- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Langdon Street Press (a division of Hillcrest Publishing Group, Inc.) (June 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936782111
- ISBN-13: 978-1936782116
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,028,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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You'll love it ... There is just the right amount of romance here, but it doesn't overpower the plot. The fight scenes are terrific! ~ Kara McGrath, Seventeen Magazine
"Conjures up elements of teenage angst: forbidden love, loss, and, of course, supernatural powers, in this fast-paced tale of a young witch coming into her powers." ~ Nancy L. Claus, Westchester Magazine
"The story itself is compelling and interesting, the descriptions of the locales are beautiful, the teen melodrama mostly manages to stay at the level of actual drama, and the ideas are fresher and newer than most in the genre." ~ Samantha Holloway, Albedo Magazine
"This book has depth in spades. Verdict? Read this. Yes, it has vampires. Yes, it has witches. And Amalie Howard has blended them together to create a paranormal romance debut that's both fresh and riveting." ~ Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews
"Move over Stephenie Meyer! This story is different and exciting and not your average run of the mill YA supernatural fiction. It has teeth that aren't afraid to bite!" ~ Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community
"Bloodspell is everything you could ask for when two supernatural worlds collide together. A unique and compelling mythology, deliciously forbidden romance, headstrong characters and a dark, haunting vibe that will keep you hooked until the very last page." ~ Eleusinian Mysteries of Reading
"The plot is complex with several plot turns I didn't see coming. It is an interesting story, and an excellent debut novel. Highly recommended. ~ Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
"Nothing comes close to Bloodspell. Deliciously dark, fast paced and beautifully written, this novel will get the attention of paranormal romance readers. I highly recommend this!" ~ Fragments of Life
"Such a luscious read this book is. Bloodspell is a dark, haunting, fast-paced action filled story that will enthrall fans of the paranormal genre." ~ Amaterasu Reads
"A delicious combination of older mythology, new powers, forbidden romance, and so much more, Bloodspell is a book that I cannot wait to read again. LOVE." ~ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile
"The concept of the book was amazing and fresh. Bloodspell is definitely a book you need to read. I am already dying for the sequel!" ~ Moonlight Book Reviews
"Bloodspell will draw you in from the very first page. With an intriguing prologue, unexpected twists and turns and a unique story line, Amalie blends romance and suspense together smoothly, to create an impressive and captivating story." ~ Treasured Tales for Young Adults
"Bloodspell contained so many spectacular elements that made it easy to flip the pages without coming up for air. I would not only buy a copy for myself but for a friend or two. You won't be let down." ~ Cleverly Inked
"The writing is tight and entertaining, and the plot is so wonderfully complicated and complex and exciting! A very compelling read all the way through. I highly recommend this one." ~ Stories and Sweeties
"Best. Fight. Ever. This is a super fast read, filled with action, blood, romance, magic ..." ~ I Like These Books
"The plot is complex, full of action, and does not shy away from the dark aspects of vampires and magic. Bloodspell is incomparable to other vampire and witch stories - I highly recommend it!" ~ A Book and A Latte
"It had my blood pounding and I refused to put the book down until I finished it. The characters were amazing and several scenes had me on the edge of my seat, desperate to find out what happened next. " ~ Bookerella
"I am really looking forward to the sequel and recommend Bloodspell to YA readers with a passion for forbidden romances, vampires and witches." ~ A Cupcake and A Latte
The stats: Bloodspell is Amalie Howard's debut young adult, urban-fantasy novel, and is in bookstores now!
The gist: Victoria Warrick always knew that something about her was different, but it's not until she receives a journal for her seventeenth birthday that she discovers why. Turns out, she's a witch with unimaginable power. When she meets the gorgeous Christian Devereux, she has no idea her whole life is about to become a lot more dangerous (as if finding out you're a witch isn't stressful enough!). Plus, it seems that the magic that runs in her blood may have a mind of it's own...
Our favorite part: The journal written by Victoria's grandmother and Leto, Victoria's strict but lovable familiar, both really pull you into Victoria's mysterious and powerful ancestry. Also, we love Victoria's drink ''guessing'' game she plays with her customers at the restaurant!
You'll love it if... you're sick of all the lovey-dovey stuff other books can't seem to leave out of their supernatural stories. There is just the right amount of romance here, but it doesn't overpower the plot. The fight scenes are terrific, and much more satisfying than listening to people whine about wanting to be together forever! --Kara McGrath, seventeen.com, 6/24/2011
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Christian knows what Victoria is even though she seem to not. He also knows that witches and vampires do not mix, but he can't stay way from Victoria. When they finally confide in one another their feelings they work to stop the enemies who are intent on taking her and Christian is put in a position that will betray everything he is.
I liked this one quite a bit but it was a bit angsty in parts. I thought this was well written and liked how the story unfolded. Felt for Christian, he is in a bit of a bind with Victoria but he cannot deny his feelings. Great read.
In this spellbinding story, Howard weaves together a tale of true love, bravery, courage, and drama. It's the sort of book you can’t put down. The storytelling was rich and very well done. The world building wasn’t thrown at you all at once. Instead it was told throughout the story through journal entries of a distant relative of Tori’s which made the story flow better.
I absolutely loved this book!
This series is perfect for fans of Twilight, Vampire Academy, and Shadowhunters Series.
Now.. Unfortunately, it was very obvious that this was Amalie’s first book. And it’s very much a book of its time. Meaning, from roughly 2005/7-2011, Young Adult books had a very different tone to them. They had a certain structure and certain things happened. This was especially true with supernatural/paranormal books of this time period. At the time, these structures and plot devices were new, so they were awesome and fascinating. Now, they’re considered cliche. On the one hand, these plot devices/tropes brought me back to that time in my life, when reading was simple and fun, before blogging and critically analyzing everything I read took over. On the other hand, I’ve outgrown many of these plot devices/tropes and I couldn’t help but cringe at some of the things that went down.
There was a lot of telling (as opposed to showing) and it made me feel a bit disconnected from the story and the characters, especially in the beginning. Some of the characters were a bit cliche, as were some of their actions. I constantly felt like I had missed something with this book. Something would happen and I’d be like, “Wait, when did ____ do _____?” And the pacing was all over the place. Sometimes I sped through several chapters, finding myself (finally) pulled in to the story. Other times, I had to push incredibly hard just to read one chapter.
On the plus side, the last 80 pages actually really picked up and, though the ending was a bit cliche, it was also really intriguing and I’m very excited to read the sequel, Bloodcraft.
If you haven’t read any of Amalie’s books, I suggest starting with a different one. Amalie’s amazing and her books are amazing. Bloodspell started off weak and she had some growing pains, but her other books are wonderful! If you’ve read Amalie’s other books and you’re uncertain about this one, I urge you to read it with an open mind and remember how fabulous her other books are!
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First in the Cruentus Curse series
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I really liked the concept of Bloodspell because it combines some of my favourite fantasy elements; magic, witches, vampires, hot guys and a battle...Read more