Author: Danielle Rose
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, New Adult
Publisher: Oftomes Publishing
Disclaimer: I was given review copy of Blood Magic by Danielle Rose with the approval of Oftomes Publishing in exchange of an honest review.
Avah Taylor thought she has already faced the worst.
After the events of Blood Rose, Avah and the rest of the hunters have one mission: to find their high priestess and take down the rouge vampires that took her. Guided by her visions of the past, Present and the future, Avah and the rest of the hunters set out to rescue their high priestess.
The journey leads Avah to discover that the conspiracy behind her power runs deeper than she ever imagined. With the pain of betrayal, Avah is determined more than ever to nurture her abilities and take control of the power she had been bestowed with on the night of her birth rite.
As the visions grow increasingly terrifying, Avah begins to wonder she may not have a future at all.
Blood Magic is the second book in the Blood Books trilogy by Danielle Rose. She presents us with a deliciously intense story filled with jealousy, betrayal, love, and war. When I thought this series couldn’t get any more better than it already is, I was proven wrong.
Just as her relationship with Jasik is hotting up, Avah finds herself caught between his jealousy and her friendship with Sebastian. Like Avah, Sebastian is a hybrid who fulfils Avah’s request to train her on her abilities. During her training with Sebastian, Avah begins to discover what it really means to be a hybrid. This appeared to have made Jasik insecure and fuel his dislike for Sebastian. It annoys Jasik that Sebastian is a hybrid like Avah because that seems to make him understand Avah better than he can. Like I said, do not expect a juicy love triangle to overtake the narrative like Stephanie Meyer did with Twilight. Danielle puts the love triangle in this story to bed.
Although the narrative contains fast paced action it not as action packed as Blood Rose, as half of the narrative includes the hunt for the high priestess and Avah’s training for Sebastian. The more the narrative develops, the closer we get to finding the high priestess, the juicer the story gets. Like Blood Rose, I found it difficult to put the book down as I was eager to find out what happens next. There was a perfect balance between the fast-paced action and the milder action in the story. Most of the secrets are concealed, Danielle hit you with many surprises and things you just weren’t expecting. This makes the story even more thrilling.
Unlike Blood Rose, Avah’s old coven has a bit more involvement in Blood Magic. Since Avah performs ‘blood magic’ in the story to perform a locator spell to find the high priestess, Avah calls upon her old coven for help. Of course, this does not go smoothly, since witches and vampires are enemies.
Although Sebastian has a great personality and a good sense of humour, you can’t help feeling that maybe he has some sort of an agenda. So news travelled to his ears that there was a hybrid vampire in town, and that hybrid happened to be Avah. Suddenly, he lands on the doorstep of her new coven, but why? What does he really want? A place to stay, or does he know something? It is slightly annoying because Sebastian is such a likable character, you do not want him to turn out to be the bad guy in the end. Well, I guess we will find out all of this in the third book in the series, Blood Promise.
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