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Of Blood and Magic

(The Of Light and Darkness Series #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  142 ratings  ·  26 reviews
For readers who require something sinister between J.K. Rowling and Anne Rice.

Charlotte and Valek have returned from Prague to their home in the Bohemian Occult City, this time, accompanied by their newfound family.

By daylight, all seems peaceful. But when night befalls them again... danger decends upon our loveable coven of misfits and monsters once more. 

Will love conque
Kindle Edition, 2, 376 pages
Published September 5th 2016 by The Parliament House (first published June 25th 2013)
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In The Vampire's Reflection, things are getting a little darker for the lives of the characters in this series. They are dealing with unusual addictions, new dangers, new challenges, and feelings that are unfamiliar to them. Not to mention the new characters, who I'm not so sure which are good or bad yet, but I'm enjoying them all the same. With a topic like vampires, that's been written about so much, it's hard to find something that presents you with new ide
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I have been waiting for book 2 to come out. I just seen on Shayne's page that the date is very soon. My poor kindle is going to be going from me reading it, then passing onto my mother who has been waiting for the book as well.
Shayne Leighton,
I know you have been doing a lot of work to get this book ready for your fans to read. It take a lot of time a patients for books to be published. I can't wait to get this downloaded onto my kindle
Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m going to preface this with I don’t read a lot of YA or NA, unless it’s an author that I know and have followed since I was a YA. I was offered the chance to read this book early in exchange for my honest opinion, and I liked it. I also enjoyed the first one but that’s a different review to come soon, once I can put my thoughts about it together coherently enough to make sense and in a way that expressed correctly how I felt.

I will admit that the second was just as good as the first to me, a
Rebecca Royce
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I was given a copy of The Vampire’s Reflection in return for an early truthful review**

My review: 5 stars

Having recently completed reading Ms. Leighton’s very good story Of Light and Darkness, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review the second book in the series, The Vampire’s Refection.

As she did with the first book, Ms. Leighton has created a world unlike any other that I have read in popular Young Adult fiction. In the first book, the stakes were high and it was unclear what w
Kristin  Reads
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow ..this book was incredible! Once again spectacular writing. This book definitely has more angst than book #1. My heart is completely aching for Charlotte.. I felt every tear, broken heart, pain, fear, love and strength...I can't not believe how kick ass strong she is...I can't not wait for book 3 to see more is Charlotte.

valek, I love him..I wish he did not fell so guilty..I as a reader knew ever single thing he did was out of love for Charlotte.

I absolutely loved this book, this series just
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Charlotte and Valek are back home after their battle with Aiden and the Wizards. They are hoping to settle in and have peace for a while. That doesn't seem like it is going to happen as they brought some misfit friends back with them. Valek has his hands full keeping the vampires he brought back under control and Charlotte keeps becoming sick. She seems to be wasting away and has a bad addiction. An addiction that may just kill her yet. Valek is looking for a cure, trying to keep her safe, the m ...more
Tricia M.S.
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shayne does it AGAIN!!! Her second book pick right up form the last one without missing a beat and without much of a time jag. She is tenacious with her pen in a way that has me wanting more from her. She has figured out her niche in the vast world of writing and as a reader I am most happy. I just get could not put it down once I got started.

The complexity of the story bring in new characters and tells how thing progressed after the great fight scene at the end of the last book. We learn what
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading the first book in the series I was glad to have received the second one as well! I wanted to know what was going to happening the lives of Charlotte and Valek! They deal with darker things then ever before and feelings that are hard to figure out. This book still has that old time setting but with a different spin on things then the new age vampires. No sparkling skin here! I know that being a fan of this book most readers would really enjoy the love story going on between the main ...more
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story line was very well written and I believe this author has a vast array of talent to her. I liked being able to follow all of the story lines, yet they were a bit hard for me to keep straight at first. Still with the flow of the book they were easy to follow very quickly. I like how the plot picked up were the other left off and not much time had changed. There were so many fascinating and interesting plot turners or sifts with this book, I am excited about the development of this story ...more
I fall in love with this book, such a great one. I still want more, there will be a next book right? It will not end here, it shouldn't be. I still want to know more about Charlotte and Valek. I can't wait for the next installment, I'm excited to read what will happen with those two. I wonder what will be the title?

View the rest of my review here:
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Shayne has sucked me into the world Of Light and Darkness! I quite literally could not put this book down! I read it in 12 hours! I was yelling NOOOO at points where she throws us a curve in the story! You don't have to be a teenager to fall in love with these books! I know what I'll be reading again very very soon... Like in a couple of hours lol! ...more
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a crazy whirlwind of emotions. I just wanted all my favorite characters to get a break. It was definitely darker than the first one and that's saying something. There better be a third one very soon. ...more
Laura Vanhook
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
went along with her, Shayne Leightons', "of light and darkness" book ...more
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i so love running across these $3 or less gems! This series grabs your attention and doesn't let go. loved this as much as the 1st book. hopefully the next installment will be out soon. ...more
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish I checked to see if another book was coming out. I thought this was the last book. Lol. Completely my fault. But it left off on the saddest cliffhanger ever. And the third isn’t coming out for a long time.

“Bewitchments were pretty, and magic was convenient, but none of those things could conjure true friendship.”

More sides characters from book one became main characters in book two and new characters are brought into the fold as the uprising of the underground vampire world makes one hel
Ken Kap
Dec 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say I was so nervous reading the last few chapters, the cliffhanger and suspense killed me. I enjoyed getting more character development in this book.
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Of Light and Darkness Book 2 is a taut and challenging sequel to Leighton's first novel, and a pitch-black standout of the series. From the beginning it develops an all-engulfing tone of chaos, torment and irreversibly shifting feeling. There is a flaming glimpse into a quickly re-forming and twisting character. The consequences of the previous war play out against a very Gothic backdrop of blackened rubble, night and shadows. Tension abounds on both sides, and much of the heat of the characters ...more
Sep 14, 2016 rated it liked it
The Light and Darkness series introduced us to the strange but magical world where vampires, elves, witches, talking spiders and a cloth man struggle for survival all while rallying to the support of one human girl name Charlotte. "Of Blood and Magic" finds Charlotte, Valek and the gang enjoying their reprieve from the oppression of the court. Unfortunately, their joy is short lived.

Soon Charlotte begins exhibiting side effects from her treatment her vampire hosts. In short, she is dying. Valek
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved every minute of this book! Full of action and adventure. Many twists and turns! Characters are well written and very likable. I highly recommend it!! Can't wait to read the next book in this wonderful series. ...more
Oct 11, 2016 rated it liked it
jennifer kessler
I love the series!! :-) I can't wait to read the other books in this series!!! ...more
Jan 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the first one and I hope this book comes out soon. It only says Jan. 2012
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book could use some serious editing for grammatical errors and missing words. That being said, the story is incredibly compelling and I can't wait to start book 3! ...more
Krista Reid
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think this book might be better than book one. I can not wait until book three. That was one hell of an ending.
Cindy Kilbourne
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Valek and Charlotte are back in this spectacular sequel to Of Light and Darkness. Of Blood and Magic is full of Burton-esque aesthetics and a band of misfit monsters you can't help but love. If you're looking for your next favorite vampire series, this is it! ...more
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm lost for words on how I want to describe this book. How do I describe the fear, the flashbacks, the hope, the love, the relationship things ya know the triangle one? Hahaha. This book moved me so deep into my feels and I can't spoil a single second for you, nerdlings. Just know YOU NEED THIS VAMPIRE SERIES IN YOUR LIFE. I finished the first one knowing I had a new favorite vampire series, but this second one was the nail in the coffin, so to speak. Lol.

Thank you, Shayne, for the free arc in
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With over a decade of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries, Shayne Leighton is a creative professional with edge and quirkiness. Her debut novel, Of Light and Darkness hit Amazon's coveted Top 100 overall bestsellers list once during the fall of 2015, and again in the summer of 2016, reaching the #4 spot. Having a background in film science, Shayne has produced book trailers a ...more

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