Friday, July 29, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (14)

Book Blogger Hop

It's time for book blogger hop again! So go ahead and go to Crazy For Books and get to hoppin!

This week's question is...

“Highlight one book you have received this week (for review, from the library, purchased at the store, etc.) that you can’t wait to dig into!”
Amanda's Answer: This one's an easy question. Most definitely Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton. I went to her and Maggie Stiefvater's signing on Monday, and I can't wait to read her book. I've heard wonderful things about it.

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Release Date: May 24, 2011
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 416

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.

That's my answer, what's yours?


  1. Hey! GFC follower, and love your blog! i'm hosting a giveaway today for my stop on the hop! hope you will come by, follow me, and enter! =]

  2. Ooo! This was one of the first books i put on my DAC TBR list!! I can't see hope of reading this one anytime soon but nevertheless i share your excitement! Looking forward to your review! :)

    Here is my cant-wait-to-dig-in

    P.S. New follower! :)

  3. Thanks for stopping by my hop! How cool that you got to see her and Maggie Stiefvater at a signing. Both their books sound good. :)

  4. Great answer. I had What Happened to Goodbye!

  5. Great choice, enjoy your Friday!

  6. This one looks so good! Can't wait to get a chance to read it. Stopping by from the hop and am a new follower. Here is my hop this week: Pawing Through Books

  7. That sounds like a book I would like to read! I followed you back.

  8. I love the cover! New follower :) Here's my hop:

  9. That one looks really good!


  10. I just got this today it looks so good I can't wait to crack it open!!

    new gfc follower!
    here's my hop

  11. the cover is definitely appealing. cool how the petals turn into birds.

  12. Blood Magic is on my wishlist. I've posted a picture of an adorable baby pickle. It's an illustration from the book I'm highlighting. Please come see what book I'm reading!

  13. New follower! I've heard great things about that book! Can't wait to read it!


  14. I’m seeing a lot of single answer responses with Twilight being by far the most popular choice. I really must analyze all the elements of that series that send girls ga-ga. Such studies are a part of the never-ending "code breaking” we males need to continuously execute to understand and relate with the fairer sex.

    I’ve cracked about 80% of the code. I will continue cracking the code until I reach 100% success. Then I’ll write a book for men and become a billionaire overnight.


    I’ve got four different series I can read over and over again. Three of them were written by deceased authors and three of them are fantasy adventures.

    Follow me back to my blog at and find out how far off the beaten track I’ve gone with my favorite book series!

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  15. I loved this week’s question! I’ve made so many friends in the book blog world and am really impressed with so many blogs it was hard to hunker down and make a choice.

    But I did it! I’m shining the spotlight on a Jersey girl! Hop on over to my blog at to find out who she is and discover her amazing book blog.

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