BLOOD & FLOWERS
by Penny Blubaugh
Released: March 1, 2011
Source: Star Book Tours
Page Count: 344
Rating: It was okay
A mesmerizing tale of family, faeries, and finding a place to call home.
Three years ago, Persia ran away from her drug-addict parents and found a home with the Outlaws, an underground theater troupe. With time, this motley band of mortals and fey, puppeteers and actors, becomes the loving family Persia never had. And soon Persia discovers a passion for theater and also falls in love with one of the other Outlaws. Life could not be more perfect.
Until an enemy makes an unfair accusation against the group and forces them to flee their world and hide in the neighboring realm of Faerie. But in Faerie, all is not flowers and rainbows. With bloodthirsty trolls, a hostile monarchy, and a dangerous code of magic, the fey world is far from the safe haven the Outlaws had hoped for . . .
This was an okay read for me. I really liked Persia, the main character, and most of the supporting cast as well, but the story just moved too slowly. It wasn't until partway into Chapter 12 that the Outlaws even escaped into Faerie, whereas the back cover blurb makes it sound like it happens right away. However, the overall concept of Blood & Flowers is a creative one, and readers who are looking for something new in the realm of faeries should enjoy this book.