Monday, July 8, 2013

Bloodspell (Bloodspell #1) by Amalie Howard

Title: Bloodspell (Bloodspell #1)
Author: Amalie Howard
Publisher: Langdon Street Press
Publication Date: June 1, 2011
Source: via Netgalley for review

Cruentus Protectum (Defend the Blood)
But what do you do if your blood is your enemy?
Victoria Warrick has always known she was different. An outcast at school, she is no stranger to adversity. But when she receives an old journal for her seventeenth birthday, nothing prepares her for the dark secrets it holds -- much less one that reveals she's a witch with unimaginable power.
What's more, when she meets the dazzling but enigmatic Christian Devereux, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. Enemies will hunt her. Friends will turn on her. The terrible curse that makes her blood run black will stop at nothing to control her. And Christian has a sinister secret of his own...
Without knowing whom to trust, can Victoria survive her blood's deadly desires? Or will she lose everything, including herself?

Bloodspell is filled with magic, monsters & twists that will keep you turning the pages.

I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bloodspell. It's a wonderfully written story about a girl named Victoria who discovers on her 17th birthday that she is a witch. She's always known she was different but until that moment, she never knew why.

After an accident at her old school, Victoria transfers to  Windsor Academy for a fresh start. She has her own apartment, gets a job & makes some new friends. She also meets Christian, a mystery of a guy who she is drawn to. After a while we learn that a relationship is forbidden between Victoria & Christian. Normally this kind of love story annoys me. The love each other but they can't be together. Oh who cares, lets do this anyways. No, we really cant make this work. Back & forth. Over & over. Annoying. But the way that Ms. Howard wrote their battle of feelings was perfect. I actually enjoyed it & felt their pain.

Bloodspell has so many twists & turns that it keeps you on the edge of your seat. The story becomes climatic and you think, "oh man, this is it!". But no, there's more.

The ending I never saw coming. My mind was going in a totally different direction than the one Ms. Howard took. It was refreshing to not be able to guess how a story ends. I love to kept in the dark!

Bloodspell is a magnificent read & I highly recommend it! If you love supernatural stuff then you will love Bloodspell!


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