Published by Langdon Street Press
Purchased for my Nook
Genre: YA: Fantasy/Paranormal- Vampires
Goodreads Summary: 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?
Bloodspell…I thought parts of it were really interesting, but overall, it was just okay.
So, interesting parts first. I thought the truce between witches and vampires was interesting, and the rivalry between them was interesting.
I thought Tori being a witch with a really interesting power was interesting. A blood curse? Definitely different, and the role it played was really interesting. She doesn’t have just any ordinary power, she has a really unusual one, which was nice to see. And it was cool to see her struggle with controlling it and figuring it all out by reading a journal and consulting with her cat because there doesn’t seem to be anyone else she can turn to. I liked her struggle with accepting and dealing with what was going on.
But it was just okay. The romance was really boring, and way too expected. They, of course, can’t be together, but I just found it way too uninteresting.
I didn’t find the characters terribly interesting either, and it was a pretty predictable story…and for me, this was not a good thing. I was definitely bored reading it, and it just wasn’t memorable for me. I wanted to like Bloodspell but I just couldn’t.
As for the magic, it could have been interesting, but wasn’t. It made solving things really easy, and it was frustrating because she picked up on using magic way too quickly for someone who just learned about her family history.
It does have potential but overall, it’s just okay, so it gets 2 out of 5.