old witch and how she came into her powers kept me reading.
I didn't hate the Silla and Nick as much as I found them boring. Everytime Nick would call Silla "babe", in the middle of what was supposed to be some romantic moment, it would ruin whatever the author was going for.
There were some interesting parts like who Silla's parents were and who killed them but it was a struggle to get to that point of the book.
Overall, it's going to depend on the type of characters you like whether or not you'll like this book. I can't say I would read anymore in this series unless it delves more into the past of the older characters rather than Silla and Nick.