Blood and Magic (Melissa Sercia)

Blood and Magic is the first novel in the Blood and Darkness Series by Melissa Sercia.
Finished on: 12.1.2019
[I won the third novel in the series in a librarything Early Reviewer give-away and received a complementary copy of the first two novels.]

Content Note: racial slur(s)

Plot:
Gray has been a Dhampir for 400 years now and she still resents that she was turned against her will. The last three years she has spent in a coma – and when she finally wakes from it, she realizes that it was her lover Dragos who put her under. And he is now working with the Consilium to create a new hybrid demon. Gray can’t let that happen. So she and her best friend Valentina gather their allies and prepare to fight back.

Blood and Magic has some nice ideas, but neither the writing style nor the pacing really worked for me. Since this is a debut novel, there is hope that things will be better in the following installments.

The book cover showing a dark-haired woman with a glowing red orb in one hand and a sword in the other.
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