Feb 26, 2020
Blood Magic
Posted by Tessa Gratton

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 bloodMaybe 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 herIt starts off simply.Draw a circle place a dead leaf in the center sprinkle some salt recite a little Latin add a drop of bloodMaybe 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 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.

  • Title: Blood Magic
  • Author: Tessa Gratton
  • ISBN: 9780375867330
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Blood Magic 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 bloodMaybe that last part isn t exactly simple Yet somehow it feels right to S

    Wendy Darling

    I can pinpoint the exact moment when I stopped trying to enjoy Blood Magic As the book began, I was uneasy about the wordiness of the prose, but this is the point at which I gave up My heart beat faster, and I had to blink away the halo surrounding him He was Mephistopheles, smiling and tempting me, his Dr Faustus, to dance.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 600 years old, that sentence sti [...]


    I can t finish it My tolerance for YA PNR is very low, but I was looking forward to reading Blood Magic after seeing some really favorable early reviews of it Can you blame for hoping this book will be another Unearthly The novel starts with Silla performing blood magic for the very first time at the cemetery where her parents are buried Her mother and father recently died in a horrendous murder suicide and an enigmatic friend sent Silla her father s notebook of spells which each requires the us [...]


    It s just a little over four hundred pages and, honestly, there may have been one chapter or fifteen too many From the get, the first thing that came to mind was that I d read it before a girl with a tragic past meets hot boy who doesn t get along with his stepmother Then there s the alternating points of view between Silla and Nick as well as glimpses into someone s past It was a chore Normally, switching POVs is something I enjoy What s not to love when you get the same story told by different [...]


    Pros It didn t have a love triangle Parents weren t completely absent Siblings weren t annoyingly complicating things Other kids weren t shown under a bad light to make the main characters look better Not as much angst as there could have been.Cons Boring Instalove Did I say boring Dual POV that didn t work Both Nicholas and Silla acted like two girls in love.So, yeah I didn t even hate it enough to give it one star Just meh.


    4.5 starsBlood Magic isn t like any of the hocus pocus books I ve read before This one had a very unique flavor racing throughout the book Tessa Gratton writing is cunningly crafted in a way that makes this book standout in a mysterious lushish way.The atmosphere has a life of it s very own Thick, rich and intoxicating, while these characters have the most intriguing energy.There is a lot of blood in this book It s frequently talked about, thought about and basically dripped out of these pages I [...]

    Ashley Daviau

    I absolutely adored this book It completely drew me in from the very start and I just could not put it down Cemeteries, blood magic and bodies being possessed were the recipe for an absolutely freaking fantastic story I can t believe this has been sitting on my shelf for so long and I ve been missing out on its greatness Seriously, I couldn t have loved this book It was deliciously creepy and strange and I m absolutely dying to get started on the second book

    Victoria Edwards

    I m warning you, it s long When I picked this book up, the plot reminded me of Gillian Shields Immortal , which I liked I d probably lower the rating if I read it again, because back then I was a very lenient reader.Now on to Blood Magic There are choppy sentences, unneeded and unwanted details, and it s repetitive I think Tessa the author hates the word that, or doesn t know its use Tessa likes to compare things to stone Why is this book so long and slow Nick and Silla s first kiss bothered me [...]

    Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩

    Hello, people I like writing in bold letters because it is fun You know what else is fun Reading book reviews like this one Ah hem Anyway Hello It s almost 1 AM and I feel strangely perky But knowing me, I will probably randomly conk out any minute And for some reason, I always think it will take me such a short amount of time to write a book review even though it always takes me ages But, oh well.I ll start off by saying, I had mixed feelings about this book.The first time I stumbled upon it he [...]


    Blood Magic is about witches Finally something other than Vampires and Werewolves I liked it, I thought it was fun and fresh, but it wasn t enough to really compel me to say you know, this is a very good book It was missing something though I cant quite put my finger on it Regardless, I still almost gave it a 4 star.The plot is part magical lore, part mystery Silla s parents died tragically, and although everyone is convinced it was a murder suicide, Silla is not After receiving a spell book fro [...]

    Donna Book Passion for Life

    Posted on bookpassionforlife I ll admit I was a little bit hesitant before I started Blood Magic mainly because I ve read quite a few magic witch books and none of them have been as good as I would of hoped But, wow, where to start with Blood Magic After the horrific deaths of her parents, Silla has never felt right She doesn t fit in at school any and only has a few close friends While trying to make sense of her parent s death and believing there is something else going on, she tries to uncove [...]


    Tessa Gratton has created a very unique world in Blood Magic The story centers around exactly what the title suggests, blood magic Silla, a junior in high school who has lost both her parents to a gruesome death, unexpectedly receives a journal from somebody named the Deacon and within this book she finds secrets that her father has been keeping from her whole life With the help of her brother Reese and the new guy in town, Nick, she uncovers that blood can do so many other things besides keepin [...]

    The Romantic Cynic

    I had many problems with this book, but one overall trumped the list I Was So BOOOOOREEEDDD Usually, I never not finish a book I usually find some reason to plow through.But this I just I don t even know The summary on the jacket basically explains the first hundred pages Silla Drusilla heroine of mysterious dead parents gets magic book written by father, figures out it works, proceeds to make stupid choice after stupid choice all the while swooning over her love interest who is not all that int [...]


    Well, I m glad that s over with.Have you ever read a synopsis for a book, thought how amazing it sounded, and just knew you were going to love the story That s what happened to me here I love all things witches and horror, so I couldn t wait to read this story Then I read it Again, I m glad that s over with.Our two main characters are Nicholas and Silla short for Drusilla and this story is told through both of their perspective, which is always appreciated, because I enjoy seeing things from all [...]

    Kirsten Hubbard

    Because Blood Magic isn t out until May, I don t want to give too much away Really, here s all you need to know this book is fantastic.I love literary books, and I love a good paranormal story the darker, the better However, I haven t found that many books that combine both literary, layered writing in a ultra dark paranormal that s super commercial in concept Blood Magic is all that, and .From the first page, Tessa s prose blew me away It s absolutely gorgeous She s one of those writers who you [...]


    Strong writing creative mythology make for bloody good debutIn Tessa Gratton s debut novel, BLOOD MAGIC, Silla Kennicott has taken to keeping to herself after her parents apparent murder suicide When a mysterious book of magic arrives, Silla decides to see if the spells workd they do Soon intoxicated by the power of magic, Silla also finds herself growing increasingly close to the new boy in town, Nick, who has powers and secrets of his own When it becomes dangerously evident that her parents de [...]

    All Things Urban Fantasy

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyAuthor Tessa Gratton is a member of the illustrious Merry Sisters of Fate writing group which includes Maggie Steifvater and Brenna Yovanoff , so before even cracking the cover of her debut BLOOD MAGIC, I expected the writing to be lovely, the romance bittersweet, and the emotional payoff to be huge Check, check, and check But I was also pleasantly surprised to find a chilling mystery and a villain so believably evil, that my blood boiled while reading. [...]

    Casey (The Bookish Type)

    In Blood Magic, Tessa Gratton weaves together fantasy and sorcery to create an utterly original story a mythology of magic and sacrifice, betrayal and death One of the most bewitching aspects of the novel was its lore, the history and the mysteries of blood magic, the double edged sword of sacrifice and the seduction and destruction of power Just when readers think they ve got it all figured out, Gratton sweeps them away on a tide of uncertainty The world Gratton creates isn t black or white, th [...]


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    Victoria Schwab

    This book rocked my socks A mixture of creepy and sexy, disturbing and exciting and all around compelling.

    Kitten Blue

    TEN STARS DMinions and Minionettes of Awesome, I m here to tell you that there s way to this novel than a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L cover which, incidentally, has everything to do with the story and is about ten times MORE gorgeous in person matte, lumpy, shiny, SQUEE D Blood Magic is one of the most W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L books I ve ever read Take my word for it Paranormal Young Adult doesn t get a whole lot better than this I am Josephine Darly, and I intend to live forever Although I m a total sucker for [...]


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    Lisa Mandina

    I enjoyed this book for the most part I liked the story I enjoy when authors insert diary entries, or else even just flashbacks to the past And I think when they leave it so you don t know for sure exactly who this person from the past might be in the present time story it adds a bit of mystery that I like to try to figure out as I read Now, I understand that the title is blood magic, and that means that blood is needed for the magic, but it was a little too much cutting for me at times And I wo [...]

    Josu Grilli

    Un libro realmente bueno Me recuerda a la literatura de antes, la de hace unos cuantos a os, en las que lo importante no era hacer diez novelas de lo mismo, sino un buen argumento con un buen desarrollo Me ha encantado.


    Ugh, what a mess Completely unlikeable characters Nick, at least Silla wasn t too bad, and she felt real ish The story was all over the place, and the writing was far too purple for my liking.


    Um amor que ro a os contornos da eternidade, uma magia pulsante que transporta a marca da morte, um sofrimento que se estende perpetuamente, dormente e oculto, em Magia de Sangue nada o que aparenta ser e tudo poss vel.Numa estreia surpreendente, Tessa Gratton agarra num tema por si s aliciante e transforma o num enredo provocador, sombrio e extremamente sangrento N o sendo uma hist ria com um desenlace alegre ou um final propriamente feliz, a forte camada dram tica e l gubre que a sust m aprese [...]


    When Silla Kennicot loses her parents in an apparent murder suicide she cannot believe her father is capable of such a thing Soon after shes receives a book, in her father s handwriting, of spells Could this bring her answers to her parents shocking death Could spells and magic be real She goes to the cemetery where her parents are buried with spell book in hand to test this out Witness to all of this is newcomer Nick Pardee Nick, who has secrets of his own, bands together with Silla to unwind t [...]


    As a warning, this review is completely non objective, and I know for a fact I m falling hard into the trap of criticizing a book for not being the book I wanted it to be, rather than for not fulfilling its own goals Because Blood Magic is actually a decent example of a certain type of book, and this review could very easily say If this is the sort of thing you like then you ll like this But that sort of thing the prototypical YA novel is a sort of thing I have a lot of problems with, making me [...]

    Stevie Finegan (SableCaught)

    Follow this link to watch my video review youtube watch v gHxeYrBlood Magic Tessa GrattonI would rather gauge out my own eyes and pickle them in brine than reread Tessa Gratton s Blood Magic The awkward sentence structure, the flat characters and predictable plot had be reaching for an ice cream scoop by page 10.Gratton s Blood Magic adds to Young Adult s current torrent of paranormal romance, only her romance is than lacklustre and her paranormal story is nothing new Told through the dual poin [...]


    Blood Magic is the story of Silla, whose parents had just tragically died, and her discovery of magic through the use of blood She develops a relationship with new guy on the block, Nicholas Fortunately, however, this novel does not revolve around their romance , but the mysteries behind Silla s parents death.I found the story itself engaging Nothing new, I admit, but interesting nonetheless It had enough twists, and one thing I appreciate is the fact that Tessa Gratton is not an author who s af [...]

    Caryn Tran

    I recieved the ARC version which I think is pretty much the same The title threw me off there for a bit and so did the description No offense to Meyer or anything but I m very wary of vamp books now They re just a bad reminder of the Twilight Phase at school.Well anyways, this book is refreshingly un vampy Theres a romance there between the two main characters, but the story is pretty much action And its pretty dark.I wouldn t say its a sad ending or anything though I find this book intriguing I [...]

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