Wyrd Blood by Donna Augustine – A Book Review

Posted June 28, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Fantasy, Reviews, Romance / 1 Comment

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Wyrd Blood

(Wyrd Blood – Book 1)

by Donna Augustine
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Fantasy Romance

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited 

Down and Dirty

This is a fantastic start to a fantasy romance – one that introduces a brand new world. Free on KU!

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Sometimes I wonder what life was like before magic burst into existence, before the Magical War of 810 destroyed our world. What it was like before there were Wyrd Blood, or we were forced into hiding.

And that’s what I’ve been doing for years, hiding me and my crew. But that’s about to end. My crew is starving and things are getting dire. When I get desperate enough to try and steal from Ryker, one of the toughest men in these parts, things go bad and my Wyrd Blood origins are outed.

But it’s not all bad. Ryker can help keep me alive from the mysterious illness that’s been plaguing me. He can also feed my crew. The only thing I have to do in return is start another war.

Thoughts on Wyrd Blood

This fantasy packs a punch, one you don’t quite see coming.

It took me a few chapters to really get into it, but by the time I did – I was fully invested in Bugs’ story and the epic saga of her crew. She wise in the ways of her world, but wholly ignorant of the facts of THE world, and what those facts will mean for her and those she fights for. Add in a brooding and talented Wyrd blood who both challenges and taunts her, and you’ve got a story worthy to be told.

Pros:

  • The way the author wraps a phrase or twists a word. It’s lyrical and compelling, a seduction of the literary kind.
  • Bugs. She’s tough, hard headed and far too stubborn for anyone’s good. Kinda love her.
  • The twist. WHO is he???

Cons:

  • Need more answers! Ok, so that’s not a con, but I had to put something! 🤷‍♀️

Favorite Lines

That was the craziest part of knowing you were dying. It trimmed off all the should-haves and cut you right down to your essence. (2%)
When your grumbling stomach turned to cramping and you couldn’t feel your toes through the numb, it was understandable how so many people took whatever relief they could get. (6%)

Perspective

First Person, Single POV

Ending Type

Episodic

Rating

R

Romantic Dynamic

M/F

Verdict

4.5 out of 5 Stars

No matter your usual genre fare, this fantasy romance is worth checking out and spending a few hours with. The characters are well drafted and the world well fleshed, adding depth to a series that dances with magic. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published September 10th, 2017

306 Pages

If you enjoyed this review of Wyrd Blood, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.

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Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this dynamic series? What did you think? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!

 

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