Woman of Blood and Bone, by Annie Anderson | Book Review

Hello hello! Welcome back to Adele Is Reading.
Today on the blog, I have my book review of:

Woman of Blood and Bone, by Annie Anderson.

Woman of Blood and Bone is the first book in the Rogue Ethereal series.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Murder mention, Blood mention, Stabbing, Stalking, mentions of domestic abuse (boyfriend to girlfriend), pregnancy, death.

Please note that I may have not recorded all of the possible triggers.

I was burned at the stake at fourteen…
I was drowned in a lake when I was twenty-four…
At twenty-seven, I was stoned in a public square…

I have died a hundred times in a hundred different ways, usually at the hands of the humans I’ve tried to save. But when a pregnant young woman finds her way into my tattoo shop with a demon on her tail, things go from bad to worse. Being a centuries-old witch isn’t going to help me – nothing will.

This time I might just die in a way that sticks… Permanently.

To be fairly honest with you, I didn’t put much thought into Woman of Blood and Bone prior to reading it. Actually, I don’t think I read the synopsis at all. My mind is all over the place with what I’ve read over the past few years, so I’m unable to remember if I’ve read anything else by Annie Anderson. I feel like I have, but I’m not sure. However, when I was reading Woman of Blood and Bone, the story gave me the feeling as if I was reading Anderson’s work for the very first time. So it works out either way.

Thankfully, I really enjoyed Woman of Blood and Bone.

I love stories wherein there are tattoos, and since our main character, Max, is a tattoo artist, tattoos are her thing. Frankly, I love that. Actually, I’m obsessed with that. I love when tattoos are mentioned in stories, and I love it even more if the tattoos are of the magical kind.

Admittedly, I thought that Woman of Blood and Bone would have been a reverse harem novel, or rh themes.. So imagine my surprise when (so far) that hasn’t been the case. — Honestly though, I thoroughly enjoyed Woman of Blood and Bone. So much so that immediately after finishing this first book, I sat my ass down to read the second book.

Within Woman of Blood and Bone, there’s only one point of view, and I genuinely appreciate that. There are flashbacks in this novel that, if there were more than one point of view, would have confused me for a while as to whom I was reading from.

Overall, I’m giving Woman of Blood and Bone, 4 stars.

Have you read Woman of Blood and Bone? Ooh, have you read any books where there are magical tattoos?! Tellmetellmetellme.

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and happy reading!
Adele

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