Literal Book Covers#4: Golden Blood by Melissa Pearl

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This week’s Literal Book Covers Victim is: Golden Blood by Melissa Pearl

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This is another one of those covers that just by looking at it, I would assume it’s an indie book. Again, this is far from the worst cover I’ve ever seen. It’s better than many indie covers; it just has that feel.


What I think this book is about: 

This looks pretty straight forward, magical girl (or fae girl, based on the glitter/shimmer/fireworks surrounding her) goes on a quest to save the world. Magical girl is hopefully awesome because she’s wielding a sword on the cover. There’s probably a love triangle along the way, with a dreamy (or constantly scowling) prince on one side and the poor, regular, peasant, yet upbeat friend she’s known forever. The title probably has to do with the Kingdom’s class system and how peasant girl and prince shouldn’t mix. Or perhaps the golden blood has to do with magical powers.


What this book is actually about:

Gemma Hart never knows when her father is going to whisk her back in time. Her toes start tingling and she has a few minutes to find a secret haven where she can disintegrate and appear in another time and place. While “across the line,” her training and skills are put to the test as she completes a mission that will change history for the lucky few her father has selected.

Gemma’s parents are adamant that secrecy is paramount to her family’s safety. If people knew what they were capable of, they could be “used and abused”, as her mother always says. Afraid she might accidentally utter the truth and break the ancient oath of her people, Gemma spends her school days as a loner. Only one thing can throw her sheltered life askew… Harrison Granger.

Harrison never expected to talk to the strange Hart girl, but after a brief encounter he can’t stop thinking about her. He begins a campaign to chisel away her icy veneer and is met with unexpected consequences. As he slowly wins this girl over, he enters a surreal world that has him fighting to keep his newfound love and his life.


Well hey there time travel! I didn’t expect to see you based on the cover. Love it. This sounds entertaining. Definitely some teen angst romance probably mixed in there, but otherwise, this sounds like a solid Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Plus it’s already sitting on my Kindle. #winning

Does this sound like a book you’d be interesting in reading?

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