Same world, different characters in The Blood Journals #2. I really enjoyed the first book in this series and can't wait to see where Tessa Gratton goes in this second novel. I'm not sure how I feel about the cover, though. One one hand, it's really creative--different than most I've seen out there. The unusual symbols and large star in the middle are intriguing. On the other hand, I really liked the cover design for the first book and this one is nothing like it. I know these aren't the same characters but I like continuity in a series. Thoughts?
432 pages, hardcover
Expected publication: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
For Mab Prowd, the practice of blood magic is as natural as breathing. It's all she's ever known. Growing up on an isolated farm in Kansas with other practitioners may have kept her from making friends her own age, but it has also given her a sense of purpose—she's connected to the land and protective of the magic. And she is able to practice it proudly and happily out in the open with only the crows as her companions. Mab will do anything to keep the ancient practice alive and guard its secrets.
But one morning while she is working out a particularly tricky spell she encounters Will, a local boy who is trying to exorcise some mundane personal demons. He experiences Mab's magic in a way his mind cannot comprehend and is all too happy to end their chance meeting. But secrets that were kept from Mab by the earlier generations of blood magicians have come home to roost. And she and Will are drawn back together, time again by this dangerous force looking to break free from the earth and reclaim its own dark power.
So, what are you waiting on?
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.