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  • Title: BloodFlowers
  • Author: Penny Blubaugh
  • ISBN: 9780061728624
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover

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About "Penny Blubaugh"

  1. Penny Blubaugh

    Penny Blubaugh was born in Chicago She grew up in Colorado and has been writing since age 12 She received her MFA in writing for children and young adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts.She lives with her husband and cat in Chicago.

706 Comments

  1. Read the full review Frazzled Book Nommer.There was a connection lacking with this book I just couldn t get connected to the characters, to Faerie, to the plot, to anything Perhaps it was because there were too many characters to even develop a connection with one, or that this book, like the Outlaws, was similar to organized chaos But in any case, that was the books downfall lack of connection and description.The characters were mostly inconsistent half of the time A character would do or say s [...]


  2. In retrospect, it was probably somewhat risky to go directly from one book about fairies that I didn t like Why I Let My Hair Grow Out to another book about fairies This time, at least, it worked out for me, though I can t help but wonder if I would have liked this book a little less if I didn t have something I disliked to compare it to so readily.The book revolves around a puppet theater company, which is just such a charmingly original idea And the puppets themselves are so lovingly described [...]


  3. In a city just across the border, if you can find it, from Faerie, Persia ran away to the best family of choice she could possibly join The Outlaw Puppet Troupe think Bread Puppet Theater here AWESOME She performs as well as makes fabulous handmade books for programs She s crushing on Nicholas, a law student who moonlights with the Outlaws Tonio is the artistic director and writer of their political commentary puppet plays His partner Max owns the apartment they all crash at and handles the fina [...]


  4. I don t know what I was expecting when I started reading Blood and Flowers but it certainly wasn t what I got I ve read this author s Serendipity Market which was a delightful and quirky collection of stories that were all interlinked by one major happening and, I guess, Blood and Flowers continues in somewhat the same vein Both books have a folksy feel to them, folktale ish, dare I say communal continuity to them that is at odds with the sharply individualized tales that I am so familiar with.T [...]


  5. I ve read Blood and Flowers a long time ago and now I know what I want to say about it Blood and Flowers was written for a specific type of reader A reader who adapts quickly to the surroundings they are put in Because once you enter Blood and Flowers you will not be given any information about the past There is no history, no backstory Well there is And you get a snippet of it, but you are never explained what it is or what happened or why it happened or how it happened I think most readers wil [...]


  6. I confess, I was dubious going into Blood and Flowers While I thought the premise sounded intriguing, the title felt a little overdramatic I still don t think the title is the perfect fit for this story, and I certainly had issues with the novel, but I enjoyed getting caught up in Blubaugh s world.Blubaugh has created a place where the mortal world and Faerie exist side by side, albeit at odds The world building was nicely explained and an original concept While no particular passages of prose s [...]


  7. This was an okay read for me I really liked Persia, the main character, and most of the supporting cast as well, but the story just moved too slowly It wasn t until partway into Chapter 12 that the Outlaws even escaped into Faerie, whereas the back cover blurb makes it sound like it happens right away However, the overall concept of Blood Flowers is a creative one, and readers who are looking for something new in the realm of faeries should enjoy this book.3 starsamandasbooksand


  8. I was kind of let down by this book I was so excited to start reading it but I couldn t get into it The characters annoyed me I don t know why exactly It was an okay read but I kept wanting a bigger plot It seemed to be leading up to something but nothing HUGE happened It needed some excitement, in my opinion.When they went into the Faerie or Fairy realm, I loved the fantasy feel of it.This book gets two stars, sadly.



  9. Oh what can I say about this book I anticipated I would finish it way soonerbut I didn t I struggled through this It felt so disconnected and scattered There was zero suspense and was anticlimactic Not to mention there was a drastic influx of character introductions at the end This book just has issues I wanted to like it But it fell waayy off the band wagon.


  10. This book was trying to be a lot edgier and deeper than it actually was It felt like it was trying to talk down to the audience and just stating the obvious But it was a fun book, very predictable, but it was short and appreciate what it was trying to say.


  11. Strange, strange story The concept was cool, but things got muddled and confusing very quickly, and I wasn t able to finish it.


  12. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty This was a YA fantasy filled with mysterious characters, an intriguing setting, and a unique idea Some of the aspects fell a little short, but overall it was a very enjoyable read.Opening Sentence In case you don t know, you use a thin paste of the flour water to stick the poster down The Review Persia ran away from home to live with a traveling group of theater performers They are considered outlaw s because the plays they perform are very contro [...]


  13. What first drew me to Blood and Flowers by Penny Blubaugh was its beautiful cover, but what kept me reading was the unique concept and great story Oh, and faeries I d forgotten how much I loved faeries, but was thankfully reminded how much I love them by Blood and Flowers Blood and Flowers takes place in a world where everyone knows about Fey Where everyone blames the Fey for everything crime, drug abuse, etc Where everyone is afraid of the Fey s magic Persia and her friends, one who s in fact a [...]


  14. Summary Persia works as a program maker for the Outlaws, a group of traveling puppeteers who perform satirical shows When the Outlaws run into a bit of trouble with the law, they escape to Faerie, a magical place that, if one wishes hard enough, can offer refuge However, the fey don t have a great reputation in the mortal realm, so the Outlaws might be in trouble there than they were before My thoughts Penny Blubaugh s vivid fantasy is not one to be missed It transports the reader along with it [...]


  15. Blood and Flowers weaves magic and entertainment to tell the story of teen Persia and the Outlaw theater troupe that she is a member of In Persia s world, the Fae and humans live together, but the Fae, with their faery magic, are not trusted by the humans Despite this, Persia and her friends seem to be living a relatively good life together, until a few wrong words turn their world upside down Blood and Flowers is told from the point of view of Persia, but is by no means just about Persia In fac [...]


  16. Sent out to me by the lovely folks at HarperTeen, Blood and Flowers was one of those books I d heard a little about and was excited to see for myself I love a good surprise read where you don t know much before you get into it So I patiently waited for Thurman to read it I ve been waiting to read a lot of my books lately The hubby s been monopolising The Beyonders, Thurman Blood and Flowers yesh , and then I dug in.The Outlaws, a mishmash group of outcasts who have become a close knit group of f [...]


  17. Well truth be told, I had a hard time getting through this book The beginning was a little slow and confusing.Actually, the book was sorta confusing I didn t understand what was going on other than they were putting on a somewhat illegal play Then there was a jilted lover and accusations of Fae drug trafficking and oh no, we might go to jail So then they ran away to Faerie where they just started putting on a new play.In the world Ms Blubaugh created, man and Fae live together, but they are not [...]


  18. Blood Flowers is a thrilling debut by Penny Blubaugh with a creative plot, fresh characters, and wonderful writing that keeps you interested and enthralled throughout the entire story In this literary world where humans and Fae live side by side as common enemies, Blubaugh tells the story of Persia and her Outlaw Troupe, the perfect friends and family that are impossible not to love and enjoy What I really love about this book is the interaction between all of the troupe members You can immediat [...]


  19. Blood Flowers has everything for me to fall in love with it But sadly beside the pretty cover, it wasn t meant to be The problem I had, was with the narrator Persia tells the story, but she felt like a secondary character I also found her a pushover She had ideas, told them, but then everyone ignored her or rolled their eyes She could have been tougher, say something back, but she just stood there, doing nothing Really So now it sounds like the other characters are awful, but they are not They [...]


  20. Blood Flowers was definitely an enjoyable, new spin on the faerie trend, but it wasn t what I was expecting at all If you re like me, you ll start this book with the idea that it will be somewhat dark It s not.The story focuses on the Outlaws a theater troupe of outcast misfits and one faerie, and their attempt to flee from a vindictive ex lover of one of the Outlaws who has the power to disband and destroy them, all while they struggle to continue to do the thing that makes them most happy thea [...]


  21. ARC Review Persia left her drug addicted parents to join a traveling theater troupe There is something special about this theater troupe though They use faerie magic Soon troubles from the past begin to resurface, and everyone Persia cares about could be in jeopardy They decide to hide in Faerie, but quickly discover they can t run from their problems.I have mixed feelings about this one I liked the idea of a traveling theater troupe that used Faerie magic to animate puppets, but the characters [...]


  22. Taken from nikorachanI really wanted to like this book, i thought it would be brilliant We meet Persia, a girl who lives with the Outlaws, a theater troupe They are trying to make themselves known while avoiding the unwanted attention of Major, a man who has a grudge and is giving them a bad name In this world faerie isn t a secret, however it is frowned upon Dust and coloured drinks come from Faerie and they have allowed the tasters to become addicts The Outlaws have a Faerie member called Flos [...]


  23. Let me start with saying I have never read a book where the cover so accurately described the writing style Not the topic or anything, because obviously a cover should go with that, but the way the author describes the events, characters, and setting This cover would attract me from across the store Something with the vibrant colors and the overall just oddness of it And the book is very much like it Blubaugh writing style is very unique and kind of difficult to explain All I know is that I love [...]


  24. Persia left her drug addicted parents to join a traveling theater troupe There is something special about this theater troupe though They use faerie magic Soon troubles from the past start to resurface, and everyone Persia cares about could be in jeopardy They decided to hide in Faerie, but quickly discover they can t run from their problems.I have mixed feelings about this one I enjoyed reading it, but the characters didn t leave a lasting impression on me I know I can t end every book feeling [...]


  25. This is a story of family, not of blood, but family nonetheless It s the story of Persia the daughter of two drug addicted parents, and the story of the Outlaw Puppet Troupe, one Fey the rest human, how they work together and pull together in the face of adversity Besides Persia, the troupe also includes Tonio Max, Floss, Nicholas and Lucia It s an Urban Fantasy, set at an unknown time and place, in a world with lots of problems for which the inhabitants of Faerie are blamed for almost everythin [...]


  26. Excerpt from my review below To read my full, in depth review go here thebookpixie 2011 Beguiling and delightfully bizarre, Blood and Flowers is a new and refreshing addition to the fantasy genre courtesy of YA author, Penny Blubaugh.Blood and Flowers is a magical, unique read and I was very reluctant to leaves its pages to re join what I now can t help but see as a dull, dull world While I do highly recommend this book, close minded homophobes be fair warned that there is some homosexuality in [...]


  27. Posted to my Livejournal in March 2011 2.5 starsI wanted to like this one than I did The idea of an underground puppet theater troupe is a great one, and Blubaugh goes all out describing the imaginative puppets, costumes, and sets the troupe uses It s very vivid and definitely made me wish I could see them in person Unfortunately, their plays are really on the nose meaning that they too obviously mirror the actual plot of the novel and didn t seem as politically charged or edgy as they were sup [...]


  28. 3.5 stars Persia is a member of the Outlaws, a renegade puppet theater group that contains both human and fairy members They put on productions that make people think, staying in a place for a short time before moving on When they are threatened by legal action against one of their members, the troop has nowhere to go but Fairie While magical, there are great dangers here as well, particularly for Floss as her family has ruled this particular section of the land for a long time and both her brot [...]


  29. I didn t think the book had a major plot line or real adventure The story is like this The Outlaws are making a production called the Bastard and the Beauty Tonio s the artistic director of the Outlaws ex lover named Major has come to take revenge and put them out of business The Outlaws go to Faerie where Major shows up again and tries to get them banished, but they make a play called Sing Cubed and Floss the puppet maker who is faerie family, who rule the part of faerie that they are in, watch [...]


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