Title: The Children and the Blood
Author: Megan Joel Peterson
Series: The Children and the Blood #1
Genre: Young Adult, urban fantasy
A forgotten life.
A secret war.
Eight years ago, an exploding gas main killed Ashley’s family and left her with a childhood she can’t remember. Eight years later, the forgotten past is behind her and life on her isolated farm is all she knows.
Until that past comes looking for her.
Until men with superhuman powers hunt her down in the night, determined to take everything she loves away from her again.
Blood is a YA Urban Fantasy that took me by surprise and impressed me so many
times I lost count.” – Raina
“The world building was incredible. I swear it was like reading a movie script
at times, how those vivid scenes would put on the big screen.” – Moka
‘Words Create Scenes’
ears. Distantly, she heard Lily screaming. And then something soft crushed into
Lily clutching her hand. Frantically, she scrambled to her feet, searching for
holding her back with terror in her eyes.
masks and rifles, his business suit and uncovered face stood in sharp contrast.
Firelight played off his dark hair, turning his eyes into shadowed pits and
chiseling his face in strange relief. Several inches taller than anyone around
him, he towered like a giant over her father on the ground.
past the pain on his face, and his hand rose as if to strike the man.
flicking away a fly. Patrick gasped. His back arched sharply. And then he
crashed to the ground and didn’t move again.
in the vegetable garden.
father, Ashley spun. Yanking Lily behind her, she tore across the tilled soil,
choking back a sob as the soft earth sucked at her feet, slowing her down.
field with no idea of where to go. Lily clung to her, and she could hear the
girl crying. Thelma’s house was an eternity away, and she couldn’t see the
woman’s porch light. The farmhands’ house was dark. No one had emerged this
With a shriek, Ashley tried to turn, her feet sliding from beneath her on the
grass. Lily slammed into her and frantically, Ashley grabbed the girl and
shoved her to the side.
The war isn’t over. And new enemies await.
Life on the
run hasn’t been easy, but so far, Ashe has survived. But now Carter has ordered
her away from the Hunters to find her family’s people – an order she can’t
refuse, no matter how much she wants to stay.
Following his command will bring her into an unknown world, however – a
world filled with new enemies and old prejudices that will demand more of her
than she can imagine, at a cost higher than she’ll ever be willing to pay.
Children and the Blood. I felt there was fantastic character development
combined with the spine-tingling suspense and action. Oh, all the intrigue!” – Brandee
that you don’t know. It’s very unique writing and an absolute high speed,
action packed adventure that you’re traveling on with the main characters.” – Carey
‘Toot’s Book Reviews’
The stakes of the war have never
been higher. But what will be the cost to win?
Ashe knows loss, knows sacrifice and pain. Her allies are scattered and
too many lie dead. The Blood are stronger than ever and more connected than she
could have imagined.
But the worst is yet to come. The war has taken so many people she loves.
Now it just might take everyone who’s left.
thrilling as the first two. I was so tense – flying through the pages to learn
who would survive, who would betray whom, which characters would finally put
their trust in the right people. It was nail-biting suspense.” – Brandee
Megan Joel Peterson lives somewhere
between the cornfields of Illinois and fantasy worlds filled with magic. She
has a degree in English Literature from the University of Illinois, and has
worked a little bit of everywhere over the years. Now she spends her days and
nights creating new stories, and thinks writing is the best job for which she
ever could have asked.