Silver in the Blood (Silver in the Blood, #1)

Silver in the Blood Silver in the Blood A New York Times bestselling author brings dark secrets to life in a lush new YA perfect for fans of Libba Bray or Cassandra Clare Society girls from New York City circa Dacia and Lou never desi

  • Title: Silver in the Blood (Silver in the Blood, #1)
  • Author: Jessica Day George
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A New York Times bestselling author brings dark secrets to life in a lush new YA perfect for fans of Libba Bray or Cassandra Clare.Society girls from New York City circa 1890, Dacia and Lou never desired to know about their lineage, instead preferring to gossip about the mysterious Romanian family that they barely knew But upon turning seventeen, the girls must returA New York Times bestselling author brings dark secrets to life in a lush new YA perfect for fans of Libba Bray or Cassandra Clare.Society girls from New York City circa 1890, Dacia and Lou never desired to know 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.With a gorgeous Romanian setting, stunning Parisian gowns, and dark brooding young men, readers will be swept up by this epic adventure of two girls in a battle for their lives.

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    1. Not even halfway through the year and I have already found my most significant disappointment of 2015. I may have felt great elation at beginning this read, but that feeling was short-lived, because Silver in the Blood snapped it right from the start.I thought about it and, while I found this book dozens of flaws, one specific thought nestled inside my mind for the whole time I was making my way through the chapters: ‘‘You don’t like this story.’’ I don’t remember the last time I sai [...]

    2. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THERE IS GOING TO BEVA SECOND BOOK? I CANT FIND ANY INFO ON IT!MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading ListWhen I first started this book I really liked it, then it was dragging & I needed to know, & then I found out I LOVED IT!As you know by reading about the book, it is the 1890's and Dacia and Lou who are cousins living in New York, are shipped off to meet their relatives in Romania. (I want to go there so bad) They are Romanian through their moms bloodlines. Both girls [...]

    3. Reviewed by: Rabid Reads4.5 starsSILVER IN THE BLOOD could have been a lot of things. It could have been yet another spin on wolves in service (enslaved) to vampires. It could have been nothing more than two silly girls running amok in Eastern Europe. It could have been a bland Victorian tale about society misses having their sensibilities shocked by some generic Family Secret.I was half expecting it to be one of those things or something else equally mediocre.Which is why SILVER IN THE BLOOD is [...]

    4. This is the book that I went to Romania to research. I love this book. I'm so excited for this book to finally be out there, in the world. Also, I love the cover of this book. Isn't it gorgeous? Love this book! Just had to say that!February 2015: Just finished reading the galleys. This book is awesome.

    5. Final review, first posted on FantasyLiterature:In 1897, seventeen year old, Louisa (Lou) and Dacia, cousins, close friends, and high society debutantes, are excitedly traveling from New York City to Bucharest, Romania for an extended stay with their Florescu family relatives, on their mothers’ sides. Dacia is traveling with her mother’s sister, Aunt Kate, while Lou is traveling along a separate route to Romania with both of her parents.Bucharest about 1900.But their eagerly anticipated trip [...]

    6. Apart from the awesome fact it's a Dracula retellingI was fairly disappointed with this one. But like DRACULA. Let's pause and appreciate that for a minute. My biggest issue was there wasn't enough biting (please don't give me a vampire/werewolf book with minimal biting omg that's just not right) and it's got the historical fiction "posh and toffy" vibe. WHICH IS FINE IF YOU LIKE THAT KIND OF THING. I barely ever get on well with historical fiction. But I do like some HF, hence I keep trying. An [...]

    7. ***This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoSilver in the Blood was sadly not all I wanted it to be. It’s not a bad book by any means, it’s very creative and fun but it is also a little slow and needed a little work in the character department.It takes almost a third of the book for us to finally see all the fun action and I don’t think there was enough of all the good stuff happening to make up for the initial slowness. To be fair, I didn’t mind the slow bits too much. I w [...]

    8. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.If I met Jessica Day George in person, there is a 99% chance that I would freak out; the odds are also high that I would start either crying or incoherently trying to talk about how much I love her books. Perhaps both. She’s one of my favorite authors, so saying that I didn’t like Silver in the Blood really pains me. I was so sure this was going to be my favorite book from her, because it sounds so BEAUTIFUL. Let me make it [...]

    9. DNF at about 75%Immature, underdeveloped, boring, predictable - it is all the words that came to my mind while reading this book. Usually, I would start to list all the bad things this book has and analyze why I didn't enjoy it. But in this case, there's no need to analyze. Silver in the Blood wasn't particularly bad - it just middle grade book. That's it, if you are under 16, you will like this book. It has this childish aftertaste and as a grown person I did not find anything interesting for m [...]

    10. Have you ever loved something so much that every time you tried to formulate an acceptable description of it, all that came out was incoherent babbling, punctuated by half-sobs and words like "amazing," "beautiful," "perfectly realized and imagined," "argle blargle blergh"? My love of supernatural stories and anything mentioning that infamous Romanian/Transylvanian figure of history and fiction blend perfectly with my love of the Georgette Heyer and Marion Chesney worlds of Regency romances, and [...]

    11. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day GeorgeBook One of the Silver in the Blood seriesPublisher: Bloomsbury USA ChildrensPublication Date: July 7, 2015Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from ):A New York Times bestselling author brings dark secrets to life in a lush new YA perfect for fans of Libba Bray or Cassandra Clare.Society girls from New York City circa 1890, Dacia and Lou never desired to know more about their lineage, ins [...]

    12. I didn't actually finish this book. I got to page 257, and when the prince threatened to RAPE both girls, decided that I'd had enough. It's a long stretch before anything happens, with lots of ominous foreshadowing and stilted dialogue. There were elements that I thought may be good, I was entertained by the characters, and honestly wouldn't have minded finishing the book, if it hadn't been for the completely unnecessary rape threat."If she refuses, I will simply force myself on her, and ruin he [...]

    13. Ahoy there me mateys! This author came to me attention with her book the princess of the midnight ball which is a twelve dancing princesses retelling. No, I haven't read it yet. I was looking for something light to read as me last several books have been rather heavy. The dancing princesses book wasn't available but this one was. It had also been on me list as it had a cool cover.So I scooped it up and had a gander. The book ended up being a silly okayish read that did give me some enjoyment.The [...]

    14. Settled in 1897, Silver in the blood tells the story of Dacia and Lou, two cousins that after a scandal in London are sent back to Romania to meet their extended family and find proper suitors. Their mothers moved to New York in their youth and they hadn't had any contacts with the rest of their peculiar lineage since then; but the time has come and Dacia and Lou have to fulfill a prophecy and enter a world of shape shifters, different rules and many mysteries. Saying that I'm astonished doesn't [...]

    15. This was an interesting book. It definitely dragged a bit in the beginning, but the second half made up for it. I loved Dacia and Lou. On the surface, they're quite opposite, but they both are devoted to each other and their family and expect truthfulness from everyone. There are a couple of boys that were pretty adorable and fit right in with the girls. The chapters alternate with letters or telegrams and I thought that was a unique way of progressing the story. I did wish that the shifting par [...]

    16. Please note that I gave this book 3.5 stars but rounded it up to 4 stars on .So I liked this book a lot. I noticed some issues here and there, but not enough for my interest in the next book in the series to wane. I think that the world building could have been a bit improved and the flow between Dacia and Lou's chapters to be a lot smoother. I would also like a prologue book or something just so you can get more of the history between the two families in this book. I hate being told things via [...]

    17. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks Netgalley and Bloomsbury!So, growing up changes you. Obviously you’re not the same person you are five years ago, especially from childhood to adulthood. Sometimes they are these books that you grow up with, and you love from the start to end, no matter how tiring or cliche it gets. Then there are the books that you grow out of, where it’s great when you’re reading them, but five years later it just gets tiring and you [...]

    18. 1897. Dacia e Lou, cugine americane, vengono mandate in Romania per conoscere meglio le loro origini. La Romania, Bucarest, le atmosfere, sono descritte in maniera eccellente, mi sono sentita in quei luoghi!C'è del mistero fin dai primi capitoli, alternati dai diarie e dalle lettere delle due cugine, e spesso almeno fino a metà libro continuavo a domandarmi cosa diavolo stesse succedendo. Il tutto è legato alla storia di Vlad Dracula ed ai misteri della Romania.Non riuscivo a smettere di legg [...]

    19. Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!***DNF Review***This book has been on my to read list for ages - probably since I started my book blog back in 2015. The thing is, I never got around to reading it because I've seen so many negative reviews about it, so I kind of just kept pushing it to the back and forgetting about it. When I saw that it was going to be a book of the month from Bloomsbury in their YA newsletter, I finally decided that I was go [...]

    20. 3.5/5Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George has one of the prettiest covers to ever grace a book. As shallow as this may sound, it's exactly what drew me to the book. Besides the gorgeous cover, I was also lusting for this story because of its historical Romanian setting. While Silver in the Blood started off a bit slowly, it ended up being an entertaining story that I read in one sitting.The book is told in the point of views of two NYC cousins, Dacia and Lou, whose family are from Romania. [...]

    21. Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyLVER IN THE BLOOD was a book I was very much looking forward to reading. The beautiful cover and author alone (I loved DRAGON SLIPPERS) was enough to intrigue me, and I didn't even bother reading the description. So going in a bit blind, I was very happy when SILVER IN THE BLOOD lived up to my expectations.It's hard for me to encapsulate exactly what I liked so much about SILVER IN THE BLOOD. The two main characters, cousins Dacia and Louisa, or Lou, we [...]

    22. As seen on The Quiet ConcertWell, as you can tell by my rating, this wasn't really my kind of book.For starters, it took roughly 170 pages before Dacia and Lou discover their power and the story to even really start. I can't really tell you what filled those 170 pages except uneventful travels, thinly veiled hints, and the musings of two extremely un-curious society girls. Oh, and lovesick boys kept popping out of the woodwork. After they did find out they were shape shifters, Dacia and Lou swit [...]

    23. Bought this book mostly because it's a paranormal set in 19th century Romania. Our protagonists are New York socialites who are on a trip to get to know their mothers side of the family. I got really excited since I heard that the author has visited Transylvania before writing the novel. But here is the biggest problem: I did not like the writing. It's repetitive, goes into too much detail and feels forced. The book starts out slow, but even in the climax the author failed to maintain an ounce o [...]

    24. So much potential, but this was really dreadful. The first half of the book was unbearable: nothing happened. Dresses, travel, a few oddities, stupid imagined romances. The second of the book was okay. Two female cousins (Dacia and Lou) finally meet in Little Paris (i.e Bucharest, Romania) in the late 1800s, where their weird family (the Florescus) and evil grandmother have big plans involving destiny and politics. A great setting with enormous potential squandered. The characters were immature, [...]

    25. Dracula is one of the few classics I've read so far that I'd deem a "page-turner." I was enthralled and horrified by the happenings, and I loved the way the story unfolded through various accounts, including newspaper clippings, transcripts of recordings, etc. It made the drama that much more real with such "evidence."One of the things I particularly enjoyed about Silver in the Blood were the allusions to Dracula. From the time-frame to the setting to the way the story is presented (with diary e [...]

    26. Really, really liked this! It started out slow, wish it would have got to the shifting part a bit earlier. But I loved the back half! I'd love to see a book 2 there's so much left to tell!

    27. The Claw, The Wing & The SmokeThe beginning of this book started out pretty iffy for me. The main characters, cousins Dacia & Lou, came across as superficial, flighty and immature and the majority of the dialogue focused on what they were wearing, what boys they liked and what shops they were going to visit while on vacation. I listened to the audio and the narrator's voice, although it reflected the flighty characters personalities perfectly, it was also rather annoying. About midway th [...]

    28. This review was originally posted on About to Read. For Fairytale fashions, reads, and more visit abouttoread***I thought I was going to enjoy Silver in the Blood, but I ended up really, really liking it. It wasn’t mind-blowing, but it was engaging, fast-paced, and exciting. I decided to pick this one up because I flew through Princess of the Midnight Ball and wanted to try out something else by the author.I was expecting Silver in the Blood to be a lot like The Luxe by Anna Godberson, but wi [...]

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