Blood Secrets: A SteamPunk Sequel

ArynChristian Fiction, Young Adult (Age 12+)4 Comments

Blood Secrets On Tour with Celebrate lit

Well, my suspicion of one particular character was way off base, but I was right about the most important thing: This book is AWESOME! You don’t want to miss book two: Blood Secrets by Morgan L. Busse!!

The fact that the writing of the story had such an effect on the author is also pretty impressive. I know it effected me.

Stick around, read about this fantastic story, and enter the very nice giveaway at the bottom of the post. You never know, you might win.

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Blood Secrets is on tour August 31-September 13 2022

About the Book

Book: Blood Secrets

Author: Morgan L. Busse

Genre: YA Steampunk Fantasy

Release date: August 9, 2022

Blood Secrets Steampunk book cover with gears and red clouds

Not everyone wants to see the world saved . . .

Time is running out. Cities are being engulfed in the Mist and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Theo believes he has found a way to stop mankind from Turning, but he doesn’t know how to alter Cass’s unique blood into a cure. Or if it can even be done.

Meanwhile, Cass struggles with the idea that she is possibly the savior of the world—a world she is not sure is worth saving.

From the Winchester manse to the steel city of Decadenn, there is something more chasing Cass than the House of Lords or the masked man who can walk in the Mist. Soon she must decide if she will use her blood to save mankind or let those who only care about themselves perish.

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My Review

It’s too short! I’m not done spending time with Cass and Theo. And I want to get to know Charity and Adora better!

But man, what a satisfying story. Adventure, suspense, hope, basic human kindness and concepts of equality triumphing over a few power-hungry people.

Cass’s struggle with what was really the right choice, the best use of the gift God had granted her, and who she was willing to share it with, was powerful. It makes you think about how we share (or withhold) our gifts with those around us. Whether that’s our family, community, or strangers halfway across the globe.

Theo actively working against the powers that be, to give everyone a good chance to have a good future, is pretty inspiring too.

Seeing the two of them trying to work out their personal relationship at the same time, figuring out how to honor each other’s strengths and experiences without drowning in their differences and preconceptions was awesome, too!

All told, a very satisfying conclusion, even if it went all too fast for me. (Read about book one here)

I received a copy of the book from Celebrate Lit and chose to review it here. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author

MOrgan L Busse AUthor of Blood Secrets

Morgan L. Busse is a writer by day and a mother by night. She is the author of the Follower of the Word series, The Soul Chronicles, and The Ravenwood Saga. She is a three-time Christy Award finalist and winner of both the INSPY and the Carol Award for best in Christian speculative fiction. During her spare time she enjoys playing games, taking long walks, and dreaming about her next novel.

More from Morgan

A lot of stories involve the hero saving the world. But is that realistic if you consider what the hero has been through? What if saving the world means saving the villain? Or that bully who made the hero’s life terrible back in high school? Or the person who lied and it cost the hero his or her job, home, or even their first love?

When I started writing Blood Secrets, it hit me (and therefore Cass as I was writing her story), that if she saved her world—all the people who were forced to live on mountaintops, airships, and sky islands because of the deadly Mist that covered everything else—she would be saving the people who saw her as lesser than. The people who forced everyone else off the mountains to die in the Mist, including her parents. The same people who would never think of saving someone like her.

As I wrote her story, I felt Cass’s resentment and anger towards the “echelons”—those at the top of society and literally the world. She was fine with saving others like her. But the thought of saving the people who ordered the purges that killed so many made her feel sick. In her mind, they didn’t deserve her sacrifice.

Honestly, I had never thought about it before. The hero saves the world. It’s what a hero does. But this was the first time I really thought about what that meant, and who it meant saving. It made me look at myself. Would I be willing to save everyone? Even those who have hurt me? Who have cost me so much in my life? Ugh. That’s a hard thought.

People love heroes, and sometimes even want to be one themselves. But the reality is being a hero is really hard. It’s not just saving the world; it’s saving those who live in the world. The good and the bad. Those deserving and those not so much. That’s what a real hero does.

I won’t share what decision Cass made because that is part of her story. But I am glad I was able to write her story because it made me think more about how I would react in her situation. And about God, who ultimately gave all to save a world that did not want Him.

Blog Stops

Where Faith and Books Meet, August 31

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 1

Texas Book-aholic, September 2

Blogging With Carol, September 2

Inklings and notions, September 3

Christina’s Corner, September 3

The Christian Fiction Girl, September 4

For Him and My Family, September 5

Labor Not in Vain, September 5

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, September 6

Aryn the Libraryan, September 7

Tell Tale Book Reviews, September 7

deb’s Book Review, September 8

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 9

Daysong Reflections, September 9

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 10

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 11

Rebecca Tews, September 11

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 12

Simple Harvest Reads, September 13 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Giveaway

Blood Secrets Giveaway includes a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a Signed copy

To celebrate her tour, Morgan is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon and signed book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/21361/blood-secrets-celebration-tour-giveaway

4 Comments on “Blood Secrets: A SteamPunk Sequel”

  1. Blood Secrets sounds like an exciting steampunk fantasy and the cover is great, thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks Aryn, for sharing your review!

    Have a wonderful day!

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