Blood Like Magic

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Publisher Description

“High stakes, big heart, and lots of Black Girl Magic…unputdownable.” —Aiden Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys

A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him.

After years of waiting for her Calling—a trial every witch must pass to come into their powers—the one thing Voya Thomas didn’t expect was to fail. When Voya’s ancestor gives her an unprecedented second chance to complete her Calling, she agrees—and then is horrified when her task is to kill her first love. And this time, failure means every Thomas witch will be stripped of their magic.

Voya is determined to save her family’s magic no matter the cost. The problem is, Voya has never been in love, so for her to succeed, she’ll first have to find the perfect guy—and fast. Fortunately, a genetic matchmaking program has just hit the market. Her plan is to join the program, fall in love, and complete her task before the deadline. What she doesn’t count on is being paired with the infuriating Luc—how can she fall in love with a guy who seemingly wants nothing to do with her?

With mounting pressure from her family, Voya is caught between her morality and her duty to her bloodline. If she wants to save their heritage and Luc, she’ll have to find something her ancestor wants more than blood. And in witchcraft, blood is everything.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2021
June 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Margaret K. McElderry Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
8.3
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 9 and Above

Customer Reviews

Zara707 ,

Great, earthbound black girl magic

This book was a great read. Easy to digest, a constant pace that leaves the reader begging to know what will happen next.
I enjoyed reading this book from front to back in just under 24 hours. I’m a huge fan of YA novels. This one had a more mature edge and theme to it. Its not magic where a girl recites a spell and it works with no consequences. Sambury built a world set in the near distant future where technology and society is so advanced that magic can only enhance her and her family’s life instead of completely change it.
It did get a bit repetitive at times, however it added to the overall story once you get to the end. The stakes are high and Sambury isn’t afraid to let you know it!

10/10 would recommend!

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