Lost Blood (Chancer, #1)
by Emma Raveling
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
They are the Strange, those born of magic, myths, and legends. Beings who defy scientific explanation, whose physical and mental abilities far surpass the limitations of the human body.
When they first appeared, the world resisted, frightened by their powers. But after decades of bloodshed, humanity finally accepted that the Strange were here to stay.
A tenuous peace exists. For now.
WELCOME TO BRANNIGAN CITY
Seventeen-year-old Delaney Corbeau is one of the Skilled. As a Chancer, she uses her magic to help humans find everything from misplaced keys and hidden heirlooms to lost pets.
She can find anyone and anything…except the two people she needs the most.
Liam Connelly is an Earth Shifter and son of Brannigan City’s Alpha. When his older brother goes missing, he must turn to his former childhood friend for help. Delaney’s the only person who can locate him.
The problem is they haven’t spoken in four years.
When a reclusive art collector hires Delaney to locate a stolen antique Japanese book, her path crosses with Liam once again. Soon, the simple retrieval job becomes something much more terrifying.
An old evil is stirring and it’s determined to punish every living being in Brannigan City, both Strange and human.
Delaney and Liam will have to work together if they want to survive.
Lost Blood is the first book in Emma Raveling’s new Chancer series, featuring two unlikely allies and a mysterious, thrilling adventure set in a dark world full of monsters and magic.
You can add Lost Blood to your to-read list on Goodreads
My Cover Review
I like this cover. The atmosphere is done really well and I just love the colours on this cover, dark grey and misty. The lonely tree and ravens give it a bit of a creepy feel. Like bad things are about to happen, but it’s also peacefull and quiet, a weird mixture. It also seem to have a sense of direction, with the path leading towards the tree.
Although I just have to say what’s up with that too long blurb? It sounds like an intriguing book, but that blurb could’ve been a lot shorter. The idea of retrieval magic that Delaney has sounds really intersting!
I also like the font and the way the letters are half transulent, but still easy readeable.
To conclude: a great cover. I love the feel of this cover and the colours used. It stand out and makes me curious about it’s contents.
About the Author
Emma Raveling writes a wide variety of fiction for teens and adults. She is the author of the young adult urban / contemporary fantasy series, the Ondine Quartet, and Lost Blood, the first installment of the forthcoming young adult urban fantasy series, Chancer. She’s also working on the first book in her new Steel Magic series for adults.
An avid traveler hopelessly addicted to diet coke and coffee, she currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii with her husband and German shepherd.
I agree, its a great cover. It looks really familiar though – like I’ve seen it before, so not as stand out as I like. I admit, I didn’t read the whole synopsis – you’re so right. Its way too long!
I have to tell you – I LOVE the way you do cover reveals. When I see cover reveals in my reader, if they aren’t for an author I’m interested in, I tend to pass them up. But I always click on yours (even if I don’t comment) because I want to see your review of the cover! I’m always interested in what you’ll say, because I usually miss details that you see. I may have to copy you sometime, if that’s ok of course. 🙂
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The synopsis is way too long indeed, I just don’t feel like reading it all because it’s so long. I haven’t seen a cover like this before, although a few that are somewhat similiar. Maybe I am just happy it doesn’t feature people on the cover, I love trees on covers, so that might feature into it as well.
Thanks so much for that compliment! That means a lot to me! In my opinion cover reveals are always are a bit bland, although I like participating in them everyone’s post seems the same. So I came up with the idea of doing cover reviews, they make them more fun to write and more fun to read as well I hope. So I am glad to hear you think they are interesting :). And go ahead and copy my idea, I would love to see more reviews around the blogosphere!