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Woman of Blood & Bone

(Rogue Ethereal #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  1,428 ratings  ·  151 reviews
I was burned at the stake when I was fourteen...
I was drowned in a lake when I was twenty-four...
At twenty-seven, I was stoned in a public square...

Maxima Alcado has died a hundred times in a hundred different ways, usually at the hands of the humans she tries to save. But when this centuries-old Witch helps the wrong person, things go horribly wrong.

Max might just di
Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published February 27th 2018
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Jessica Robbins
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-kindle
Great World Building

Jump into a fantasy world with magic, angels, demons, and so much more. The female lead is awesome and kicks some butt as she gives tattooed trying to live her life. After living for hundreds of years she thinks she has seen it all until life throws her a curve ball. Now she has to figure things out before it all goes bad with little to no information. Great development and smooth writing that Will draw you in until you hit the last page wondering what will happen next. Perfe
K Elise
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Freaking Awesome

I have a single complaint, so I’ll get it out of the way now: so much cussing. In particular, it’s hard to find a paragraph that doesn’t include some version of “fuck” in it. I do enjoy a good F-Bomb, but there is such a thing as too much, and this does cross the line for me.

But that’s the only thing. This was soooo freaking good. It was fast paced, not a moment of boredom, has excellent character development, and a very solid storyline that has far reaching potential.

I loved the
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2020
Note: if you have not read the author's Ashes to Ashes series, do NOT start this one until you do.

I really wanted to like this book. The premise is right up my alley. However, there was so much missing that I felt like I was missing half the story. I discovered (after getting well into the story) that this is a spin-off series from the author's Ashes to Ashes series. That series (I'm assuming) is where we are first introduced to the main character, her possible love interest, and where all the w
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Who knew Max would be such a complicated character? There were hints of it, but this story surpassed anything I’d have come up with! I am loving this spin off from the Phoenix Rising series immensely!
Mummy's Naughty Corner
Well this one was weird there were fantastic parts and then other parts were just so. I felt the author needed to spend longer on the world building and character development to allow us a chance to connect. Some of the story was unique like the fact she's a witch that doesn't die but then other parts are a common happening in the paranormal world like demon branding. ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Annie Anderson delivers something new with the Rogue Ethereal Series. A spin off from the incredible Ashes to Ashes Series, I couldn't wait to dive into Woman of Blood & Bone. This story was different than Anderson's previous series as this one focuses on Max. She had intrigued me and I was eager to find out more about her.

As with all of her previous books, Anderson hits us with a fast paced and action packed storyline. Woman of Blood & Bone has Max and her best friend, Striker, doing their best
Shirley Cuypers
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-beta, ebooks, 2018
Original review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Annie Anderson!

Woman of Blood & Bone
is the first book in the Rogue Ethereal series and tells the story of Max and her friends. One day two people visit her tattoo shop and then everything changes…

Woman of Blood & Bone was such a good and interesting story. I really liked that this book, and series, is about different kinds of supernatural creatures. I think it’s always nice when you can read about d
No rating....I walked away after 15 pages.
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I'm just gonna go ahead and tell ya, this is one wild ride. An excellent, easy to follow, fast paced, nailbiting, thrilling read that captures your attention from the first page to the last word. You can't put it, frozen to the edge of your seat and held prisoner till the very end. Annie shows her impressive skilled talent to bring this from imagination to life. You'll follow the main characters and fall in love with their personalities. You root for the good guys
Rhiannon Chillingworth
DNF at 64%.

Probably 2.5 but I've rounded up as I didn't finish it.

The biggest issue with this is that it's clearly a spin off from another series and so I feel like way too much is established already and I've just missed out on loads of back story and world building, which is just annoying really.

Secondly, the main character is a bit obnoxious in a shallow and arrogant sort of way. I didn't really warm up to her at the start and my feelings towards her didn't get any better.

Life's too short to
Scarolet Ellis
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!!!! I could not put this down. I so badly am waiting to read more from Annie Anderson. I highly recommend this book and author to everyone who loves a terrific book. i can't wait to read more loved it. ...more
Jennifer Soppe
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A grab bag of characters and thrills

Max, a witch of unusual power, has spent her life dying and coming back while protecting others. As the story progresses unknown secrets come to light, she can’t keep from fighting against her need to help, and this time may be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back. Annie Anderson’s Woman of Blood and Bone is a thrilling read with a grab bag of characters and their assorted issues. I truly appreciated her sense of mystery and wanted to rail at her
United Indie Book Blog
I really enjoyed listening to Woman of Blood & Bones. The narrator does a great job.
Max had me hooked within the first few minutes of the book. I enjoyed the different view on paranormal and all the action! I can’t wait to hear what happens next.

Review by Raychel
Toni Whitehouse
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well shit

I wasn't expecting this book to be sooo good but I couldn't put it down at all. Absolutely loved it and can't wait to read the next book
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful storyline

Superb characters and a plot that is absolutely amazing. You can feel the pain and relief with every word you read . On to the next chapter☺☺☺
Nicki Heiman
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
I got this book from an amazon add on facebook, what it doesn't tell you is that this book is a spin off series and all the previous information is left out. It says no where in the add or the start of the book that this is a spin off. There are previous relationships and events that effect this story but they are not explained, we are just expected to know them. This is super confusing and frustrating. There is one event in particular from the previous book that is brought up constantly and by ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars

Y’all remember Maxima right? She’s the spunky enigmatic witch who captured the glances of Ian and saved our friends from Ashes to Ashes series. This is the story you knew you needed but wasn’t sure you’d ever see.

Max is a rouge witch. She runs a tattoo parlor with her best friend and fellow unique person Striker. She’s been on earth several millennia and has died often yet she comes back every time. She is done with putting herself out there for ones who won’t extend her the same c
Gabrielle Hashimoto
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I'm still working through the Scattered Ashes series so this is my first introduction to Maxima, but what an introduction it was! Max is half demon, half witch, and was thrown out of her coven at the age of 14 after coming back to life after being burned at the stake. Her mother, the coven leader, bans her from the coven leaving her as a Rogue witch. She has since lived hundreds of years along with her best friend Stryker, and though she has died many times, the first time is the one that haunts
Beverly Laude
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG, what did I just read? What a roller coaster ride of a book!

Annie Anderson has done it again, created a book that grabs you by the throat from the very first page and never lets go!

Maxima Alcado is a rogue witch who has died hundreds of times in her long life, each and every time because she is helping someone else to live. She and her best friend, Striker, are drawn into a young pregnant woman's life when her "boyfriend" comes into Max's tattoo parlor to get some new ink. Little do they kno
K.A. Graham
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Woman of Blood & Bone (Rogue Ethereal 1)
by Annie Anderson

☆☆☆5 stars☆☆☆

Maxima Alcado is my hero, girl crush and basically my everything. She's the ultimate no holds barred bad mamajama! Yes, I may have a slight obsession with her. No shame at all!

Max was basically shunned out of her coven, as a young girl, with nowhere to go and no one to teach her the ways of the "human" world. She taught herself and fought for herself. She's a survivor, ten folds over, literally. She's like a cat with unlimite
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dudes, this book is about Max! Yes, I am a bit excited. Max was introduced as a supporting character in the Ashes to Ashes series and I immediately loved her. She is strong, mysterious and downright bada$$. When I found out she was the lead character in this series I couldn't wait to read it. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed, this book ROCKS!

Annie Anderson has created a world that revolves around this fantastic, yet misunderstood witch. Her very long life is fraught with loneliness ex
Barb Shuler
Magnificent. Brilliant. Frigging awesome! I could go on and on here. I tell you, I’ve loved Max from the moment she shows up in Smoldering Ashes. She’s a total bad-arse with a complex. Bad to the bone, hot and a whole lot of witch in here.

This story gives you a hard look into the life of Max. There is more to her than anything we’ve seen before. She’s been haunted since she was a child. She was tossed out on her coven, made to be a rogue, who knows absolutely nothing about what the human world
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked Maxima when she was introduced in Mrs. Anderson’s Ashes to Ashes series. I’m so glad she got her own story. Although Maxima makes an appearance in that series you don’t have to read it to enjoy this.
Max is a strong, sweet, caring and broken woman. She has known a lot of heartache and pain in her life. Cast out at young age because she was different from everyone else Maxima is accustomed to being alone. Not having anyone there to love, guide or protect her hasn’t harden Maxima or
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Solid 4.5 star,
This book is go go go right from the start and keeps up a great pace throughout, we meet characters who you can't help to connect with and have plenty of action, bloodshed, tragedy, mystery and surprises. Max is a rouge a witch without a Coven after getting ditched by her delightful (not) Mother at 14, Striker is Max's best friend well one of only a couple of friends really who is an Empath who helps Max get in and out of trouble. Life changes dramatically for them both when a guy
Kathy Wideman
I loved Max from the moment she showed up in the Ashes to Ashes series. I couldn’t wait to read this book and learn more about Max. I was not disappointed. Max is a rogue witch. She has so much power but knows so little about herself or the basics. Max is a total badass and while she hasn’t always had it easy. She is a fantastic friend and woman. I can’t say enough about his book or Max. I can’t wait to read the next book. There will be no spoilers in this review. Instead you just have to read t ...more
Ani Conda
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bold, brash and beautiful. That’s what I consider Max to be like and her book reflected it fantastically. From start to finish you heart is filled with anguish and hope. Finding max survived the wards being drained is a great feeling but the situation she gets herself into is heart breaking. Nothing comes easy for Maxima Alcado and it doesn’t appear that that will change anytime soon.

This could be read as a standalone but reading the previous books will definitely give you more meat to the alrea
Jul 14, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 stars. buddy read

Maxima is a rogue witch that owns a tattoo shop. When a young pregnant woman and her boyfriend come in for an appointment, she realizes there is something wrong. Can Maxima help this girl get out of an abusive relationship or will she have to die (again) trying?

I really wanted to like this book, but the story was too short to get attached to the characters and their backgrounds. I feel like this is a spin-off from another series, so as a newbie in the Ethereal universe there
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
WOW! What a wild and thrilling ride this spin off from the Ashes series takes you on. Max is one rough, tough, kick butt chic. But, what else would you expect from someone that refuses to stay dead? This story had me hooked from the get-go. I can hardly wait to see what happens in the next book!

*I received a complimentary ARC of this story in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Overall rating: 5

Holey moley ! Of course , it is no surprise that this book just held me hostage! Loved the ashes to ashes series, so I am truly ecstatic that is series has begun! This author picked the perfect character to carry this series successfully! My mind is spinning with all the possibilities this book has created! Max rules and I can’t wait for more! No spoilers, this book is truly a guarantee to keep you entertained, engaged, and pacing for the next!
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Witch and a Demon walk into a bar...

Being a rogue half witch is a lonely existence. Max, after four hundred years is still untrained and lonely. Spending most of her time with her best friend does help.

These two are a percent pair, and the trouble they get into is endless. It is too bad they cannot see that they have admirers.

This story is just getting warmer up. I love these characters, and I love how it goes into the previous series.
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Annie Anderson is the author of the international bestselling Rogue Ethereal series. A United States Air Force veteran, Annie pens fast-paced Urban Fantasy novels filled with strong, snarky heroines and a boatload of magic. When she takes a break from writing, she can be found binge-watching The Magicians, flirting with her husband, wrangling children, or bribing her cantankerous dogs to go on a w ...more

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