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Blood & Flowers by Penny Blubaugh
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Jun 29, 2010

really liked it
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Read in April, 2011

Blood & Flowers was definitely an enjoyable, new spin on the faerie trend, but it wasn’t what I was expecting at all. If you’re like me, you’ll start this book with the idea that it will be somewhat dark. It’s not.

The story focuses on the Outlaws: a theater troupe of outcast misfits and one faerie, and their attempt to flee from a vindictive ex-lover of one of the Outlaws who has the power to disband and destroy them, all while they struggle to continue to do the thing that makes them most happy - theater. There’s really no intensity or suspense or darkness. It’s sort of lighthearted and fun, and that’s not a bad thing at all. I closed this book with a smile on my face. The differing personalities and quirks and talents of each Outlaw member really came together, and the chapters where they were working on a show (which was pretty much all of them) were definitely the most entertaining.

I do wish the story was a bit more personal. The main character, Persia, narrates, and she does have a good voice. But at times I felt like she was just someone telling us what was going on, rather than a character having a firsthand part in what was going on. And I would’ve loved to learn more about Nicholas. I feel like he’s the only character that got neglected when it came to spotlighting each Outlaw and getting a sense of their personality.

But other than that, I very much enjoyed Blood & Flowers. It’s not what you’d expect, but the lightness and the fun that the book brings is definitely worth checking out!

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