3 out of 5 Robots!
Series: Bloodspell, #1
Author: Amalie Howard
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release: June 1, 2011
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Langdon Street
My Copy: TBS
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?
The first thing I have to say about Bloodspell is that the cover is gorgeous, totally caught my eye. Bloodspell is intense, frustrating and refreshing. Packed to the brim with clever writing and a centuries old law that puts a rather large obstacle between our two love birds, Tori and Christian. I absolutely love when authors put a new spin on the paranormal. And though this book starts out rather slow, once we get into the story, it really picks up speed.
Victoria is sweet, independent and an extremely likeable heroine. I didn't have a hard time connecting with her. The supporting characters were fun as well and all of their interactions seemed logical to me and the relationships didn't seem forced. However, my dear Christian, had his moments. Sigh. The only reason I gave this book three robots is because nothing jumped out at me as 'totally awesome.' I didn't have a hard time putting this book down and when I did, I wasn't aching to pick it back up. That being said, this was still a solid read and I enjoyed the plot!
If you love vampires and young adult, I totally recommend you check this one out.