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Review: Silver Blood by Emma Hamm

Silver Blood by Emma Hamm

(I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.)


Two hundred years ago, our world changed forever. Two realms combined in an explosion of magic. One morning everything was normal and the next? Every human body was host to another magical creature who had thoughts and a mind of its own. However, with power comes darkness. Someone wants to wipe this earth clean and will stop at nothing to consume it.


Or so she thought. Wren had grown up with another voice in her head but had never considered herself magical. She doesn't have the talents other people have. She certainly doesn't have the abilities anyone else has. But she is charming and manages her business quite well. She deals in emotions and makes people happy. It's a simple life, but it's hers.


Burke was a bodyguard first and always. He had been sent to collect her and deliver her in person to the most powerful creatures in their world. But the moment he steps through the broken door of her shop, his world changes forever. She's strange. She's uncomfortable. And she's so damned beautiful. He is convinced she is part of a prophecy that can save their world.

But how to convince her?

Before I begin with my professional review, I kindly ask anyone reading this to excuse me for a couple of moments so I can fan-girl over this AMAZING BOOK!




Okay, now that I've gotten that out, Let's get down to the professional review.

I love Wren. She has such a realistic character that it's hard not to relate with her. She doesn't pretend to be anything she isn't and certainly doesn't take any bullshit from anyone. I love the fact that she stays strong to her beliefs and doesn't crack under pressure. You know the type of YA heroine who listens to the guy just 'cause he's hot. Wren is not her. Wren is steadfast and doesn't listen to people and do what they want unless they give her a good reason. She is strong, caring, kind and smart. What's there to not like?

E is a mysterious being and I wanted to know more about it. I like the humor and snarkiness E brings to the whole story.

Jiminy Burke is pretty much awesome. I like how he tries to convince Wren with words and reasoning than by brute force. He respects her wishes and doesn't force her to comply to everything The Five say.

I even liked Jasper and Lyra. They are what makes the story whole. I'd have been disappointed if the story had focused on just Wren & E, Burke and The Five. Jasper and Lyra added a well rounded quality to the story.

Am not sure how I feel about The Five as of yet. Right now, am feeling indifferent towards them.

Holy mother of AWESOMENESS!

The plot is perfect. It's unique and it pulls you in the moment you start reading the book. The world in the novel has been crafted elegantly and then showcased to the reader in all its glory. The plot is fast paced and extraordinary and it kept me turning the pages. There are so many questions in the end and I will be very eagerly waiting for the sequel! Suddenly February 2017 seems soooo far.

This is book that you see as you read. The imagery is on spot. I could see every detail as I read it. Emma Hamm creates a word so vivid and bright you'd have to be blind not to picture it. Her descriptions are beautiful but aren't overtly descriptive. The writing is such that is puts the readers into the story... in the midst of the action.

- The characters
- The plot
- The writing
- The humor and snarkiness of Wren and E

- What's to not like? The book is perfect!

I recommend this book to every fantasy lover. Read it so we can fan-girl about it together!

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  1. Glad you enjoyed it! It looks like something I'd love, too :)

  2. Now that one I added to my list!

  3. This looks very good - what a glowing review! And thanks for the rec - I'm going to add it to my TBR ;)

    1. Oh it is! I loved every moment of it :) Really needed a unique fantasy book :) You're welcome!


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