June 24, 2011

Review: BLOODSPELL by Amalie Howard

Paperback, 369 pages
Published June 1st 2011
Langdon Street Press 
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?

This was definitely a very unique and entertaining story. Amalie Howard has created a refreshing and twisted new look on witches. Bloodspell is truly a book that will take you by surprise.There were so many unexpected moments that I just had to keep reading. I would love to go into detail, but I feel that any little bit I reveal will give away a key point in the story. The characters were very believable and easy to picture throughout the book.

I enjoyed the chemistry between Christian and Victoria, however I just didn't care for the back and forth of their relationship. But overall I felt that the author did a great job of describing a couple who are in love and I thought the plot was fantastic. It was unpredictable and very different from anything I've read about witches.

I'm looking forward to the next book in this series, and I'm anxious to see how Amalie Howard will manage to top herself.

4 out of 5 Stars!


  1. I kind of want to read this! Love the cover.

  2. Amanda, It was really good. :-) If I liked it, I don't doubt you will too lol

  3. Wow, I love your review and the cover is so beautiful. :) Thanks, I so want to read this book.


  4. Great review! I actually saw this a while back and sort of forgot about it. I love witches, especially when it's a unique story. I also like it when an author make sure their characters have Chemistry! It makes a world of difference!

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  5. I am looking forward to reading BLOODSPELL even more now thank you.


  6. I love surprises and the unexpected. Thank you for sharing your view today. I would like to read Bloodspell.

  7. Sounds yummy! would love to read this one :)


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