Bad Blood

Bad Blood A girl discovers a family secret and a past full of magic that could both save her and put her in mortal danger in this suspenseful novel that s perfect for fans of Katie Alender and Natasha Preston A

  • Title: Bad Blood
  • Author: Demitria Lunetta
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  • Page: 366
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A girl discovers a family secret and a past full of magic that could both save her and put her in mortal danger in this suspenseful novel that s perfect for fans of Katie Alender and Natasha Preston.All sixteen year old Heather MacNair wants is to feel normal, to shed the intense paranoia she s worn all year like a scratchy sweater After her compulsion to self harm came tA girl discovers a family secret and a past full of magic that could both save her and put her in mortal danger in this suspenseful novel that s perfect for fans of Katie Alender and Natasha Preston.All sixteen year old Heather MacNair wants is to feel normal, to shed the intense paranoia she s worn all year like a scratchy sweater After her compulsion to self harm came to light, Heather was kept under her doctor s watchful eye Her family thinks she s better and there s nothing she wants than for that to be true She still can t believe she s allowed to spend her summer vacation as she always does at her aunt s home in Scotland, where she has lots of happy memories Far away from all her problems save one she can t stop carving the Celtic knot that haunts her dreams into her skin.Good friends and boys with Scottish accents can cure almost anything except nightmares Heather can t stop dreaming about two sisters from centuries ago, twins Prudence and Primrose, who somehow seem tied to her own life Their presence lurks just beneath the surface of her consciousness, sending ripples through what should be a peaceful summer The twins might hold the key to putting Heather s soul at rest or they could slice her future deeper than any knife.

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    1. All I can think of is Taylor Swift with that title But once you get past the title This book was really good, and the writing was addicting. There were a few witchy parts that reminds me of The Craft, so I was ecstatic about that. There are flashbacks between present and then back to the 1600's with a couple of sisters that have magic. There was some serious betrayal going on in the past, and I loved it! Full review on my blog literarydust.wordpress/20

    2. 'Cause, baby, now we got bad bloodYou know it used to be mad loveSo take a look what you've done'Cause, baby, now we got bad bloodHey!Can't resist. I'm sorry. lol

    3. you can read this review on my blog as well!Please, please, please do not read this book if you are triggered by self harm. I cannot stress this enough.First things first: most of the characters were boring. They absolutely had no life to them. I didn't care about the main character, her friends, or her love interest. Everything was so dull.Second: the magic absolutely made no sense. And it didn't even feel magical. Just some bad ideas and curses and small spells. Third: it's told in alternating [...]

    4. I really wanted to love this. I was intrigued by the premise and had enjoyed Demitria's other books. Heather was a decent enough MC. I don't really have anything bad or good to say about her. She wasn't annoying, but wasn't a stand out either. I really liked her friends especially Fiona and was mostly entertained by their antics. Plot wise, it seemed to drag. There are alternating POVs and I didn't care for either of the sisters. I wanted magic and excitement and instead got a lot of self-harm [...]

    5. I went into this book expecting to love it, but unfortunately, it dissapointed me. I was intrigued by the synopsis of this book, but the execution of the plot within the book wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be. The plot felt like it was dragging. I wanted there to be magic and action, but there wasn't much of that at all. The ending then felt very rushed and anti-climatic. I knew there was going self-harm in this book, but I wasn't expecting so much of in and in great detail. It made me [...]

    6. **Huge thanks to the publisher for letting me read this book for free in exchange for an honest review!Now, what do I think about this book?I thought the concept wasn't unique.Apparently, blood = magic.You know what that reminds me of??? A Darker Shade of Magic.Blood can mean different things. It could mean bloodline or blood (quite literally). In this case, it's both. That's one thing you need to know about this book.My main problem is the personality of the characters. I don't see anything wor [...]

    7. I basically knew three things before going into this book: it had a super pretty cover, it was about witches, and it was set in Scotland. That was all I needed to be sold on this premise, and I was innnnnn. And truthfully, I was mostly in for the book, there was one major issue that I did have with that took it down a crown.I'm just going to put out the issue I had with it first and foremost right at the top even though I usually place the issue at the bottom of the review, because I feel like t [...]

    8. File under: Another book that would’ve ruled if “an actual plotline” would’ve been placed in Google’s search engine.Heather comes from a family of witches and has frequent, reoccurring nightmares of twin sisters, Pride and Prejudice Prudence and Primrose, who have derived from the 1600s. And usually, people are easier to jump on authors’ books nowadays if their book contains something triggering, but I’ve seen absolutely *nothing* on how dangerous Heather’s “habit” was. She c [...]

    9. I tried to like this book! The first chapter I thought this should be interesting! I am fascinated with the dark ages and 17th century and up. So when I read the first chapter and it was about a witch being burned at the stake I thought Yes!! Unfortunately it dropped off after that. It flipped back to today's time with a girl who cuts herself and she is being released from a Wellness Center. She has high hopes to go to Scotland to visit her aunt and cousins for the summer. Her parents think she [...]

    10. As much as I want to love this this I just can't. I've been sitting here for about 10 minutes trying to figure out my thoughts and they all just lead me to I didn't like it. The story was so intriguing and there were parts I truly loved. Heather, our main character, has been cutting herself and having just returned from a stay at a Wellness Clinic she travels across the sea to visit her Aunt Abbie in Scotland. Her parents aren't thrilled, but she swears she's better and convinces them to let her [...]

    11. It’s taken me a while to write this review because I still tilt my head and squint at this book. It’s not at all what I expected. It feels like a bunch of ideas mashed up together and flattened to make a solid picture, but really it’s a Monet close up. Good grief, I’m rambling. Simply, a whole slew of story arcs and ideas are strewn together and they don’t quite fit. It feels messy and random. I honestly have no idea how it went from something so serious and heartbreaking like self-mut [...]

    12. I was not comfortable with the way self harm (and mental illness in general) were handled in this book. There should definitely be a more prominent trigger warning. ALSO - and this is a stupid niggle. We didn't burn witches alive. In Scotland the execution was strangling at the stake followed by burning the corpse. And in England the sentence for witchcraft was hanging (the sentence for heresy WAS burning and the two often went together though). So the whole prologue with Primrose is incredibly [...]

    13. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: A dark paranormal mystery set in Scotland with a centuries-old family curse, excellent female friendships, and an adorable romance.Opening Sentence: Black smoke scalds my lungs.The Review:When I first read the summary of this book, I was incredibly intrigued. The combination of witchcraft, a family curse, and Scotland meant that this one immediately made its way to the top of my to-read list. However, the execution of the plot wasn’t quite [...]

    14. Originally Posted OnThe Sassy Book Geek**** Big thank you to Random House Kids for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!****I actually really enjoyed reading this book and finished it in one sitting but I didn’t like it quite enough to rate it more than 3 stars though. It’s the kind of book to just pass some time but won’t really have any lasting affect on me, I don’t foresee myself thinking about this book much after reading it. The Plot The plot itself wasn’t that speci [...]

    15. Ok, this one is a no-go for me, at least for right now. I couldn't get past the main character's issues with self-harm. Just too much for me. I may revisit at a later date as I love Scottish settings, but as for right now, I am putting this aside.

    16. (I gave this four stars in the March edition of Romantic Times Book Reviews: rtbookreviews/book-re)Lunetta creates a believable, likable heroine in Heather, who wavers between fear and bravery, choosing to fight for her own future and that of the people she loves. Heather’s struggle to control her behavior and her life, as well as her desire for independence from her parents, will be familiar to many teen readers. Fans of Stephanie Hemphill’s Wicked Girls and Julie Hearn’s The Minister’s [...]

    17. I was lucky enough to read an ARC of BAD BLOOD. The wonderful Scottish setting and characters transported me to another place (and time - thanks to some well-placed flashbacks). There was just the right amount of magic and creepy mysteries to keep the pages turning, but not so much that I was afraid to turn my lights off at night. Best of all there was just a bit of romance, which was very well done and something I always enjoy. All in all a great read and one I highly recommend.

    18. I received a copy from Netgalley.I pre ordered this ages before I requested a review copy from Netgalley. I must admit I pre ordered based on cover and the fact that the title is Taylor Swift song. I probably read the blurb at some point and forgot what it was about. And to my immense surprise my Netgalley request was actually approved.Possible trigger warnings for self-harm. This was a fun book about a girl who’s visiting relatives in Scotland while at the same time having strange dreams abou [...]

    19. First, I want to say that I really liked the setting in this book. Scotland plus witches? Yes, please. Unfortunately, that's really the most praise I can give for this book. The pacing was very slow, and it took a long time to develop why Primrose and Prudence's chapters were relating to Heather. Rereading the synopsis, I realize that it says they are dreams, but I forgot about that going in and was a little confused about the flashbacks. For most of the book it was about Heather spending her ti [...]

    20. In a story of dark history, family ties and the blood that binds them, Bad Blood blends everything together in a perfect Celtic knot. Set in Scotland, this book whisks readers into a beautiful land deeply rooted with history, magic, witches, and folklore. Filled with facts, stories, and language, words like, “dinnae and cannae,” that could only come from someone who has lived there, helps sets the authentic mood, opening the storyline for a deeper historical tale.Author Demitria Lunetta, spi [...]

    21. I was really hoping to like this one because I love witch-y type stories, but unfortunately it was a major disappointment. It was so boring that I can't even remember the MC's name. Oh yes, I think it was Heather? It's about a girl who cuts herself and makes odd symbols with out knowing why. I didn't think they would go into that much detail, but it was bad. She could not stop no matter how hard she tried. The story later goes into detail as to why she does cut herself, but I feel it could have [...]

    22. Scotland, Friends, and Witches, Oh My!I think this book has a little bit of everything in it. I love that it's set in Scotland and about witchcraft and healing. This was an interesting read for me, as well as a quick one. I loved the friends being so open with each other about their relationships in true girl fashion as well as the romance that was slightly predictable but still sweet to read as it unfolded.I feel the ending was a bit rushed and slightly abrupt in that everyone is friends again [...]

    23. I have met Demitria Lunetta before and she is truly a delight. She is a writer who creates characters that make you think long after you have read about them. This particular book is about a favorite topic of mine - witches and magic powers. Heather is a girl plagued with a desire to cut. When she finally arrives at the truth as to why she does this behavior, she understands her entire family and all of their eccentricities. I love the supporting characters in this as much as the main characters [...]

    24. Phenomenally ExcitingI have always loved the paranormal, witches, etc. And have as long as I can remember loved Scotland.The story of Heather with her ancestors Prudence and Primrose is truly an engaging and mystical tale. Set in Scotland Heather comes across information that leads to her ancestors and the reasons for her cutting. An adventure with her friends uncover that her distant ancestors may have been witches and one a Blood Witch. Heathers life will change forever and everyones involved. [...]

    25. This is a short one. Nothing special but I enjoyed it a bit.Pros:- Pacing is good. I didn't feel like the story dragged at any point.- Characters are not annoying. Considering they are all teenagers, this is quite an accomplishment.Cons:- The ending is very anti-climatic. Everything was resolved quickly so it felt too neat.- The side romance was not necessary and added nothing to the main story.

    26. This was an interesting book. It took a long time for the story to get steam. But I still enjoyed it. Easy to read even when going back and forth through time. I feel there could have been more depth to the characters. It was interesting to see the main character run through her thought process how hard she fought to hide her secrets from her friends and parents. I found myself rooting for her to succeed not just against the threat in front of her but to conquer her own demons.

    27. Probably not a book to read if you have any issues with self harm. Let's just put that right up front.That aside, I enjoyed this one with a few quibbles in regards to historical accuracy but I tried to ignore that. It was quick and (without looking too deeply into it) it was entertaining. Another one that I flew right through in one sitting. Not too shabby for something I just randomly grabbed off the library display rack.

    28. I've veered away from YA and in particular paranormal YA for a while, after seeing a new title pop up by Demitria Lunetta whose previous 2 part 'In The After' I found interesting, I thought I'd give this a go. Unfortunately the past life Scotland based ghost/witch/revenge storyline didn't quite work for me and I couldn't really find it in myself to emphasise with our main character.

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