Time for another Bookanista review. Today, I am bringing you my thoughts on Tracy Banghart's BY BLOOD. I actually read this a month ago or so, but I FINALLY get a chance to talk about it! But first, check out the other Bookanista posts:
- Kay Upperman is loving JUST ONE YEAR by Gayle Forman
- Christine Fonseca is delighted by BY BLOOD by Tracy Banghart
- Jessica Love is traveling with TIME AFTER TIME by Tamara Ireland Stone
- Nikki Katz is wow'd by THE SPECTACULAR NOW by Tim Tharp
- Kimberly Sabatini is reveling in THE MOON AND MORE by Sarah Dessen
About BY BLOOD by Tracy Banghart (2/16/13)
For 17-year-old Emma Wong, spending a summer in England should be a dream come true. Gorgeous scenery? Check. Lots of hot guys with accents? Yes, please.
Throw in an estranged mom, annoying new stepdad, and drooling baby half-brother, and it's a disaster even her favorite cherry red leather jacket can't fix. Even worse, there's (hot) live-in research assistant Josh to contend with. The only thing more embarrassing than drunk-kissing him hours after they meet? Knowing he'll be witness to her family's dysfunction all. summer. long.
But when Emma meets a mysterious girl who happens to be a Druid, her vacation suddenly promises to be far more intriguing than she anticipated. Powerful rituals, new friends, an intoxicating sense of freedom...and Simon, the sexy foreign stranger she was hoping for. It's all a perfect distraction from dirty diapers and awkward family dinners.
Trouble is, intriguing doesn't often mean simple. And Emma is about to discover just how not simple her life really is.
By Blood is a novel about the ways that blood can bind us to others - or tear us apart.
Tracy has an amazing "voice" in this book! There is humor woven in with mystery and romance. The characters are rich and unique, and trust me, this is not your typical contemporary story. The pace is good, the story-line satisfying. Definitely worth checking out, it is a FABULOUS read! I will definitely be reading more from Tracy in the future!
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