Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bloodspell; Amalie Howard

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Langdon Street Press (a division of Hillcrest Publishing Group, Inc.) (June 1, 2011)


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 Review

Victoria was tossed into being a witch on her 17th Birthday with out a whim of knowledge. Victoria now has a whole new world to conquer. A world where Witches and Vampires loathe each other. It didn't help that Victoria's blood was not only alluring to vampires but it killed them as well. The power that came with the blood also brought darkness something Tori wanted to defeat. So she dove into her ancestors journal to find out her families past while hoping to control her future.

I loved all the characters even the evil ones. Amalie has a way to draw out personalities. I love a good forbidden relationship, Christian and Tori surely can't be beat. Did I mention Christian is a Vampire? I had that great of feeling when I finished Bloodspell. Content. Can you hear me sighing?

My personal favorite part of the book was not only Tori's personality but her journey of becoming herself through the journal. I thought the journal brought a uniqueness which made Bloodspell that much more delicious.

Though Tori is 17 in the book I can see the appeal of this being a crossover book. The plot of Bloodspell has a refreshing appeal. Bloodspell contained so many spectacular elements that made it easy to flip the pages with out coming up for air. I would not only buy a copy for myself but for a friend or two. You won't be let down.

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Allison said...

Gotta love a plot so good that the pages practically turn themselves!

Blodeuedd said...

It sounds very strange and good so I would read it :D

Megan @ Riverina Romantics said...

Sounds like something I'd like!

Zibilee said...

Oh yes! This definitely sounds like something that is right up my alley! I am glad that you loved it so much and that the romance angle was so pleasing for you. This was a great review to read. Thanks for sharing it!

Tipsy - said...

Aww man, I want to read this book SO BADLY now! "Did I mention Christian is a Vampire? I had that great of feeling when I finished Bloodspell. Content. Can you hear me sighing?" PERFECT!!

Jenny N. said...

Great review! Love a good forbidden romance...a witch with a vampire is one pairing I haven't read yet.

Book Angel Emma said...

I hadnt heard of this one before but now I think it is going on my list :D