BloodSpell by Amalie Howard
Paperback, 394 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by 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 book was so good. It's not your typical YA. Girls loves boy and boy loves her back. Thee end. No that's not how this book works. It's more defined more emotional. It's not your Cinderella story that's for sure. But it won't leave you hanging in the love part either.
Like moths to a flame. (As written in the book) That's exactly how Victoria and Christian are with each other in this paranormal YA. Their relationship at first were hot and cold. But Victoria in no way can resist Christian when he wasn't acting like a jerk. She was hooked onto him and they were hot together.
When Christian wasn't being a jerk and he lowered his guards, you can actually see how much he really cares for Tori (Victoria). And I actually felt it. There was a scene where Christian had to go away to take care of some business and he calls Victoria, just to urge her to be careful. He insists that she stays in company of her friends and not to go anywhere alone. Because he feared for her safety. He showed such a soft side to him with her that no one got to see but her. Here's a small scene....
"What do you want?" She repeated.
Christian swallowed, his eyes tormented.
He could never let her go.
"You. It's always been you."
If that scene didn't make you "aww" and possibly clutch your hand over your heart. I don't know what will. If my man told me that I'd be melting on the floor. Though he is romantic, so I shouldn't say that. But that's for a different blog post.
Victoria, being the witch that she is has to be careful. Because, they are people out there looking to take what she has. And what she has it's a blessing and a curse at the same time. Those that want it, don't know what they asking for, because those that have it, wish they didn't. So believe me when I tell you there's lots of action in this book. There's lots of magic and spells going around in this book. It has a bit of everything.
And if I can't convince you enough to go check this book out! Check out what Seventeen Magazine has to say about it. Here's a small portion on what they wrote:
You'll love it if... you're sick of all the lovey-dovey stuff other books can't seem to leave out of their supernatural stories. There is just the right amount of romance here, but it doesn't overpower the plot. The fight scenes are terrific, and much more satisfying than listening to people whine about wanting to be together forever!
Need I say I loved this book? NO? Good. Because I do. It was definitely a different read. It gets boring to read that the girls and guy gets together at the end with no consequences. But in this one, so much is at stake and they sacrifice so much just to be together. And that's what makes it different! It's actually refreshing to read a book that you can't actually predict. So let's not just make this a summer read like Seventeen magazine says. Let's also make it a cold season read too. It's good enough to curl up under your quilt and get lost in the world that Amalie created! A 5/5 stars and a Definite "Good Choice for Reading".