Saturday, July 14, 2012

Review: Bloodspell (Bloodspell #1) by Amalie Howard

Title: Bloodspell (Bloodspell #1)
Author: Amalie Howard
Published: June 1st 2011 by Langdon Street Press

Book Description:
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 Thoughts:

                I have to say that the blurb was really interesting because this book made a different turn from the usual paranormal stories, although it still has the same elements such as hot vampires, powerful warlocks and deadly witches. But Ms. Howard did an excellent job making this novel really different from the others. As I continued reading, I’m starting to have this love-hate feeling about the book because of some cliché stuffs here and there. And so I’m going to summarize everything with what I liked and disliked.

What I liked:
Unique twist to the paranormal genre
The concept about the blood and it’s rather deadly desires
A not-so-wimpy heroine (although she only seemed so kick-ass near the end of the novel)
The author’s writing style which made it so easy to read and understand
Leto! I love you, you sly little cat :D
The witch spells are really cool, especially their chants

What I didn’t liked:
              The insta- love between our heroine and this hot guy. I’m getting tired of those
              The novel focused a lot on romance and it’s more about Tori and Christian’s dramatic 
      moment where they love each other so much that they can’t be together. They break up, make up, break up, and so on.
Too much drama

But overall, I still enjoyed reading this. I recommend this to all who loves the paranormal genre so do give this a shot.

I give this book 3 whales.


  1. Your blog is absolutely adorable! I love it!! I am a new follower and I look forward to your future posts. As for this book Bloodspell...I am usually a fan of the supernatural because they just make everything oh so interesting, but I definitely agree that too many books are pushing for the romance (I blame Twilight). Anyway you can check out my blog as well if you like, I'm pretty new but I hope you like it.

    1. Hi there Diane! Thank you so much for following bookwhales! We already followed you back by the way :D
      Same here! I'm a sucker for the paranormal genre, but most of the books are focusing more on romance that I'm kinda already getting tired of them (although I have nothing against romance. I really love a good romance story, just not too much of it)
      -- ICE


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