Blood Debts by Terry J. Benton-Walker
Published: April 4, 2023
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Terry J. Benton-Walker grew up in rural GA and now lives in Atlanta with his husband and son, where he writes fiction for adults, young adults, and children. He has an Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State. When he’s not writing, he can be found gaming, eating ice cream, or both. Blood Debts is his first novel.
“Because I’m free.”
Cristina is trying to work through her feelings, she knows it’s all her fault, but she doesn’t know how to fix it. Clem wants to have someone stay, and he also doesn’t want to risk losing anyone else. The mystery and the magic are all-knowing.
This book was beautiful. I loved the mix of old and new mythology, and the generational history is woven together.
The characters were all well-developed. I loved the emphasis placed on family, both blood and chosen. The power contained within the safety of the family is so strong.
This was unlike any story I’ve read, and I devoured this book. I could not read it quickly enough—how the plot builds and the plummet to the truth will leave you breathless.
This was a beautifully written novel, and I enjoyed how magic was used. The way light and dark elements were represented, as well as the undertones of relevant topics, was fantastic.
I hope this is the beginning of a series because so many things could happen if this story continues, and I desperately want to know what happens next.