Pre-Squee: Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

Posted 22 April, 2015 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Pre-Squee, Review | 30 Comments


Ooh, this is one that I was really looking forward to! A young adult historical paranormal? Yes, please! And I’m happy to report that it’s extremely enjoyable — I highly recommend you check this book out. Of course, it’s the cover that drew me in at first but then I read that blurb and I was sold.

The two society girls from 1890’s New York City were so adorable — effervescent and so excited about traveling and seeing the world. They were like a breath of fresh air! There’s a strong Regency feel to this story (obviously, considering that’s the time frame) without getting too maudlin or sappy (as some romances in that time period can be). And I loved how the family mythology was introduced and how each girl had their part to play but, being headstrong, smart young ladies, they didn’t always do as they were told (Women’s Lib, girls!). Ooh, and there’s romance (yay!). This story is definitely worth a big ole pre-squee. It doesn’t come out until July so put it on your wishlist!

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30 Responses to “Pre-Squee: Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George”

  1. I haven’t even seen this before, but YA historical paranormal? That combination works great when done right. I’ll add it to my tbr.

    Btw, Brusier is obviously the guy for Jane. I just hope Hunter realizes it soon. She has said on several occasions that she remains undecided, i.e. that even she doesn’t know who Jane will end up with.
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  2. Ooh, I’m super excited for this one to be released. I will have to keep my eyes peeled for it! I love historical novels set in this time period, and if there’s a paranormal element, so much the better! Also, the fact that there is any inclusion at all of the Women’s Lib movement makes my feminist heart go pitter-patter. Girls doing things together in the 19th century = sold. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention, Mary!
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