blood magic

Essay by dariahJunior High, 9th gradeC, October 2014

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Dariah Porter


The Books Structure

The way the Author, Tessa Gratton, chose to write the book is a very interesting way, she's spiced things up by adding little bits of the past in with the present, then she changes the next few pages so it is explaining the past and the things that happened or how the event in the present is similar to what occurred in the past, or vice-versa with the present

The time-line of the book moves back and forth between the present day and the 1900's.

It also changes the view between the two main characters, Silla and Nick, whether it's for a whole chapter or for little monologues inside each chapter.

The Main Characters


"Silla is damaged and lost since the death of her parents"

Silla, seventeen years old, lives with her brother, Reese and her Gram Judy ever since the tragic death of her parents.

Silla and her brother are very close, but were drawn apart for a while when she started talking about how blood magic was true, but since Silla proved to her brother that the magic their dad played with and studied was true they have pulled themselves closer than ever to keep the magic a secret and to find out what really happened the night of their parents death. The relationship between Silla and Gram Judy is unclear.


"Nick is the new boy in town with a chilling past of his own"

Nick is a seventeen boy who lives with his father and stepmother in the house that his grandfather used to live in up until he died.

The relationship between Nick and his father is strained, mostly because of the complications of his father's new wife, also because he ahs been forced...