Waiting on Wednesday: Spells of Blood and Kin by Claire Humphrey

74757-new2bwow“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week I’m taking a look at Spells of Blood and Kin, a dark fantasy and debut novel by Claire Humphrey due out in June 2016:

spellsofbloodandkin.jpgIn her extraordinary debut, Spells of Blood and Kin, Claire Humphrey deftly weaves her paranormal world with vivid emotional depth and gritty violence. Bringing together themes of death, addiction, and grief, Claire takes readers on a human journey that goes beyond fantasy.

When her beloved grandmother dies suddenly, 22-year-old Lissa Nevsky is left with no choice but to take over her grandmother’s magical position in their small folk community. That includes honoring a debt owed to the dangerous stranger who appears at Lissa’s door.

Maksim Volkov needs magic to keep his brutal nature leashed, but he’s already lost control once: his blood-borne lust for violence infects Nick Kaisaris, a charming slacker out celebrating the end of finals. Now Nick is somewhere else in Toronto, going slowly mad, and Maksim must find him before he hurts more people.

Lissa must uncover forbidden secrets and mend family rifts in order to prevent Maksim from hurting more people, including himself. If she fails, Maksim will have no choice but to destroy both himself and Nick.

6 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Spells of Blood and Kin by Claire Humphrey”

  1. Danya @ Fine Print

    Atmospheric read set in a magical “small folk community”? Hell yes, I’m reading this! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Lynn. 🙂

  2. lipsyy

    Oooh I like the sound of this one! Great cover too…

  3. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Sounds really good! Charming slackers can be fun as well as dangerous strangers

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