TBR Intervention Challenge (44)

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Yes. Ahem. A little late, actually, this TBRIC post. Usually it would've been put up by Saturday or at most by Sunday but well... 

Anyway, I've finished Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (and a couple of long fanfiction). I must say that I liked it very much although I am confused whether I'd consider this dystopian or not since it didn't hint at anything of a major cataclysmic/ world-changing event that happened years before the present setting in the book. Nor did it even hint that it was in the same universe as ours. If I have to place it, I'd say that it was an alternative universe or a parallel world. Goodreads categorize it as dystopia but as I said it didn't mention any past that resembles our present or some other. Maybe more things would be revealed in Asunder which would be released on January next year. There are so many things that I wanted to know like how Menehem managed to hinder Janan, Ana's role as a newsoul, how Heart would fare in this new order of things, what will it be like for Ana to be with Sam, etcetera, etcetera. Also, that reincarnation bit? Even though you're reincarnated and then being with your soulmate is kind of sweet and powerful but living a thousand lifetimes, remembering every bit of those lifetimes and leading the same life, every little bit of that same life since the first, is kind of tiring isn't it?

Blood Magic
Tessa Gratton
in my pile since May 2011

Blurb from Goodreads
It starts off simply.

Draw a circle... place a dead leaf in the center... sprinkle some salt... recite a little Latin... add a drop of blood...

Maybe that last part isn’t exactly simple. Yet somehow it feels right to Silla Kennicott. And nothing in her life has felt remotely right since her parents’ horrific deaths. She’s willing to do anything to uncover the truth about her family—even try a few spells from the mysterious book that arrived on her doorstep ... and spill some blood.

The book isn’t the only recent arrival in Silla’s life. There’s Nick Pardee, the new guy next door who may have seen Silla casting a spell. She’s not sure what he saw and is afraid to find out. But as they spend more time together, Silla realizes this may not be Nick’s first encounter with Blood Magic. Brought together by a combination of fate and chemistry, Silla and Nick can’t deny their attraction. And they can’t ignore the dark presence lurking nearby—waiting to reclaim the book and all its power.
There's something about books that concentrate only on pure, unadulterated magic... where a girl discovered she was a witch whose family has been gifted with magic spanning generations. Books like The Secret Circle series, the Sweep/Wicca series and the Wicked series (yum! Jeraud!). It almost feels like something old and beloved... 

Anyway, I'll read Blood Magic this week along with The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa... here I come Ethan, baby, you're all grown up!


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