It starts off simply.Over on Random Buzzers.com, there is a link to Scribd.com. On Random Buzzer's Scribd page, there are a bunch of YA chapter samplers you can read. You can see all the different samplers here. I just read the chapter sampler of Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton. This one's been out for a while, but I didn't really know what it was about and I haven't had a chance to read it yet. First of all, I love the cover. Second, I'm intrigued. It sounds really good from what I read. I want to read it! Hehe.
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.
What do you think? Have you read this one? Let me know!
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