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Blood Passage

(Dark Caravan Cycle #2)

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A jinni who's lost everything.

A master with nothing to lose.

A revolutionary with everything to gain.


When Nalia arrives in Morocco to fulfil Malek's third and final wish she's not expecting it to be easy. Though Nalia is free from the shackles that once bound her to Malek as his slave, she's in more danger than ever before.

Meanwhile, Malek's past returns with a vengeance as
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Hardcover, 481 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Balzer + Bray
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☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
The revolution must go on. Or rather go into the next swirl since the first one sort of went ugly (like they usually do, no matter what).

Spoiler: Everyone goes a bit mad and one hell of an ass in this one. A lot of courting keeps happening in the most unsuitable to this task places and situations. Quite an interpersonal mess we get to read through.

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GRATHALI: Goddess of air, worshipped by the Shaitan
TIRGAN: God of earth, worshipped by the Djan
LATHOR: Goddess of water, worshipped by the Marid
RAVN
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Alyssa
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios
Book Two of the Dark Caravan Cycle series
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

Summary (from Goodreads):

A jinni who's lost everything.

A master with nothing to lose.

A revolutionary with everything to gain.

When Nalia arrives in Morocco to fulfil Malek's third and final wish she's not expecting it to be easy. Though Nalia is free from the shackles that once bou
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Sarah Elizabeth
“Solomon’s sigil was closer than ever and once it was on his finger, Nalia – and every Jinni that ever stepped foot on Earth – would be under his control.”


This was a YA fantasy story featuring jinn.

I actually felt quite sorry for Malek in this story, as it was clear how much he loved Nalia, whilst she had no similar feelings for him at all. Nalia was an okay character but I did wonder how long she could keep the secret about killing Raif’s best friend from him.

The storyline in this
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Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
*84 years before reading*

You guys don't understand how much I need this book in my life. I haven't been this impatient about a book since Last Sacrifice and these two beauties Unravel Me Ignite Me.

TEAM MALEK FTW!!!

*actual footage of me after reading*

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I am so upset right now. I am furious. I have been waiting for this book since I read the ARC of Exquisite Captive in spring of 2014. I even met my dear friend Meghan after analyzing everything in the damn book. We were both upset whenever the rel
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Wendy Darling
3.5 stars I love many things about this series, but I have to reluctantly admit that this second installment of the trilogy is deeply flawed. I'm totally fine with most things that happen, it's the way they happen--oftentimes, at breakneck speed, without allowing enough time for the emotional beats to resonate--that bother me.

Still, the book's complicated morality is interesting to me, especially as the characters examine their agonizing regrets, even though I don't think the themes were explor
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Stephanie (Bookfever)
I'm pretty sad to say that Blood Passage was a bit of a disappointment to me. I've been almost waiting two years to read this sequel to Exquisite Captive but I was really frustrated through most of the book, which made me not like it much.

I struggled with rating this book two or three stars. I ended up rating it two because for the bigger part of the book I was really annoyed by the characters and how the story went. I don't know if it's just me or maybe because it's been almost two years since
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Léna
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I need you little book, I need you, I love everything connected with Arabian's nights :)

And I need MALEK to call Nalia "Hayati" one more time...

The Cover, the COVER, THE COVEEEEEEEEEER: It's gorgeous


Update 18 may:

So the release date has been pushed back to winter 2015 because we'll have new gorgeous cover BUT THIS GUYS: https://twitter.com/HDemetrios/status...

AFTER READING:

I don't know if I can do a review right now because wether it will be very spoilery or it will be a very angry review (spo
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Arooj
I had been really looking forward to reading this, and I did enjoy this very much, but it wasn't as good as the first in my opinion. Parts of the book felt very repetitive and certain times the story dragged on, so I felt a bit bored. But it was still great! This is definitely more of a "filler" book but there some good character development (though Nalia still annoyed me a few times, first she says she is empress, than she says she doesn't want to be...UGH). I liked meeting some of the new char ...more
Elena
Dec 06, 2014 marked it as to-read
It has a cover *______* I can not WAIT for this to finally come out!!!! More people need to start this series, it's so good ugh

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I'M GOING TO CRY WHY DID THEY PUSH THE RELEASE DATE BACK?
Katrin D
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal, romance
I skimmed through the second half of the book because I was no longer interested in the plot. In all honesty, everything that I liked in the first book was missing and I don't really feel compelled to read the third book when it comes out.
nick
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

3.5/5

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Penned by one of my favorite authors. Blood Passage was a book that I was highly anticipating reading this year. In preparation of the book, I even went ahead and re-read Exquisite Captive, which turned out to be a great idea since I was a little fuzzy on some events. In many ways, Blood Passage was a stronger novel than its predecessor, a sign which indicates just how talented Heather Demetrios is, but I did have one minor person

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 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)
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Heather Demetrios takes readers back into the beautiful world of the Dark Caravan Cycle with Blood Passage, which was inspired by 1001 Arabian Nights. While there were some moments that were a little slow, this book takes readers on quite an exciting journey.

Having read Exquisite Captive a year ago, I was worried that I would have no clue as to what was going on. But thankfully, Demetrios embeds little reminders into the book so that you're
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Sarah
Jun 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Blood Passage picks up right where Exquisite Captive left off, and I was so thrilled to discover that I loved the second book just as much as I loved the first. I went into Blood Passage with a healthy dose of reality. I’ll admit it, there have been many times where I have been seriously underwhelmed by a second book in series, and I always get a little nervous when I start in on a sequel to a book I love so much. Imagine my excitement when I ended up absolutely loving Blood Passage.
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Nazeefa
Nov 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Read: March 2016
This is a tough one to rate because logically, this book is somewhere between a decent and a strong sequel but my rating is directly due to my personal take on the story's direction.

Despite the action and plot developments, it left me feeling, "now what?" at the conclusion.

I think Malek's POV got me through this book tbh. I'm not ashamed to say he was my favourite character. We learn a lot about Malek in this book; about his battle with faith, conscious and how he's grown to be
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Lucia
Jan 03, 2015 marked it as gave-up  ·  review of another edition
I liked the first book very much but suddenly every character is making stupid choices, and weak plot devices appear every two pages. I have a low tolerance for those, so I won't torture myself and I'll abandon this one, hopefully I'll read something better from this author in the future.
Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
2.5/5 stars

I'll Meet You There is one of my all-time favorite books ever and I really loved Exquisite Captive. Although I was really excited about Blood Passage, a few things made me lose interest a bit. First off, and I know this sounds terribly shallow, but I'm still bitter about the horrible new covers. The original cover for Exquisite Captive is one of my favorite covers and the original cover for Blood Passage fit the original one so well. I hate hate hate the new covers! They are ugly and
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Lulai
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like it, it was a bit slow but the writing style is amazing. I'm curious about this sequel, because finally the action is starting.
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Jan 05, 2016 marked it as not-for-me
BLOOD PASSAGE starts off right after EXQUISITE CAPTIVE ends. I read 20% in and stopped. This read even more like an adult novel and began to be more about the love triangle and romance than about the quest. More dramatic than the first book and not a whole lot going on in the pages I read. Still not to the cave. Still being hunted. Nothing changed. Then there are the issues I have with the wish that I see so many loopholes with that supposedly Nalia, who is powerful and supposedly smart and well ...more
These Violent Delights (Robin)
As Of 3/20/15

I actually really like this cover!

As of 6/13/15

REALLY!!!!??? I have to wait until March 2016 now?!
Jennifer
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Finally, a second book that doesn't have the dragged-out, prevent-the-resolution-at-all-costs quality from which so many second books suffer. Bravo! It's a fun read, though a bit lengthy.
Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews
All the squeals!!!!!! This book was amazing! I really dove into it, and I love the world. I'm already dying for the final book!
Rhea Milner
Apr 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Liked it but it was infuriating to have Malek die. Why? Why did he have to die? And then the question came to me? Why hadn't he died sooner?

Asshole deserved it but he also shouldn't have died in such an honorable way. Love triangles are never great and the army is marching to Arjinna. I wonder what will happen next. Can't wait to read more.
Brittany
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the world and characters of this series. It's pretty much all-encompassing.
Admittedly, half the time I'm lost but it never detours me. I know what's essentially going on. And I love the how diverse and inclusive the story and characters are.
Lacy
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
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!Aria!
Jun 28, 2017 rated it liked it
This book has gotten better and better. I like it, which surprised me a little. I didn't think I would be interested in reading about Jinnis or Jinn, but this book has kept my attention till the end. Can't wait to read the next book.....
Karen T
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was so much better than the first.
Zachary Flye
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review:

Protagonist: After gaining her freedom from her bottle Nalia still finds herself beholden to Malek and his final wish for her to take him to the Solomon's Sigil, a ring that can control all jinni. Now, Nalia has never been a shy or meek character, in fact she's probably one of the toughest protagonists I've read about, she's got a quick wit and she isn't afraid to put her money where her mouth is. Best of all she's not overly impulsive, she thinks through her big decisions. Does she alway
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Richa
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on City of Books

Blood Passage is a fantastic follow-up to Exquisite Captive - there's suspense and romance and some really cool action scenes and then other, really emotional ones. I loved every bit of it, and after that cliffhanger I cannot wait to pick up the next book.

The plot picks up right where the first book left off. Nalia, Raif, Malek and Zanari are in Morocco, heading towards where the sigil is. Nalia's still trying to figure out a way for Raif to get the sigil rather
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Rummanah (Books in the Spotlight)
Blood Passage deftly avoids the middle book syndrome by providing a complex, winding journey full of unexpected twists and turns that delivers more action, romance, and world building than its predecessor. The book opens right where Exquisite Captive left off, an almost free Nalia is forced to complete Malek's, her previous owner, last wish which is leading him to the location of Solomon's sigil, an item that will allow its wearer to rule every jinni on Earth. Once she fulfills this wish, Nalia ...more
Grace Troxel
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review originally appeared on my blog, Books Without Any Pictures:
http://bookswithoutanypictures.com/20...

Blood Passage is the much-anticipated sequel to Exquisite Captive, a novel about a young jinni whose life parallels that of Anastasia Romanov. I’ve been sitting on this ARC for a while now, and it’s been very hard for me to wait until reasonably close to the publication date to start talking about it.

Nalia is a Ghan Assouri, which means she’s part of a race of jinn who can access powers
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Heather Demetrios is a critically acclaimed author, writing coach, and certified meditation teacher. She has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real. Her novels include Little Universes, I’ll Meet You There, Bad Romance, as well as the Dark Caravan fantasy series: Exquisite Capt ...more

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