Voya fights to save her witch community from a terrible future.
Voya Thomas may have passed her Calling to become a full-fledged witch, but the cost was higher than she’d ever imagined.
Her grandmother is gone.
Her cousin hates her.
And her family doesn’t believe that she has what it takes to lead them.
What’s more, Voya can’t let go of her feelings for Luc, sponsor son of the genius billionaire Justin Tremblay—the man that Luc believes Voya killed. Consequently, Luc wants nothing to do with her. Even her own ancestors seem to have lost faith in her. Every day Voya begs for their guidance, but her calls go unanswered.
As Voya struggles to convince everyone—herself included—that she can be a good Matriarch, she has a vision of a terrifying, deadly future. A vision that would spell the end of the Toronto witches. With a newfound sense of purpose, Voya must do whatever it takes to bring her shattered community together and stop what’s coming for them before it’s too late.
Even if it means taking down the boy she loves—who might be the mastermind behind the coming devastation.
Blood Like Fate is such a wonderful follow up to Blood Like Magic. The way that Sambury continues Voya’s story and her struggle to be the matriarch of her family was so well done. Voya is such a great character and we really get to see her grow within her family unit in this book. Her powers were so interesting and it was so cool to see them come to life on the page. It was also interesting to see how the family dynamic shifted now that she had to fill her grandmother’s shoes.
Blood Like Fate also continues to do a phenomenal job at combining fantasy and science fiction elements to create such a unique setting. Sambury’s attention to detail is something you cannot miss and it really seals the deal on giving you a fully immersive experience as you read.
The pacing of the book matched the first in that there were no dull moments and each chapter fully added to the story. Sambury brought back. the entirety of the cast of characters from the first book and everyone had a role to serve within the story. Sometimes in books I feel that the author has forgotten about certain smaller details from their previous works and it leaves me wondering whatever happend to those story elements. I did not feel that way about this story at all! I loved how each of Voya’s points in her life were so intertwined and the details seemed to overlap with none being forgotten.
Overall, I am so sad that this is the conclusion to the Blood Like Duology but I am so happy to have read these novels. I cannot wait to continue to read Sambury’s work.
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Liselle Sambury is the Trinidadian-Canadian author of the Governor General’s Literary Awards Finalist, Blood Like Magic. Her work spans multiple genres, from fantasy to sci-fi, horror, and more. In her free time, she shares helpful tips for upcoming writers and details of her publishing journey through a YouTube channel dedicated to demystifying the sometimes complicated business of being an author. She’s represented by Kristy Hunter at The Knight Agency.
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