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True of Blood (Witch Fairy #1)

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3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  2,370 Ratings  ·  171 Reviews
"I have a television so I know what a family is supposed to look like but mine is nothing like that. To begin with, both my parents are dead. Not the kind of dead where you bury them in the ground, say some nice words, cry a lot and then never see them again. Nope, when they died they refused to ‘go into the light’ or whatever it is you’re supposed to do when you die. Inst ...more
Nook, 215 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Hugo Klam
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Red Haircrow
Jul 12, 2011 Red Haircrow rated it liked it
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It seems to be a popular premise in young adult fiction but the idea continues to find its inventory of readers: ‘young hero or heroine turns a magical age and their special powers are revealed and they must go forth to save the world.’ Or some variation on that theme. Some are shocked, some sensed the possibility all along, others are hurt or angry their parents lied to them about their heritage and of course, need time to c
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Paula  Phillips
Aug 06, 2011 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing
Review: True of Blood -Witch Fairy Series #1 - Bonnie Lamer - April 2011
For Xandra the last three years have been pretty different , you see her family isn't like any other ordinary family , in fact there is only two people in her family that are simply normal in human means. That's her guardian Aunt Barb- a scientist and her eight year old brother Zaccheaus aka Zac. Three years ago, her parents died in a car accident and then instead of staying buried , they came back as ghosts or spirits since
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Natasha
Feb 24, 2014 Natasha rated it did not like it
WTF did I just read?? Or try to read seeing as I didn't finish it. I should have known from the first page that I wouldn't like it, but I like to give the benefit of the doubt. How the HECK did this get over 4 stars?!!! The main character is an idiot. You can believe in ghosts but not in faeries? Even after you've seen them transform from animals back into faeries?? Are you stupid? I hate main characters who refuse to see what's right in front of them. It gets tedious and annoying and makes them ...more
TennisGirlx
Aug 27, 2011 TennisGirlx rated it did not like it
I came across this ebook for .99 cents. I thought, "What a steal!". Not only did I feel no guilt about the cost, but from what I've read, the story seemed promising. However, my expectations for this book was too high. I felt like my .99 cents was terribly wasted.

The story starts out with Xandra, a teenage girl approaching her 17th birthday. Her and her family (parents, younger brother, and Aunt Barb) live isolated among snowy mountains with rare, but huge trips to the grocery store and home sch
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Jamila
Dec 08, 2012 Jamila rated it really liked it
I got this book for $0.99 for my kindle from amazon. I thought for that price I can't go wrong. I didn't. I was pleasantly surprized and an now hooked on the series! It is a very nice, faced paced story. The main character is very realistic. I also appreciate that even though it is classified as paranormal roamance, it is not as so many other "paranormal romances" are, ie., paranormal soft porn. The characters are real and they handle what comes in a realistic, human way. This is not a wishy was ...more
Sarahlynn
i absolutely loved this book. pretty much read it in one read today..so happy my friend recommended the series to me. cant wait to read the next one! :)
Alisha
TRUE OF BLOOD

Wow. Funny, witty characters, an interesting plot and a heroine who is not afraid to stand up for herself. This book was good because it didnt try to cram in as much action and adventure as possible per page. Instead, things that should take a while to develop do take a while and in that time the story is carried very nicely by the complex and unique relatonship between the two main charactors.
So, whats a 17 year old girl supposed to do when she finds out that shes a witch fairy, no
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Andy Palmer
Nov 21, 2012 Andy Palmer rated it really liked it
The Witch Fairy series is a light, fun teen paranormal/fantasy romance. It is written from the first person perspective of Xandra, an intelligent, talented, yet delightfully snarky teenage girl whose magical powers are unlocked on her 17th birthday. Unlike the more typical works in this genre, Xandra is both protagonist and heroine and in her, the author has created a strong, independent female character who, beneath the layers of the fantasy and paranormal, is a regular teenage girl dealing wit ...more
Nereid
Feb 15, 2012 Nereid rated it liked it
Shelves: blood-fairy
Great new series, great value for the price and definitely a new twist on the fey. Really enjoyed this book and looking forward to reading more from this author. Xandra is part witch and part fairy with a little something else thrown in for good measure. She is snarky, whiny at times but very kick arse which I enjoy and very powerful. Kallen is sent to destroy her but finds much more than what he bargained for as does everyone else hell bent on killing her off to avoid the prophecy. Her parents ...more
Lara
Dec 17, 2013 Lara rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
This was a free Kindle read, and I'm glad I finally read it. The heroine is a home-schooled teen with ghosts for parents and who lives in the mountains of Colorado. She turns 17 and some strange things happen. It turns out that she has a unique heritage that has been hidden from her. At first she is in denial, and the young man who she meets doesn't make her want to accept her heritage. However, she realizes that to keep her family safe she must learn certain skills and so reluctantly moves on. ...more
Shannon McGee
Aug 04, 2012 Shannon McGee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
For three years Xandra deceased parents have been taking care of her and her little brother as ghosts. They also have their living aunt to take of them. They live secluded in the woods hiding from Xandra’s mother’s past. Xandra is just learning that her mother past is also part of Xandra’s history. She is half witch and half fairy, which makes her very powerful. Both fairies and witches want her dead for different reasons. Except for one fae who vows to protect her.

This was a fun read. Xandra is
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Dianne
This books shows a great promise for the series, which is light, with a great twist on the fae and witches.

Imagine being seventeen, living at home with your parents, no big deal, right? Except Xandra's parents are ghosts! Her mom is/was a witch and her biological father is a Fairy and King of the Fae realm.

Poor Xandra has this all thrust on her when she discovers she is the first of her kind, a witch fairy, to be born in eons. Of course, what is expected of her is overwhelming, to say the leas
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Sheia
Mar 20, 2015 Sheia rated it really liked it
I generally don't go for YA but I made an exception and I am so glad I did.
I read ths novel's synopsis and I was hooked. Although it was not so much of an intense read, it was pretty close.
So Xander Illuminita Smith is a witch fairy , which she doesn't know anything about up until now. It is believd that her magic alone can open the fae realm which wd lead to mass destruction.
All in all I loved the story. I loved those little snippets between Xander and Kellan.
The best part was the ending where
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Erica
May 29, 2012 Erica rated it it was amazing
I was terribly lucky to come across "True of Blood" and the Witch Fairy series. This is by far my favorite series EVER. Xandra is a headstrong and sarcastic female character that I think most teenage girls wish they could emulate. The plot twists and turns leaving you breathless with its intensity and breathless with laughter and craving more. Thank goodness there are several books in the series! Also, I love that there are several companion novels from Kallen's perspective that are not simply a ...more
Jennica
Mar 05, 2013 Jennica rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
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Northern Belle Bookworm
Have you ever disliked something so much you just couldn't stand looking at it, well that's how i felt about fae's they were annoying and i didn't want any books about them. well my mind was definitely changed by this book. Xandra was a semi normal teen who parent were ghosts but that's no big deal. then on her 17th birthday everything changes she finds out her mom is a witch her father isn't yet real dad and get real dad is a fairy. and then the sexiest man shows up and her with really changes! ...more
Alex Owens
Oct 12, 2012 Alex Owens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! The magic and her "parental units" situation was unique and well done. There was enough romance to make it more compelling, but nothing I'd worry about my teen daughter reading. I particularly love the bits where the main character is try to learn how to control her magic. Part witchy-magic and part fairy-magic (there is a difference, it seems)this book would be a good choice for snuggling up with by the fire!
Nicky Walraven
Jun 04, 2012 Nicky Walraven rated it it was amazing
It's an easy to read fantasy novel that is set in the current age ;-) I liked it (specially the steamy parts). I could totally relate to the main characters 'cause they're written really well (and I'm still young as well).

At first, it was a bit hard to get into the story, because it's so non-realistic. But that's exactly how the main character thinks about all the events and she's very vocal about that so that makes it even.

Loved it!
Lola  Reviewer
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

This new serie that I've discovered is entertaining and full of surprises. The characters are fun and I wish there were more of them because the story revolves principally around Xandra and Kallen. If you like fairies and witches then it's for you!
I'm interested about how the story continues.


Denise
Oct 13, 2011 Denise rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, fae, magical
OK she finds out on her 17th Birthday that she has fairy and witch blood and is being hunted. The entire rest of the book is about her training and the hunt. It was interesting and pertty fast paced. Felt the 'love' interest part was fast on 'his' part and seemed unrealistic but it is a fantasy book. It is YA!
Angela Cornell
Jul 17, 2012 Angela Cornell rated it liked it
It took me awhile to get into the book, it started off a little young for me. The more I followed the characters, the more I enjoyed the book. Have just ordered the next, True of Blood: Kallen's Story.
Mihlean
Feb 09, 2014 Mihlean rated it liked it
[Second reread: August, 2016]
Changing this to a 3.5 stars rating because it's not that well written, and the characters aren't that amazing.. But I enjoyed it well enough :)

[First read: July, 2014]
5 stars rating!!
Tia
Jun 26, 2012 Tia rated it really liked it
Great book, I loved the whole fact our heroine, Xandra is 'super' powerful but this whole relative thing trying to kill her because they are scared of what she could become is a little overboard and the whole ending made me think it was a bit immature but funny.
Rosezetta
Mar 12, 2012 Rosezetta rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, as much as I did not want to, because it is a YA book. I am so sick of YA books. But I could not help but to fall in love with Kallen and the fairy Princess, lol. It really is a quick, delightful read.
Rita
Sep 18, 2011 Rita rated it really liked it
Delightful book
Darlene
Jul 10, 2012 Darlene rated it really liked it
Was a free kindle download, Good book quick read.
a_tiffyfit
May 26, 2012 a_tiffyfit rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-readable
Really enjoyed this and will definitely pick up more of this author's books, especially to learn more about Kallen and Xandra if it continues!
Debbie
Dec 24, 2012 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book will check for other books in series and other books by this author!
Linda Thompson
Dec 28, 2012 Linda Thompson rated it it was amazing
I liked this book. I want to find out what happens next.
Samantha
Sep 16, 2011 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Cute book! The lead character makes a person laugh and it wasn't completely full of teen angst which I thought was refreshing. Very good.
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