Of Wicked Blood by Olivia Wildenstein & Katie Hayoz

The Quatrefoil Chronicle, Book 1

Synopsis: No rest for the wicked… or the cursed.

I didn’t mean to steal the Bloodstone from the De Morel’s crypt.
Scratch that, I did mean to steal it.
Until I realized it was a curse-magnet that only comes off if I, along with a jolly trio, successfully defeat four curses.
If any of us fail, I’m dead.
I’ve never been a glass half-empty sort of person, but my glass looks in dire need of a refill right about now.
The only highlight of this wicked treasure hunt: feisty, entitled Cadence de Morel.

I was raised on tales of magic, in a small town reputed to be the birthplace of French witchcraft.
Did I believe all the stories I heard? Absolutely not. I mean, if magic existed, Maman wouldn’t have died, and Papa wouldn’t be stuck in a wheelchair, right?
The night Slate Ardoin waltzes into my life, wearing a ring he stole from my mother’s grave, I call him a monster.
But then I meet real ones, and Slate, well . . . he becomes something else to me.
Something frustrating to live with but impossible to live without.
Something I will fight for, no matter the cost.

Review: When I saw this release, I was immediately intrigued. I must say that the Goodreads reviews were very good, so how could I resist?

Two points of view alternate in this novel: that of Slate and that of Cadence, two characters that everything opposes. Slate is a young man who grew up in the system, until he discovered who he really is. That’s how he finds himself invited to Brume, a place filled with magic where Cadence lives. This young woman comes from high society and her life will be completely turned upside down by Slate’s arrival.

This was a pretty nice novel, but I had a little trouble getting hooked. It wasn’t quite what I expected. I did enjoy getting to know Slate and Cadence and I’m curious to see what happens next.



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