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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" is:

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton

Release Date: April 26, 2011
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Age Group: Young Adult

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.

I want to read this book so bad, I loved the whole premise it sounds so interesting and suspenseful. Unfortunately there is no cover as of yet so I have nothing pretty to show you.

Well that’s my “waiting on” pick, what's yours this week?

12 comments:

Anne Royce said...

Your blog looks awesome! 8D
I haven't heard of this book until now but it sounds interesting so I'ma put it my TBR list :3

Jan von Harz said...

Wow this sounds fantastic. Love the summary. This is definitely going on my wish list.

Manga Maniac said...

I haven't heard of this one before - thanks for sharing!

My WoW is here Manga Maniac Cafe

Alison said...

Hmm...this sounds both creepy and interesting. I'll have to check it out.
Alison Can Read

thebookfairyhaven said...

Ooh, I've heard of this one before. I've been meaning to add it, but forgot what the title of the book was until now. :) Off to go and add this instantly

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

There are so many great books coming out in 2011---it's going to be a great year!!!

Alayne said...

I love cemetaries. :) Nice pick. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Lori said...

I hope that you get your book soon, and that it is everything you hope it to be. Here's my WOW Happy reading!

Lover of Romance said...

Sounds like a fascinating one!!! It sounds like a good pick!!!


Feel free to check out my WOW

Happy Reading!

danya said...

Ooooh haven't heard of this one before, it's going on my list now!

Darlyn said...

That is totally cool.I wonder what will happen next, so intriguing!

Dwayne said...

Lovin the magical element in this! :D

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Greetings fellow blog readers, welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. Now you may be wondering who is lost.in.stories? Well lost.in.stories is also known as Romy, a 23 year old graduate student from Australia who loves to read. I read (maybe devour would be a more appropriate word) largely young adult novels, with a particular love of fantasy and paranormal novels, however I am also a sucker for a good romance.
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