We Are Blood and Thunder

We Are Blood and Thunder

In a sealed-off city, it begins with a hunt. A young woman, Lena, running for her life, convicted of being a mage and sentenced to death. Her only way to survive is to trust those she has been brought up to fear - those with magic. On the other side of the locked gates is a masked lady, Constance, determined to find a way back in. She knows only too well how the In a sealed-off city, it begins with a hunt. A young woman, Lena, running for her life, convicted of being a mage and sentenced t...

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Title:We Are Blood and Thunder
Author:Kesia Lupo
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1408898055
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

We Are Blood and Thunder Reviews

  • Jewel
    May 03, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...

    Full review to come when I?ve settled my thoughts but knee jerk reaction? I should have DNFd this when I started to get bored a couple of chapters in rather than persevere to the end and I really didn?t like Lena and her chapters which is awkward considering she?s the ?hero? ...

    *For more reviews visit JaneKelsey.com* We are blood and thunder follows Constance and Lena, two female characters at opposite ends, both united by the terrifying storm cloud hovering over the dukedom which has already claimed the lives of many. As conflict climaxes and hidden enemi...

    Thankyou to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with a copy of We are Blood and Thunder, in exchange for an honest review. Lena is a cryptling, working in the town's crypts, preparing the dead to be laid to rest.  When an incident sees her running for her life, she stumbles a...

    I loved this, it was a bit slow in the middle but not enough for me to drop any stars. I loved Lena so much, she is a wonderful MC and so interesting and so human. Emris I adored too, this took twists and turns I didn?t see coming and was original and creative. A must read and up the...

    This book took me way longer to finish than I thought it would. I was expecting to love it. It sounded exactly like my kind of book but unfortunately it didn?t grip me. It did get interesting sometime after the halfway point but the first half kind of dragged and I didn?t really...

    Actual Rating 1.5. But really, I don't know if the extra half star is just because I abhorred the last book I read so much. Unlike the massively plagiarised and poorly written Nocturna, at least We are Blood and Thunder is well written. I mean, it's boring, super predictable, with ...

    2.5 stars Thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This definitely didn't go the way I expected it to from the synopsis, but I ended up enjoying it nonetheless. There's necromancy, magic, dark forests, and cult-like temples, and I enjoyed the way...

    The Duke?s Forest region has been flooded by a menacing storm cloud that started to spread pestilence and forced the capital under quarantine. This book tells the story of two very different girls that end up tied together by the dark enchantment used to evoke the cloud. This is K...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars Even though the title made "We are Blood and Thunder" sound like a wild ride, it did not really evoke powerful emotions in me. It's a good thing I still enjoyed the mystery element, magic system, and scheming in this book. Personally, I preferred Constan...

  • Jane Kelsey
    Apr 12, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...

    Full review to come when I?ve settled my thoughts but knee jerk reaction? I should have DNFd this when I started to get bored a couple of chapters in rather than persevere to the end and I really didn?t like Lena and her chapters which is awkward considering she?s the ?hero? ...

    *For more reviews visit JaneKelsey.com* We are blood and thunder follows Constance and Lena, two female characters at opposite ends, both united by the terrifying storm cloud hovering over the dukedom which has already claimed the lives of many. As conflict climaxes and hidden enemi...

  • Jenny (Bookbookowl)
    May 08, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...

    Full review to come when I?ve settled my thoughts but knee jerk reaction? I should have DNFd this when I started to get bored a couple of chapters in rather than persevere to the end and I really didn?t like Lena and her chapters which is awkward considering she?s the ?hero? ...

    *For more reviews visit JaneKelsey.com* We are blood and thunder follows Constance and Lena, two female characters at opposite ends, both united by the terrifying storm cloud hovering over the dukedom which has already claimed the lives of many. As conflict climaxes and hidden enemi...

    Thankyou to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with a copy of We are Blood and Thunder, in exchange for an honest review. Lena is a cryptling, working in the town's crypts, preparing the dead to be laid to rest.  When an incident sees her running for her life, she stumbles a...

  • thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
    Mar 16, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...

    Full review to come when I?ve settled my thoughts but knee jerk reaction? I should have DNFd this when I started to get bored a couple of chapters in rather than persevere to the end and I really didn?t like Lena and her chapters which is awkward considering she?s the ?hero? ...

    *For more reviews visit JaneKelsey.com* We are blood and thunder follows Constance and Lena, two female characters at opposite ends, both united by the terrifying storm cloud hovering over the dukedom which has already claimed the lives of many. As conflict climaxes and hidden enemi...

    Thankyou to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with a copy of We are Blood and Thunder, in exchange for an honest review. Lena is a cryptling, working in the town's crypts, preparing the dead to be laid to rest.  When an incident sees her running for her life, she stumbles a...

    I loved this, it was a bit slow in the middle but not enough for me to drop any stars. I loved Lena so much, she is a wonderful MC and so interesting and so human. Emris I adored too, this took twists and turns I didn?t see coming and was original and creative. A must read and up the...

  • Anja H.
    Apr 27, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

  • Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
    May 07, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

  • Kate (Reading Through Infinity)
    Apr 17, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...

    Full review to come when I?ve settled my thoughts but knee jerk reaction? I should have DNFd this when I started to get bored a couple of chapters in rather than persevere to the end and I really didn?t like Lena and her chapters which is awkward considering she?s the ?hero? ...

    *For more reviews visit JaneKelsey.com* We are blood and thunder follows Constance and Lena, two female characters at opposite ends, both united by the terrifying storm cloud hovering over the dukedom which has already claimed the lives of many. As conflict climaxes and hidden enemi...

    Thankyou to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with a copy of We are Blood and Thunder, in exchange for an honest review. Lena is a cryptling, working in the town's crypts, preparing the dead to be laid to rest.  When an incident sees her running for her life, she stumbles a...

    I loved this, it was a bit slow in the middle but not enough for me to drop any stars. I loved Lena so much, she is a wonderful MC and so interesting and so human. Emris I adored too, this took twists and turns I didn?t see coming and was original and creative. A must read and up the...

    This book took me way longer to finish than I thought it would. I was expecting to love it. It sounded exactly like my kind of book but unfortunately it didn?t grip me. It did get interesting sometime after the halfway point but the first half kind of dragged and I didn?t really...

    Actual Rating 1.5. But really, I don't know if the extra half star is just because I abhorred the last book I read so much. Unlike the massively plagiarised and poorly written Nocturna, at least We are Blood and Thunder is well written. I mean, it's boring, super predictable, with ...

    2.5 stars Thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This definitely didn't go the way I expected it to from the synopsis, but I ended up enjoying it nonetheless. There's necromancy, magic, dark forests, and cult-like temples, and I enjoyed the way...

  • Marta Cox
    Feb 19, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Feb 13, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

  • Leonie Byrne
    Jan 10, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

  • Alisha Tarran
    Apr 22, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...

    Full review to come when I?ve settled my thoughts but knee jerk reaction? I should have DNFd this when I started to get bored a couple of chapters in rather than persevere to the end and I really didn?t like Lena and her chapters which is awkward considering she?s the ?hero? ...

  • Danielle
    Mar 20, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...

    Full review to come when I?ve settled my thoughts but knee jerk reaction? I should have DNFd this when I started to get bored a couple of chapters in rather than persevere to the end and I really didn?t like Lena and her chapters which is awkward considering she?s the ?hero? ...

    *For more reviews visit JaneKelsey.com* We are blood and thunder follows Constance and Lena, two female characters at opposite ends, both united by the terrifying storm cloud hovering over the dukedom which has already claimed the lives of many. As conflict climaxes and hidden enemi...

    Thankyou to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with a copy of We are Blood and Thunder, in exchange for an honest review. Lena is a cryptling, working in the town's crypts, preparing the dead to be laid to rest.  When an incident sees her running for her life, she stumbles a...

    I loved this, it was a bit slow in the middle but not enough for me to drop any stars. I loved Lena so much, she is a wonderful MC and so interesting and so human. Emris I adored too, this took twists and turns I didn?t see coming and was original and creative. A must read and up the...

    This book took me way longer to finish than I thought it would. I was expecting to love it. It sounded exactly like my kind of book but unfortunately it didn?t grip me. It did get interesting sometime after the halfway point but the first half kind of dragged and I didn?t really...

    Actual Rating 1.5. But really, I don't know if the extra half star is just because I abhorred the last book I read so much. Unlike the massively plagiarised and poorly written Nocturna, at least We are Blood and Thunder is well written. I mean, it's boring, super predictable, with ...

  • Museofnyxmares
    Feb 16, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

  • Tika
    Aug 01, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...

    Full review to come when I?ve settled my thoughts but knee jerk reaction? I should have DNFd this when I started to get bored a couple of chapters in rather than persevere to the end and I really didn?t like Lena and her chapters which is awkward considering she?s the ?hero? ...

    *For more reviews visit JaneKelsey.com* We are blood and thunder follows Constance and Lena, two female characters at opposite ends, both united by the terrifying storm cloud hovering over the dukedom which has already claimed the lives of many. As conflict climaxes and hidden enemi...

    Thankyou to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with a copy of We are Blood and Thunder, in exchange for an honest review. Lena is a cryptling, working in the town's crypts, preparing the dead to be laid to rest.  When an incident sees her running for her life, she stumbles a...

    I loved this, it was a bit slow in the middle but not enough for me to drop any stars. I loved Lena so much, she is a wonderful MC and so interesting and so human. Emris I adored too, this took twists and turns I didn?t see coming and was original and creative. A must read and up the...

    This book took me way longer to finish than I thought it would. I was expecting to love it. It sounded exactly like my kind of book but unfortunately it didn?t grip me. It did get interesting sometime after the halfway point but the first half kind of dragged and I didn?t really...

    Actual Rating 1.5. But really, I don't know if the extra half star is just because I abhorred the last book I read so much. Unlike the massively plagiarised and poorly written Nocturna, at least We are Blood and Thunder is well written. I mean, it's boring, super predictable, with ...

    2.5 stars Thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This definitely didn't go the way I expected it to from the synopsis, but I ended up enjoying it nonetheless. There's necromancy, magic, dark forests, and cult-like temples, and I enjoyed the way...

    The Duke?s Forest region has been flooded by a menacing storm cloud that started to spread pestilence and forced the capital under quarantine. This book tells the story of two very different girls that end up tied together by the dark enchantment used to evoke the cloud. This is K...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars Even though the title made "We are Blood and Thunder" sound like a wild ride, it did not really evoke powerful emotions in me. It's a good thing I still enjoyed the mystery element, magic system, and scheming in this book. Personally, I preferred Constan...

    A fascinating and sometimes dark fantasy debut. Full review to come! ...

    Enjoyed up until the final few chapters where it all went a bit wrong. The twist was good though. ...

  • Michelle
    Apr 10, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...

    Full review to come when I?ve settled my thoughts but knee jerk reaction? I should have DNFd this when I started to get bored a couple of chapters in rather than persevere to the end and I really didn?t like Lena and her chapters which is awkward considering she?s the ?hero? ...

    *For more reviews visit JaneKelsey.com* We are blood and thunder follows Constance and Lena, two female characters at opposite ends, both united by the terrifying storm cloud hovering over the dukedom which has already claimed the lives of many. As conflict climaxes and hidden enemi...

    Thankyou to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with a copy of We are Blood and Thunder, in exchange for an honest review. Lena is a cryptling, working in the town's crypts, preparing the dead to be laid to rest.  When an incident sees her running for her life, she stumbles a...

    I loved this, it was a bit slow in the middle but not enough for me to drop any stars. I loved Lena so much, she is a wonderful MC and so interesting and so human. Emris I adored too, this took twists and turns I didn?t see coming and was original and creative. A must read and up the...

    This book took me way longer to finish than I thought it would. I was expecting to love it. It sounded exactly like my kind of book but unfortunately it didn?t grip me. It did get interesting sometime after the halfway point but the first half kind of dragged and I didn?t really...

    Actual Rating 1.5. But really, I don't know if the extra half star is just because I abhorred the last book I read so much. Unlike the massively plagiarised and poorly written Nocturna, at least We are Blood and Thunder is well written. I mean, it's boring, super predictable, with ...

    2.5 stars Thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This definitely didn't go the way I expected it to from the synopsis, but I ended up enjoying it nonetheless. There's necromancy, magic, dark forests, and cult-like temples, and I enjoyed the way...

    The Duke?s Forest region has been flooded by a menacing storm cloud that started to spread pestilence and forced the capital under quarantine. This book tells the story of two very different girls that end up tied together by the dark enchantment used to evoke the cloud. This is K...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars Even though the title made "We are Blood and Thunder" sound like a wild ride, it did not really evoke powerful emotions in me. It's a good thing I still enjoyed the mystery element, magic system, and scheming in this book. Personally, I preferred Constan...

    A fascinating and sometimes dark fantasy debut. Full review to come! ...

    Enjoyed up until the final few chapters where it all went a bit wrong. The twist was good though. ...

    I wasn't really sure what to expect when I picked up We are blood and thunder but I'm so glad I did. Immediately I was invested right through to the end. The two main characters had me gripped as I was pulled in on their POV from two separate lifestyles. Very rich story telling with a ...

    This was really not what I expected. I thought I?d get a really cool story about two strong women and about how their stories interconnect. And I got bland characters, bland straight romances, a boring story mixed with some decent writing. I?m disappointed. ...

  • Christine Spoors
    May 04, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

  • Charleyexoh
    Jan 13, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

  • Lou
    Apr 05, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

  • The Fiction  Forest
    Mar 13, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...

    Full review to come when I?ve settled my thoughts but knee jerk reaction? I should have DNFd this when I started to get bored a couple of chapters in rather than persevere to the end and I really didn?t like Lena and her chapters which is awkward considering she?s the ?hero? ...

    *For more reviews visit JaneKelsey.com* We are blood and thunder follows Constance and Lena, two female characters at opposite ends, both united by the terrifying storm cloud hovering over the dukedom which has already claimed the lives of many. As conflict climaxes and hidden enemi...

    Thankyou to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with a copy of We are Blood and Thunder, in exchange for an honest review. Lena is a cryptling, working in the town's crypts, preparing the dead to be laid to rest.  When an incident sees her running for her life, she stumbles a...

    I loved this, it was a bit slow in the middle but not enough for me to drop any stars. I loved Lena so much, she is a wonderful MC and so interesting and so human. Emris I adored too, this took twists and turns I didn?t see coming and was original and creative. A must read and up the...

    This book took me way longer to finish than I thought it would. I was expecting to love it. It sounded exactly like my kind of book but unfortunately it didn?t grip me. It did get interesting sometime after the halfway point but the first half kind of dragged and I didn?t really...

    Actual Rating 1.5. But really, I don't know if the extra half star is just because I abhorred the last book I read so much. Unlike the massively plagiarised and poorly written Nocturna, at least We are Blood and Thunder is well written. I mean, it's boring, super predictable, with ...

    2.5 stars Thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This definitely didn't go the way I expected it to from the synopsis, but I ended up enjoying it nonetheless. There's necromancy, magic, dark forests, and cult-like temples, and I enjoyed the way...

    The Duke?s Forest region has been flooded by a menacing storm cloud that started to spread pestilence and forced the capital under quarantine. This book tells the story of two very different girls that end up tied together by the dark enchantment used to evoke the cloud. This is K...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars Even though the title made "We are Blood and Thunder" sound like a wild ride, it did not really evoke powerful emotions in me. It's a good thing I still enjoyed the mystery element, magic system, and scheming in this book. Personally, I preferred Constan...

    A fascinating and sometimes dark fantasy debut. Full review to come! ...

    Enjoyed up until the final few chapters where it all went a bit wrong. The twist was good though. ...

    I wasn't really sure what to expect when I picked up We are blood and thunder but I'm so glad I did. Immediately I was invested right through to the end. The two main characters had me gripped as I was pulled in on their POV from two separate lifestyles. Very rich story telling with a ...

  • Ashleigh | Wild Heart Reads
    Apr 18, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

  • Corinne Sparks
    Jan 08, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

  • Giulia (juliareadingdiary)
    Jul 07, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...

    Full review to come when I?ve settled my thoughts but knee jerk reaction? I should have DNFd this when I started to get bored a couple of chapters in rather than persevere to the end and I really didn?t like Lena and her chapters which is awkward considering she?s the ?hero? ...

    *For more reviews visit JaneKelsey.com* We are blood and thunder follows Constance and Lena, two female characters at opposite ends, both united by the terrifying storm cloud hovering over the dukedom which has already claimed the lives of many. As conflict climaxes and hidden enemi...

    Thankyou to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with a copy of We are Blood and Thunder, in exchange for an honest review. Lena is a cryptling, working in the town's crypts, preparing the dead to be laid to rest.  When an incident sees her running for her life, she stumbles a...

    I loved this, it was a bit slow in the middle but not enough for me to drop any stars. I loved Lena so much, she is a wonderful MC and so interesting and so human. Emris I adored too, this took twists and turns I didn?t see coming and was original and creative. A must read and up the...

    This book took me way longer to finish than I thought it would. I was expecting to love it. It sounded exactly like my kind of book but unfortunately it didn?t grip me. It did get interesting sometime after the halfway point but the first half kind of dragged and I didn?t really...

    Actual Rating 1.5. But really, I don't know if the extra half star is just because I abhorred the last book I read so much. Unlike the massively plagiarised and poorly written Nocturna, at least We are Blood and Thunder is well written. I mean, it's boring, super predictable, with ...

    2.5 stars Thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This definitely didn't go the way I expected it to from the synopsis, but I ended up enjoying it nonetheless. There's necromancy, magic, dark forests, and cult-like temples, and I enjoyed the way...

    The Duke?s Forest region has been flooded by a menacing storm cloud that started to spread pestilence and forced the capital under quarantine. This book tells the story of two very different girls that end up tied together by the dark enchantment used to evoke the cloud. This is K...

  • Uma   ~Books.Bags.Burgers.
    Apr 21, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

  • Basyirah
    Apr 30, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

  • trufflebooks
    Apr 14, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

  • Izzie
    May 04, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...

    Full review to come when I?ve settled my thoughts but knee jerk reaction? I should have DNFd this when I started to get bored a couple of chapters in rather than persevere to the end and I really didn?t like Lena and her chapters which is awkward considering she?s the ?hero? ...

    *For more reviews visit JaneKelsey.com* We are blood and thunder follows Constance and Lena, two female characters at opposite ends, both united by the terrifying storm cloud hovering over the dukedom which has already claimed the lives of many. As conflict climaxes and hidden enemi...

    Thankyou to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with a copy of We are Blood and Thunder, in exchange for an honest review. Lena is a cryptling, working in the town's crypts, preparing the dead to be laid to rest.  When an incident sees her running for her life, she stumbles a...

    I loved this, it was a bit slow in the middle but not enough for me to drop any stars. I loved Lena so much, she is a wonderful MC and so interesting and so human. Emris I adored too, this took twists and turns I didn?t see coming and was original and creative. A must read and up the...

    This book took me way longer to finish than I thought it would. I was expecting to love it. It sounded exactly like my kind of book but unfortunately it didn?t grip me. It did get interesting sometime after the halfway point but the first half kind of dragged and I didn?t really...

    Actual Rating 1.5. But really, I don't know if the extra half star is just because I abhorred the last book I read so much. Unlike the massively plagiarised and poorly written Nocturna, at least We are Blood and Thunder is well written. I mean, it's boring, super predictable, with ...

    2.5 stars Thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This definitely didn't go the way I expected it to from the synopsis, but I ended up enjoying it nonetheless. There's necromancy, magic, dark forests, and cult-like temples, and I enjoyed the way...

    The Duke?s Forest region has been flooded by a menacing storm cloud that started to spread pestilence and forced the capital under quarantine. This book tells the story of two very different girls that end up tied together by the dark enchantment used to evoke the cloud. This is K...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars Even though the title made "We are Blood and Thunder" sound like a wild ride, it did not really evoke powerful emotions in me. It's a good thing I still enjoyed the mystery element, magic system, and scheming in this book. Personally, I preferred Constan...

    A fascinating and sometimes dark fantasy debut. Full review to come! ...

  • Lauren
    Mar 25, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

  • The Nerd Daily
    Jun 17, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

  • Kayleigh
    Apr 06, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...

    Full review to come when I?ve settled my thoughts but knee jerk reaction? I should have DNFd this when I started to get bored a couple of chapters in rather than persevere to the end and I really didn?t like Lena and her chapters which is awkward considering she?s the ?hero? ...

    *For more reviews visit JaneKelsey.com* We are blood and thunder follows Constance and Lena, two female characters at opposite ends, both united by the terrifying storm cloud hovering over the dukedom which has already claimed the lives of many. As conflict climaxes and hidden enemi...

    Thankyou to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with a copy of We are Blood and Thunder, in exchange for an honest review. Lena is a cryptling, working in the town's crypts, preparing the dead to be laid to rest.  When an incident sees her running for her life, she stumbles a...

    I loved this, it was a bit slow in the middle but not enough for me to drop any stars. I loved Lena so much, she is a wonderful MC and so interesting and so human. Emris I adored too, this took twists and turns I didn?t see coming and was original and creative. A must read and up the...

    This book took me way longer to finish than I thought it would. I was expecting to love it. It sounded exactly like my kind of book but unfortunately it didn?t grip me. It did get interesting sometime after the halfway point but the first half kind of dragged and I didn?t really...

  • Bits_fearietales
    Apr 02, 2019

    *3 CREATIVE STARS* ?She felt wanted. Calm. Secure in the knowledge she was worth something. Because she had something of worth.? I?m sad to say that this book left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. That blurb sounded so good and the setting with the storm cloud definitely ...

    We Are Blood And Thunder is one of the best YA fantasy novels I?ve read in a while- simple but extraordinarily effective world building, an intelligent and intriguing background and two engaging strong women at the centre of it all. Lena is a cryptling, living her life in the gloom,...

    We Are Blood & Thunder is a stunning, multifaceted and wonderfully entertaining standalone young adult fantasy debut from a new voice in the genre. So easy to pick up, virtually impossible to put down. I admit that it isn't the most original plot in the world, but there are so many...

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bloomsbury Publishing and Kesia Lupo for my arc of We Are Blood & Thunder. Oh my word. This was just fantastic. From the very first page, in fact the very first paragraph this book had me hooked! Hands down the best book I've read so far in 2019. Lena ...

    I went into this just expecting a fantasy style YA story about two women whose lives somehow connected. Well I will be blunt and say that from the start it was Lena who grabbed my attention and when the narrative switched to Constance I really wasn?t particularly interested. Now I wi...

    I hadn?t heard anything about this book when Bloomsbury first asked if I?d like a copy, but now I am so bloody glad they did. I absolutely loved this story and was completely hooked from the very first chapter. The cover is stunning and I added so many tabs throughout (which I only...

    ****4 Butterfly Stars**** Enjoyable read with dark tendencies interwoven throughout the story. I enjoyed reading the dual POV between Lena and Constance especially how their lives were so different but woven together as one. There were a few "over the top" events that happened bu...

    DNF pg. 118 We are Blood and Thunder sounded like a really interesting tale and I was excited to receive an ARC, however, in the end I just couldn't get into it. It just didn't interest me. In what pages I read I didn't connect to either Lena or Constance. There was also one ele...

    (A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) It's not often that I come across standalones in the fantasy genre. Somehow fantasy stories seem to flow better as series to accommodate all the worldbuilding and long a...

    I?d like to thank Bloomsbury Publishing for accepting my request to read this via Net Galley. (This review contains a major spoiler so only read if you?ve read this!!!) I didn?t think that I would of been chosen to read this book as just by looking at the cover I knew that it ...

    Wow! Sometimes you pick up a book, and it takes you a few chapters to get into it. Sometimes it fails completely. And sometimes, it grabs you with the very first page and refuses to let go. We are Blood and Thunder is one of those books. A story of two women, torn apart by diffe...

    Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. In the beginning of this book we meet Lena who is running for her life after being convicted of magecraft and is sentenced to death. Lena is an orphan who was raised by Vigo an...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jayse Smith We Are Blood and Thunder is a newly released YA fantasy by debut author, Kesia Lupo, centred on two female protagonists, Lena and Constance. The contrasts between each of the characters couldn?t be more apparent. One a...

    4/5 ?FULL (non-spoiler) REVIEW >>> HERE. ...

    Overall, this book was nice. The storyline was promising but the plot development was a bit slow. It was draggy at some point. I was halfway through the book and I was still wondering when was the story going to get to the point. It took so long for me to reach the part where everythin...

    (Gifted) Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. First of all, I think tha...

    I?ve rated this 2 ? The synopsis of this book got me very excited. Two strong female lead characters, a dark, eerie setting and an exciting magic system . Also was recommended to those who love authors such as Leigh Bardugo & Laini Taylor . But unfortunately it was none of ...