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Silver Blood

(Series of Blood #1)

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3.70  ·  Rating details ·  296 ratings  ·  57 reviews
A PROPHECY TO FULFILL

Two hundred years ago, our world changed forever. Two realms combined in an explosion of magic. One morning everything was normal and the next? Every human body was host to another magical creature who had thoughts and a mind of its own. However, with power comes darkness. Someone wants to wipe this earth clean and will stop at nothing to consume it.
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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 274 pages
Published September 29th 2016 by Emma Hamm (first published September 11th 2016)
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Dianne
Emma Hamm has mastered the art of blending humor with drama and imagination as she steers us down the path that is Silver Blood. Imagine being the owner of a business called The Juice Bar, not so unusual you say? How about if the “juice” sold was infused with the magic of emotions manufactured by the quirky Wren and her “associate,” E. As charming and delightful as Wren is, it is the mystery of E that really caught my attention. E is an unknown entity, housed within Wren’s body, and their symbio ...more
Amy
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it

A magical World Of Words

(Thank you so much to the author for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review).

For a debut, this book is amazing. And if you love unique fantasy, you need to start reading it now.


The best thing about this book is that it's incredibly unique and imaginative. And not in the silly, abstract way that makes you think "wut the heck is going on this is so weird I can't understand why it's been published"; no. Silver Blood is a riveting, refreshing debut that stands
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A
Jul 28, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 34%, because as much as I enjoy Emma Hamm's writing style I just can't connect to either of the main characters... plus, I am implementing a new philosophy when it comes to a lot of activities in my life, including books, and this is the first "victim" of it :) and said philosophy is: if it's not a "hell yeah" then it's a "no" :)

XOXO

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Veronica Rosa
A solid 3 and half stars. I enjoyed the story and the world building. There were some definite issues with consistency and head-hopping, which did distract from the story. I liked the characters, but at times I felt like we were being told who they were rather than us being shown, especially near the end. Some of it rang a little false because of this. However, the mystery of what is happening and the secrets held by some of the characters drew me in. Overall a fascinating read.
Melissa Copeland
Okay, review time! I’ve read quite a few books over the past few weeks, but this one was definitely one of my favorites!

To start, Hamm’s fantastical world consists of human beings that play host to magical entities, a coexistence that is necessary for their survival. There is a LOT of exposition to get through in the early parts of the book, but it was well worth it. Sometimes I read books and have no use for all of the information provided up front, but Hamm creates a world that justifies such
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Julie Pederick
Sparks Are Set To Fly As Magical Entities & Human Beings Co-Habitat The Same Body.

A Fresh Take On Magic, Like No Other Encountered Before!
An Original Storyline Wonderfully Written, A Tad Slow To Start, But Well Worth The Wait,
With Endearing Characters Who Jump Out Of The Page, Demanding To Be Let Into Your Heart!
3.8⭐Overall, But Well On It's Way To A 5⭐Series!
An Enticing Read Guaranteed, This Reader's Left Wanting More!

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Gwen
I loved EVERY FREAKING MOMENT OF THIS BOOOOOOOK!!!!!

Yeh I know 5 Stars might be a bit overboard even for me but this book was seriously like catnip, I had to roll in every page of it's sheer deliciousness, fantastical, wonderfulness, I am at a loss for words of just how much i enjoyed it.
Alright now that I have recovered let's get down to the nitty gritty of a review, this is the first book I have read of Emma's so I was basically going in cold, but the story and the world Emma created hooked me
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Sarz
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Interesting and unusual

Different to anything I've read before, I enjoyed the unfurling of the reality of the main character Wren. Looking forward to reading more about her, Burke and their newly formed team.
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Karen
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book here on Goodreads, Thank you.

It's a futuristic book were realities collide. Humans now coexist with magical beings inside them otherwise the choice is death of either one. i have not read any books from this author before and i found the concept of this book extremely interesting. The main character is Wren the creature inside her is an unknown whom she calls e, because she deals in emotions. I enjoyed the book but for me it is one of those books i want to read again because i mi
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Suz
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance
I would have given this a solid four star rating on the merits of the story and, to some degree, the characters alone. There were enough editing issues to warrant a full star down grade, though. Not just typos but sentences that didn't make sense, things that seemed like incomplete thoughts and the like.

I'll probably read the next one in the hopes that the editing issues improve. The story is imaginative and warrants a closer look.

ETA: I neglected to mention that I hated the epilogue. It's next-
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Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"
The magical world and the human world collide. There's not enough room for both so they share bodies (interlopers). I thought to myself, I'm going to love this one.

It's been awhile since an otherworldly story has caught my attention. So I was really excited, unfortunately as I got into the plot I found The story was just to convoluted to enjoy.

This author has the writing style I love, so I will be trying another of her stories. Okay read.
Alexandra
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I received an e-ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.



Terri Wilson
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think it is getting harder to spin the urban fantasy trope. This author created a futuristic world with a completely new twist. Supernatural humans are actually hosts for supernatural beings who have taken over the world. Some relationships are mutual and some are adversarial. Of course, there is a governmental committee that tries to oversee everything, but as in most worlds infested with supernatural beings, there is an unknown group who REALLY controls what happens.

The characters are strong
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2OCC Reviews
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jessica
One of the key Things I really enjoyed about this book was the setting, along with the description that the author used when describing this new world with humans and mystical creatures was absolutely fascinating.

It's so hard to describe this book. There is so much that goes on. All the magic, all the different "species" we will call them that I found my self confused at times. It wasn't all that bad, but I found my self having to think had about some things.

Wren was great, I really liked her an
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Krisy Kelley
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction-read
Silver Blood by Emma Hamm is a unique, quirky, magic laced, adventure filled page turner that will have any fantasy fan begging for more.

The story follows a young eccentric woman named Wren, in a futuristic world where our realm has fused with that of magical creatures, at their expense. Now magical beings must share a body with their human hosts to survive this new world, but like any good fantasy tale, there are those who wish to destroy any peace that can be found for the innocent.

Let Hamm
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Linda
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good character development, creative story and surroundings, cool cover art, and some romance ... what's not to love!?! Thanks GoodReads (and Emma) for the giveaway win and swag! I'll be back to read more!!
Nessa
Oct 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
THIS CERTAINLY HAD AN INTRIGUING CONCEPT, ONE VERY VIVID AND IMAGINATIVE. WOULD HAVE MADE A REALLY INTERESTING MOTION PICTURE. THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAD WAS THE ROMANCE DEPT. I HAVE ENJOYED CLEAN ROMANCES THAT WERE SATISFYING ON THE EMOTIONAL LEVEL, BUT THIS ONE LACKED THE FLUENCY AND INTIMACY THAT WEAVED A PERFECT LOVE STORY.

OUR HERO is a Dream Walker. He can walk in dreams and manipulate his body to suit the dream. Sent by the 5, entities that you will learn more about when you read the story to
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Eshwarya Andy
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Silver Blood had an interesting concept; an original twist on the theme of the magical and normal worlds intertwining.

Emma's writing is descriptive, colourful, and passionate: she truly loves the characters who she's given life to. Wren was fully fleshed out, her independence and sass balanced out by moments of weakness, where even then, she did her best to hold on. Her relationship with E was so sweet, considering the sacrifice that each made to help the other. Burke is a bit of a loner, but
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Lilly Charysma
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Silver Blood” creates such a wonderful world where magic and normal coexist – in one human being that is. It is such an original and interesting idea. Wren’s quiet life as a shop owner is shaken when she meets Burke in one of her sessions of Juice production. Juice is a valuable commodity in this world. Is like a drug that can induce different emotions, depending on what you’re buying. Burke is a dream walker and in his search for the one that may save the world, he find Wren. What happens from ...more
Elyse
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, read-in-2017
This book is so original & intriguing. I love the world setting.

In a world where magical creatures & humans coexist and share bodies, shopkeeper Wren sell emotion call “juice” to whoever can afford it. People call her a curiosity, since E, the creature who inhabit her body is of unknown species.

Burke is a dream walker, he can basically enter & alter a person dreams. The young man is being send by his employers, The Five (a group of the most powerful creature that ever existed) to fi
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Stefanie
I won this book on Uma's blog, Books.Bags.Burgers. This was a pretty good fantasy. I honestly warred a bit on whether to give it two or three stars. The main reason why is because of the plot. The story focuses mostly on Wren - what her life's been like, what she does to survive, and what's inside of her. I'm not sure I personally like the human host aspect. I'm used to strong women who have it within themselves by birth or by strong will and determination. Then I had all of these other question ...more
Fay Tannerr
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
Silver Blood was an amazing and unique novel. With blends of fantasy, magic and action.

Silver Blood is set hundreds of years from now where almost every human body is host to another magical creature who has thoughts and a mind of its own.

The main character; Wren has always grown up with a voice in her head that she only knows as "E". She considers "E" her friend. Burke is sent to convince Wren to join him in fulling a prophecy that he thinks she is a part of. Wren is uncertain and believes he
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Caldwell Publishing
Full review on our website.

I loved the concept of this story. A heroine who can manufacture emotions for consumption, a world where humans and supernatural creatures live in the same bodies, and a handsome badass with a good heart. Count me in!

The story was gripping and full of miniature mysteries and twists and turns, which kept me totally engaged. The heroine was interesting, and I didn't think her quirkiness was too overdone as it can be with these types of stories. I loved E, her little int
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Emily Dones
Apr 05, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have loved Emma Hamm's Otherworld series as well as her Goblin Bride duology but I simply did not like this book. As always it was her writing that kept me going which is what I love about reading her books. This book however had an aspect that made uncomfortable throughout the whole book which is possession. Even though is not referred to as such, the protagonist along with other characters have a magical being coexisting with them inside their mind. I wouldn't mind that if the creature didn' ...more
Christy deSade
Dec 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Well written just not for me

The world building was superb, the character development was spot on and the characters themselves were relatable. That being said, I didn't make it past 58% because I just couldn't get over the mentality that it's ok to kidnap people and force them to work for you. That, and that the person being forced will just roll over and allow it to happen. I tried, but I just couldn't... I lost all respect for the characters, all of the supposed "good guys". I might check out
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Jenny Koch
First of all, while there is a romance, I wouldn't call this book romantic. There's something too dark and unsettling about this book and its characters for it to really come off as romantic. In fantasy terms, it's quite good - a unique storyline with unusual mythical beings (beyond the vamps, shifters, dragons, and witches that always seem to dominate the genre). The authorial voice comes off rather dispassionate and almost clinical - and while off-putting at times, it adds to the eerie surreal ...more
Sassapphras
Jun 11, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, i-quit
DNF at 16%

I really like the MC so far, but I just can't read this. The idea of another being inside these characters' heads/bodies is irritating at best, and creepy as fuck at worst. Not my cuppa.

Disclaimer: All my DNFs get 1 star. I know it's a major point of contention and is seen as a reviewer faux pas for a lot of people, but I don't care. My review, my rules. Peer pressure can suck itself.
Sarah Leenart
An interesting read with original world building. The strongest character in my opinion was E, and I looked forward to every scene that 'it' was in. I did struggle at times to grasp what was going on, and I didn't automatically connect with Wren or Burke. However towards the end of the book I found myself warming to them and the story, and got more invested as time went on. I shall probably pick up the next in the series to see what happens.
Barbara Strickland
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable

This was very different to many others of a similar genre. The use of magic and different creatures and Gods seemed to blend seamlessly and keep the world building tight and somehow fresh. At the same time. The characters were delightful and though otherworldly managed a very human air which made reader connection very easy especially with our heroine or perhaps it should be heroines.
A very enjoyable read about the battle between good and evil.
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