I picked this book up sometime last year simply because I loved the premise of the second book, The Blood Keeper. I finally got around to reading Blood Magic and I'm so glad I did. This is a great premise for a series that is definitely dark and the kind of stuff that I love.
Silla isn't a normal teenage girl. She discovered her parents dead a long time ago and people think she's crazy. But she knows there's something else within her family - a tradition of magic that runs through their veins - Blood Magic. She believes that this Magic had something to do with her parents' death, and convinces her brother Reese to help her discover the truth. Enter Nick Pardee, the city boy who moved next door. He witnessed Silla doing magic in the graveyard, and suddenly his past comes back to him - and he knows that he has magic running through his veins, too. Together, Silla and Nick form a relationship that is both dangerous - and dangerously sexy at the same time.
I loved Nick Pardee. His character made the book worth reading, because of his kindness and love for Silla, and also his sarcasm and wit gave the story its humor. His story, I think, is more interesting than Silla's, because he goes into this self-discovery mode once he realizes who he is. He's the kind of guy who will defend the people he loves, even if it means dying. And he'll fight for what he wants. Silla was interesting character as well, but she was still that girl character who had a weakness, and that weakness was her past and everyone believing she was crazy. Her strength was knowing she had magic, but it took her awhile to discover that it was her strength, even with Nick's help.
The story was fast-paced and very exciting, full of blood, hot and heavy kissing scenes, danger, action and magic. Lots of magic. One thing that bugged me (and it's the smallest tiniest thing) was the font used for the journal entries. Not sure why but it was hard for me to read, so I found myself skimming those pages and going back to the original story.
In any case, I will definitely be reading The Blood Keeper sometime soon. Blood Magic didn't end with a clffhanger that made me want to throw the book across the room, but it did make me want to continue reading on, to find out more about Nick and Silla's magic.