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.

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

5 comments:

  1. 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/

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  2. Great choice! It sounds so creepy and and

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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! =)

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

♥ 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/


5 comments:

  1. 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/

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great choice! It sounds so creepy and and

    ReplyDelete
  3. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  4. 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! =)

    ReplyDelete

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

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

Great choice! It sounds so creepy and and


5 comments:

  1. 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/

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great choice! It sounds so creepy and and

    ReplyDelete
  3. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  4. 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! =)

    ReplyDelete

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

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!


5 comments:

  1. 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/

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great choice! It sounds so creepy and and

    ReplyDelete
  3. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  4. 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! =)

    ReplyDelete

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

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! =)


5 comments:

  1. 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/

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great choice! It sounds so creepy and and

    ReplyDelete
  3. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  4. 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! =)

    ReplyDelete

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

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