Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Memes: The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Today I am reading The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton. I received this eARC from Random House via NetGalley. I liked Blood Magic and am eager to read this book too. Here is the description:
Paranormal romance fans who are looking to up the ante will be drawn to this tale of horror, fantasy, and romance. For Mab Prowd, the practice of blood magic is as natural as breathing. It's all she's ever known. Growing up on an isolated farm in Kansas with other practitioners may have kept her from making friends her own age, but it has also given her a sense of purpose—she's connected to the land and protective of the magic. And she is able to practice it proudly and happily out in the open with only the crows as her companions. Mab will do anything to keep the ancient practice alive and guard its secrets. But one morning while she is working out a particularly tricky spell she encounters Will, a local boy who is trying to exorcise some mundane personal demons. He experiences Mab's magic in a way his mind cannot comprehend and is all too happy to end their chance meeting. But secrets that were kept from Mab by the earlier generations of blood magicians have come home to roost. And she and Will are drawn back together, time again by this dangerous force looking to break free from the earth and reclaim its own dark power.
This is a love letter. And a confession.
Who wouldn't have to keep reading after an opening like that?

Friday 56:
I was avoiding sleep and nightmares by fighting electronic half-lion monsters online with my soccer team's keeper.
What is causing the nightmares?


  1. Love the opener...and the p. 56 sounds like a great way to avoid nightmares.


  2. The nightmares might be interesting, but I'm curious about this game. It sounds bizarre.

    Here's my Book Beginning.

  3. Sounds like I should read Blood Magic....

  4. Who could resist that opening? I enjoyed reading the synopsis too. Sounds like a good book.
    My Book Beginning is from Memories.


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