|Publication date||May 13, 2014|
|Published by||Delacorte Press, a division of Random House|
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Bloodwitch is a 2014 teen fantasy fiction novel published by Delacorte Press. It is written by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes and is her fifteenth novel. It was released on May 13, 2014. It is the first book in The Maeve’ra Trilogy. The events in the book take place prior to those in Midnight Predator. It is followed by Bloodkin, which was released in 2015, with Bloodtraitor set to follow in 2016. Three short stories are also suppose to accompany the series, the first, The Rebel, released in 2015, followed by The Prophet and finally The Assassain.
- This synopsis is taken from the front leaflet of the dust jacket.
VANCE EHECATL was raised with every luxury he could imagine in a beautiful greenhouse within the powerful empire of Midnight. Vampires are the only guardians Vance has ever known since he was abandoned by his shapeshifter family as a baby quetzal, and he is grateful to them for generously providing for all of his needs.
When an act of violence forces Vance from his sheltered home, he is startled to meet Malachi Obsidian, a fellow shapeshifter with conflicting ideas about Midnight and its leader, Mistress Jeshickah. Malachi claims Vance is a bloodwitch, who Jeshickah and her trainers, Jaguar and Taro, are trying to control. Vance doesnt know anything about the rare and destructive magic Malachi says he possesses, and he cant believe Jeshickah would use it to hurt others.
But when his friends begin falling ill, Vance starts to realize his perfect world may not be as flawless as it seems. Now Vance must decide who to trust--the vampires hes always relied upon, or the shapeshifters who despise them.
Donna Rosenblum of School Library Journal considered Bloodwitch "A satisfying read" and Stacey Comfort of Booklist praised it saying "Atwater-Rhodes made a splash with her first novel, In the Forests of the Night (1999). Since then she has continued writing lush fantasies of fully realized, well-conceived worlds, and the first volume in the new Maeve’ra series is no exception."