Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (72)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: The Blood Keeper
Author: Tessa Gratton
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Random House Children's Books

From Goodreads:

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.

I read Tessa Gratton's first book Blood Magic last year and really enjoyed it, so I've been looking forward to this sort of companion book. Tessa writes good creepy, and so this book is high on my want to read list. More creepy, people. I demand it. ;) The cover's a big 180 from the cover for Blood Magic, but I like it. Feels a bit historical with the pale wood and the rune symbols.


  1. I still haven't read the first book, but I plan to! I think it's weird how different the two covers look! :D

    Patricia // My WOW

  2. I haven't heard of either the first book, or this companion novel. I might have to check them out. I totally agree - more creepy!

  3. I haven't read the first one, but I'm still planning to do. The only thing I don't like is that this cover is so weird comparing to the first one.. I think series should have covers that looks the same.

  4. This book does sound good! Thanks for highlighting it!


  5. I'm also excited to read this book. I can't remember the names, are they the people from the past of the characters in Blood Magic? I'm a new follower. Check out my WoW here: