Bloodstone (A Stacy Justice Mystery, #2) by Barbra Annino

Bloodstone (A Stacy Justice Mystery, #2)

All Stacy Justice wants to do is recover from the bizarre couple of weeks she’s had—a whirlwind kicked off by the arson attack on her cousin’s bar, the Black Opal. But just when life should be settling down, a fourteen-year-old girl named Ivy appears on Stacy’s doorstep, claiming to be her sister. Ivy says their mother’s life is in danger and insists that the family’s magic is crucial to saving her. Sure, Ivy has Stacy’s fiery red h...

Details Bloodstone (A Stacy Justice Mystery, #2)

TitleBloodstone (A Stacy Justice Mystery, #2)
Release DateDec 18th, 2012
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreMystery, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Witches, Magic, Cozy Mystery, Fiction, Romance, Audiobook

Reviews Bloodstone (A Stacy Justice Mystery, #2)

  • Brenda
    With the astounding news that the young fourteen year old girl standing in front of her may be her sister, Stacy Justice tried to see a family resemblance in Ivy. Stacy knew of her family’s witch tendencies – in fact her grandmother, Birdie was one of the best. But Stacy was reluctant to accept that she also had magic at her fingertips. And now with another family member (not confirmed) also showing signs of the magical talent, Stacy didn’t...
  • Theresa
    4.5 Stars... I had so much fun with this read; Stacy Justice is pulled deeper into her family’s well of secrets directing her on an ancient quest to protect a sacred treasure and placing her in the path of a deadly adversary... With her crazy gang of misfits and an added eager warrior in training, Stacy stumbles through another hilarious rip roaring adventure attempting to find hidden answers to the past that may lead to more mysteries in her f...
  • Donna
    This is the second book in the Stacy Justice series. I like the characters and the story but there was one thing that really annoyed me. Stacy is supposed to be around 28 years old in 2011 but there are numerous references to her having lived as an adult and dated in the 1980's. Impossible, as she would have been born in 1983. This is not the first book I have read where this kind of thing happens. I don't know if authors aren't good at math or p...
  • Lacey
    Star rating: 3 starsThis novel was a jumbled mess. What started off as a decent plot line, quickly unraveled at eighty percent of the way through. The author seemed to decide everything she had written was now going to be completely backwards, so she pulled a 180 degree turn when the book was almost finished. Uuuhhhhhh... Whaaat? Lets just leave my readers in the dust, scratching their heads like idiots shall we? Part of me doesn't want to give t...
  • Alice Bye
    The only thing that annoyed me was Ivy.
  • Marianne K. Benvenuti
    Sassy Stacy does it again.I love reading good books about magic. Add a heroine with moxie and a sassy attitude and you have a book worth reading. I must admit that I liked the first book a little better, but this was still very good. I've already ordered the next one.
  • Rebecca
    The Stacy Justice series is spellbinding fun! Bloodstone bewitched me from the beginning and I did not want to put it down.Bloodstone takes place not long after Opal Fire. Ivy, (The maybe sister of Stacy) has convinced Stacey that her grandma Birdie can not know about her yet. So the lot of them go and stay with Chance, Stacy’s high school sweet heart. I was all about this move! I loved Chance from book one, he is a great friend to Stacy and su...
  • Angela Holtz
    From Lilac Wolf and StuffYou all know I love these covers. I wonder if the authors are creating them or paying for a service. Well either way it's eye catching and you can recognize Stacy Justice from the Opal Fire. And yes, please read Opal Fire first, this is the 2nd book in the series.The story is so fast paced that you barely catch your breath before the next thing happens. But it's not a very long book, so it works for a fast read. Just a co...
  • Nancy Steinle gummel
    Anastasia (Stacy) Justice is a witch. Ivy approaches Stacy telling her she's her sister, the warrior. Ivy has red hair and green eyes like Stacy. Stacy's grandmother, Bridie, hides the book and all Stacy's things because she rented out the cottage for the murder mystery involving several of the motels and bed and breakfasts. They find a body of a man stabbed in the back hunkered over the kitchen table. Stacy's friend Leo is a cop. Leo call the me...
  • Elli
    Alles so, wie man es vom ersten Teil her kennt, aber noch ein bisschen besser!Ohne große Umschweife beginnt das neue Mysterium und Stacy Justice ist wieder mitten drin. Und da vom letzten Buch noch einige Fragen offen geblieben sind, ist man auch hier von Anfang dabei und gespannt.Der Erzählstil ist rasant und witzig, die Geschichte abwechslungsreich, motiviert zum Miträtseln und ist teilweise spannend. Leider sind manche Handlungsverläufe bz...
  • Kristin
    Ok, I love this series. It's got some great characters. It was funny, had a good mystery, and two hot love interests. I really wish I didn't keep discovering new authors and having to wait for the next book in the series though. Like Veruka (sp?) Salt, I WANT IT NOW!
  • ☀Rachael☀
    I really like Stacey and her ever growing crazy family!
  • JoLene
    Stacy Justice is a reporter with a very kooky family. In this second book of the series, a young girl named Ivy shows up at her door claiming to be her long lost sister. Stacy is very skeptical and then when one of the guests at her aunts B&B shows up dead, Stacy is distracted with trying to find out what is going on with the murder mystery weekend that goes awry.This was a quick listen and enjoyable enough. I think that the writing has improved ...
  • Julie Shankle
    Better than its predecessor So there were still some points of annoyance and distraction by said annoyances like badly placed sentences/confusing sentence structure but all in all, this story definitely moved a good bit more smoothly than The Black Pearl. I'd say it clipped along fairly well but again, I did also note that occasionally it felt like certain areas of the story were being glossed over out of maybe laziness, lack of creativity depth ...
  • Laura Henson
    "It is highly recommended that this series is read in order." I concur, in the hope that some of the lacks in this volume are remedied in the rest of the series. The story moved forward at an unrelenting pace, but the character work was thin. The author built the mystery on a solid framework, however, in some places the reveal was more like a bolt from the blue. Kudos to the author for research on the historical aspects, and I would love to see I...
  • Nick
    Cannot get enough!I am already determined to own hard copies of this series. Between the witty banter, the fast pace of the writing, and the bright vibrant characters, I cannot get enough of this series.Barbra Annino, if thou art reading this, give me the forwarding address to your muse because I want to meet her.A fun light romp, with magic, mayhem, mystery, this book is just another in a long line of fantastically written and artfully crafted w...
  • Jim
    The author has a habit of ending a chapter with a sentence that hints of dire happenings to come. She didn't do it all the time, just enough to be annoying.This story seemed to lack focus. Maybe it was just because the primary character had no idea what was going on and the story is written in first-person singular. Not sure, but I do know it took me a while to get into it. On the positive side there were a couple of new characters that I liked a...
  • Donna Snyder
    This one wasn’t as good as the first book. The introduction of the character, Ivy, was fine as first, but was mostly an irritation that by the end I wonder what the purpose was beside being a filler. It story became disjointed after 60%. A few family answers were reveled, BUT a map (although, a fake) to the location of the Ark is thrown into the story. WHAT!?? I’m still shaking my head. Good grief, Charlie Brown.
  • Cheryl
    Birth MarksAwesome story! Stacy is busy again with a new mystery related to her being Justice and needing the the Warrior and Guardian. Thor is awesome and Midnight has a part but they make the story interesting. Ivy and John are important characters and their marks are interesting. Try not to laugh too much because Ivy is a teenager who has interesting habits and has fun. In the romance triangle I am rooting for Leo but Chance is different. Enjo...
  • Cassandra Myer
    This is #2 of a series. Read the first one which I thought was fun and a bit charming. All the charm was gone by end of this book, which is the second in the series. I developed a dislike for the heroine, and a strong dislike for the lazy author. Plot are super-stupid; lots of people get killed or injured in a very casual way; heroine is selfish and so much happens that is just written off as magical without any structure or meaning to the magica...
  • Cathy G
    I love this series, Stacy, Birdie, Lolly, Fiona all witches in Amythest a small town that loves halloween and Pagan holidays, (well some townsfolk do). Stacy is coming to terms with being the Seeker of Justice. Birdie , her grandmother thinks it is about time. Stacy is learning new skills, in the ways of witches, and the ways of trust and love... Two men in her life, Chance her best friend from forever, and 1st boyfriend, in comes Leo, the new Po...
  • Alicia Chestnut
    Great readOnce again Stacey justice was all over the place. This time I got a little lost before the scene of her and Deirdre’s car accident and had to go back and read the chapters before again. But it was a great book and it kept me reading it. Looking forward to the next book.
  • Rhonda Jones
    Great StoryStacy's life is about to become more complicated. She learns more of her family history, learns about her true calling, gets a new partner she does not want, and solves a complex mystery. I am a happy camper.
  • Linda Rout
    Book 2 in the seriesI really enjoyed reading this book it was an easy fast read. No bad language no sex this is a book I would give my preteen granddaughter to read. She likes mystery like me plus she will like the great dane Thor in the story.
  • Sarah Nave
    Entertaining. Find the characters entertaining yet feel no real connection. Whether that is just not having a chance to get to know the characters or if they are still being developed .
  • LDYFuji
    Fun easy readI need to get the rest of the series! The first was good, the second she hit a home run. I'm nor giving anything awsy . you'll just have to read it to enjoy the humor, and the secrets
  • Mimi Davis Hopkins
    Following The CluesGreat story once again. Lots of laughs, witty comebacks, all in process of hunting down clues. Great mystery, and suspense, which keeps the reader turning pages.
  • Lucia C. Smolski
    Interesting readKept readers interest although it felt a bit more complicated than the first two books but just as enjoyable. Looking forward to the next book to see what happens with Stacys mother
  • Jim
    Headline (required)!Fun fun fun ‘til her daddy took her T-Bird away. Or something like that. Without giving anything away, most of the characters live, I think. The ones who don’t live are mmmmmph, gurgle (sound of a body dropping). Cripes! How many more words do I need?
  • Amy
    Warrior, seeker, guardianGreat read, the story is so packed with things going on times go by so fast while reading it. I love how it's a big puzzle that needs to be solved, as she is finding herself and the truth. Great series!! I'm on to the next¡