Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Langdon Street Press (a division of Hillcrest Publishing Group, Inc.) (June 1, 2011)
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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?
I know most of you have read the Twilight series, well I haven't. I have a pretty good idea of the storyline though, and I know the writing was amazing because I have read The Host (which is one of my favorites) both by Stephanie Meyer.
So with that being said, I have a feeling for Twilight fans, this book is going to sound similar.
Boy meets girl at schoolGirl sees boy at schoolInstant attractionBoy can smell girls blood (obviously, he is a vampire)Girl's blood smells so different than everyone elseGirl is a Witch (relationship is doomed)Boy is mean to girl, because relationship is forbidden between Witch & VampBoy is nice to girl because she is pretty & intoxicatingBoy is mean to girl...againBoy is nice to girl again... she keeps falling for it!Boy is mean to her... once moreThen boy gives up and swoops girl off feet!Boy would now give life for girlGirl would have died for boy at first siteBoy is very wealthyGirl is not even close to wealthBoy goes before Council in distant land to save relationshipALL hell breaks lose!
At first I thought this book was pretty much just a copy cat of so many vampire books out there and I prepared for the cheese. It never came! Bloodspell ended up being a great read. Tori was a great strong female character and Christian was a great lead guy role. The romance between Christian and Tori was a nice touch to this somewhat violent book. The ending was not what I expected, it was a great surprise. The violence in this book was wonderful and tons of it. Vampire books must have fight scenes, am I right? This book could be a stand alone, no cliffhanger to speak of.
If you are a fan of Vampire, Witch or even romance books, you will most likely enjoy this book!
Violence: Very Heavy
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