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Mesg #666 "The Living Blood, by Tananarive Due"
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(reread, urban fantasy thriller)

The Living Blood is the sequel to My Soul To Keep, which I listed above, so this will have significant spoilers for the first book.

Dr. Lucas Shepard is world-famous in the field of alternative medicine, but when he has about lost hope for his terminally ill son, an article about a "miracle cure" in southern Africa sends him in search of the clinic, led by Jessica Wolde. But others are searching for the Living Blood too, and they don't intend to ask nicely.

Jessica's four year old daughter Fana, who underwent the Ritual of Life while in her mother's womb, has powers that no one understands and not even Fana can control. When Jessica can no longer shelter Fana from the evils of the outside world, Fana's powers threaten to destroy everything, even the mystical sect linked by their immortality.

This book is really different from the first one in the series, but like the first one is a real page-turner.

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When We Were Colored, by Eva Rutledge, colorbird, Mar 16th 2010, #4
Time for the Stars, Heinlein, colorbird, Apr 02nd 2010, #5
Floreana, by Margret Wittmer, colorbird, Apr 03rd 2010, #6
Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman, colorbird, Apr 05th 2010, #7
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by NK Jemisin, colorbird, Apr 13th 2010, #8
The Neon Rain, by James Lee Burke, colorbird, Apr 19th 2010, #9
My Soul To Keep, by Tananarive Due, colorbird, Apr 24th 2010, #10
This is Paradise! by Hyok Kang, colorbird, Apr 24th 2010, #11
The Living Blood, by Tananarive Due, colorbird, Apr 25th 2010 #12
Blood Colony, by Tananarive Due, colorbird, May 21st 2010, #13
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