Chapter One

I am Josephine Darly, and I intend to live forever.

Excerpt© 2011 Tessa Gratton

[This is, indeed, the whole first page! See a picture of it here.]

About the book:

A novel about two teens who meet in a cemetery and plunge into a dangerous world of dark magic, first love, and the deadly secrets that hide in blood.

What people are saying:

“Love buried in cemeteries, horror hidden behind masks, and the whispered language of blood. I adore this book.” –Maggie Stiefvater

“I loved BLOOD MAGIC;   it’s absorbing, it’s well-written—it’s full of little throw-away lines like ‘His lashes curled like birthday ribbons’—it has a climax of blood and fire that scared me silly.”–Robin McKinley

Released: May 24, 2011

About the author:

Tessa Gratton has wanted to be a paleontologist or a wizard since she was seven. She was too impatient to hunt dinosaurs, but is still searching for someone to teach her magic. After traveling the world with her military family, she acquired a BA (and the important parts of an MA) in Gender Studies, then settled down in Kansas with her partner, her cats, and her mutant dog. You can visit hear at