Silla refuses to believe that her father really could have murdered her mother and committed suicide. Her denial at this tragedy makes her vulnerable to even the wildest ideas, such as the book of magic left to her by the mysterious Deacon. Silla can’t resist testing the outlandish spells. She uses of her own blood and manage to bring the magic from paper and to reality. But she isn’t the only person in her small town whose life has been shattered by magic. Nick wants to stay away from his father and evil stepmother, but to forget his mother who used entertained him with the exciting spells like those Silla is unlocking, only to abandon him a few years later. These two meet in this paranormal circumstances and form a strong relationship that they need in such difficult times. And yet, the magic hasn’t paused. As Silla and Nick try to save her father’s reputation, she may be getting herself into more danger than she bargained for.
Blood Magic takes the dark ideas of necromancy and puts them to good use. Her plot develops quickly enough to captivate readers, and the interest remains with her exciting narrators. She introduces the magic immediately, rather than dwelling on its discovery. She also parallels the modern part of the story with Josephine Darly’s, who is another girl who learns magic but falls to darkness. Silla is an opinionated and strong-minded girl who is the sole thing that pulls the story into interest with her determination in finding out the truth about her parents. In contrast, Nick views most things with negativity and uses sarcasm to relieve the tension. The clash of personalities creates a fast-paced romance, which will keep you reading in addition to the mystery of the plot. All in all, I’d rate this novel as one of the most originally written pieces. If you are a fan of vampires and werewolves, why not give witches a shot?
- Publisher: Random House
- Date of Publication: May 24, 2011