Blood and Flowers by Penny Blublaugh
Monday, 18 July 2011

Blood and Flowers by Penny Blublaugh

Publisher : Harperteen
Pages : 352
Genre : Young Adult
Type : Hardcover
Cover : UK Cover
Got : For review from author

Rating : ♥ ♥


Persia ran away from her drug-addict parents and found a home with the Outlaws, an underground theater troupe. This motley band of mortals and fey, puppeteers and actors, becomes the loving family Persia never had, and soon Persia not only discovers a passion for theater but also falls in love with Nicholas, one of the other Outlaws. Life could not be more perfect. Until an enemy with a grudge makes an unfair accusation against the group and forces them to flee the mortal world and hide in the neighboring realm of Faerie.


I really wanted to like this book, i thought it would be brilliant. We meet Persia, a girl who lives with the Outlaws, a theater troupe. They are trying to make themselves known while avoiding the unwanted attention of Major, a man who has a grudge and is giving them a bad name. In this world faerie isn't a secret, however it is frowned upon. Dust and coloured drinks come from Faerie and they have allowed the tasters to become addicts. The Outlaws have a Faerie member called Floss, who has chosen not to live in Faerie because of her parents. When things get bad with Major, Floss takes them to Faerie.
There was no plot to me, it was all quite baseless and the characters were basic, not built enough. One of the characters, Lucia, really irritated me, she seemed so childish and whiney. There was a romance between the main character and Nicholas, which was hardly a romance. There was no plot for that either. No building of the feelings or relationship, It didn't feel realistic. There was no need for them to go to Faerie, the threat of Major didn't force them there and when they got there, although the main character hadn't been before, the descriptions were so basic. She had entered another world and yet nothing really seemed to shock her. Really, there was no magic in this book. A Faerie book should be overflowing with fantasy and magic.

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