Publisher: Random House Books for Young Children
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
For Nick Pardee and Silla Kennicot, the cemetery is the center of everything.
Nick is a city boy angry at being forced to move back to the nowhere town of Yaleylah, Missouri where he grew up. 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 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.
Together they plunge into the world of dark magic, but when a hundred-year-old blood witch comes hunting for the bones of Silla’s parents and the spell book, Nick and Silla will have to let go of everything they believe about who they are, the nature of life and death, and the deadly secrets that hide in blood. (Summary from Goodreads.)
Why am I eagerly waiting for Blood Magic?
First, I love the cover!! The red against the gray just pops, details like the chipped nail polish and that humped form in the background all make this cover stand out.
Second, witches. Yes, that's right witches. This year seems to be the year of the witch in YA, as there are several books about witched being published this year, with Blood Magic being the first.
Third, it is set in Missouri. I'm not sure I've ever read a book set in Missouri before.
Fourth, Tessa Gratton is a debut author, but I've been reading her Merry Sisters of Fate contributions and can't wait for Blood Magic.
What book are you eagerly waiting for?
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