Dusty Reads is a weekly meme hosted Xpressoreads. It features a book that has been sitting on your bookshelf for awhile. To participate, go to Xpressoreads.com. You can grab the find more information here.
by Tessa Gratton
Publication Date: 24 May 2011
Publisher: Random House
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. Tessa Gratton's intoxicating first novel will keep pulses racing, minds reeling, and pages turning right up to the very last drop of blood.
This is my first post for Dusty Reads and I've had this book on my shelf for awhile. I was so excited to get this book last year but since then I haven't had a chance to get to it. Hopefully I'll get around to it this year! Share you dusty reads in the comments and thanks to Xpressoreads for hosting such an awesome meme.