Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bloodspell by Amalie Howard

Publication Date: June  1, 2011
Summary from Goodreads:

The spell was simple...

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

My Two Cents:

First let me say that I love Victoria as a character. She's had so many things against her yet she doesn't play the victim but takes it one day at a time. She loses her parents in an accident that only she survives. She's a complete outcast in school. Things happen that she can't even begin to explain.Then when she turns seventeen she receives a journal from one of her ancestors revealing that she is a witch. What a way to say "Happy Birthday" huh? Still eventually she starts to embrace it so she can protect herself.

This book is like one huge roller coaster that never comes down. From page one I was sucked into this story. Things really pick up when she meets the very hot Christian Devereux who has his own secrets. According to the journal if Christian and Victoria's worlds collide it could be deadly for them both. As much as they try to resist they can't be denied of each other. There's something about forbidden love that drives me nuts! As the reader you just want to say to hell with the laws, and let them be together. Unfortunately nothing ever turns out that way. 

I truly enjoyed this author's way of writing. It just flowed. No stale awkward moments. She also brought originality to a story filled with witches, werewolves, fey, vampires, and forbidden love without overdoing it. I've read so many paranormal books that after awhile they begin to sound the same but this one will definitely be remembered. 



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  2. Rollercoaster rides can be tricky in a book. It's good to hear that it's being done well. I guess I will have to wait until my copy gets here to see ^.^


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