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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Secret of Blood and Bone by Rebecca Alexander

In the stunning follow up to The Secrets of Life and Death, Rebecca Alexander has created a gripping supernatural thriller that bridges time, legend and the power of blood.
Following her showdown with Elizabeth Bathory, Jackdaw Hammond is running from her past, hiding from her future, and hoping to contain her newfound thirst for blood. Buying an overgrown home in the middle of nowhere seems like the perfect place to escape…at least until she finds herself in the sights of a murderous family with a terrible secret and a penchant for dark magic. Meanwhile, her old ally Felix Guichard has gone to New Orleans to conduct his own investigation into the nature of blood magic, but is soon sucked into the intrigues of the city’s occult underworld. But Jack will need Felix more than she knows, for the battle for her soul is set to begin.

Her only salvation may lie with the secrets of 16th century master occultist Edward Kelley, and a dangerous mission he undertook in Venice to confront the Inquisition, the darkest deeds of his own past, and the fearsome power of Elizabeth Bathory. @goodreads


https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1355709308                  3.5 Stars

 I haven't read the first book in this series yet, but that is okay as this second book is fine as a stand alone. I do want to go back and read the first one of course to see what happened in the beginning.

I was confused at times about what was going on in the book. This mostly had to do with the occult side, what they were looking for, what really happened to these people and things like that. I'm sure this will be explained better in the first book for us with simple minds :)

There seems to be a potion that can heal people with certain diseases and some turn evil ..sooo.. the characters in the book are trying to find out all they can to make sure they can cure but not create monsters.

Jackdaw Hammond and her daughter (for all intents and purposes) named Sadie move into Maggie's old home. Maggie is Jack's foster mother. There is more to that story and how they came about the "Bell Cottage" but you can read that for yourself.

I love the gardens at Bell Cottage because... they are alive! It's a witch garden and it protects the home from any and everything that dares to walk through it.

The Story:

You have the evil Dannicks that harass Jack and Maggie to find a potion from their garden to heal their son. Jack and Maggie are also trying to keep Sadie alive because she has the same kind of disease.

You have Felix who is in love with Jack and is traveling around trying to find out if there are side effects to drinking blood. Someone in the book had to do that because of the disease they have.

This book is very in depth about the occult, blood drinking, vampires, werewolves, and demons. The story does go back and forth in time so you can read more about the history of the evil people and where all of this stuff started.

I thought it was a pretty good book. I didn't love it and I didn't hate it. It's not full of any kind of real excitement if that is what you are looking for, but it is a good book if you want to read about some weird stuff going on and different things in history. I honestly want to know what is going to happen with Jack and Sadie.

**I would like to thank BLOGGING FOR BOOKS for a free print copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.**

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