Jul 26, 2013

Book Review: Bloodspell

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.

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BLOODSPELL starts out with a lot of action yet it took a bit to grab my attention.  I just had problems relating to Victoria as she does have a lot of angst.   I am very glad however that I kept reading because the more I read the more I was drawn into the book and the characters.

Victoria, or Tori as her friends know her, shows a lot of growth as she learns to accept herself and the power that is her birthright.  She starts out terrified of her powers and what they can do and as times goes on, learns that they can be used for good as well as for evil.

I ended up falling in love with the characters of Tori and Christian and since this is the first book in the series, I will definitely be keeping an eye out for the rest of this series.  I do recommend this book for lovers of young adult paranormal romance.  And if you find the beginning slow as I did just keep reading.

I rate this book a 3.8.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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