TITLE: Blood Like Fate (Blood like Magic #2)
AUTHOR: Liselle Sambury
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
RELEASE DATE: August 2, 2022
GENRES: YA Fantasy
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Voya fights to save her witch community from a terrible future.
Voya Thomas may have passed her Calling to become a full-fledged witch, but the cost was higher than she’d ever imagined.
Her grandmother is gone.
Her cousin hates her.
And her family doesn’t believe that she has what it takes to lead them.
What’s more, Voya can’t let go of her feelings for Luc, sponsor son of the genius billionaire Justin Tremblay—the man that Luc believes Voya killed. Consequently, Luc wants nothing to do with her. Even her own ancestors seem to have lost faith in her. Every day Voya begs for their guidance, but her calls go unanswered.
As Voya struggles to convince everyone—herself included—that she can be a good Matriarch, she has a vision of a terrifying, deadly future. A vision that would spell the end of the Toronto witches. With a newfound sense of purpose, Voya must do whatever it takes to bring her shattered community together and stop what’s coming for them before it’s too late.
Even if it means taking down the boy she loves—who might be the mastermind behind the coming devastation.
This is the sequel to Blood Like Magic. This book picks up where the last one left off with Voya as the chosen Matriarch. And as in the last book she is struggling with feeling like she is good enough. There are always confident MCs that assume they will do everything right but you don’t always see the everyday person thrust into a position with no training and since others thought they would get the role with no help from family.
I love the science side of this book and the lingo they use. The genetics corporation is an interesting concept and I think that would be interesting to have but would need lots of oversight.
I enjoyed these characters and their diversity. The different relationships in the family with parents, siblings, friendships, romance, in the witch community were all well written.
The magic system , and the seamless blending of fantasy and sci-fi genres. Thought it was awesome they advocated getting therapy, especially at this reading level. The themes can be relatable to real life and help others to ask for help.
I love books with magic and really enjoyed this one! Bonus that it also had science and was a bit future oriented.
Liselle Sambury is the Trinidadian-Canadian author of the Governor General’s Literary Awards Finalist, Blood Like Magic. Her work spans multiple genres, from fantasy to sci-fi, horror, and more. In her free time, she shares helpful tips for upcoming writers and details of her publishing journey through a YouTube channel dedicated to demystifying the sometimes complicated business of being an author. She’s represented by Kristy Hunter at The Knight Agency.
Author’s website: LiselleSambury.ca
Author’s instagram: @lisellesambury
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