Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!
I first heard about it from PageTurnersBlog.

My Waiting on Wednesday this week is:
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Publication date: April 26, 2011

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.

I first heard about Tessa Gratton through Maggie Stiefvater (author of Lament, Ballad, and the Wolves of Mercy Falls series). The two are critique partners who call themselves the Merry Sisters of Fate along with Brenna Yovanoff (author of The Replacement). I’ve read some of Tessa’s writing on the Merry Fate’s livejournal, where they take turns writing short stories weekly, and I have really enjoyed her writing so far. The concept of Blood Magic seems really interesting and I think I might enjoy it. I have added it to my DAC list for 2011.

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?

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