Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (4)

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

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton

Summary from GoodReads:
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.

Why am I looking forward to Blood Magic? I love the concept of blood magic--and well, different types of magic in general--and overall the storyline sounds interesting. Being pursued by a blood witch? Said witch is after bones of girl's parents and their spell book? Sold. Also, it doesn't sound like a romance--at least from the summary--so I think it'll be a nice change of pace for me. I mean, I love romances, but sometimes even I need a break from them. 

Blood Magic has an expected publication date of April 26, 2011 and is published by Random House for Young Readers. 

So, what are you waiting on this Wednesday? 


  1. Blood magic sounds really good, love the plotline.

  2. I love this cover !!! Can't wait to read this one !! =) Great choice

  3. I am with you on the different kinds of magic and this sounds like a fabulous read. Great pick!

  4. Probably not my kind of book, but I hope you enjoy it.

    Here's mine:

  5. I can't wait for this one! Great pick.

  6. I WOWed this one, I think, two weeks ago. The cover is awesome and the synopsis intriguing. And I love the name 'Silla'-- so original. Great pick. :)

  7. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
    By Stephenie Meyer
    Publication date: April 12, 2011

    This must-have hardcover edition--the only official guide--is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and provides readers with everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. This comprehensive handbook—essential for every Twilight Saga fan—is full-color throughout with nearly 100 gorgeous illustrations and photographs and with exclusive new material, character profiles, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more.

  8. The cover is awesome - I am a fan of magic stuff, too - great pick!

    -Linds, bibliophile brouhaha


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