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Blood Like Magic

Blood Like Magic


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 in order 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.


REVIEW

Blood Like Magic is this really cool mashup of Sci-Fi, magic and mystery with strong family ties, great characters and a hate to love romance. Yes it has everything. Once you start reading you can’t stop.


So Voya is a great character because I always love a character that is not perfect. That has flaws that anyone can have and I have. She loves her family fiercely and is loyal to a fault but she struggles when it comes to making decisions. When it comes to something she must decide for herself she just gets all wishy washy. I loved seeing her grow in the story. She is so much more than she realizes and I hated when she would get down on herself. 


There are so many great characters. So many. From her cousins Keis, Keisha and Alex who are so supportive but also have their own cool abilities and personalities. I really liked the rest of her family as well as the other Magic families in the community. The story has many different people who drift in and out but it’s never overwhelming and their presence is natural.


I always really liked Luc despite not wanting to like him because of Voya’s task. He’s more of someone you should learn about as you read because I think the progression of getting to know him as a reader is part of the fun.


I love the Sci-fi aspect of the story. It is so cool and so interesting. I felt like it was things that people would want in the future based on society now. Gene modification, the digital ads, and the AI (instead of google, only grannies use google ha ha). It was integrated in a way that you have that little spice of Sci-fi but you wouldn’t feel like it’s too much if you're not a Sci-fi reader.


There is also the magic system. Which at first I wasn’t sure about. It actually gave me a slow start to the book but it also made sense. There are different ways families use magic. Blood is the center of it all but depending on the family it can mean different things. From using your own, to torture and to sarcrifice. With this there are pure and impure families. I liked how so much is tied to your ancestors and in order to gain your magic you have to complete a task one of the ancestors gives you. After that is how your gift is determined. Which is the main part of the story since Voya is at the age where she is given her task. It’s not an easy one.


I also liked the mystery that was interwoven into the story as well. As Voya works on her task she starts to uncover things about her family. This was great because I think it really kept the plot moving.


I kind of feel like I’ve just scratched the surface so you should definitely pick it up and give it a read yourself.


So a great fast moving plot. Check. Great characters with not only the MC but the ones who support her. Check. Hate to Love. Check. Figuring out what love and family truly means. Check.