Blood Series #2
Author: Danielle Rose
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy // Romance
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Publisher: OfTomes Publishing
There’s a little witch in us all.
Avah Taylor thought she had already faced the worst: as her coven’s chosen one, destined to receive a power that could kill her, she was forced to make the ultimate sacrifice when she gave up her mortal life to become a vampire, the witches’ greatest enemy. But just when she begins to adjust to her new life, even as she falls in love with her sire, the high priestess of her new coven is seized by Rogue vampires.
Guided by Avah’s visions of the past, present, and future, Avah and the other vampires set out to rescue their priestess, but their journey leads Avah to the discovery that the conspiracy behind her power runs deeper than she ever imagined, a secret that forces her to reconsider, once again, who she can trust.
With her abilities as both witch and vampire, Avah may be the only one who can locate her coven’s high priestess. But as her visions grow increasingly terrifying, and her life is threatened by both enemies and those she once loved most, Avah begins to wonder if she may not have a future at all.
Holy moly, I’m pretty sure I forgot to breathe at some parts! Also, that cliffhanger was seriously on Rick Riordan level in terms of a heart attack. Blood Magic is the second book in the series, & just like the first book – it’s intense. With an emphasis. I mean, have I mentioned that I literally forgot to breathe & most likely experienced a heart attack?
I started it in the evening, stayed up way past bedtime ’til I physically couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer, woke up early just so I could continue reading & then was finished before breakfast. Then I decided to re-read the book the next day just because I didn’t want to leave the Blood books world.
As others have pointed out, Blood Magic is not as action-packed as Blood Rose is. Even though there are big things happening & conflicts that need solving, it’s more about Avah learning about herself & getting secure in who she is. Though those parts that had action in them quite literally made me hold my breath.
As expected we were introduced to some new characters & we got to know some older characters a little better. The new ones both intrigued me as well as surprised me. You know when you’re introduced to a character & at the end of the book or movie they took a completely different route to what you had expected, but in a good way?
You probably already know this but, I’m a sucker for that good romance story that makes you feel all warm & mushy inside. & I’m so, so, so happy that this book didn’t disappoint here! I mentioned above that this book is to the mere part about Avah growing, & alongside her character growing & getting more mature, so does all the different types of relationships she has.
I’m also going to put the same disclaimer here as I did for the first book. If you’re not an avid fantasy reader, you might have some trouble with the language. Since it’s such a huge part of not only the characters but also the storyline, there’s a lot of talking about different elements, powers, rituals etc.
To sum it up, this is a very “hot & cold” book. You have that attention gripping action parts but you also have those cliché-but-you-secretly-love-it romance scenes. The character development in this book only made me fall even more in love with this world, & my heart is very happy.
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Meet the author
Danielle Rose holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. Currently residing in the Midwest, where she spends her days dreaming of warmer temperatures, when she’s not writing, she enjoys pretending she lives in California, spending an embarrassing amount of time at Hobby Lobby, and binge-watching Netflix.