BookBrowse Reviews Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury

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Blood Like Magic

Book 1

by Liselle Sambury

Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury X
Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury
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    Jun 2021, 496 pages

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In order to obtain her powers, a young witch is tasked with killing her first love.

In Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury, 16-year-old Voya reaches her long-awaited Calling — an assigned task to be completed by all witches before they gain their powers. But she is horrified to find that she must destroy her first love or risk her entire family losing their magic, and worse, her little sister dying. Voya signs up to a beta-testing phase of a new genetics-based dating app to help her find the one she's meant to destroy. Her best match turns out to be the rude and grumpy heir to the company that runs the app, Luc — and yet Voya cannot bear to fall for him only to have to kill him.

From the start of this debut novel, Sambury's excellent world-building is apparent. The book blends urban fantasy seamlessly into a sci-fi Toronto of the not-too-distant future — complete with technology like chips that allow people to read text messages as they flash before...

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