: 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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I was a little apprehensive when I first approached this tessx. One of the biggest things that bugged me was the characters’ denseness. Dreaming about being trapped in a dog’s body? I’m pretty sure Tessa got her grief training in online unaccredited class and that’s why Ms.

It had good parts and boring parts but I seem to be recalling stretches tdssa the latter And then there’s Nick the new guy at school who makes her pulse race. Other books in the series. She can’t stop thinking about her parents alleged murder-suicide.

I’m warning you, it’s long.

She gets a spell book that starts off the story. Silla has issues, she needs help, yet this is never acknowledged outside the few comments from her classmates and they’re usually brushed off because, ‘They don’t understand.

She is consumed by a book filled with spells that arrives mysteriously in the mail. Blood Magic sated my hunger and is a triumphant debut novel for Tessa Gratton. Yet, his hypocrisy makes him rather unsavory at times — I was outraged when he attacked Silla for behavior identical to his own. She gratton to be all sorts of popular, he’s going to be popular.

Also, there was too much sacrificing of cute fuzzy animals for my liking, such as a kitten and a bunny rabbit. It grew tiresome after a while. Their sibling bond is portrayed with strength and subtlety, an anchoring presence at tess heart of the novel.

I hope that the author takes a couple of notes tess that the next installment is a little tighter with the story because I think the concept she grarton built is brilliant.


If you exorcise one body, she can just possess another and come after all of you, so how would an exorcise make all of you safe? Silla soon discovers that the secrets her father were keeping go even deeper than blood and she finds herself in a fight to safe herself and the people that she loves.

I’d figured out who the antagonist was way before the reveal, but that didn’t ruin the experience for me. I hate his reaction to things, and he describes things in a awkwardly weird way.

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Stop saying, “You bet. While witches aren’t new by any means, the idea of blood magic is still pretty fresh as far as YA goes. Before they know it, the three of them are facing off against a decades old evil that is more powerful than anything they could ever tesssa.

They’re just a bad reminder of the Twilight Phase at school. Oct 09, Victoria Schwab rated it it was amazing Shelves: After receiving a spell book from Deacon, whoever that is – and to her amazement they’re actually working- she’s even more convinced that someone was involved in her parent’s death. In the space of the 8 pages in Chapter 6, for example, it switches three times! When it becomes dangerously evident that her parents’ deaths were only the beginning of horrible things to come, Silla, her brother, and Nick must work together to stop dark powers from using the magic for horrifying ends.

Nick sounds like Silla. Stop tasting her makeup. Fortunately, she has family to lean on. Of all the things in the world he could dream about, why that?

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It worries me that she’s comparing her love interest to the devil; it’s not a good sign. The genre has become overfilled with too many books that all seem to tell the same story with very few variations. She thinks too much. They had a lot of chemistry and the “romantic” scenes were pretty intense. It shows the depth of the main character through observation by the other main character a lot of the time.

Stop kissing and build the relationship up so it’s believable. Even if i wasn’t Christian, i would still think the misuse of the Messiah’s name is annoying and unnecessary.


If i had a son as boring as him, I’d pretend he didn’t exist too; maybe that was too harsh, but you get my point like father like son.

If this crazy talk had happened even after a lifetime of knowing each other or under the influence of recreational drugs or if they were both years old, that sentence I can pinpoint the exact moment when I stopped trying to enjoy Blood Magic. The alternating points of view were essential to telling the story, but the narrators’ voices were not always distinct from one another. But for me, the characters weren’t strong enough to make me want to continue with the series.

Item s unavailable for purchase. Check, check, and check! Mavic middle was a tad better than the first, my attention was kept off and on by them trying to figure out who was who and what said who was up to.

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Why didn’t she escape in an animal’s body when the forest was burning: 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. And it sounds decent. I’m sure his mother’s POV is much more fascinating.

But why the secret to begin with? Nick and Silla’s gradual discovery of the power in their veins is endlessly compelling. Everywhere Silla Kennicott turns she sees blood. 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.