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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Expected Pub. Date: March 14th 2017
Pre-Order it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
A girl discovers a family secret and a past full of magic that could both save her and put her in mortal danger in this suspenseful novel that’s perfect for fans of Katie Alender and Natasha Preston.

All sixteen-year-old Heather MacNair wants is to feel normal, to shed the intense paranoia she’s worn all year like a scratchy sweater. After her compulsion to self-harm came to light, Heather was kept under her doctor’s watchful eye. Her family thinks she’s better—and there’s nothing she wants more than for that to be true. She still can’t believe she’s allowed to spend her summer vacation as she always does: at her aunt’s home in Scotland, where she has lots of happy memories. Far away from all her problems save one: she can’t stop carving the Celtic knot that haunts her dreams into her skin.

Good friends and boys with Scottish accents can cure almost anything…except nightmares. Heather can’t stop dreaming about two sisters from centuries ago, twins Prudence and Primrose, who somehow seem tied to her own life. Their presence lurks just beneath the surface of her consciousness, sending ripples through what should be a peaceful summer. The twins might hold the key to putting Heather’s soul at rest…or they could slice her future deeper than any knife.

You will automatically have my attention when you talk about family secrets and magic, but this book sold me at the mention of Scotland! ;D

The synopsis also reminds of Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor (which I love), without the time traveling aspect. 

What do you guys think? Have you heard of this one? Is this the first time you've heard of it? Let me know ^_^

Demitria Lunetta is the author of the YA Sci-fi duology, IN THE AFTER and IN THE END (HarperTeen). She is also an editor and contributing author for the YA anthology, AMONG THE SHADOWS: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS & LIGHT.

Her next novel, BAD BLOOD, will release from Delacorte /Random House March 14, 2017.

IN THE AFTER is an American Booksellers Association 2013 ABC Best Books for Children and an Amazon 2013 Top Twenty Teen Book.

Find her at, on twitter @DemitriaLunetta and on Facebook facebook/DemitriaLunettaAuthor.


  1. YES want want want!! Seriously I can't agree more that Scottish accents can cure almost anything! :D

  2. I agree! Family secrets are such a fantastic element in a novel! I have not heard of this one before and it sounds like something that I would really enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing it! <3

  3. I hadn't heard of this one before but it sounds fabulous! My WoW

  4. Crap!!!!! this book had me at magic. lol This sounds awesome, great pick Brittany xoxo

  5. I'm curious about this one! To be honest, I didn't really love the author's debut duology, so I'm not 100% sure if I want to read this one (awesome-sounding synopsis or not). I'll wait for early reviews. ;) I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous week, Brittany. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  6. I haven't read anything by this author before, but this sounds really good! I hope you enjoy reading it.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

  7. This description totally interests me, yet at the same time I feel like it I still have no idea what this book will really be about, so I'm hooked to find out more!

  8. I really want to read this one! I love the author's previous work and I've been waiting forever for another book from her.

  9. Sounds like a great read! Will keep an eye out for reviews :D

  10. Oh, yes. I can't wait to read this. I hope we both love it. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

  11. SCOTLAND?!? SIGN ME UP. And also it sounds decidedly creepy and I'm always here for the creepy books. (She's carving Celtic knots into her skin!?? YIKES.) *dashes off for goodreads*

  12. Ohhh, that cover is pretty :D Not read anything from this author before, but sort of curious. I hope you will love it Brittany. <3 Lovely pick :)