Book Review: Blud and Magick by Preston Norton

Title: Blud and Magick
Author: Preston Norton
Pages: 264
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Source: Cedar Fort through Netgally

Born from the ashes of the most fierce and powerful entity in all of Trivaesia, Darla was sent to grow up in the outside world with no knowledge of where she came from. When she finds herself wielding new power, she must decide which part of her will rule her heart—the evil from which she was born or the good by which she was raised.


Blud and Magick by Preston Norton was a great treat. It was definitely the kind of novel I am grateful to read after a horrible reading slump.

The story was very intriguing and promising but to be honest I requested the novel because of the catchy cover (I know you guys will agree with me on that) however after reading the first few pages I was amazed at how it was easy to read and follow plus the characters, though a handful, were not complicated for such an imaginative story.

Let’s start with Darla who was born out of the bad guys ashes. The theory around her birth was really what hooked me in the story. I kept speculating which side she’ll be on – the good or the bad. By theory, she’s supposed to be the opposite of Alrad (thus the name) but let’s see. Ash and Cirrus on the other hand are brothers who are so full of life however north and south their characters are. I love Darla’s interaction with the brothers and I am so looking forward to what other mischief and adventures the three will undergo. It does have a Harry Potter-ish feel to it but not quite. the world building was OK but since Trivaesia wasn’t the main focus yet, I know I’ll be reading more of it in the next book. The ending, though a cliffhanger, was to watch out for. You’ll definitely get a Harry Potter vibe to it. That sealed the deal for me in deciding to read the next book. With that ending, who wouldn’t?

For the first book of a series, the characters are well developed and has highly effective traits which makes them so believable (asides the magic aspect). Darla is a strong lead and I love her spunk and sassyness. The whole mix works and I love how Norton’s writing style is so easy to catch up with, reading Blud and Magick was a breeze.

Definitely a book worth reading and a series with full of potential.

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Mary Grace

An avid reader who enjoys the company of books than her friends. Goes through everyday as a work slave by trade but in reality, works just to sustain her addiction with books. A busy bee who perfected the act of procrastination. Loves the smell of coffee but favors tea anytime of the day.

One thought on “Book Review: Blud and Magick by Preston Norton”

  1. Lizzy says:

    I really enjoyed your book review. I just picked up a copy from Netgalley and you’ve definitely hyped my interest in it. I’ll try not to get too upset over the cliffhanger ending. Long as I know it is coming, I don’t typically mind.
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