Waiting on Wednesday: BLOOD MAGIC by Tessa Gratton

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

This week I have selected BLOOD MAGIC by Tessa Gratton. Spells, magic and cemeteries are part of this book and I am on board with all that great stuff. The cover is also a bit dark and creepy and I adore it. What is not to love about this novel.

Now that you have seen my WOW for this week. Please, tell me what is your WOW?


04/26/11
Blood Magic

by Tessa Gratton

For Nicholas Pardee and Silla Kennicot, the cemetery is the center of everything.

Nick is a sarcastic city boy, angry at being forced to move back to the nowhere town of Yaleylah, Missouri. Here, he can’t help remembering his mom and the blood magic she practiced – memories he’s tried for five years to escape. Silla, though, doesn’t want to forget; her parents’ apparent murder-suicide left her numb and needing real answers. When a book of magic spells in her dad’s handwriting appears on her doorstep, she sees her chance to unravel the mystery of their deaths.

In the cemetery between their houses, Nick watches Silla use three drops of her blood and ancient words to bring an autumn leaf back to life. The magic is real, and it promises power that can transform stone into water, heal flesh, and even resurrect the dead. Nick is too familiar with the dangers, but Silla throws herself whole-heartedly into them.

Now Josephine Darly, who has used the magic for her own selfish purposes for a hundred years, has come hunting the spell book. Josephine is a skilled body snatcher, able to use her blood to possess others. She wants the bones of Silla’s parents and the spellbook in order to make a spell that will let her live forever. If Silla and Nick want to stop Josephine, if they want a chance to be together and protect the ones they love, they’ll have to learn to let go of everything they believe about who they are, the nature of life and death, and the power of blood.

4 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: BLOOD MAGIC by Tessa Gratton"

♥ Tawni Ann wrote: October 20, 2010 at 5:21 PM

This book sounds very good! I'm adding this to my reading list!!!

Here is my pick this week: http://thebookworms.org/2010/10/waiting-on-wednesday-1/


Wrighty wrote: October 21, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Great choice! It sounds so creepy and and


Wrighty wrote: October 21, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Whoops! Didn't mean to send that yet...
The cover really catches your eye too, especially the res flowers to birds. I'll be looking for this one too!


Bere wrote: October 27, 2010 at 5:21 PM

I've never heard of this one before. The cover is great. Love the red! The synopsis sounds fantastic. I'll definitely add it to my list. Great choice! =)


Post a Comment

I would love to see what you have to say :)

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”

Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

Tales of a Ravenous Reader

My Photo
Hello, and thank you for stopping by. This is my little haven for talking about the YA books that I adore.

Grab My Button

Email Twitter RSS Feed

Contact Me

I am an avid reader from Northern California and if you are a publisher and would like to have your Young Adult book reviewed, please email me. I accept ARCs, as well as books that have already been released. I am also more than happy to do author interviews, guest posts, and contests to promote your book as long as they are in the Young Adult genre. Please check my review policy prior to sending me an email, thank you. curlyshoe(at)gmail(dot)com

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
nancy has read 0 books toward her goal of 125 books.
hide

Upcoming YA Bay Area Book Events

I have compiled all the SF, bay area YA events in this section. If you know of any events that I have failed to post, please let me know. Also, please keep in mind that some events may change and it is best to verify all events prior to attendance.

2014

APRIL

LAINI TAYLOR
Books Inc. At Alameda Free Library
Tuesday, April 15 @ 7pm

MATTHEW JOBIN

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, April 18 @ 7pm

Not Your Mother's Actual Book Club
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
FREAK BOY by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Monday, April 21 @ 6pm

ANDREA CREMER

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, April 23 @ 7pm

ANDREA CREMER
Rakestraw Books in Danville
Thursday, April 24 @ 7pm

JENNY LUNDQUIST
Face in a book in El Dorado
Friday, April 25 time TBA

MAY

JENNY HAN & MORGAN MATSON
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Monday, May 6 @ 6pm

JILIAN TAMAKI

Copperfields in Petaluma
Wednesday, May 7 @ 3pm

JENNIFER DONNELLY
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, May 8 @ 7pm

KENNETH OPPEL

Copperfield's in Petaluma
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

STORY CRUSH TOUR
KIERA CASS, KEVIN EMERSON and AMANDA MACIEL

Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, May 21 @ 7pm

KENNETH OPPEL

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Wednesday, May 21 @ 7pm

NINA LACOUR
Diesel Bookstore in Oakland
Thursday, May 22 @ 7pm

KENNETH OPPEL
Reading Bug in San Carlos
Thursday, May 22 @ 7pm

BRANDY COLBERT and STEPHANIE KUEHN
Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley
Saturday, May 31 @ 7:30pm

JUNE

FIERCE READS TOUR 2014
Leigh Bardugo, Ava Dellaria, Emmy Laybourne, Jennifer Malhieu
Book Passage in San Francisco
Wednesday, June 18 TIME TBA

JULY

Not YA but a favorite author of mine
DEBORAH HARKNESS
Books Inc. Palo Alto
Tuesday, July 29 @ 7pm

DEBORAH HARKNESS-THE BOOK OF LIFE
Book Passage in San Francisco
Wednesday, July 30 @ 12:30pm

DEBORAH HARKNESS

Copperfield's Petaluma
Wednesday, July 30 @ 7pm

What I am Reading Now

and this too.....

BOOKSTAGRAM

BOOKSTAGRAM

Follow by Email

Followers

Rating System

♥♥♥♥♥ Love it! A must read

♥♥♥♥ Great, give it a try

♥♥♥ Okay, a decent read

♥♥ Meh, read at your own risk

Would not recommend

DNF=Did Not Finish

Blog Archive

Blog Stats

Blog Designer