Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand

FORGED IN BATTLE... FROM THE DUST OF THE ARENA... A LEGEND WILL RISE The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic?and gave rise to the legend of Spartacus... For teens who love strong female protagonists in their fantasy and historical fiction, Blood and Sand is a stirring, yet poignant tale of two slave FORGED IN BATTLE... FROM THE DUST OF THE ARENA... A LEGEND WILL RISE The action-packed tale of a 17-ye...

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Title:Blood and Sand
Author:C.V. Wyk
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:B071L5X3LN
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Blood and Sand Reviews

  • Carlos
    May 27, 2018
    This is exactly what I needed to get back to the enjoyment of reading , a good historical fiction book with a perfect and very important historical background (I mean Spartacus times) , what if Spartacus was a woman , for all we know he could have been one , Spartacus is a historical c...
  • Rebekah
    Jan 11, 2018
    HOLY COW.... For some reason I thought this book came out in May! I wouldn't had a review for this ages ago if I had known! I LOOOOOOOOVED IT! And I'm DYING to get my hands on book 2!!! Loved everything about this story! It almost has my favorite troupe with a hate-to-love but not r...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jan 10, 2018
    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/16/... Well, that was, unfortunately, not as good as it could have been. Though, if you?re simply hankering for a standard Young Adult novel with a flavor of Ancient Rome, I?m sure this book will serve its purpo...
  • Lisa
    Feb 23, 2018
    I love books written in the times of the Roman Empires, however, as I was telling a couple friends the other day, it would have been a pretty terrifying time to live in. This was a good story, and I understand the fact that since it's YA, it has to be toned down because let's face it, ...
  • Jaime Arkin
    Jun 27, 2017
    I loved this book- I devoured the show Spartacus so when I read this summary that said 'what if Spartacus was a girl...' I knew I was going to need to read it immediately even though it's not out until 2018. GET THIS ON YOUR TBR NOW! The characters, the story, the writing... al...
  • Chelsea
    Jul 15, 2018
    This is possibly one of the most underhyped books of the year. It deserves so much more attention. As a female reimagining of Spartacus, Attis is ruthless and savage. This book does a fantastic job of not sugar-coating how brutal this time period was. I wish there was a little more cha...
  • Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
    Nov 30, 2017
    Trigger warnings for physical abuse, sexual abuse, and suicidal thoughts. I seem to be having a particularly good reading streak. I can't remember the last time I read this many 4-5 star books in a row. And Blood and Sand is right up there with them, a damn near perfect book in my ...
  • mith
    Jan 09, 2018
    you can read this review and others over on my blog! --- Oh my god. Oh my gooooood. I?ve been waiting for this novel since I found out it would exist and I am so, so ecstatic to say that this book did not disappoint. Not one single bit. On the contrary--Blood and Sand excee...
  • Diana Prince
    Jun 22, 2018
    RTC! Safe to say that I liked it and would recommend it. Bit of a quick finish, and without the deep emotion I was expecting, but overall a solid 3.5 stars. ...
  • Alyssa
    Jan 14, 2018
    4.5 stars. There is a specific reason why this book isn't getting 5 stars from me. ?? I LOVED the story. It was fantastic and I adored the two protagonists. But. Now I'm sad. I'VE CHANGED MY RATING TO 5 STARS DON'T HATE MEEEEEE. After sleeping on it, I feel like that pa...
  • Sophie
    Jan 10, 2018
    Utter perfection! ?? ...
  • Ashley
    Jan 24, 2018
    Actual rating is 4.5 stars. This was GLORIOUS! It exceeded my expectations. The last gladiator book I read was The Valiant and I was massively disappointed by it. But Blood and Sand is everything I hoped The Valiant would be! In short: if you like the TV show Spartacus I have no dou...
  • C.G. Drews
    Aug 31, 2016
    Oh wow this was definitely an explosion of bloody sand and people shouting, "SPARTACUS" and waving swords around. Epic, my man, epic. I actually really like this gender-bending of historical books (like And I Darken!) and I wish for 501 more of them (like someone please make Alexander ...
  • Allison
    Jun 13, 2017
    4.5 sdjks;dasdnjaksd was waiting on this one for ages and was planning on doing a live-tweet of it but read it in one sitting instead. Oh well. After The Valiant let me down, I was looking forward to another lady gladiator novel and oh boy yes just as tragic as you can imagine. ...
  • Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
    Mar 17, 2018
    5 wild stars For the wandering and the wild, the new heroes gazing fearlessly into the dark. For the young ones rising. For two days I was nose stuck in a book. I simply did not want to blog or follow my social feed or...shoking for a blogger I know! I just ha...
  • Justine
    Jan 18, 2018
    This was a compelling read, with fantastic characters and a terrific slow-burn romance. Attia is written unapologetically strong, both physically and emotionally. Xanthus is gentle and kind, despite the continued horror he experiences with his own role as Champion of Rome. The seco...
  • Lainey
    Jun 11, 2018
    Eh, I'm sad because this is so up my alley--female spartacus! ancient rome! gladiators!--but everything just fell flat. It never really took off, I was never hooked, and while the set-up to what would be the romance was handled really well (given the main boy mc was given the main girl...
  • Cori Reed
    Oct 19, 2017
    This was a gem of a novel! I thoroughly enjoyed this story of a female Spartacus. Attia was a complete badass while not falling into the "I am too injured and hard to love anyone and anything" trope I so disdain. A badass girl! With feelings! Huzzah! Not only that, but Xanthus, the ...
  • Warda
    May 06, 2018
    AND THE AWARD FOR THE BIGGEST SURPRISE READ OF THE YEAR (so far) GOES TO.... *cue cliched, boring-ass drumroll* BLOOD AND SAND BY C. V. WYK! ? Why is this not more hyped?! It needs to be on everyone's TBR pile! Give me that damn sequel already! Now, that I got my fang...
  • Laura
    Feb 22, 2018
    She could see the anger etched into his soul as permanently as the scars on his skin. She didn?t fault him for it. She had been raised by violent, ruthless men. She had been trained to be one of them, to lead them. If anything, she was more like the gladiators than the rest of the s...
  • melissasbookworld
    Apr 07, 2018
    so... this book just completely GUTTED me and I'M SO NOT OKAY.. *keeps her ugly cry going* --- That said: This is one of the best reads of 2018 to me so far. What an amazing adventure. What a thrilling reading experience. Once started, I just couldn't stop reading - like I even w...
  • Atlas
    Jan 24, 2018
    She wanted to run and run until her breath was spent, until the ashes of her bones mingled with those of her people * * 2 / 5 In answer to the age-old gladiatorial question: "are you not entertained?", the answer is "only a little bit". I have a fondness for books set in Ancie...
  • Megan
    Jul 27, 2018
    3.5 stars. This was... not what I expected at all? And maybe it was my fault for having different expectations, but when you hear 'female Spartacus retelling', you kind of expect... well, a female Spartacus retelling. Instead, we get the story of Attia, who starts the novel off b...
  • Beth
    Mar 21, 2018
    All of the stars! ?Then keep your eyes on me, champion. And we?ll face the shadows together? I?m just going to say there?s a lot of Trigger Warning: Violence, Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts, Rape This was such an unexpected book, I got this in my illumicrate box, and read ...
  • Bright Star
    Mar 10, 2018
    Oh well, Blood and Sand was really a good book! The historical part was very accurate and well written, so if you love Roman history you'll find yourself satisfied. The characters were incredible and I adored them all (Xanthus, my cinnamon roll ?). We also had a lot of action, fights...
  • Lisa (littlemeadowreads)
    Apr 17, 2018
    *4.5 I loved the story. The characters where very likeable. Attia is a stromg female without being annoying or arrogant. I loved reading about her. Her relationship with Xanthus was very precious and tender. It was refreshing after reading many romance heavy plots. The world was very...
  • Nadhira Satria
    Nov 01, 2017
    3.5 STARS It was good. but not that good. but still good. but ok I guess. But because I haven't read a good historical fiction these days, I'll just round it up to 4 stars ? What I liked ? 1.Historical Accuracy It's honestly so rare to find a YA historical fiction that...
  • lucie
    May 06, 2018
    ?I?ll come back for you,? he said. ?I?ll wait.? This book doesn't get enough attention! It's action packed, brutal, bloody and there are gladiators! Who doesn't like gladiators? Attia is kick-ass princess who is taken from Thrace and sold as a slave, given as a trop...
  • Rendz
    Oct 12, 2017
    I cannot recall a moment during my read where I was waning and teetering on the edge of boredom. That didn?t exist for me. It had me engaged from page one and by the end I was rendered breathless. I loved how the author let us into the history of Rome without bombarding us with fact...
  • Crazy4Books
    Jan 15, 2018
    This female reimagining of Spartacus was simply fantastic. I dont think Ive ever read a historical romance, but what an incredible book to start with and a debut at that. Her people massacred and taken from her home Attia is purchased by a Roman as a gift for his gladiator, the Champi...