Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton

Blood Magic
by Tessa Gratton

Pages: 416
Release Date: July 7th 2011
Publisher: Doubleday Childrens
Buy it: Amazon

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

My Thoughts
I only picked up this book because of the cover. Guilty! I just have to judge it by it's cover. But anyways, I adore it. It's so nice!
Silla has lost her both her parents. She found both her parents shot and it was 'reported' that her dad killed her mother before killing himself. You cannot just help but sympathise her. She feels alone, distraught and helpless. That probably was how she found her dad's journal where she discovers something magical.

When Silla goes to the cemetery to preform her first spell, she comes across Nick. I knew from there on that something or the other was bound to happen with them. It was expected but I couldn't wait to see how things will grow between them.

Silla and Nick are perfect for each other. Nick a newbie at town, starts at the same school. He isn't like most guys, he wants to know what's happening with Silla and how she'd holding up. Definitely caring. I loved reading their little moments. Nick is great!

I enjoyed reading Blood Magic, however at times I did think that the blood scenes were a bit to much. I totally cringed when that rabbit got killed but I guess that's maybe what the author wanted. I didn't expect their to be another book after this but there is another one that follows in the series of The Blood Journals. Great!


  1. Great review ! I really have to order this book because it sounds even better than what I thought ! Thanks for the review Mia ;)

  2. I love the spooky witch genre. Great review ! Don't be a stranger; stop by my blog and say hi! I'm not sure if we're fellow followers, but I follow you!

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    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

  3. Thank you for your review, I have been wondering about this one.

  4. Great review! I'd love to read this.

  5. I hope I win this one! I can't wait to read it :o)

    Mickey @

  6. Great review! I'm literally about to start reading this, so I'm looking forward to it! :D

  7. Great review! The book seems great!

  8. Really cool review. I haven`t read it, but I`m very interested in the book, so I intent to buy it and see really what we`re talking about :]

  9. Interesting review. That is a cover that would "gab" you.
    Thanks for the review.

  10. I'm the same, I pick up a book based on it's cover..
    But it's such a gorgeous cover!
    I don't think this is my kind of book.. blood..
    But thanks for the review(:

  11. I can relate, covers suck me in all the time! This cover is fabulous! Amazing review!

  12. I've been dying to read this book... Your review is just the little push I needed, thanks! :D


  13. This book looks awesome. I've wanted to read it but after I read you're review I'm kinda iffy. I'm not a big fan of blood and this book is called BLOOD Magic lol.

  14. This book sounds so eerie but so intriguing! The cover in Canada is black and the whole blood images stand out even more. Love it! Definitely have to pick this one up soon :)

  15. I couldn't stand the rabbit part either and it made me totally displike the character...

  16. Ooooh this book looks interesting. Added it to the pile!

  17. I have this one in my TBR pile, I plan to read it in October.

  18. The cover looks beautiful, but I haven't read too many reviews on it.

    But I still really want to read it.


  19. Interesting book, I wasn't sure if I enjoyed the book much though...a little odd for me.


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