Monday, July 20, 2015

Book Review: Silver in the Blood

Silver in the Blood (Silver in the Blood, #1)Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Publication Date: July 7, 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Source: Netgalley review copy

Society girls from New York City circa 1890, Dacia and Lou never desired to know more about their lineage, instead preferring to gossip about the mysterious Romanian family that they barely knew. But upon turning seventeen, the girls must return to their homeland to meet their relatives, find proper husbands, and—most terrifyingly—learn the deep family secrets of The Claw, The Wing, and The Smoke. The Florescus, after all, are shape-shifters, and it is time for Dacia and Lou to fulfill the prophecy that demands their acceptance of this fate... or fight against this cruel inheritance with all their might.

I didn't like this book at all. This was my first book by this author, so I'm not sure if I just don't care for her writing, or if it was just this particular book. There wasn't really one thing that I can point to that I liked while reading this. I hate to be harsh, and I'm sure there is an audience for this book out there. I just found it boring and predictable.

On further looking, I see that I have read another book by Jessica Day George, and I liked it quite a lot, so it's just this particular story that I didn't care for.

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  1. Sad! I love Jessica Day George's books, but I haven't read this one yet. I hope I like it. I'd say give this author another chance. Have you read Princesses of the Midnight Ball? It is awesome!

    1. I haven't read that one. I'll definitely give her books another try in the future. I think she's a good author, and I hate to give such a bad review, but I really didn't enjoy reading this book.