Read this for the Vaginal Fantasy Hangout book club.
Daughter of the Blood was just a little over okay, but not enough to make it a 3 star for me.
I did not care about the characters, and I even more so didn't care for the character the story was about, Janelle. She just read so young and she was supposed to be 12 or 13, and maybe her immaturity has something to do with what happened to her but some of her actions just annoyed me. And the other characters allowed her to make decisions for them, and I get it, she's the Chosen One, but eh.
And being the Chosen One means she can do things no one else can do! Cue all the shocked characters to gasp and hang their jaws open in disbelief. Seriously, it happens constantly.
The magic and the world confused me. There wasn't much information given on how the magic worked or why things were happening. It just was. And I'm sorry, but I need to know WHY when I'm reading about some WTF moments.
But even after all the stuff that annoyed me about the book, the end was when I did start to care a bit about what was going on and what was going to happen afterwards. Even so I'm not going to actively look for the next book. If I see it on discount or something I might buy it but other than that Daughter of the Blood was just okay.
FYI there are some talks and actions of child (sexual) abuse.